In our series of great places to work, we’re starting with Liverpool
A picturesque city with striking landscape, lying in the heart of North West England, Liverpool features many forms of impressive architecture, from the largest collection of Grade 1 listed buildings in the UK to the red brick warehouses lining the dockside. Liverpool’s iconic waterfront has been drawing the crowds for decades.
But not only is Liverpool a great city to visit, a recent study by CV library revealed that Liverpool was the Number 1 place in the UK to live and work. So, what’s all the hype?
In 2016 the Times ranked Liverpool one of the top 12 North West locations to live In, appearing twice in the list. At an impressive number 4 was Crosby, why? With a beautiful beach on your doorstep, you’d be surprised to learn you’re still only six miles (or 20 minutes by train) from the centre of Liverpool. Reviews on Google are glowing, “Fantastic place... Love the statues and the sunsets here are lovely ... Visit visit visit”.
At a respectable number 7 on the list was Liverpool Waterfront, with on-going urban regeneration and rapid redevelopment of the docklands, it’s no surprise Liverpool Waterfront was voted the greatest place in England in a poll run by the Royal Town Planning Institute. Google visitors say “Best waterfront this side of Manhattan”.
Famed for their Football and the Beatles, the city has a lot more to offer, you fall out of your door and land into a thriving city of culture and history. Liverpool’s Art galleries are among the best in the country, with museums, cathedrals and listed buildings, concert halls, theatres, restaurants and fantastic shopping, when would you find time to leave? “Awesome place. We visited it during Christmas period all the streets and market full of lights... Also all the brands available for your shopping.... And so many good restaurants as well...” Google raves. To top it off, Liverpudlians, traditionally and affectionately known as ‘scousers’, are also a friendly bunch.
Liverpool has been crowned the UK capital for fast-growth firms, it’s also been voted one of the top cities for growth in 2017, ranked number 10 according to CV-Library's latest jobs report. Liverpool also came in a healthy number 18 in Glassdoor’s 20 Best UK Towns & Cities to Work In with a Job Score of 3.4 out of 5 and a job satisfaction rating of 3.2. and with a predicted 10.3% growth in jobs, it’s certainly worth checking out.
According to Glassdoor, Hot Jobs in Liverpool include Recruitment Consultant, Audiologist and Sales Administrator.
Getting around Liverpool
Getting around Liverpool is very easy as the city offers excellent transport networks. There are various ways of getting around from the usual busses, taxis and underground, to the unique Mersey Ferries. Ferries have been used on this route since at least the 12th century, and continues to carry both tourists and commuters across the river today.
Liverpool centre is fairly compact, so walking is also a great option for getting around. But if you don’t fancy stretching your legs, Merseytravel is the easiest way to get around the city and they provide good links from most suburban areas to the city centre. The city centre also has 4 underground stations located in the main shopping district.
If you’re working in Liverpool but living over the water on the Wirral, then why not use one of the iconic Mersey Tunnels, opened in 1886 and still in operation today. The tunnels even featured in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1(2010) and Fast & Furious 6(2013). For a more sedate journey to work, Liverpool is just a short iconic ferry across the Mersey with departures on the hour. Now that’s what we call a relaxing commute!
If you’re interested in learning more about the history of Liverpool, check out their wiki page.