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Living And Working In York

by
Joanna Clare

York, a cathedral city, is in North Yorkshire and situated in the north east of England. The population is over 200,000. It is within easy reach of some spectacular coastlines - (the nearest being Scarborough), the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, both of which are National Parks.

York has a rich and fascinating history which is apparent as soon as you enter the city as it is, in parts, surrounded by ancient walls known as the City Walls, Bar Walls or Roman Walls and four gatehouses. Centuries ago, York often found the need to defend itself against enemies ~ hence the building of the walls. These date from medieval times but there are remains dating as far back from Roman times. They are carefully managed and maintained by the City Of York Council.

With a heritage of railways and chocolate, York has become a highly respected and thriving economic success with a fairly low unemployment rate. Industries such as biotechnology, digital, creative and IT, finance, hospitality and rail sectors are flourishing, along with many established and well known companies. Tourism is also very big business indeed with millions of visitors each year generating hundreds of millions of pounds of revenue and creating thousands of jobs.

The University of York has enjoyed a consistent high ranking for achievements and in 2021 were twice shortlisted for University of the Year. It holds many prestigious awards so it is little wonder why it attracts some of the world's smartest academics from over 150 countries worldwide.

York has more attractions per square mile than any other city within the UK. The Shambles is a truly fascinating ancient street which dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries. York Minster is one of the most splendid and impressive gothic cathedrals in the world. York Castle Museum is where you can experience York’s history over the past few hundred years. The Yorvik Viking Centre is an engaging and interactive experience where you will step back in time to the Viking era. Admire the panoramic views of York from the top of Cliffords Tower which was built by William the Conqueror.

If you enjoy shopping then you will be mesmerised by the array of shops which vary from typical high street stores to unique and quirky independent shops. There are even several Harry Potter themed shops. Bars, cafes, and restaurants are everywhere and again, there is so much to choose from whether it be a traditional pub lunch in a haunted inn, ( yes, York is the most haunted city in Europe!)  a tasty vegan snack or a charming afternoon tea in the delightful Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms.

York is extremely well connected to the rest of the UK with great links to major roads and York itself has a regular and highly efficient bus service. The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford Airport but is also not too far from other international airports. The railway station which was opened in 1877 has frequent services to both London and Edinburgh.

The average price of a property here stands at around £320,000 and you can purchase some really magnificent properties in and around York where there are many hidden gems to be found in this atmospheric and enchanting city.

Looking for a Career in York? We are hosting a careers fair at Hilton Tower York on Wednesday 7th September, 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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