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Build the confidence and skills to secure a job you’ll love with our innovative employability course

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Gateway

Get that much needed experience on your CV with paid work experience

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CV Writing Tips

-       Read all about the importance of CVs, putting them together and read our CV jargon buster

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Most graduates’ experience is that finding their first ever graduate level job is tougher than they think it’s going to be. There are some frightening statistics out there at the moment  but here is some good news about working in Cornwall:

  • For the large corporate employers the average number of applications per job is 70.  In Cornwall it is 22.
  • When large corporate employers consider taking on a graduate, 76% of them want to see a minimum of a 2:2 result.  Of 453 small to medium sized businesses in the UK, only 1.5% of them cared about degree result.
  • The top 100 graduate employers state their average starting salary is £29,000.  In 2009 the Higher Education Statistics Authority quoted average starting salaries to be in the region of £15,000 to £23,000.  Employers think graduate salaries should be anywhere from £12,000 to £22,000 with £15,000 to £18,000 being the most popular bracket. In Cornwall, through the Unlocking Potential Scheme, we are looking at a minimum of £16,000 and an average starting salary in excess of £20,000.