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Living and Working in Cambridge

March 2, 2022
Joanna Clare

The city of Cambridge, in the county of Cambridgeshire is situated in eastern England.

It is only around sixty miles from London which makes travel to and from the capital relatively easy. A train to London takes considerably less than an hour and it is well connected by the M11 motorway.

The River Cam flows through Cambridge and is highly popular with both residents and tourists alike. Whether you take a relaxing stroll along the riverbank or meander at your leisure in a boat or more specifically a ‘punt’ (which is a narrow and flat bottomed boat which is driven by a pole), the quintessential English countryside can be enjoyed from both sides of the river.

Cambridge has a legendary university which has always been very highly acclaimed and have been global leaders in research and study for centuries, paving the way for academic excellence. It is one of the oldest universities in the world and dates back to 1209. It is currently 5th in the World University Rankings and some well known people who have attended the establishment include David Attenborough, Steven Hawking and Prince Charles. The university consists of thirty one colleges, many of which are beautifully architectured historic buildings and can be visited. A selection of these associated buildings are Kings College and King's College Chapel, Trinity College, Peterhouse College and the wonderfully exhilarating Botanic Garden.

As well as the university connection, it is hugely beneficial that Cambridge is in such close proximity to London and this promotes the economy which has already flourished substantially over the years, going from strength to strength.. This is especially apparant in sciences and technologies, I.T, creative, technology manufacturing, education, medicine and health.

Cambridge has much to offer apart from the university and it has an interesting past involving the Romans, river trading, frequent fires and pestilent plagues. Tours and guided walks of the city are offered frequently by experts which is a fantastic and interactive way of seeing Cambridge and being able to ask questions along the way.

Theres no getting away from the fact that because of the fact that Cambridge is a highly desirable place to live, it is also an expensive place to live. An average property price of around half a million pounds is obviously out of many peoples price range but once out of the city itself and into the surrounding areas, then you see the prices fall. As increasing amounts of people have decided to act upon their dream of living in more affluent areas but also benefit from green and safe spaces, it has had the effect of  pushing up the prices.

However, having been voted ‘best place to work in the UK’ and ‘best rural place to live in Britain’ it is understandable why Cambridge is increasingly sought after.

If you’re looking for a new career in Cambridge, we recommend attending our Cambridge 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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