GradTalent Development Agency


Led by Bath Spa University, the GradTalent Development Agency is a new initiative funded by the Office for Students which aims to help local* graduates secure graduate opportunities in the south west.

We are delighted to be a GradTalent Development Agency delivery partner and can now offer eligible employers and graduates the following services:


  • A free recruitment advert or advert upgrade on Gradsouthwest (worth £140 + VAT)
  • Candidates sourced direct from our live job listings and comprehensive CV database
  • Assistance with designing an effective recruitment process (if required)
  • Assistance with designing an induction and training and development programme (if required)
  • Advice and guidance to assist businesses in employing disabled graduates (if required)

So far, we have received a very positive response from employers, including the following comments from PlyTech UK Ltd which advertised and successfully recruited to a graduate marketing role in Devon:

We have finished the interview process and have offered the job to Alex who applied through The level of candidates was very high and we had to shortlist from thirteen down to four. Thank you for your support in finding Alex.” 

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, employers must:

  • Be a SME located in Devon, Dorset or Somerset and
  • Not have advertised on Gradsouthwest in the last 2 years and
  • Be recruiting to a graduate level position

What if I am not eligible?

If you are based in Bath, Bristol or Wiltshire, you are still eligible for support from one of the other project delivery partners and we can refer you to them. Other project delivery partners include Bath Spa University, the University of Bath, Bath College and the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

If you are not eligible, you may still advertise on Gradsouthwest at our list prices.

You may also wish to consider one of the other schemes operating in the south west including Unlocking Potential, STEM Graduates into Business or Graduate Business Partnerships.

Who do I contact to take advantage of services from the GradTalent Development Agency?

Please contact the Gradsouthwest team and we'll be pleased to assist.

Tel: 01392 241 302


  • Exciting new graduate level vacancies from south west businesses
  • Application support (a free CV review plus 1-2-1 interview coaching) when you apply for a GradTalent Development Agency vacancy advertised on Gradsouthwest
  • Personalised advice and guidance to assist graduates with a disability to secure a graduate level opportunity (if required)

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, students and graduates must:

  • Have attended secondary school in the south west and
  • Have attended university in the south west and
  • Be applying for a GradTalent Development Agency vacancy advertised on Gradsouthwest

What if I am not eligible?

Vacancies advertised by the GradTalent Development Agency are open to all students and graduates and will be considered on their merit. So even if you aren't eligible for the additional application support, we would still encourage you to apply!

Where do I find GradTalent Development Agency vacancies?

Simply click on the button below or follow the text link to view all live GradTalent Development Agency vacancies. Remember, we will be adding more all the time, and you can identify these vacancies because they will have 'GTDA' as a prefix in the job title. Happy job hunting!

Search live GradTalent Development Agency vacancies!

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