The city of Salisbury, with its timbered buildings, Gothic cathedral, buzzing arts scene, thriving market and swan-dotted canals on the River Avon, is Wiltshire's only city. Home to the best preserved Magna Carta manuscript, and only a few miles from the iconic Stonehenge, Salisbury's historical importance is beyond question. Host to the Ageas Salisbury International Festival, Salisbury is known locally for the concerts, theatre and classic performances held at the Playhouse, City Hall and the local Arts Centre. The Salisbury Contemporary Craft and Heritage Festival hosted by the Salisbury Cathedral is also a popular local attraction and an opportunity for farmers, small business owners and craftsmen to display their merchandise. Restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, bars, clubs, boats, hotels, boutiques and vintage markets have earned this lovely city its prestigious Purple Flag status, yet another incentive for jobs in the hospitality, entertainment and tourism industry, as well as in public services.
Salisbury Job Opportunities
The Salisbury District Hospital, Sarum College, The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, the local racecourse, the two local radio stations, the local flying schools and countless educational institutions offer candidates a plethora of positions in a wide range of occupational fields. The High Street is abuzz with shops and boutiques, many of which offer more and more jobs in finance, retail or hospitality, among others.
Salisbury Employment Trends
The South Wiltshire Economic Partnership makes sustaining a skilled workforce in Salisbury its main priority, and various projects that are underway promote business growth, competitiveness, social enterprise and urban regeneration, the last of which is good news for those looking for construction jobs in Salisbury. Higher wages, a better public transport system, more office and employment space and a wider range of shops are the most immediate aims of the partnership. According to the Office for National Statistics, 7.4% of the population is unemployed, decreasing steadily since 2010.