Renowned as a world-class city, York is famous for its vibrant culture, historic architecture, excellent quality of life and has been recognised as one of the fastest growing economies in the UK. A truly unique destination in which to both live and work, York is well placed in the heart of the Yorkshire county, and is easily accessible.
York is one of the more successful cities in northern England. Its two universities and good schools ensure that it attracts wealthy and high-skilled residents, as well as circa 7m tourists a year.
The largest employment growth is projected to come from professional, scientific and technical services. York’s digital, creative and media sector (Information & communication) is forecast to grow by over 20%, the fastest of any sector.
York also has a strong employment in rail and insurance for key businesses such as Network Rail and Virgin Trains East Coast as well as strengths in auxiliary industries such as rail engineering (Tata Steel, Siemens Rail) and transportation software (Omnicom, Funkwerk).