Situated within the London Borough of Hillingdon, Uxbridge is home to Brunel University, Uxbridge College and Buckinghamshire New University's nursing campus. Being located just fifteen miles from Charing Cross means that the universities scattered throughout London, as well as the numerous job opportunities, are easily accessible from Uxbridge tube station. There is plenty to do in the area including a sports complex, parks and a thriving town centre; every year, the town plays host to the Brunel Festival, which showcases work from students attending the university, and the Uxbridge Literary Festival. According to Rightmove, the average price of property in Uxbridge varies from £220,000 for a flat to over £600,000 for a detached house; a typical terraced house is likely to cost around £344,000.
Uxbridge Job Opportunities
Graduate jobs in Uxbridge are not hard to find, which would make sense since it is a university town. There are a number of different professions where opportunities remain consistently abundant, including accounting jobs, engineering jobs and management jobs.
Uxbridge Local Employment Trends
The area is divided into two boroughs, Uxbridge North and Uxbridge South. According to a June 2013 ward profile report by Hillingdon Borough Council, the region as a whole has steadily maintained its levels of full time employment opportunities at around the 80,000 mark. The same report showed that there were more people in full time work in Uxbridge North, than in Uxbridge South, with a higher proportion of people who were classed as economically active overall. There does seem to be a skew towards jobs for professionals in the area of Uxbridge, with this category making up 21.9% of the workforce in Uxbridge North and 18.9% of the workforce in Uxbridge South.