Employment in Exeter is predominantly centred around the Service industries, meaning that there are varied recruitment opportunities open to candidates. Based in the county of Devon, on the River Exe, Exeter is a source of jobs for workers across the southwest of the UK - with an estimated 35,000 people commuting into the city each day.
The city centre hosts a significant number of recruitment agencies, with offices found close to Exeter Cathedral and Guildhall Shopping Centre. The Exeter Central and St James' Park train stations offer excellent transport links to the area, while the M5 motorway and the A38 provide access to / from nearby cities.
A number of large employers help provide jobs to the local workforce, including Flybe, EDF Energy, the NHS and the University of Exeter. Additionally, the Met Office relocated to Exeter in 2004, while Devon County Council is situated just off Topsham Road. Exeter also has an airport, Exeter International, and this creates further employment.
The Retail and Leisure industries are strong in the city, with the Princesshay Shopping Centre being home to over 70 brands. Temporary and part-work are therefore popular, while seasonal jobs with Hospitality employers, as a result of the substantial Tourism Sector, are also common. Due to the nature of many of the vacancies, the majority of the recruitment firms in Exeter offer a multi-sector service. There are, however, a variety of specialist employment consultancies that recruit exclusively for sectors such as Hospitality, Driving and Construction.