Beverley is a medieval market town situated in the East Ridings of Yorkshire, just eight miles from Hull. It is ranked as one of the top ten places to live in Northern England by the Sunday Times. It has a vibrant town centre that includes well-known brands and local independent stores. In addition to being an area of outstanding beauty with a rich history, the town also boasts of a low cost of living according to costtotravel.com. While property prices are on the increase, the price of a semi-detached freehold property is still low, standing at £142,000 on rightmove.co.uk.
Beverley Job Opportunities
There is a wide range of jobs in Beverley, and good transport links make working outside of the town centre a viable proposition. Opportunities range from those requiring specific qualifications, such as sales jobs to customer service jobs that require little previous training. Salaries are dependent on the industry sector as well as the level of a position being applied for. Many jobs in Beverley, particularly within the service industry and customer support sector, have minimum wage starting points.
Beverley Employment Trends
According to Inspiring Yorkshire and Humber, three of the top five employers in the region are public sector (National Health Service, North Lincolnshire Council and the University of Hull). The remaining two are large international companies (Legal and General Group and Kcom Group) based in Hull. Of the top twenty employers in the region, only East Riding College is based in Beverley itself. Jobs in Beverley require a wide range of skills with the most common being mathematics, followed by sales and healthcare skills.
Employments rates have grown in the East Riding area and stood at 75.3% in 2014, this is above both the regional and national average. The biggest growth areas in terms of jobs in Beverley and the surrounding region are shown to be in manufacturing, professional and scientific roles, and administrative support.