Plymouth is situated in Devon, on the south-west coast of England. Located mostly between the rivers Tamar and the eponymous Plym, the city has a rich maritime history (Sir Francis Drake came from nearby Tavistock), and is still home to a prominent military presence. In the 2011 Census, Plymouth had a population of 256,400 - an estimated growth of 6% over the decade prior. As a major city - and one of the largest in the south-west, Plymouth is home to a variety of recruitment agencies - who can supply staff across a range of industries, in permanent, temporary or contract positions. This page allows you to quickly find them.
Recruiting in Plymouth
For a British city, Plymouth has a relatively distinct identity in industrial terms, and as such, agencies exist which specialise at hiring within certain distinct sectors. Recruitment agencies in Plymouth are largely clustered around the city centre and Barbican districts - although other agencies do exist - especially around the Mutley Plain area, which is popular with the city's large student contingent (Plymouth University being the 16th-largest in the UK by student population).
Plymouth's industrial presence
At its heart, Plymouth is a maritime economy - something clear from the signs proclaiming it to be 'Britain's Ocean City' as you enter. For many years, HMNB Devonport (or 'Guzz' as it is colloquially-known to military personnel) has been home to the Devonport Flotilla - and 42 Commando of the Royal Marines are based nearby at Bickleigh Barracks. Civilian nautical enterprises in the city include Princess Yachts, Brittany Ferries and Babcock Marine PLC.
On land, Plymouth University is a major employer, providing 2,820 staff with jobs - and overall, 10.2% (11,951) of Plymouth's working population were employed in the Education Sector as of the 2011 Census. This was slightly higher (0.3%) than the average for England as a whole. Other major employers include Plymouth City Council, EE (which has a call centre on Langage Business Park in Chaddlewood), and the chewing gum manufacturer Wrigley (which has its UK head office in Estover).
Plymouth's transportation links
Plymouth lies on the A38 - which is one of the longest roads in Britain. Linking the city with the nearby county of Cornwall in one direction, and passing picturesque Dartmoor to link with the M5 motorway in the other, this road forms the main route in and out of Plymouth. London can be reached by car in around four hours at most times, and direct trains are available which link Plymouth with the capital in around three hours and twenty minutes. Exeter International Airport (around one hour's drive) offers flights to many holiday destinations.