About us

We are Gradsouthwest, the graduate job board for south west England. Since 2001 we have specialised in advertising vacancies to students and graduates who want to work in the region.

We value the skills graduates bring to employers and the wider south west economy. To retain graduate skills, we work with recruiters and companies of all sizes and sectors, universities and colleges to showcase the fantastic career opportunities available to graduates across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol and the West of England.

Initially founded by south west university careers departments, the service is now run by experienced graduates and continues to enjoys the support of universities and colleges.

We retain our strong campus links which enables us to match graduates with businesses quickly, simply and effectively. Over the years we've successfully recruited for thousands of companies and we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. We always go the extra mile to find quality candidates.

Meet the Team

Charlotte (left) and Deborah (right)

Dr Deborah Watson - Director

Deborah is a graduate from the University of Exeter and a Director of Gradsouthwest. She has worked with universities and businesses across the south west and beyond for a number of years, building partnerships to support innovation, economic development and to get graduates into great jobs.

Deborah is passionate about Gradsouthwest, having been involved with the service since its formation in 2001 and was pleased to lead the management buy-out of the service in 2015 - ensuring the continuation of this well respected service for graduates and employers.

Based in Exeter, Deborah manages the day to day operations of the service and leads on developing partnerships with universities, colleges and business organisations across the south west.

Charlotte Weston - Director

Charlotte is a graduate with many years experience in both large and small organisations in the public, private and charity sectors. In recent years, she has worked as a consultant to a range of SMEs across the south west, specialising in project management and communications.

Having managed the Gradsouthwest service for a number of years, Charlotte is passionate about helping graduates into work and keeping their skills in the south west.

Based in Plymouth, Charlotte leads on marketing the service to students and graduates to ensure that recruiters get a good response to their adverts.


We strive to provide a first rate service and we always welcome feedback. If you have any questions about Gradsouthwest or would like to advertise a graduate vacancy, please contact us



Company: Gradsouthwest Limited

Company Number: 9442857

VAT Number:  211 5232 64

Address: Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RN, UK

Registered Address: 3 Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1JG, UK