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Frome Overview Frome is a small eastern Somerset town nestled towards the top end of the Mendip Hills, which give the ...

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Frome Overview

Frome is a small eastern Somerset town nestled towards the top end of the Mendip Hills, which give the town its unique steep and winding roads. Jobs in Frome span a range of sectors, with traditional industries and the creative arts providing diverse opportunities for local and regional job-seekers. The town's artisan past and growing creative sector attract even more young people every year, and cultural events like the Frome Festival only add to this quirky town's appeal. The price of houses in the town average around £222,000 according to Rightmove, which is cheaper than some nearby towns including Rode and Beckington.

Frome Job Opportunities

The local community hospital, Council offices, and primary schools in the area offer jobs in Frome in the public sector, whether that's in healthcare, administration or training jobs. Manufacturing jobs also have a presence in the town due to Frome's history in printing and metal-working. The skills required to succeed in this industry include the ability to work accurately and quickly with a keen sense of the health and safety protocols. Apprenticeships often provide effective ways to gain the necessary experience and skills for manufacturing environments. As the number of retail chains in the town has improved in recent times, there is greater potential for a career in customer service or sales jobs.

Frome Employment Trends

Frome has good links to surrounding cities including London and Bath, and efforts by the local authorities to better promote this are ongoing. In recent years, the town has attracted businesses that are not overly reliant on location to succeed, otherwise known as footloose businesses. Fibre optic broadband services have allowed Frome businesses to improve their presence online without having to move operations further afield. According to the ONS, Frome jobs have attracted around 2,700 people from the surrounding area, and half of residents commute out of town.

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