How is the Cardiff Capital Region Graduate Scheme responding to the COVID-19 crisis?
In response to the COVID-19 and the pressing needs and resources that businesses may need to cope, we have streamlined the recruitment service we provide to businesses. We are able to turnaround our recruitment process in a shorter window of time and conduct the entire recruitment process remotely.
Please contact Geraldine.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com directly for more information on how we can help.
For more information on how the Cardiff Capital Region is responding to the COVID-19 crisis and business support available in the region, please visit: https://www.cardiffcapitalregion.wales/covid-19/
Which areas of my business could a graduate support?
How does the process work?
We work with you to identify whether a graduate internship is something that would suit the needs of your business. If so, we will help you to develop a job description for the role. We will then promote the job across the Cardiff Capital Region in partnership with the four universities, sift the applications for you job and run an assessment centre for candidates who have passed the first stage. Finally, we will provide you with a short-list of candidates who have passed the assessment centre to interview. We can tailor the process based upon how much input you would like and support you and the graduate during the placement.
Do you charge any fees for your services?
No, all of our services are completely free. The only cost for your business is the graduate’s wages and national insurance – you should expect it to be no less than £7,500 for a six-month contract.
How long would the graduate position last?
As long as your business needs. Although we recommend a minimum of 6 months.
What kind of organisations are eligible?
To be eligible, businesses must:
- Be based in the Cardiff Capital Region (the ten local authority areas in South East Wales – Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan)
- Be an employer that is recruiting a graduate for the first time or recruiting a graduate in a new area of your business
- Be an employer from the private, public or non-for-profit sector. The scheme is open to businesses from all sectors and industries – ranging from large national organisations to growing mircobusinesses.
Who employs the graduate?
It is the employer’s responsibility to pay the graduate for the duration of their employment.
How do I pay the graduate?
The graduate would be added to your payroll, as the employer, and paid directly through the company’s staff payment system. We can provide support and advice with this.
Who is involved in the CCR Graduate Scheme?
The CCR graduate scheme was created by the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal in partnership with the four universities in the region and various business representative organisations.
How can I find out more?
Contact us and we can arrange a call or meeting.
What is GlobalWelsh?
GlobalWelsh is a not-for-profit organisation focused on connecting Wales to the Welsh diaspora around the world to enable Wales and the people of Wales to excel and prosper. Through the building of a global community on GlobalWelsh Connect, its aim is to facilitate the creation of new connections, new insights, and new opportunities for its members located in more than 40 countries. GlobalWelsh’s initiatives and programmes are focused on having a positive economic impact on Wales and its members around the world through the facilitation of investment, trade, networking, mentoring, and learning opportunities.
The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) and GlobalWelsh has joined forces to form a new partnership to promote the region on a global level and facilitate economic prosperity and social wellbeing for Wales.
Utilising GlobalWelsh’s MyMentor Global Mentoring programme, the partnership will offer business mentoring services for free to all companies that currently participate in the CCR Graduate Scheme.
Under these exclusive arrangements, both the business leader and the graduate involved will be offered the opportunity to connect with a diaspora mentor for a period of 12 months.
By linking the benefit to graduate recruitment, the CCR is looking to provide added support to those businesses who are seeking to take on new skills to help them adapt to the new economic reality.