The city of Bradford is in northern England and situated in West Yorkshire. It is a large city and is an ethnically diverse area with over 160 languages spoken in the district and an increasing 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 Yorkshire’s largest airport, is in the nearby city of Leeds.
Towards the end of the seventeenth century, the Industrial Revolution began to transform Bradford and the textile industry rapidly expanded with Bradford continuing 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 one of the best places in Britain to start a business. Furthermore, Bradford is home to several large, well known and successful companies. The thriving city has many strong sectors which include advanced engineering, chemicals, financial services, digital and IT, 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.
The popular University of Bradford, founded in 1966 has its campus in the city and attracts students from over 130 different countries, propelling them towards academic excellence. It is renowned for its research, commitment to diversity and a wide range of courses.
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. Last year in 2022, was the 125 year anniversary of Bradford being awarded its city status of which the city is very proud.
The city has several fascinating attractions, many of which are steeped in history. Places well worth a visit include the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford Industrial Museum and Salts Mill with the UNESCO listed Saltaire Village.. 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.
The city offers an affordable option for those wishing to seek a balanced lifestyle with plenty of history, character, culture and diverse opportunities in a beautiful setting.
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!