The South West can sometimes seem a little isolated from mainland UK and that’s largely due to the fact that it’s extremely far away from the capital. If you’re heading deep into the Southwest then you’re roughly 5-6 hours away from London, and there are not a great deal of cities to offer an abundance of jobs.
Plymouth and Exeter are two of the biggest cities in the Devon area and this is where you’re most likely to find a job. It is a beautiful area in the UK where lots of people want to live but there is quite a high unemployment rate.
That’s not to say that there are no opportunities out there, you just have to stay motivated throughout your job hunt. You may even find that you’ve managed to gain a job relatively quickly so while it can be tough out there, there is always the chance that your motivation will pay off relatively quickly.