30 January 2017


Across the UK there has been an increase in the overall number of jobs, putting today’s graduates in a somewhat better position than their peers from several years before. As business confidence becomes stronger, so does the competition. Since there is more than enough research (and articles) talking about UK’s main job markets (London, Edinburgh and Liverpool), this post aims to explore those cities that come after.

Bristol // Manchester // Glasgow

Manchester is a hot spot for several different industries, with the most opportunities currently coming from education, technology and tourism. Important companies with operations in Manchester include: BBC, Google, Manchester United, Boddingtons Brewery and Adidas. Moreover, Manchester was recently voted the best UK city to live in, in a survey conducted by The Global Liveability Survey.

The Port of Southampton is the busiest cruise port in the UK, with tourism and the maritime being the dominant sectors. There are also great options in distribution and banking. Some companies in Southampton are: Associated British Ports, P&O Cruises, Pentalver Transport, Carnival UK and Red Funnel.
You may be slightly surprised to see Derby on this list, but it certainly deserves a spot. Firstly, it was one of the cities where the Industrial Revolution first started. Today, it’s a centre for advanced transport manufacturing, while being home to headquarters of a few multinational companies, like Toyota UK and Rolls Royce. As for the near future, a new project by Rolls Royce is forecasted to create hundreds of jobs in 2017. A company spokesman said its commitment to the UK includes: “£30m on the extension of our Trent XWB production facility in Derby.” If your interest has been peeked, look into uk.jobrapido.com for available jobs in Derby.
As the third largest city in the UK, Glasgow is one of Europe’s top 20 financial centres and a growing media hub. Key growing sectors recognized by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce are: low carbon industries; financial and business services; life sciences; engineering; tourism, and education. In addition to Celtic Park, you’ll also find some pretty large companies here, such as Scottish Power, Linn Products, Aggreko and Edrington.

Bristol is a thriving city with industries of all types. From manufacturing, information and communications, to human health, social work, construction…etc. Some companies in Bristol are: Aardman Animations, Airbus, Hewlett-Packard and Southmead Hospital. As of 2015, Bristol has a higher average salary than the national average.

These cities may not have been on your radar before, but the local governments are continuing to work to attract more graduates, which often comes in the form of more affordable housing! 

article written by Mary.D*

1 comment:

  1. Cool post! I would have thought Manchester was second to London, there's so many finance and fashion firms heading up here now!

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