Situated alongside the river Cam and close to Huntingdon, Cambridge is defined by its world-renowned university. With a staff of more than 8000, the university provides jobs to about 10 percent of the local workforce. But the institution's influence goes far beyond the jobs it creates directly. It is also responsible for sparking the area's booming high-tech sector, fuelling the tourism industry, and attracting a high percentage of skilled technical workers and intellectuals.
The area around Cambridge known as Silicon Fen is the most influential business district in the area, and is home to a dense cluster of software, electronic, and biotech companies. Major employment providers including Marshall Aerospace, CSR, ARM, and Sinclair are based here, and the area also hosts a large number of tech startups. Cambridge's workforce is primarily white collar, and 47% of employees hold professional occupations - while more than half have obtained NVQ4 or higher (which is nearly twice the national average).
Finance and high-tech jobs account for 23% of all employment opportunities in Cambridge, and about one-quarter of the workforce is employed in retail or tourism-related roles. But the public sector nonetheless dominates the local job market; it staffs 40% of the workforce. The Cambridge County Council and Addenbrooke Hospital are the two largest employers. At £618.90, median weekly incomes here are far higher than the national average, while the percentage of JSA claimants is a mere 1.8%. Local recruitment agencies see a particularly high demand for those with backgrounds in science and engineering.
This page lists recruitment agencies in Cambridge - making it easy to find an agency that covers your area. Agency Central also has a page listing recruitment agencies in Huntingdon.