The city of Nottingham is situated in the county of Nottinghamshire which is in the East Midlands. It is considered a fairly large city and lies approximately 130 miles from London with excellent transport links to other regions.. The nearest airport is East Midlands Airport in Derby which is around 12 miles away and offers both international and domestic flights. A direct train will get you into the capital in less than two hours.
Nottingham is widely associated with the well known and exciting 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 so 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!
Nottingham has a strong job market with access to a vast and strong talent pool with many major businesses within the city. It is leading the way in a number of industries which include financial and business, creative and digital, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, logistics, food and drink, healthcare and education. Over 60% of the jobs here are in knowledge intensive industries which is above the UK average. Nottingham is undergoing a period of significant regeneration which is attracting many major investment opportunities and it is set to become a city of the future.
Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham are the city's two universities and both attract a high calibre of students who strive to attain academic excellence within their chosen field of study. With several centres of excellence, companies have access to world leading research and unrivalled expertise.
Nottingham has an abundance of attractions. It is a green city with many gardens and parks and its own tram network which eases a substantial amount of traffic congestion. The attractions include 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 quite a few haunted locations!) are fantastic places to visit! On a lighter note, there is the absolutely stunning Wollaton Hall and its deer filled park, the very pretty Arboretum, Nottingham Castle, Stonebridge City Farm, the Knitters Museum and of course you can not miss the Robin Hood Experience!
Stylish shopping, cultural venues, theatres and music as well as an eclectic variety of places to eat in addition to a diverse and exciting nightlife are very well catered for in this friendly city.
Sporting fans will be pleased to hear that Nottingham boasts two football clubs, Nottingham County and Nottingham Forest who are now back in the Premier League after over 23 years. There's also a test match cricket ground and a National Ice Centre and Water Sports Centre.
The stunning countryside in and around Nottingham offers a tranquil escape from the city's hustle and bustle with the beautiful expanse of Sherwood Forest being only around fifteen miles from the city centre. The Peak District National Park is just a short drive away as is the Trent Valley, the Vale of Belvoir and Attenborough Nature Reserve.
Ideally situated in a central location, with its thriving job market and access to some wonderful green spaces, cultural diversity and interesting history and heritage, Nottingham provides an excellent choice for both living and working.
Looking for a Career in Nottingham? We are hosting a careers fair at Albert Hall on Wednesday 25th October, 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!