According to latest figures from the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, the East Midlands has the highest growing rate of employment in the creative and marketing industries in the whole of the UK. The creative industries now account for more than 103,000 jobs in the East Midlands and the demand for talented professionals to support this rapidly expanding sector is high.
We know that creative people like to work hard and play harder, so you’ll be pleased to know that your monthly salary will go a long way. The average cost of buying a home in the region is £170,000, compared to £450,000 in London.
If you like to find inspiration atop a mountain or astride a mountain bike, then the East Midlands is THE place to be. From the heights of the Peak District to the depths of Sherwood Forest, and from the banks of the River Trent to the lawns of countless stately homes, the East Midlands is quite literally bursting with outdoor pursuits.
If you’re a sporty sort then you’ve definitely come to the right place. Top line acts include Premier League champions, Leicester City, Trent Bridge cricket ground, Silverstone racing circuit, Holme Pierrepont Watersport Centre and The Derby Arena Velodrome. Oh, and we nearly forgot the National Ice Centre – home of Olympic champions Torvill and Dean. Bolero anyone?
O.M.G. There’s literally millions of things to do on a night out, as you can probably imagine from an area with no less than nine universities within its boundaries. From olde worlde real ale pubs to city champagne bars, and from Michelin starred restaurants to street food festivals, the East Midlands has it all. So when you’re thinking of where to go to celebrate getting your new job, you’ll genuinely be spoilt for choice.