Hiring a Graduate

Talented staff make all the difference to a business, adding real value and helping it to grow, so when it comes to bringing in new talent it is vital you reach out to experts who know how to attract the very best.

 Graduate recruitment can be a difficult sector to navigate especially if the company in question does not have the time or resources to make it successful. Rather than looking at experience its all about potential and development.

So what do you get when bringing in fresh graduate talent into your business?

One of the primary reasons our clients choose to hire graduates is that, for the most part, they are a clean slate. With a range of transferable skills, and an eagerness to learn and develop, graduates can be moulded to fit the long-term needs of your business without bringing any bad habits or having a pre conceived idea of how things should be done.

We are proud to say our graduates will bring the following into your business:

Keen to learn and progress. Being new to the working world in means they will be eager to learn and take on information and will work hard to impress.  

A fresh outlook. Different generation means different perspectives on life and work. They will be able to contribute new, innovative, and fresh ideas to the workplace as well as being more in touch with current trends which will help to increase diversity in your organisation. New graduates are likely to be inquisitive, and with their university studies still fresh in their minds, they’ll be used to questioning how and why things work the way they do. This will push your company to question its existing and potentially outdated or inefficient approaches.

Adaptability and Flexibility. As this is likely to be their first permanent full time role, they are a clean slate. This means they can be taught new skills and habits without having to override old ones. This means they are likely to adapt quickly to a new work environment and therefore be more productive in the early stages. Plus, they will probably have less out of work commitments compared to more experienced candidates, and maybe be more open to new opportunities, work schedules and overall, more flexible.

Comfortable with technology. Millennials in general, especially recent graduates, will be more comfortable with technology and faster learning new systems. They can adapt, change and learn to fit the needs of your business.

Ability to multitask. Working on several projects at university while often working in part time roles and volunteering at societies means they are often brilliant when it comes to multi-tasking and meeting deadlines.

Competitive and impressive backgrounds. A degree alone is no longer enough in today’s graduate market, so many students and graduates are building up their extra-curricular portfolio in order to stand out from the rest. If you choose to hire graduates, and can offer an attractive job package, the candidates you hire will be very grateful for the work, and relieved to have found a job, especially a graduate one.

How we can help

With over 25 years’ experience in the graduate sector we can help to find you find the amazing talent you are looking for.

We help our clients implement graduate raining schemes as well as look after stand alone graduate roles. We can advise on training and assessment days and really make sure you get the very best for your business. We work with multi nationals and SME’s, adding real value and taking the pain out of the recruitment process.

We work with many of our clients to forward plan so you retain the very best of talent even if you are not looking to start them for 6 – 12 months.

 If are interested in recruiting a graduate and want more information please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0300 303 2069 or at sales@thegraduaterecruitment.co.uk to speak to one of our professionals today.