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Why Work in Notts and Nottinghamshire?

Last updated 19-Aug-16 12:02

Famously known for being the land of Robin Hood, Nottingham boasts a variety of attractions, a recently expanded tram network and a growing independent art scene.

Nottingham has set itself apart as a city of global educational status thanks to its two excellent research-focused Universities; the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. Nottingham was recently praised by MP Vince Cable as “a place for innovative businesses and individuals to thrive”, due to the growth of industries such as digital content, recruitment and consultancy. There is a growing range of opportunities in Finance, Services and the creative industries around Nottinghamshire.

As a graduate working in Nottingham you’ll find that it isn’t short of social opportunities outside of work. You will be spoilt for choice with an assortment of bars and clubs – not to mention renowned music venues such as the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Rock City and Nottingham Arena.

From converted mills and workshops (Lenton) to trendy apartment buildings (Hockley and the Lace Market) to the leafy suburbs, there is something for everyone in Nottingham.

Nottingham has excellent entertainment too, whether it’s the Arboretum Park, the world famous Nottingham Goose Fair, East Midlands Designer Outlet, Galleries of Justice or The Corner House there are plenty of things to see and do around Nottingham. According to one graduate working in Nottingham “it’s simply a great place to live, with great people and great things happening.”

Nottingham is rich in culture and history, and is definitely a cultural gem in the Midlands. With a network of caves just under the city, there’s always something new to uncover. There is also a fantastic restaurant scene cuisine from budget restaurants, cosy pubs to fine dining, there’s something for everyone.

Nottingham has a lively music scene attracting big and upcoming names to Rock City, Motorpoint arena, and the Bodega. There are also annual music festivals with Splendour, No Tomorrow and Detonate.

When speaking to another graduate living and working in Nottingham they said that “live performances range from national touring shows at the Nottingham playhouse and Theatre Royal Concert Hall to regular comedy shows at the Forum and Glee Club. With so many choices, there’s never a boring weekend in this city.”

Nottingham is a great place to #LiveWorkPlayStay


Top row: Robin Hood Statue at the castle walls, market square with view of the town wall, View of trams arriving at Nottingham Station

Bottom row: Wollaton Hall, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (claims to be oldest pub in Britain), Nottingham Castle - siege tower

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