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Careers In Devon

Devon and the South West is steeped in working history, and even today the West Country bases lots of its tourism and attractions on its agricultural past, with plenty of B&B's set on traditional style farmland and working farms. The area's history in woollen trade and civil war battles can be discovered at ruins, historic manor houses, abbeys, monasteries and museums that have preserved its traditional past.

Parts of Devon have very rich history such as the ancient stones at Stone Henge, and it's maritime history is evident still its many harbours and docks and seafronts. And the area has borne many a literary author such as Agatha Christie (famed for Poirot and Marple) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Hound of the Baskervilles).

Devon these days relies strongly on its tourism industry and parts of Devon, such as the famous seafront town of Torquay which was famed for its fishing industry, have a fascinating working class past. The towns status as a seaside resort and spa brought visiting Victorians to the area, and it was known as the English Riviera thanks to its moderate and temperate weather climate.

Today, there is an abundance of seasonal jobs available thanks to the summer tourist industry that brings thousands of visitors to the area. The recession meant that more people are staying in England instead of holidaying in other parts of Europe, and places like pubs, cafes, restaurants, hotels, holiday parks, supermarkets and visitor attractions are usually hiring for the summer season.

Travel and tourism jobs, or seasonal roles, can be found easily online and one job site worth mentioning is SeasonWorkers.com where job seekers can drill down to find summer jobs available in Devon. Another good place to look is to pick up the jobs pages from local newspapers, the Exeter based Express & Echo has its jobs pages available on Wednesdays.

A good place to start for general job vacancies, whether you are looking to change careers or simply would like to move to this lively and beautiful part of the UK, is to contact a recruitment agency that covers a whole range of jobs in the area. Gap Recruitment are based in Paignton and Newton Abbott and can help with a search for full time, part time, temp or permanent jobs in many sectors.

Devon County Council has its own online jobs pages accessible and features jobs available in all sectors such as administration, sales, marketing, finance, leisure and tourism and much more.

Blue Arrow Recruitment can be found in many Devon towns such as Exeter, Paignton, Barnstaple and Plymouth.

In summary, Devon has beautiful surroundings and welcomes both visitors to the area and of course new residents. To work here makes for a fantastic experience and whether looking for work in the agricultural or leisure and tourism sector, it can be easy to find roles to suit and working and social life here can make for a wonderful experience.

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