Brighton is one of the most dynamic, vibrant towns in the UK and maintains its lively feel all year round. It is home to two universities, with more than 32,000 students, and hosts the largest arts festival in the UK. Brighton is also known as the "gay capital" of Britain. The town has numerous restaurants, museums, nightclubs, and historic buildings. Rail links are good and Brighton is half an hour by rail from Gatwick and just under an hour from London Victoria. The M25 is 60 miles or an hour's drive from Brighton.
Those who live in Brighton enjoy the advantages of a multicultural city lifestyle as well as an attractive natural environment. Brighton has a beautiful beach and several parks and is also near to the South Downs National Park.
Brighton Job Opportunities
30% of professional work opportunities in Brighton is found in tourism jobs, digital media jobs and other creative industries. The six largest employers in Brighton are American Express, Legal and General, EDF Energy, Brighton and Hove bus company, Lloyds TSB, and Asda. Other large employers are Study Group, offering employment in education and the Sussex Nuffield Hospital provides opportunities to those in medical professions. There are also numerous small, independent businesses with Brighton coming in 6th in the UK league for small business start-ups. Brighton's two universities offer opportunities in the field of further education as well as in support services.
Brighton Employment Trends
Brighton Council sees the main growth sector in jobs in Brighton being in creative industries and digital media. They predict an increasing demand for highly skilled employees in web design, TV and film. Growth is also forecast in leisure and culture thanks to a council plan to improve accessibility for visitors to the centre of town via new park and ride schemes. Unemployment rates are falling, with just 2.4% of the working age population unemployed.