Lincoln is a cathedral city which is situated in the East Midlands. It is located approximately 150 miles away from London and 40 miles from Nottingham. The nearest airport to Lincoln is East Midlands Airport. The train station offers regular rail services to other major cities with a journey to London taking around two hours. The road network is well connected, with the A1 and M1 both being within easy reach.
Lincoln is a historic and interesting city with a rich and varied history which in some places, date back over two thousand years. During the Norman era, several impressive buildings were constructed including Lincoln Castle and the Cathedral and by the time of the Industrial Revolution, Lincoln had established itself as an important centre for industry. Factories and textile mills were in abundance and the arrival of the railway in the mid nineteenth century further boosted the city’s economy. Engineering and manufacturing were in full swing and was home to several machinery manufacturers. Printing was also important for Lincoln with several large printing companies operating in the area, producing a wide range of materials.
Today, Lincoln has a diverse economy with a range of key sectors which all contribute towards its growth and prosperity and the city continues to attract significant investments. These sectors include manufacturing and engineering, infrastructure, health care, agriculture, energy and environmental technology, digital and creative industries, retail and education. Additionally, tourism is of extreme importance for the economy as Lincoln is a popular tourist destination thanks to the historic architecture and cultural attractions. Many large companies have a notable presence within the city.
The University of Lincoln offers students excellent education combined with world leading research and is among the top 30 universities in the UK for student satisfaction for 2023.
Aviation has always played a part in the city and three major RAF bases near to Lincoln remain active and at its peak, Lincoln was one of the largest producers of aircraft globally. You can often watch The Red Arrows flying over Lincoln with the city being their home.
There's so much to discover in Lincoln. The stunning Gothic Cathedral which was originally built in 1072 is a very popular attraction, as is Lincoln Castle which is only one of four surviving copies of Magna Carta and The International Bomber Command Centre which marks both the services and the sacrifices of World War 2 staff who lost their lives.
The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is not to be missed and is situated in the city’s Cathedral Quarter which is where you will find an abundance of independent retailers as well as wonderful places to stay and numerous delicious cafes and restaurants..
In the city itself, you will find a wealth of entertainment such as theatre, museums, art, bars and cafes. Shopping is an exciting experience whether you stroll around the Cathedral Quarters’ cobbled streets, meander through the Cultural Quarter or enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Cornhill Centre.
Lincoln is surrounded by countryside and the Lincolnshire coast is not too far away with fabulous seaside resorts such as Skegness and Mablethorpe.
The city of Lincoln is both safe and friendly so it is of little surprise to find out that Lincoln was recently voted as being the best city for families in the UK and the best place to live in the Midlands and the UK! It is an exceptional city in which to live and work as it offers a unique blend of historical charm and modern opportunities. The city’s commitment to sustainability and green initiatives, affordable cost of living and both excellent education and job prospects make Lincoln an ideal destination for a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.
If you’re looking for a new career in Lincoln, we recommend attending our Lincoln 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!