Our Partners

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Gradsouthwest is proud to partner with a number of universities, colleges, organisations and graduate job boards to achieve maximum candidate attraction.

Interested in partnering? 

We welcome enquiries from other interested parties. If we can work together to achieve a win-win outcome, we will. If you want to help graduates find quality jobs in and around the south west then we'd love to hear from you.

Current partners 

We are building new formal and informal partnerships all the time. Our current partners include:

Business West– A Powerful Voice for Business

All companies can benefit from the range of information, advice, networking events and international trade support that is available from Business West. As one of the most influential business leadership organisations in the UK, we represent over 16,000 businesses in the South West including our network of Chambers of Commerce members in Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.  

Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West, said: “Gradsouthwest has an excellent reputation and is led by an experienced and passionate team. Youth unemployment remains a barrier to long term economic growth, and businesses tell us that the skills gap is hurting them day in day out. This platform addresses this issue by linking our young talent with businesses of all sectors and sizes. I am pleased to welcome them to our extensive network of partners.” 

At national level, as part of the British Chambers of Commerce it sits at the heart of a powerful nationwide network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce, serving over 100,000 businesses across the UK, which employ over five million people.


West of England Aerospace Forum - WEAF

WEAF represents the aerospace and defence industry in the South West of England, UK. As part of their commitment to strive to grow the sector and act as an enabler of excellence regionally, nationally and on the global stage, WEAF have partnered with Gradsouthwest to help graduates secure work in the South West of England; and to help their members find great graduate talent.

Click here to find current jobs being advertised in advanced engineering.


South West Business Council (formerly DCBC) 

The South West Business Council, is a private sector led, sub regional economic partnership. We have been working with them on attracting and retaining graduate talent in the region. See our work here:

New Regional Talent Campaign Brings Businesses Together

Key messages for attracting and retaining graduate talent in the south west


Regional LEPs and Growth Hubs

  • Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub
  • Heart of the South West LEP and Growth Hub
  • Dorset Growth Hub
  • Swindon & Wiltshire LEP
  • Gloucestershire LEP and Growth Hub
  • West of England Growth Hub

Universities and Colleges

We work directly with senior careers professionals in universities and colleges across the south west. Each university and college supports graduates slightly differently. Our ability to accommodate this difference makes us unique in enjoying direct campus links. These links are good for graduates, good for recruiters and great for us in bringing the two together!

Our university and college partners recommend us for graduate vacancies. We have been working closely on various projects with the following Universities:

- Bath Spa University

Bournemouth University

Cornwall College Group and Unlocking Potential

Falmouth University

Hartpury University


Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Plymouth College of Art

South Devon College (University Centre)

GradTalent Development Agency

University of Bristol

University of Exeter

University of Plymouth 

We regularly attend events and work with Universities and Colleges across the south west and beyond to attract talent to the region. We have recently attended Careers Fairs at: Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University, University Centre Somerset, University of Bath, University of the West of England (UWE).

These strong campus links allow us to reach a large pool of students and graduates who come to us looking for jobs. 

Other Job Boards

We are part of the JobBoard.com network - a network comprising over 4,000 job boards worldwide.

We also work with Jooble, Jobsora and Neuvoo.

We do this to provide maximum visibility for your job adverts - to bring you candidates who want to work in the region.