In Norwich, which became England’s first UNESCO City of Literature in 2012, the cost of living is relatively low. According to figures from Numbeo, average consumer prices including property rental are some 38 percent cheaper than London. This useful affordability, modern convenience and old-world charm mean it is easy to see why Norwich is dubbed a fine city. Apart from a broad selection of vacancies, the combination of city living with easy access to the Norfolk Broads, scenic coast and beautiful East Anglia countryside also attract job candidates.
Norwich Job Opportunities
Norwich University and its associated Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are a major focus for teaching and healthcare jobs in Norwich, while other engineering, service, travel and administration roles are on offer at Norwich International Airport, Norwich City Council and the regional local authorities including Broadland and Breckland. Larger companies offer the majority of jobs in this East Anglian city, although there are a number of IT jobs in Norwich at smaller firms too. Insurance and finance sector jobs in Norwich are available from time to time with the Aviva group, formerly known as Norwich Union. Other vacancies in the area include:
Norwich is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK; its numerous medieval buildings in Haymarket, Elm Hill and Tombland form a fascinating contrast with its modern and urban centre. Recent council initiatives have focused on sustainable development and regeneration to help strengthen the Norwich area's economy and increase local job opportunities. Employment statistics from Nomis for the year to June 2017 showed 78,400 adults in employment in the Norwich urban area, representing almost 79 percent of the working population and slightly higher than the UK-wide average. The Greater Norwich Development Partnership pledged to create 27,000 new jobs in Norwich between 2008 and 2026. Finally, the city benefits from one of a high graduate retention rate, which has helped it to develop one of the UK's most skilled workforces.