Skegness is found on the Lincolnshire coast on the eastern side of England. Perhaps one of the best known seaside towns in the UK, many holidaymakers are attracted to Skegness during the summer months every year, creating a strong tourism economy in the area. As well as tourism, jobs in Skegness are also prominent in public administration and manufacturing.
The town is home to 18,910 residents, but this number will increase during the peak tourism season as people flock to the seafront, fairground attractions and festivals. Renting in the town costs an average of £491 pcm (home.co.uk), making it an affordable place to work and live.
Skegness Jobs Opportunities
Retail job opportunities can be found in the town at well-known outlets such as:
W H Smith's
Jobseekers with commercial awareness and negotiation experience will be ideal for sales jobs, while numeracy, communication and teamwork skills are desirable for customer service jobs.
Jobs in Skegness are particularly strong in tourism, with many hotels and restaurants located in the area. Those wanting to work at these kind of establishments will need to be enthusiastic and passionate, and qualifications in hotel management or hospitality will help a great deal for working and progressing at hotels. Also, during the summer many part time positions become available in the tourism sector.
Skegness Employment Trends
Skegness was boosted recently by the announcement of £1.75m in investment for a new marine observatory and visitor centre. There are also plans for development at the Skegness Countryside Business Park, with space for new businesses being created. In terms of overall jobs in the East Lindsey district, employment has risen to 69.7% in 2015 (April 2014 to March 2015) from the lowly figure of 59.4% seen from June 2012 to June 2013, offering encouragement for jobseekers (ONS).