The City of Bath, which is a World Heritage site in the county of Somerset, is a tourism hotspot, receiving millions of visitors each year. It is no surprise, then, that this sector provides high employment to staff in the area in the fields of culture and heritage.
Key industries and employers
Historically, Bath was a large employer in manufacturing, however this sector has since declined and in its place is publishing, software and service-based industries. Health and education as well as retail also count for a large portion of employment.
Recruitment agencies feature opportunities at organisations such as the NHS, the city's two universities, the Ministry of Defence and North East Somerset Council. The largest private sector employers in Bath are Helphire Group Plc, Future Publishing and Buro Happold. There are also growing sectors in the city, such as in creative and IT fields.
Employment rates in Bath and north east Somerset are 78.4% and there are over 10,000 students residing in the district. The numbers of workers in professional occupations stand at about 8% higher than the national average. A huge 41.4% of Bath residents are educated to the highest level of NVQ 4 equivalent or above. Gross weekly earnings are in line with the national average.
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