In recent years things have been turning round for Rhyl, due in no small part to the securing of EU funding by the Welsh Government. Situated on the north east coast of Wales in Denbighshire, like so many other UK seaside holiday areas, with the advent of the package holiday during the 1970s, domestic tourism declined, and Rhyl became something of a forgotten area. Now all that is changing.
Millions of euros have been secured by the government to regenerate the seafront area, projects are underway to improve its tourist prospects, light industry is making a comeback, and with cheap properties available the cost of living is much less than other areas of the UK.
Rhyl Job Opportunities
As would be expected from an area which relies heavily on tourism for much of its income, many jobs in Rhyl are of a seasonal or part-time nature. However, with the regeneration programme ongoing for some time to come, employment within the construction industry is available as new projects get off the ground. With the expected increase in tourist numbers, the opening of new retail and leisure shops, cafes, and bars around the seafront area should also help boost employment vacancies.
Work in a variety of other industries such as logistics are available, and there are also health service jobs to be found, with various opportunities also existing within the commercial sectors, such as sales jobs.
Rhyl Employment Trends
The outlook for those seeking jobs in Rhyl has certainly improved since the big storms of 2013 devastated the seafront area. With EU funding, and Denbighshire County Council working in partnership with local businesses, things are on the up. Rhyl is only an hour from Chester and Liverpool on the A55, and 75 minutes from Liverpool by train. Served by both Virgin Trains and Arriva, services from Rhyl cover England down to Euston, and Holyhead to Cardiff and Newport.