The city of Bradford is in northern England and situated in West Yorkshire. It is a large city and is considered to be an ethnically diverse area with over 160 languages spoken in the district and a growing population. It is approximately 220 miles from London and an average journey by rail will take less than four hours to the capital. Leeds Bradford Airport, which is the Yorkshire region's largest airport, is in the nearby city of Leeds.
This year was the 125 year anniversary of Bradford being awarded its city status of which the city is very proud.
Towards the end of the seventeenth century, the Industrial Revolution began to transform Bradford and the textile industry rapidly expanded and Bradford continued to grow and was once, the largest employer in the region. Once textiles began to decline, other industries became popular such as engineering, printing and clerical jobs.
Now, modern Bradford has a large economy worth several billion pounds. Many businesses produce a huge turnover and Bradford has been identified as the best place in Britain to start a business. Furthermore, Bradford is home to several large headquarters of well known and successful companies. The thriving city has many strong sectors which include advanced engineering, financial services, digital and IT, chemicals, automotive components and food manufacturing. The Economic Strategy for Bradford is set to grow the economy of the city through investment, innovation and through their strongest asset - the people of Bradford.
Bradford has been named as City of Culture 2025 which will deliver well over one thousand new performances, artists, events and festivals which will celebrate Bradford’s rich heritage, the people and the exciting visions of the city’s future.
The city has several attractions which include the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford Industrial Museum and Salts Mill. Markets, independent shops, well known high street names and a good variety of places to eat and drink all make for a good day of retail therapy.
Bradford may be an exciting and busy city bursting with life but it is surrounded by picturesque villages and the widely known ‘Bronte Country’ with its wildly beautiful and atmospheric moors famed by the writings of the Bronte Family who lived in the nearby village of Haworth. A short drive will take you to the foothills of the stunning Yorkshire Dales.The whole area is popular with cyclists, walkers, nature lovers and holiday makers who wish for a peaceful break which is rich in history. Bradford is interestingly in the top twenty of a list which recently compiled the most ‘spiritual’ places in the UK!
House prices are comparatively cheap with an average property costing around £150,000. From modern mill conversions overlooking the city to more traditional homes, Bradford was named last year as a property hotspot.
If you’re looking for a new career in Bradford, we recommend attending our Bradford Careers Fair! Our career fair will offer candidates from all backgrounds, experience and education levels the opportunity to speak to representatives from an abundance of local employers. Book a ticket today!
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