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Living and Working in Cambridge

September 14, 2021
by
The UK Careers Fair

If you want to break away from the hustle and bustle of city life but still want to be near London, then Cambridge may be the ideal place to live in! This stunning place strikes the perfect balance of open spaces and a productive city centre, providing something everyone can love.

Located in the Cambridgeshire countryside, there’s no doubt that you’ll want to start a new life in Cambridge. Although there might be a slight culture shock when you move there, you’ll be able to adjust to how things are done in the city quickly.

As home to one of the best universities in the world, Cambridge prides itself on its iconic cultural centre and colonial-style neighbourhoods. Indeed, there’s nothing much like living in Cambridge!

If you’re planning on moving to Cambridge, it’s essential to gain as much insight so that you can be ready for your new life. Read our guide below to learn more about the city and make it easier to make Cambridge your home:

On Employment Opportunities

The quality of living in Cambridge translates to the total cost of living in it. Since Cambridge is one of the most expensive cities in the U.K., it’s important to ensure that you can finance everything you need to live comfortably there.

Fortunately, there are countless opportunities to start a career in Cambridge. With its rapidly growing and highly diverse economy, you’ll be able to secure a job in research and development, software consultancy, pharmaceuticals, engineering, and creative industries.

With the number of career fairs near you, you won’t run out of chances to apply for the jobs you want. You can even look forward to connecting with reputable companies at the University of Cambridge careers fair!

On Education

If you place great importance on the quality of education, then you’ve come to the right place! As a city renowned for its excellent teaching, you’ll find universities and schools at primary and secondary levels that have outstanding ratings from Ofsted.

The best primary schools in Cambridge include  The Spinney Primary School and Milton Road School, while some of the highest achieving secondary schools are Parkside Community School, Chesterton Community College and St. Bede’s Inter-Church School.

On Transportation

With Cambridge’s excellent transportation options, you don’t have to worry about commuting around the city! IF you’re planning on travelling to London, you can ride on direct trains from Cambridge Station to London’s King Cross, taking only 50 minutes.

Commuting to Brighton and Gatwick is also reasonably manageable. The average travel time to Brighton takes 2 hours and 30 minutes, while the commute between Gatwick Airport and Cambridge takes a little over two hours.

The bus station at Drummer Street provides multiple routes to locations across the U.K. so that you can easily travel in and out of the city. If you prefer cycling instead, then you’re in luck! Cambridge may as well be a haven for cyclists, as the place is relatively compact, making it easy to travel through by bike.

Conclusion

Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the best cities to live in the U.K.! Of course, moving to a new place and starting over again can feel overwhelming because of the unfamiliarity. Still, you’ll definitely get used to life in the new city in no time. As long as you plan accordingly before your move, you’ll surely enjoy life at Cambridge!

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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