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Newquay Overview Newquay is a seaside town on the North Atlantic Coast home to a population of 19,900. The town is a ...

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Newquay Overview

Newquay is a seaside town on the North Atlantic Coast home to a population of 19,900. The town is a leading tourist destination in the UK, which greatly influences the local economy. Jobs in Newquay are particularly strong in retail, catering and hotels (ONS). Newquay is located in Cornwall and has good transport links to wider afield with an airport close-by and the A30 a few miles away. The average cost of rent in the town is £705 pcm (home.co.uk), while a strong nightlife and a variety of beaches provide plenty to see and do.

Newquay Job Opportunities

Job opportunities in Newquay are particularly prosperous in the tourism sector. Positions in administration, catering, hotel management, customer service and sales jobs are strong, making it all the more important to have skills, qualifications and experience in this area. Also, retail giants such as Morrisons, the Co-op and Sainsbury's, as well as a significant number of smaller retailers, are present in the town providing many retail jobs in Newquay (business directories). Besides tourism, the relatively recent addition of Newquay Cornwall Airport to the area has spawned various aviation developments and investments. Notably, a new Aerohub enterprise zone has attracted businesses such as:

  • Agusta Westland, a helicopter pilot training company
  • Ainscough Wind Energy
  • Apple Aviation, specialising in maintenance and teardown projects
  • CIS (UK) Ltd, providing modular building services

With companies such as these in Newquay, engineering jobs, piloting, specialist labour work and construction become more readily available.

Newquay Employment Trends

Employment trends in Newquay and St Austell from July 2014 show that just 2.5% were out of work, which is the lowest the figures have been since May 2010 (ONS). With the new Aerohub Zone, as well as enticing tourism events such as Boardmasters, there are opportunities for jobseekers in a variety of employment sectors in Newquay.

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