About me

Do you have problems finding the right students or graduates? Receiving too many unsuitable applications? I can help. Graduates can also be a solution where there is a lack of experienced candidates. Or if you have a problem with  diversity, or succession-planning. Or of you need temporary help with something that current staff don’t have the time or specific skills for.

Thank you for visiting my website. I specialise in recruiting graduates and students for small to medium sized businesses (SMEs – which is where my business name comes from, though by a happy coincidence it’s also the initials of my wife, daughter, and I). I cover most industry sectors and job types, including niche ones.

Before entering recruitment, my background was in customer services. Firstly as a retail shop manager, where my team and I regularly scored 100% in mystery shopper visits. Then dealing with queries and complaints for a leading bank. I have carried this customer service ethos over into my recruitment work.

I began my career in recruitment in 2005 and I have been doing it since. Apart from 18 months working with a university in an employer liaison role, where I got a great insight into many of the reasons why university careers services can find it difficult to engage with students and graduates. And also the difficulties that SMEs can have in accessing these students and graduates.

My recruitment roles have been varied and I have used my adaptability skills to fill roles across a wide range of industry sectors, and a huge number of job types. I have filled positions at up to CEO level.

I have now found my niche and have been working in undergraduate and graduate recruitment since 2016. I started my own business in December 2020.

Some of the businesses I work with have less than 10 staff; others have hundreds. What they all have in common is that they can offer great opportunities, but are often overshadowed by the huge graduate employers who have teams who visit the universities to promote their graduate schemes, and are featured in books of ‘top graduate employers’ that have a high visibility in university careers departments.

Graduates can add huge value to SMEs. But they aren’t always aware of the benefits and opportunities that a career with an SME can offer, nor where to find them.

So, we have SMEs who do not have as high a profile as the bigger graduate employers, and skilled graduates who would love to work for them but aren’t aware of the opportunities.

Which is where I come in.

If you work with me I offer: great customer service, knowledge, ethics, good judgement, reputation in the market, adaptability, and pride. And all at a very competitive price – with nothing to pay unless I find you someone who starts work with you.

On a personal level, I am originally from north London, but now live in Nottingham with my wife and daughter. I am a season ticket holder at Arsenal, and an annual member at Nottingham racecourse.

Matthew Parry, Director SME Graduate Employment

Interested in hearing more? Please email me at

matthew@sme-graduates.co.uk

or call me on 0370 774 9500

About me

 

Do you have problems finding the right students or graduates? Receiving too many unsuitable applications? I can help. Graduates can also be a solution where there is a lack of experienced candidates. Or if you have a problem with  diversity, or succession-planning. Or of you need temporary help with something that current staff don’t have the time or specific skills for.

Thank you for visiting my website. I specialise in recruiting graduates and students for small to medium sized businesses (SMEs – which is where my business name comes from, though by a happy coincidence it’s also the initials of my wife, daughter, and I). I cover most industry sectors and job types, including niche ones.

Before entering recruitment, my background was in customer services. Firstly as a retail shop manager, where my team and I regularly scored 100% in mystery shopper visits. Then dealing with queries and complaints for a leading bank. I have carried this customer service ethos over into my recruitment work.

I began my career in recruitment in 2005 and I have been doing it since. Apart from 18 months working with a university in an employer liaison role, where I got a great insight into many of the reasons why university careers services can find it difficult to engage with students and graduates. And also the difficulties that SMEs can have in accessing these students and graduates.

My recruitment roles have been varied and I have used my adaptability skills to fill roles across a wide range of industry sectors, and a huge number of job types. I have filled positions at up to CEO level.

I have now found my niche and have been working in undergraduate and graduate recruitment since 2016. I started my own business in December 2020.

Some of the businesses I work with have less than 10 staff; others have hundreds. What they all have in common is that they can offer great opportunities, but are often overshadowed by the huge graduate employers who have teams who visit the universities to promote their graduate schemes, and are featured in books of ‘top graduate employers’ that have a high visibility in university careers departments.

Graduates can add huge value to SMEs. But they aren’t always aware of the benefits and opportunities that a career with an SME can offer, nor where to find them.

So, we have SMEs who do not have as high a profile as the bigger graduate employers, and skilled graduates who would love to work for them but aren’t aware of the opportunities.

Which is where I come in.

If you work with me I offer: great customer service, knowledge, ethics, good judgement, reputation in the market, adaptability, and pride. And all at a very competitive price – with nothing to pay unless I find you someone who starts work with you.

On a personal level, I am originally from north London, but now live in Nottingham with my wife and daughter. I am a season ticket holder at Arsenal, and an annual member at Nottingham racecourse. 

Matthew Parry, Director SME Graduate Employment

Interested in hearing more? Please email me at

matthew@sme-graduates.co.uk

or call me on 0370 774 9500

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