Bognor Regis Overview Being one of the major coastal holidaymaker destinations in West Sussex, many of the work ...
Bognor Regis Overview
Being one of the major coastal holidaymaker destinations in West Sussex, many of the work opportunities in Bognor Regis are in the tourist industry, but that is far from being all the town has to offer those seeking employment. In January 2015, the town's authorities announced a major regeneration project to boost the town's cultural and economic life, so construction and design jobs in Bognor Regis are currently much in demand, as those plans begin to be shaped. The town also intends to remake itself as a competitor in the field of higher education to rival nearby coastal cities, well-known for their universities, such as Brighton and Southampton.
Bognor Regis Job Opportunities
Over recent decades, one of the major employers in Bognor Regis has been Butlin's which has a large holiday camp in the town. However, it is the tourist sector as a whole - with many independent hotels, cafés and bars in the town – which has long been the mainstay of the economy. Although some tourism jobs are seasonal, many of them are full time and year round positions. Bognor Regis also has a burgeoning number of businesses operating in creative industries, including furniture design, creative arts and numerous marketing jobs. The town has a number of care homes located in and around it, so health care professionals and care assistants are usually in demand in the area.
Bognor Regis Employment Trends
Under the regeneration programme for Bognor Regis and for West Sussex as a whole, there is an accent on creating professional jobs of all types. The stated aim is to attract younger professionals by providing improved links to the capital and to Gatwick Airport. Seaside tourism remains an important employment trend with around 1,600 year-round full time jobs in this sector alone. In the industrial sector, many Bognor Regis-based companies like Eaton Power Solutions and Labfacility, are now situated in easy to reach, edge-of-town business parks.