Tamworth is a market town in the county of Staffordshire, which is just 14 miles from the centre of Birmingham. After Stoke-on-Trent, it is the most populated area in the county. The town is famous for its castle, and draws hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to its Snowdome (a full-sized indoor ski slope) each year.
The population is estimated at 74,200, 23% of whom possess an NVQ Level 4 qualification or higher. The towns unemployment rate is around 2.2%, which is slightly lower than the national average. The local economy is heavily influenced by the engineering, logistics, and manufacturing sectors (specifically brick, paper and tile manufacture.) The areas biggest employer of staff is Staffordshire County Council, and there are also a number of employment opportunities at South Staffordshire College, as well as at businesses located in the two busy business and retail parks " Ventra Park and Lichfield Road Industrial Estate. The average annual salary for a person living in Tamworth is around £26,121.
The local councils Development Plan has identified a number of new employment sites, which recruitment agencies expect will help boost the local economy and provide plenty of new job opportunities over the next few years.