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Grads For Growth

The Innovation Centre, University of Exeter Campus, Exeter EX4 4RN
0845 600 3660

About us

Grads for Growth, is designed to add value and improve competitiveness and profitability for the future of your business by helping you recruit an ambitious graduate to deliver a short term innovation project, supported by expert mentors and a dedicated Business Development team.

We offer

We’ll help you to recruit and define the role, advertise, shortlist and interview, then offer a dedicated business development team as well as a significant project investment fund.


> Company must be based in the South West (except Cornwall)  
> Employ less that 250 FTE employees 
> Turnover less than £50m 
> Not in sectors relating to agriculture, fisheries, finance and insurance, textiles and retail 
> Company able to pay a minimum salary of £16k pro-rata based on 6-9 month project.

We support

  • Avon
  • Business Support
  • Specialists, Experts, Research
  • People
  • Skills


You’ll also enjoy access to the latest academic thinking through our partnerships with leading universities in the South West and all projects will be supported by expert mentors.

If you’ve got your eye on the next big product, market or service development for your business then employing a graduate with support from the Grads for Growth team brings a range of benefits:
> Improved resource efficiency and a healthy increase in your bottom line
> The ability to get ahead of the competition and innovate faster
> The opportunity to identify  the future talent for your organisation.

To see how other businesses are benefitting from the support provided by Grads for Growth, take a look at the case studies available on the website.

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