Finding the right graduate job can be a challenge

Gain the Skills and Experiences You Need to Secure a Graduate Role!

The  GradTalent  Placement Programme is open to final year students and recent
graduates, and offers up to £1,000 for you* to gain the necessary work-based skills
and experience to secure your ideal graduate job. Just search for and secure your
own placement and we’ll do the rest!

The Placement must be:
– 80 hours, which must be worked a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 8 weeks.
– Completed by 6th September 2021
– with a small to medium sized employer (SME) located in South-West England who

  • provide the opportunity for graduate level experience
  • provide suitable supervision and working conditions during the placement
  • ensure Health & Safety responsibilities are met during the placement
  • administer the payment of wages and National Insurance to the placed
  • graduate, funded by Gradtalent.

You’re in the driving seat! What you need to do:

  1. Contact the GradTalent team on to chat about your
    thoughts before applying and get some tips on what you could do.
  2. Find and secure placement based on the criteria above
  3. Tell us in the application form how the placement will bridge your skills gap.
  4. Submit your application by 25th June 2021

What we will do:

  1. Screen all applications after 25th June
  2. Meet with shortlisted applicants prior to selection for the programme
  3. Approve placements that provide the right experiences and opportunities
    for your career progression. 
  4. Contact the employer to administer the Individual placement fund of £1,000,
    which must be used to pay wages and cover the employer’s National
    Insurance for the placement.
  5. Keep in touch with you throughout and after the placement and continue to
    assist you in your graduate job search if necessary


  1. Open to 2021 final year students and those who graduated between 2018 and
  2. Originate from South-West England
  3. Have completed secondary school in South-West England
  4. Be completing/completed studies at Bath Spa University, Bath College or the
    University of Bath
  5. Be able to complete the placement by 6th September 2021

So, don’t delay! Places are limited. Applications are open now and close 25th
June 2021.

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