Employing graduates can bring great benefits to your business. Interesting ideas. A fresh perspective. An eagerness to learn and the initiative to get cracking on new projects.

But with graduate hires, great benefits also come great responsibility. For new starters fresh out of uni, entering the world of work can be a daunting step. They’re going to need support from you.

In a new guest blog for Give a Grad a Go, an award-winning graduate recruitment agency, we give our tips for how employers can support their new graduate hires. Even the little things can make a difference!

“Make sure you have your graduate’s desk set up and ready for them. Remember the intense courage it took you to ask where the stationery supplies were kept on your first day of work? Make sure their desk is fully stocked with notebooks, pens and anything else they need.”

We’re passionate about helping to create opportunities for young people, and even as an SME have employed several apprentices and graduates.

Read it now: Graduate hires – what do they really need from you?

Find out more

The SME guide to attracting graduates

5 reasons to start a graduate career with an SME

How to transform your graduate recruitment drive

About the author

Tristan Potter

Tristan has a decade's worth of experience writing content and copy for organisations across Bristol and the Southwest of England. He has written on a diverse range of topics, including technology, philosophy, politics, and recruitment. His writing has appeared in The Drum, HR Grapevine, and The Guardian, among other publications. He joined Hireserve in March 2022.