A City of Grads...
17th January 2011
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Bath is privileged to accommodate two well respected Universities, producing a fine selection of Graduates across an array of specialisms.  The potential benefits to regional business are vast; providing as we can retain such talent locally.


The national press has covered in-depth the pressures and challenges faced by today’s Graduate; however degrees remain highly regarded and reports suggest that 2011 will see a record number of university applicants.


Promisingly, the New Year has also seen an increased number of Graduate openings on the Appoint books…




Understand the marketplace: remember that levels of competition remain exceptionally high and do not be disheartened by rejection; although frustrating, it is by no means personal and the application process itself offers a learning experience.


Take a focused approach: spend some time considering your objectives: both short and long-term.  The more realistic and specific your focus; the better your chances of securing work; a few, closely-tailored applications tend to generate a better response than a more generalist approach.


Valuing experience: candidates with commercial work experience usually hold an advantage, which is further increased for those candidates who have undertaken industry-specific work experience.  Industry placements are, therefore, well-worth considering.


Seek professional support: the best Recruitment Consultants establish strong client relationships, meaning a solid understanding of how best to match your skills and experience against the employer’s criteria.  Additionally, they are well-equipped to offer CV and general career advice.  To commence your search, please email your CV and a brief summary of your requirements to:


Temporary opportunities: Karen@appoint.co.uk

Permanent opportunities: Rowena@appoint.co.uk





In addition to their academic knowledge, Graduates offer a commercial advantage - providing a unique perspective, speed of learning and the possibility for ongoing development.


Appoint would be delighted to forward you a copy of their latest HR newsletter, which further discusses these benefits, in addition to how you can best nurture top talent.  To receive a PDF copy, please email: gemma@appoint.co.uk



Specialising in commercial office based vacancies, Appoint recruit for Temporary, Contract and Permanent Opportunities, visit: www.appoint.co.uk for more information and to browse the latest openings.


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Gemma B

Member since: 22nd June 2012

Gemma Bolton, Office & Marketing Manager of Appoint Recruitment and thebestof Bath blogger! Covering topics of interest to local businesses and jobseekers: gemma@appoint.co.uk

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