From the town centre to the nearby business park and suburbs or heading southwards across the county of Shropshire and towards the hills of the Wrekin, the Telford area offers job hunters a variety of employment. A modern town with historic attractions and sights such as the Ironbridge Gorge, Telford nestles in green fields next to an M54 motorway connection leading to the arterial M6, making it convenient for commuting to Wolverhampton and Birmingham in the West Midlands. According to data from Numbeo, some foodstuffs may be slightly costlier in Telford than the city of Birmingham, but rents, restaurant meal prices and groceries are noticeably cheaper.
Telford Job Opportunities
The combination of a modern business park and a large shopping centre with a wide representation of popular brands ensure a buoyant offering of sales jobs in Telford, with leading names and a super choice of cafés and restaurants. This part of Salop and the Midlands has long been attractive to innovative companies, as evidenced by the high proportion of knowledge economy and IT jobs in Telford, such as web developers, analysts and support or engineering technicians. Other sectors which currently offer a relatively high number of jobs in the Telford area include:
Throughout Telford and Shropshire, local councils and education authorities offer a significant number of employment opportunities, from council and school administration to support and care work or environmental roles. Telford College is one of the largest tertiary educational establishment in the county. As well as teaching and training jobs in Telford, other vacancies for which suitable candidates are frequently in demand include cooks, warehouse staff and managers. According to information from telford.gov.uk, good employment and career prospects look likely to continue in the manufacturing, advanced engineering, food, drink and construction sectors. In the year to December 2016, an estimated extra 4,000 people found employment in the area, taking the total to 83,700 — a five percent annual rise.