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Living And Working In Cardiff

The city of Cardiff is situated in the county of Glamorgan which is in the country of Wales. It is not only the largest city but is also Wales’ capital city. It is fondly nicknamed the ‘city of arcades’ because of the high amount of shopping arcades it has - both modern and historic. It is situated towards the south east of Wales and is in close proximity to the coastline.
Written by
Joanna Clare
Content Manager
Published on
February 18, 2024

The city of Cardiff is situated in the county of Glamorgan which is in the country of Wales. It is not only the largest city but is also Wales’ capital city. It is fondly nicknamed the ‘city of arcades’ because of the high amount of shopping arcades it has - both modern and historic. It is situated towards the south east of Wales and is in close proximity to the coastline.

Cardiff is around one hundred and fifty miles from London with a regular train service and has its own busy international airport - Cardiff Airport. The M4 motorway is the main motorway connecting Cardiff to other major UK cities and runs directly through the city, providing easy access.

Cardiff began to expand substantially during the latter half of the 18th century with the development of coal mining and iron ore mining which initially stemmed from around Merthyr Tydfil. With the opening of the Glamorganshire Canal, then Cardiff's first dock followed shortly afterwards by the railways, Cardiff was able to export its coal at a rapid rate. As more docks appeared and with an interest in the iron industry, business was booming and Cardiff soon became the largest coal exporter in the world.

The city which is located between an ancient fort and an ultra modern waterfront is doing very well for itself  and is positively booming. It is among the fastest improving cities in the UK according to the Good Growth Index and continues to be a top performer for creating new jobs. It is a driving force for success in multiple sectors which include Science and Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Financial, Professional and Business, Retail, Culture and Creative and I.T. Statistics show that around two fifths of Cardiff’s strong workforce are qualified to degree standard or equivalent.

Media has a strong influence in Cardiff with both film and television well established, including the BBC. Several major and international companies are based in Cardiff and are sourced from the city due to its high profile and reputation.

With a predicted twenty percent increase in the population in the next twenty years, Cardiff will be the fastest growing core city in the UK and the economy to grow by 7.2% in the next four years.

A survey performed by a leading university which took six main factors into consideration has named Cardiff as the third greenest city in the UK and further research compiled recently, names Cardiff as the ‘best and friendliest’ city in the UK!

There is so much to explore here such as St Fagans National Museum of History, the centuries old Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Bay which is filled with shops, restaurants and a variety of fascinating attractions. Popular with tourists, the city of Cardiff itself is a vibrant, thriving and multicultural city yet is surrounded by some spectacular landscapes which include Bute Park, Castle Coch and Fforest Fawr, Sgwd yr Eira and Margam Country Park, just to name a few! In addition, there are several beautiful beaches nearby.

Cardiff University is a popular and high ranking university which attracts national and internationally talented students because of its intensive, specialist facilities and excellent reputation. The university has recently generated more money for the UK economy than ever before.

Shopping in Cardiff has everything you will need from large shopping centres to a thriving indoor market. The wonderfully architectured Victorian and Edwardian arcades are the real highlights though and totally worth visiting.

Cardiff is an increasingly popular and sought after place to live with properties here a little higher than the Welsh average yet still affordable in comparison to other major cities. With a welcoming atmosphere, a thriving job market and a mix of urban amenities coupled with natural beauty, Cardiff is an attractive choice for both living and working.

The next event being hosted by the UK Careers Fair will be held on February 23rd between 10am - 2pm. The venue is Principality Stadium, Westgate Street, CF10 1NS which is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world!

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