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Living And Working In Nottingham

February 28, 2022
Joanna Clare

The city of Nottingham is situated in Nottinghamshire which is in the East Midlands. With a population of circa 335,000 residents, it is considered a fairly large city. It lies approximately 130 miles from London. The nearest airport is East Midlands Airport in Derby and is relatively close, being around 12 miles away, offering both international and domestic flights.

Nottingham is commonly associated with the legend of Robin Hood (who apparently resided in Sherwood Forest), the heroic outlaw who traditionally took from the rich in order to give to the poor. Over the years there have been many different and intriguing stories, books and films about Robin Hood yet Nottingham's history offers much more. Dating from as far back as the 6th century, the city has seen many industries over the centuries such as wool, silks, malt, glass making, hosiery, bicycles, tobacco and lace! Today however, Nottingham has seen a shift away from manufacturing and the focus is more on technology,digital, service sectors and life sciences to name but just a few.

Nottingham is experiencing a huge regeneration programme costing billions of pounds and also aims to become the UK’s first carbon neutral city within the next six years. It is recognised as already being one of the least car dependent cities in the UK.

There are two well respected, global universities here, Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham which attract a high level of students who strive to attain academic excellence within their chosen field of study.

Nottingham has a variety of attractions and pursuits. It is a very green city with many gardens and parks and its own tram network which eases a substantial amount of traffic congestion.The National Justice Museum with its original dungeons, courtrooms and prison cells, the City Of Caves and the Haunted Museum…(maybe it's time I mentioned that Nottingham has a few haunted locations)! On a lighter note, there is the absolutely stunning Wollaton Hall and its deer filled park, the very pretty Arboretum, Stonebridge City Farm, the Knitters Museum and of course, the Robin Hood experience and so much more. Travel slightly further afield and you will discover some glorious countryside with plenty more breathtakingly fabulous attractions.

Stylish shopping, an eclectic variety of places to eat and a diverse and exciting night life are very well catered for in this friendly city which incidentally has one of the youngest populations in the UK of any major city.

Sport lovers will be pleased to hear that Nottingham boasts two football clubs, a test match cricket ground, and both a National Ice Centre and Water Sports Centre.

House prices in Nottingham have increased recently but a bargain is often to be found with an average property price of around £240,000, Nottingham is substantially more affordable than many other places and recent research concluded that Nottingham was also a great buy to let investment.

Looking for a Career in Nottingham? We are hosting a careers fair at Albert Hall on Thursday 3rd March & Wednesday 17th August, between the times of 10am-2pm. Ours event are completely free for jobseekers and are a great way to meet hiring companies around the city. Find out more here!

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