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Formation Zone, 3rd Floor Marine Building, Plymouth University
07938 240215

About us

As recent graduates we have been through the graduate recruitment process and were dissatisfied with the accessibility and quality of services available to us. This motivated us to contact the Prince's Trust and enrol onto their Enterprise Programme and set up UPGR^D and provide a recruitment service tailored for graduates and the South West's priority growth sectors. 

Our research into the experiences of our graduate peers strongly suggests that SMEs are particularly attractive for graduates. Graduates we engage with report high levels of autonomy, responsibility, commitment, satisfaction, loyalty, and flexibility. UPGR^D mission is to maintain and expand our dialogue with graduates and SMEs in the South West priority growth sectors and communicate our shared experiences, with the aim to promote the graduate/SME lifestyle in the South West. Combined with our unrivalled bespoke recruitment solutions, we can attract and retain top graduate talent.

We offer

FOR EMPLOYERS: Suppling South West SME's with student and graduate talent. We are the first port of call for work experience projects, Internships, Tempory and Permanent staffing solutions. 

FOR STUDENTS & GRADUATES: UPGR^D will build up a substantial assessment of your skills and abilities through our free and simple registration process.

We support

  • Business Support
  • People
  • Skills
  • Cornwall
  • Somerset


We offer bespoke packages that allow for affordability, flexibility & measured success and value for money by providing work experience projects, internships, temporary and permanent staffing solutions. 

We help graduates & students hit the ground running so they can be productive from day one. We have a readily available supply of potential candidates to showcase to prospective business.

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