Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire in the West Midlands is an historic spa town. The economy was for a long time driven by tourism which was propelled by the discovery of the medicinal qualities of the town's water supply by Dr. Kerr in 1784. The town is now better known for being a hub of British involvement in digital media and the video games industry.
One of the major employers in the area is Codemasters, based just outside of Leamington Spa in the Warwickshire countryside which provides significant staff levels at the Southam campus. Codemasters' decision to base their operations in Leamington brought other video games companies to the area, and Blitz Games, Fish in a Bottle, Supersonic Software, and Stickman Studios are all major employers. 22.2% of employment is accounted for by Public Administration, Health and Education and the nearby University of Warwick is a major local employer, with much of the staff based at the campus living in Leamington Spa.
Unemployment levels are significantly lower than in the rest of the country, making Leamington a great place to look for work. Prospective candidates will find that particularly with the specialist nature of many of the jobs in Leamington Spa, that the use of recruitment agencies is invaluable. The companies and businesses based in Leamington Spa will certainly use specialist recruitment agencies to recruit their staff.