Situated in the heart of Rutland, England's smallest and least populous county, means that the market town is often seen as a highly desirable place to live. With many leisure facilities just down the road in Leicester and the nearby Rutland Water park, it is a slightly more expensive area to find housing than most of the rest of the East Midlands. Well served by bars, restaurants and a number of nationwide chain stores, jobs in Oakham are boosted by the market town's fair share of independent retailers too, plus a much-used market, all of which adds to its attractiveness. Many of the county's nearby settlements are no more than villages, so Oakham attracts large numbers of people who want to live in a place with in immediate proximity, consequently pushing prices up.
Oakham Job Opportunities
Much of the area around Oakham is given over to agriculture, meaning there are plenty of seasonal jobs available within a few miles’ drive. Anything from farm manager jobs to fruit pickers are needed in this sector. However, being the county town of Rutland, Oakham also offers a wide range of public sector employment opportunities with anything from social worker jobs to library staff being needed by the local council. The town has little by the way of heavy industrial units, but there are some light technology businesses nearby, usually working in the field of agricultural machinery. Many people are able to find jobs in Oakham situated in its 25-acre enterprise park.
Oakham Employment Trends
As a town which has a large catchment area, there has been an increasing number of catering and retail jobs in the town in recent years. Many of these are part-time, but full-time and managerial positions also come up from time to time. With a buoyant high street and housing market, opportunities in real estate are also to be found. In addition to those advertised by the local council, administrative jobs in Oakham can be found with marketing and legal firms.