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Living And Working In Wrexham

Wrexham is now no longer a town but a newly awarded city, having won the prestigious status through a competition which was part of the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations which is situated in the north east of Wales and is Wales’ seventh city.
Written by
Joanna Clare
Content Manager
Published on
March 8, 2023

Wrexham is now no longer a town but a newly awarded city, having won the prestigious status through a competition which was part of the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations which is situated in the north east of Wales and is Wales’ seventh city. It is the administrative centre of the Wrexham County Borough with a growing population of over 65,000 residents. Nestled between the Welsh mountains and the English border, it is approximately 190 miles from London yet only around 25 miles from Liverpool and 43 miles from Manchester with excellent links to both the north and the south.

Wrexham has a long and fascinating history and during the Industrial Revolution, notably the 18th and 19th centuries, Wrexham became an important centre for industry with coal mining, iron and steel production as well as brewing becoming major industries. It was once the most important iron manufacturer in the world for many years. Alongside the expansion of industry, the population increased accordingly and many of the wonderful and historic buildings that were constructed during these times, still stand today.

Key sectors that provide employment in Wrexham include manufacturing - particularly in automotive, aerospace and food and drink industries. Wrexham is often described as being a beacon for industrial properties and is home to the largest industrial estate in Wales where many well known and esteemed companies are located. Health and social care include larger employers such as The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Wrexham Maelor Hospital as well as many nursing homes and other care providers. There is a vibrant retail and hospitality sector and also education, hi tech, biotechnology and construction industries are also heavily featured. Wrexham boasts a resilient and skilled workforce which is evident in its expanding and thriving economies and the city continues to attract private sector investments and opportunities for new businesses.

Wrexham football team are the third oldest team in the world with the oldest ground and even have their own TV series and some very loyal fans! Visit Ty Pawb which hosts businesses, a theatre, a food court and galleries. The Independent Quarter has shops and galleries to explore or you can marvel at some historic Victorian viaducts which are now protected World Heritage sites. St Giles Church, Wrexham County Borough Museum, the Science Discovery Centre, Chirk Castle, Erddig Hall and All saints Church are not to be missed. A short walk from the city will lead you to the 1200 acres of National Trust land which holds a host of stunning attractions.

Wrexham Glyndwr University has its main campus just ten minutes from the vibrant and popular city centre and offers students a wide range of professional courses and both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Wrexham is generally an affordable place to live compared with many other parts of the UK and  is a welcoming city with a strong sense of community spirit. It offers a good quality of life with a wide range of amenities and has the added advantage of being surrounded by beautiful countryside.

If you’re looking for a new career in Cambridge, we recommend attending our Wrexham 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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