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Living And Working In Bath

Joanna Clare

Bath is so called due to being named after Roman baths that were built there. It is the largest city in the county of Somerset. It is situated a little less than one hundred miles from London. The nearest airport is Bristol which offers both domestic and international flights. Bath is a UNESCO world heritage site due to its cultural and historic characteristics and recently received a second UNESCO award.

The history of Bath goes back all the way to Roman times when Bath was constructed for the purpose of enjoyment, self indulgence and pleasure and has been popular through the ages with the remains now drawing in many visitors per annum. Although the historical attractions are no longer used for recreational bathing, you can visit nearby modern spas for a similar experience, especially the Thermae Bath which is home to Britain's only natural thermal waters.

Bath is a prosperous, ambitious, diverse and dynamic city that has attracted many highly skilled and forward thinking professionals. Key strengths lie in many areas such as creative and digital, advanced engineering, financial, technological and retail and leisure which is linked into the huge amount of tourism that is generated here. Several million people per year visit Bath and in 2018, it broke its own record for the amount of tourists.

The multicultural University of Bath has very recently been placed ninth in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and is the most highly regarded university in the south west of England. Many graduates find themselves being highly sought after by leading companies.

Bath is noted for its many ‘honey coloured’ characteristic architectures which owes its eye catching appearance to the yellow hued stone that was once quarried here in abundance. Most of the quarries are now gone but not all.

In addition to the Roman Bath attractions and the Thermae Bath Spa as previously mentioned, there are many other delights here with many fascinating museums and galleries to explore. Marvel at the gothic architecture of Bath Abbey, visit Pultenay Bridge with its array of shops along either sides or stop at the interactive Jane Austen Centre.

Bath is a favourite with shoppers and offers a good assortment of shops and places to eat and drink. It is a ‘foodies’ heaven with regular events, markets and festivals that feature the finest produce from the surrounding areas.

Bath is surrounded by countryside and pretty little villages where time tends to slow down. It is a safe city which embraces visitors and newcomers alike. Being such an affluent and sought after city which is only eleven miles from Bristol, the house prices tend to reflect this, especially as they increased substantially due to the pandemic. However, there are some very beautiful properties to be had in this cultural city that is encompassed by rolling green hills.

Looking for a Career in Bath? We are hosting a careers fair at Apex City of Bath Hotel on Thursday 22nd September, between the times of 10am-2pm. Ours event are completely free for jobseekers and are a great way to meet hiring companies around the city. Find out more here!

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