Keeping talent in Nottingham

We are committed to keeping talent in the region, supporting local businesses and helping to grow the local economy. Through a series of initiatives, we work with businesses to promote Nottingham as a great place to live to students and graduates.


Grads4Nottm is an initiative designed to highlight great businesses in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Businesses submit real-life challenges to our students or graduates, who will then solve them. Challenges are advertised anonymously, taking away any brand bias and putting all employers on an even playing field. Students and graduates then pick challenges that are best suited to their skills.

The event takes place annually in June.

The initiative aims to:

  • promote Nottingham as a great place to live and work
  • make students aware of the types of businesses and graduate jobs available
  • help students access the growing and diverse small medium enterprise (SME) network, recognised as the largest recruiter of graduate talent in the region
  • provide local businesses with a cost-effective way to sample new talent and create a candidate pipeline for graduate opportunities.

For more information and to get involved, contact us.

Still need help?

Employability Business Development Team
+44 (0)115 848 2189