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Businesses given chance to attract the brightest talent through new employability brochure

Plymouth University has launched a new brochure to help local, national and international businesses recruit the very best talent among its students and graduates.

Businesses looking to employ the best in their industry have the perfect chance to do so thanks to a new Plymouth University recruitment brochure.

'Attracting the Brightest Talent', put together by the University’s Careers and Employability Service, lists the dozens of ways in which employers from a wide range of services can engage with Plymouth students, graduates and academics both on and off campus.

From networking events to skills sessions, the brochure details cost-effective alternatives to traditional direct recruitment routes, as well as ways in which businesses can help students to gain the necessary skills and experience to excel in their chosen field.

The free 20-page publication is available online and in hard copy through Plymouth University’s Careers and Employability Service.

Shirley Walker, Head of Careers and Employability at the University, said being involved with the institution was invaluable for employers and hoped local, national and international companies would get on board.

“Plymouth University is a truly innovative university, seeking to maximise opportunities through partnership with business, communities and research,” she said.
“By working with us, employers can raise the profile of their business, promote their graduate opportunities, and more importantly help students to understand what their requirements are when they go out to recruit. In an increasingly competitive graduate market, it is important to identify and target talent at an early stage and not just to focus on final year students.
“Because we have our own recruitment agency, we’re also able to help our students and graduates find placements, internships, part-time work and graduate jobs, which means we’re supporting local businesses and helping to inject new talent and fresh ideas into the economy.”

One of the businesses already benefitting from Plymouth University’s Careers and Employability Service is Babcock International Group, which has taken part in many events including careers fairs and practice interviews.

Victoria Large, Learning and Development Advisor at Babcock, endorsed the brochure and said: 

“Partnering in this way has helped us to promote many of our career opportunities to the students of Plymouth University and we have been able to offer nine students a place on our 2015 graduate scheme.
“We find the calibre of graduates from Plymouth to be of a high standard and to be very well-rounded individuals.”

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