West Sussex borders Hampshire, Surrey and East Sussex, and is situated in the south of England. The name "Sussex" comes from the Old English word for "South Saxons", although the county has been inhabited since the Paleolithic era.
The county is the 30th largest in England, has a population of 808,900 (2011 estimate) and is home to some major transport networks, including Gatwick Airport, three main railways lines and the M23 motorway. Many businesses are associated with or supported by the airport, and recruitment agencies in the area can assist employers and staff in connecting with each other.
According to the Met Office, it gets the highest amount of sunshine compared with any other county in the UK, with an average of 1,902 hours per year. This encourages a significant tourist industry, with millions of visitors exploring the area every year.
It is also home to a thriving pharmaceutical and medical sector, and has a range of opportunities for workers interesting in employment in the engineering industry. Companies with bases in the area include Roche Diagnostics UK, British Airways, Dando Drilling, Thales UK, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, The Body Shop, RSA Insurance Group, Network Technology PLC and Novartis.