Without doubt, Liverpool is one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. A close-knit community filled with characters, passion and warmth, it should come as no surprise it has become one of the UK’s most popular places to work and live.
Here are five reasons why you should consider the move, and find yourself a job in Liverpool:
Birthplace of one of the most successful pop groups of all-time, The Beatles, Liverpool is one of the most cultural cities in the UK. In fact, it was named ‘European Capital of Culture’ in 2008. Yet even now, rarely a month goes by without some type of festival or cultural event. The Waterfront is home to not one, but three national museums, as well as some of Europe’s best arenas and convention centres.
Despite its reputation as an industrial city and £5 billion of regeneration investment, Liverpool remains very green with an abundance of parks and natural areas. Wherever you are in Liverpool, you’re never far from the sea.
An easy commute and lower housing costs
Wherever you’re working in Liverpool, your daily commute should be much easier compared to the likes of London. The average commute to work is 15- 45 minutes and the regional travel operator achieved National Centre of Excellence status in the city where property prices are a fraction of what they are in London.
If you like shopping, you’ll love Liverpool ONE. The centre is one of the top five retail destinations in Great Britain and also boasts some superb eating and entertainment.
As you might expect, the nightlife in Liverpool is thought to be among the best in the Europe, if not the world – Rough Guides ranked a night out in the city at number three on their bucket list, squeezed in between visiting the Grand Canyon and walking the Great Wall of China.
Job searching in Liverpool
If all this has convinced you to look for work in Liverpool, the questions you’re probably asking are: what industry sectors have the most opportunities? And where are the best places to find jobs in Liverpool?
A good place to start, as always, is a job search on Zoek. But, given that the Liverpool region has an economy worth £20 billion, as you’d expect, there’s no shortage of employment and job opportunities. To begin with, there’s the port with its associated logistics, storage and service businesses, but there’s also a massive automotive industry in the area that includes the prestigious Land Rover brand.
One of the fastest growing industries is in health and life sciences, driven in some way by output of talent from higher education institutions in the area, while those seeking a career in tourism might be surprised to discover that it’s a thriving industry in the area.
One final question those seeking to work in Liverpool might be asking is ‘what are the wages like?’ The answer to that is, that the average wage is a little low compared to other large cities, but it’s still above the national average. For detailed stats on the cost of living, you can see this table. However, as with so many things, working in Liverpool is all about finding the right balance between lifestyle and career ambition. And if you fancy a short commute to work along with reasonable living costs, then Liverpool might be the place for you.
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