Help is out there!
With figures from the Office of National Statistics showing the West Midlands
has the largest unemployment rates across the country, with nearly a quarter of
a million people out of work, a specialist graduate service, focused solely on
the West Midlands region and funded by Advantage West Midlands (AWM) says there
is help, and hope, out there.
Lucy Cheatham, project director for Grad
Central, says: “There’s no doubt the job market is more competitive than ever.
This, coupled with confidence amongst those looking for work being at an all
time low, makes the current outlook extremely depressing. Latest figures show
that one in six 18 to 24 year olds are now out of work. Whilst we understand how
tough it is, we want to reassure people that there is help out there to assist
them in finding work.
“At Grad Central, we are working closely with
businesses across the region to match graduate talent with positions they have
available. In addition, a number of companies we are working with are creating
new roles in their businesses for graduates as they recognise the benefits they
can bring, such as their new skills and fresh perspectives, enthusiasm and
“Since our service was launched earlier this year, we
have developed some excellent relationships with businesses across the region.
Not only do we not charge employers using our service any fees, but we also help
both businesses and graduates throughout the recruitment process from start to
finish. Already we have a number of graduate level roles that we are yet to fill
due to a lack of candidates, so my advice to any graduate, of any age, is to
register their details with us now.”
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