Located between the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the New Forest, Bournemouth is a picturesque resort town situated on the south coast of England. It is the largest settlement in the county of Dorset, and has strong ties with the nearby town of Christchurch. This combined area provides around 110,000 jobs, and recruitment agencies are in high demand in order to supply the local labour market.
Bournemouth's recruitment sector
The majority of recruitment agencies in Bournemouth are located throughout the meandering town centre - primarily around the Old Christchurch Road area. If you represent a business looking to recruit staff, or a candidate who'd like to get hired - whether for permanent, contract, or temporary work, then agencies in Bournemouth would love to work with you. This page is an easy way to find an agency in your area, sorted by industry type. Simply use the search function below to return a list of matching recruitment professionals.
Economic overview and key industries
In Bournemouth, the largest proportion of staff are employed in the health, education and public sectors. Bournemouth Borough Council is the single largest employer and provides jobs for over 6,500 people. The Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust and Bournemouth University are also significant employers in the town.
Tourism is also an important industry in Bournemouth, and in 2011, 8.2% (7,285) residents were employed in the Accommodation and Food Service industries (as opposed to 5.6% for England and Wales as a whole). The Tourism Sector is not of the same importance in Christchurch as it is in Bournemouth, but 6.5% (1,316) of residents were employed in the Accommodation and Food Service sector there in 2011. The National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) estimate that 5.82 million people visited Bournemouth in 2013 - spending around £501m in total.
Finance is another industry of great importance in Bournemouth - providing many thousands with jobs. Over 4,000 work at JP Morgan's 1 Chaseside offices - whilst the Nationwide Building Society has an Admin Centre on Richmond Hill. Other major employers in the sector include Vitality Health, RIAS, and Liverpool Victoria.
Bournemouth is somewhat isolated in terms of motorway travel - located as it is on the south coast. Due to its proximity, however, London can be reached by car in just over two hours depending on traffic - via the M3 motorway. This can drop to under two hours if travelling by direct train. Southampton can be reached by car in under an hour at most points during the day, and regular direct trains are in operation which can bring this journey down to under 40 mins. Bournemouth Airport offers flights to many popular holiday destinations - as well as fast travel to Manchester Airport.