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Living and Working In Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a popular resort town and is situated by the English Channel in the south coast of England, within the county of Dorset. It is said to have some of the best weather in the UK courtesy of its very own micro climate, seldom witnessing snow!
Written by
Joanna Clare
Content Manager
Published on
March 8, 2024

Bournemouth is a popular resort town and is situated by the English Channel in the south coast of England, within the county of Dorset. It is said to have some of the best weather in the UK courtesy of its very own micro climate, seldom witnessing snow!

It is a fairly new town, interestingly having had no settlement at all apart from cows grazing in the heathlands until the early part of the nineteenth century when a gentleman named Tregonwell was persuaded by his wife to build a house there. By 1840, a small village had been built there and Bournemouth continued to increase in popularity as the years passed!

Bournemouth is around one hundred miles from London. Being well served by major road and rail connections, it also has its own regional airport. Having formerly been owned by the RAF, it now operates regular scheduled, seasonal and charter flights to and from the town.

Being such a popular holiday retreat, all aspects of tourism play an active role in stimulating Bournemouth's economic growth and ensuring a bright and prosperous future. Bournemouth’s economy is dynamic and diverse. Key sectors include finance, manufacturing, education, healthcare, technology, creative and digital. Additionally, there is emphasis on aerospace and advanced engineering within the area. Recent reports show that the net zero economy from renewables and electric cars to green finance, experienced 9% growth last year in 2023 and contributed a huge £74 billion pounds towards the economy. The economy further profits from tourism and ‘staycations’ as Bournemouth continues as one of the top tourist hotspots in the UK with millions of people visiting each year.

Bournemouth University is a popular and well respected choice of further education. It has huge appeal to students both nationally and globally, offering fantastic opportunities to excel in their chosen courses in a welcoming environment.

With over fifteen miles of wonderful golden sand to explore, blue flag award beaches, fantastic gardens and parks to admire, relaxing walks by the River Bourne and charming National Trust nature reserves to appreciate, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Bournemouth takes caring for the environment seriously and there have been several exciting projects recently implemented regarding minimising pollution especially plastic waste, and the water refill facilities have proved highly successful.

There are plenty of traditional seaside pursuits in Bournemouth and with numerous restaurants, cafes, bars, bistros and the ever popular fish and chip shops, you'll most certainly have more than enough eateries to choose from. The Oceanarium on the seafront is where you can explore the marine ecosystems. There are also an exciting variety of available watersports and a number of interesting museums in the area. Add into the mixture a fantastic combination of shops and an exciting nightlife and you really couldn't ask for more…yet there is plenty more!

The Jurassic Coast, a spectacular UNESCO world heritage site, stretches an unbelievable ninety five miles along southern England which showcases some of the finest scenery in the UK. The three main centres on the Jurassic Coast include Bournemouth, Weymouth and Axminster.

The town of Bournemouth is a highly desirable place to live with several affluent areas. With a combination of such a stunning location, a great range of ameneties, diverse job opportunities and a fantastic lifestyle, it is little wonder that so many people are attracted to the town.

The next event being hosted by the UK Careers Fair will be held on March 15th between 10am - 2pm. The venue is Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom, BH1 2EW which showcases the latest events and shows in Bournemouth. It first opened its doors in 1929 and after having undergone several redesigns during the last century, it remains a firm favourite as a choice of entertainment venue within the town.

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