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Working In Birmingham

As the United Kingdom's second city and the regional capital of the West Midlands, Birmingham is full of new and exciting opportunities for people seeking jobs and employment. Birmingham has a population of 5.3 million and a huge client base of over 182,000 companies varying from small shops to public limited companies and major international corporations.  There is a large variety of Birmingham based companies from different sectors. The city of Birmingham is currently targeting employers from four different sectors, being Professional and Financial services, Public Sector Relocation, Life Sciences and Transport Technologies.

When looking for a job in Birmingham it's important to consider and consult some of the globally renowned major corporations that are located in Birmingham. Birmingham is the home of various major employers and is well known for being the centre of the UK automotive manufacturing and development sector with major Birmingham based companies including Jaguar, LDV, Goodyear Dunlop, GKN Hardy Spicer and TRW.

Birmingham also has major employers at the forefront of the Financial and professional services sector including international accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touche alongside major law firms like Eversheds, Wragge & Co and Hammonds.

Birmingham offers a number of world class facilities that entice major science employers to the city, one being Aston Science Park which is a high specification destination for start-up and established knowledge based businesses. Big businesses from this sector include Delcam, one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced CADCAM software product development solutions for the manufacturing industry, and Indigo Photonics, a specialist in optical systems and components.

Other major companies based in Birmingham include the industry's leading eClinical solutions provider called Perceptive Informatics and Primecare, the UK's number one independent provider of personnel and service solutions to the social and health care market. One place many people look to get employment is the world famous chocolate and sweet manufacturer Cadbury Trebor Basset which has factories, offices, distribution and a theme park in the city.

For individuals seeking jobs within the education sector there is no shortages of opportunities in Birmingham, including hundreds of schools, colleges and three major universities.

For people seeking retail based jobs there are hundreds of retailers based in the relatively new Bullring shopping centre based in the city centre which includes the iconic Selfridges building and offers people from Birmingham and all over the midlands a retail shopping paradise.

When looking for jobs in Birmingham it's advisable to enquire with and set up meetings with various Recruitment Agencies based in the city. Birmingham offers a huge selection of employment and recruitment agencies that supply major Birmingham based companies which include specialists in various employment sectors as well as those that deal with job recruitment for all industries.

Major recruitment agencies based in Birmingham include Hart Recruitment, Blue Arrow, Gold Personnel, Able Personnel, Next Agency and Office Angels. If you're looking for an IT Job specifically you may want to try the specialist agency CPC Recruitment based in Birmingham or for sales and marketing jobs, try Swindale Parks Recruitment Agency.

Birmingham holds a strategic position in the centre of the UK and benefits from excellent transport facilities being also at the centre of motorway and rail networks. It's also the national hub for Express coaches as well as having a 24 hour bus service that operates throughout the city. The city also has three mainline train stations and is home to Birmingham International Airport which flies to 40 different worldwide destinations.

Birmingham is a great city for people to live, work and enjoy recreational activities in. Known as a vibrant and multicultural city which excels in culture, the arts and superior nightlife and offers a quality of life is ahead of many other major European cities. Birmingham is a city of world-renowned venues like the NIA and NEC, public squares with pedestrianised streets, the best of leisure facilities and the region's most diverse nightlife, in short, it's a great place to live and work.

Birmingham holds a lot of promise for employment in the future also with more than £17.5 billion worth of Investment planned for the city over the next ten years and a huge proportion of that ear marked for city centre improvements alone.

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