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Employment And Recruitment In Plymouth

The city of Plymouth is both a great place to live as well as being a great place to work. Situated between the estuaries of the rivers Plym and Tamar, Plymouth is also the gateway into Cornwall, and is a city rich in historic heritage and culture. It was from here that the celebrated Sir Francis Drake insisted on finishing his game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe and wouldn't be hurried by reports of sitings of the Spanish Armada. It is somehow fitting that Devenport here in Plymouth, is now the largest naval operational base in Western Europe, and it's small wonder that a naval career beckons so many young men and women who live in this lovely city. For job hunters leaving the armed forces and returning to civilian life, they can register with The Regular Forces Employment Association (Career Transition Partnership) who specialise in this market sector found at Poseidon House in Neptune Park.

Plymouth is the 16th most populous city in England being home to over 250,000 inhabitants. With such a large population, the city is has lively recruitment industry and job hunters have a huge range of occupations and industries to choose from. One of the biggest sectors of the employment here in Plymouth is in the service industry, and job hunters looking to make a career in sales, marketing, and in office administration etc should register with Littlewood Stuart who very active in this particular field, they can be found at 9 The Crescent.

Plymouth also has a strong education sector and Plymouth University is the 11th largest university in England. It employs 3,000 members of staff and as such is one of the regions major employers. Anyone seeking jobs in the education sector should check out Reed Employment as this is one of Reed Plymouth's strongest specialist areas, however Hays Education also specialize in this industry, both agencies can be found where you find many ‘high street' agencies on Armada Way.

Plymouth has regular sea ferries to and from France and Spain, plus an international airport, and its own healthy tourist industry is a major contributor to its overall economy.  Tourists flock here to see Plymouth Hoe (linked with Sir Francis Drake as mentioned above), and Plymouth Barbican, the beautiful Olde Worlde town centre with the Mayflower Steps from whence the intrepid Pilgrim Fathers left back in 1602 bound for the New World. The tourist industry infrastructure is well established and comprises many excellent hotels, pubs and restaurants all of who are regularly recruiting new members of staff in a wide rage of positions from receptionists and waiters, to chefs and general managers. One of the employment agencies that handle leisure and tourist employment opportunities in and around Plymouth is Blue Arrow on Mayflower Street.

Plymouth Hospitals NSH Trust (PHNT) is also one of the region's biggest employers and it not only provides healthcare for the region but it is also a significant contributor to the region's economy and they are constantly looking for new blood. One of the recruitment agencies specialising in the health and social care arena is Greer Recruitment Services who have a good reputation, job hunters looking to get into this industry would be well advised to get on their books and they can be found on Sussex Street.

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