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Tavistock, South West Employment Information

Tavistock Overview The birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, Tavistock is a small market town in south-west Devon, on the ...

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Tavistock Overview

The birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, Tavistock is a small market town in south-west Devon, on the southern edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Having been a popular, lively market town since the Middle Ages, Tavistock today has a population of approximately 12,000. Residents here enjoy high levels of employment and a good standard of living. This pretty town is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from across the world each year as it is an excellent base from which to explore the wilderness of Dartmoor, the pretty surrounding countryside and villages and several National Trust properties, as well as being an attractive destination in its own right. The nearest city is Plymouth, which is about 35 minutes' drive along the A386.

Tavistock Job Opportunities

Tavistock has a thriving town centre with many successful independent shops and businesses offering potential retail jobs. It is also a positive place to seek employment in agriculture as the town is situated in the heart of the working Devon countryside. An ideal location for those looking to work in tourism, hotels and catering, employment opportunities are also provided through the four industrial estates on the outskirts of town. These areas provide jobs in a diverse range of areas, such as campervan servicing and sales jobs. Educational jobs in Tavistock are a further popular local area of employment as there are sixteen educational institutions in Tavistock, including nurseries, primaries, and pre-schools, as well as a secondary with a sixth form college.

Employment Trends in Tavistock

In 2014, Tavistock town centre was granted a £2 million fund over the following five years from the Heritage Lottery Fund designed to further stimulate economic growth. There are hopeful plans to reinstate the railway line between Bere Alston and Tavistock, with adjacent housing developments bringing hundreds of new homes to the town. Tavistock is a town offering many opportunities for job seekers.

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