Skipton is a small market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It was voted at the best place to live in Britain in 2014, by the Sunday Times. It is a thriving town with a wide range of local independent businesses, as well as national companies being based in and around the town.
Property prices vary depending on the location around Skipton; on average, 4-bedroom properties on rightmove.co.uk are advertised for over £400,000. A small, one- to two-bedroom apartment costs between £115,000 and £184,950. Rental prices are similarly diverse, with a 3-bedroom family home costing anywhere from £525 to £750 per month.
Skipton Job Opportunities
There is a wide range of job opportunities available in Skipton and the surrounding areas. Skipton is also just as short train journey from Leeds, which further diversifies the opportunities that are available.
If you have a background in finance and a head for figures, there are opportunities to work in Analytics. Other finance jobs in and around Skipton include Tax Assistant, Book Keeper, and Payroll Clerk. Skipton also offers roles for those who prefer people to numbers. Allied Healthcare provide home care and always need experienced new team members, therefore care assistant jobs are popular too.
Skipton Employment Trends
The main areas of employment in Skipton and the surrounding areas have traditionally been either heavy industry or farming. According to Welcome to Skipton, the town continues to hold a yearly 'sheep day' to celebrate this connection. Farming still plays a role in the local economy and sheep auctions are still held in the town.
However, with the closure of much of the heavy industry in the area, the focus of the town has changed. Skipton is a 'Fair Trade' town, and there is a great emphasis on small independent shops and market stalls. The financial sector, particularly the Skipton Building Society, continue to play an important role in employment within the town.