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Employment And Work In The South West

The South West is the most sought after place to live in the UK, according to a recent poll in the Financial Times. Devon and Cornwall are renowned for holiday making, and they have some of the most dramatic and beautiful coastlines anywhere in the UK, and even the world.

The sweeping national parks of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor, have an austere beauty and solitude, and are home to some stunning wildlife including the well loved ponies. But it's not all just lovely scenery and vacation country. The cities of Exeter and Plymouth are vibrant communities of employment, and further to the north of the region the cities of Bath and Bristol are not only fantastic stomping grounds for job seekers, but are also wonderful places for tourists to visit.

As one might expect from a region of such outstanding natural beauty, inspiring architecture and rich heritage, tourism plays a major factor in the regional economy. With over 20 million visitors each year, in an area that takes in the Channel Islands too, the south west has built a superb tourism infrastructure to welcome guests, and to maximize their visitor experience.

With such a large region to cover, job seekers can register with online employment specialists such as Total Jobs and All Jobs who between them, (at the time this article was written), are fielding over 270 hospitality industry vacancies in the south west area alone and feature vacancies from numerous recruitment agencies in the area.

But it's not just all about tourism. It's a little known fact (but it won't be for long as the South West RDA is spreading the word), that the region is also becoming increasingly more well known for its business acumen, which is creating a new atmosphere of enterprise and opportunity. Many world class companies are already based here, and many more are beginning to recognise, that with a first class infrastructure, great transport links and a fantastic hub of IT skill centres, the south west is proving a very fertile place for new businesses to be. One of the independent IT recruiters is Summit Computer Recruitment who can be found 5 Scarne Court in Launceston, and who promise to act on CV's immediately.

This is wonderful news for job seekers. Not only a beautiful region to live in, but one with a vibrant employment market too, and if you register with an agency like CV Screen Ltd you can be assured of being shown a list of exciting opportunities in the IT employment sector. A Devon based IT Recruitment specialist is Ashdown Group where you can register and send in your CV online.

The south west is a magnet for both hi-tech and R&D targeted businesses. With a budget of over £1.37M for R&D alone, and 10 out of 11 of the countries aerospace companies based here, the south west region is a hotbed for advanced engineering; indeed this sector is the second largest workforce employer in the area.

This is certainly a niche in the employment market that many job hunters see as an ideal career choice; so if you register with an employment agency who are active in this particular sector, say Premiere People for example, you will stand a better chance of landing the position you seek.

Last but by no means least, the South West in a centre of creativity, in fact the second largest in the UK, after London. If you want to release your creative spark into you work, then as a job seeker you should register with an agency such as Cornwall Executive who advise to contact by phone or email first (appointments by prior arrangement) or Ashdown Group who are noted above Both cover the South West region.

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