Located in the South West of the UK, Devon is home to nearly 1 million people and is the third largest county in England at 6,707 square kilometres. Devon recruitment agencies will typically cover the main cities / towns such as Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth, with a focus on placing candidates into the near 30K businesses across the county.
Devon is a coast-side county and attracts more than six million visitors every year. Tourism is therefore a leading industry in the region with Torbay, often referred to as the English Riviera, drawing the largest number of visitors. Torbay encompasses the seaside towns of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton, with the former boasting such popular tourist attractions as Kents Cavern, Torquay Harbour and the Babbacombe Theatre. Torquay is also home to around 20 beaches and this attracts some of the 3 million tourists that visit Torbay every year. The Devon tourism industry is worth nearly £2 billion annually.
As well as tourism roles, Devon recruiters will support other strong industries in the area such as agriculture, food & drink, and increasingly, the financial services. Despite the national decline within agriculture, farming and livestock remain a key contributor to the Devon economy.
There is thought to be a considerable pay gap between Devon and London, with some towns commanding average annual salaries of up to £17K less than their capital working counterparts. Exeter professionals usually earn the highest average salaries in the county at around £25K, with employees in Torbay sitting at the other end of the spectrum with average earnings of £20K.
If you need staffing solutions across Torquay, Plymouth, Exeter or Dartmouth, then use this page to find the right recruitment agencies for your needs.