Not only is Nuneaton becoming an increasingly popular commuter town, but its own industries are also growing and attracting employees from elsewhere in the UK and beyond.
Those with expertise in automotive engineering, distribution, electronics or retail are likely to secure employment in and around Nuneaton.
Job market in Nuneaton
Nuneaton has become what is known as a 'commuter town' thanks to its excellent road and rail links. Both Birmingham and Coventry attract large numbers of commuters from Nuneaton. The town's good transport links have also resulted in Nuneaton becoming something of a distribution hub, and there are plenty of opportunities in this sector for new arrivals.
Traditional industries in Nuneaton, such as mining and manufacturing, have all but died out and given way to sectors such as automotive, engineering and distribution industries. HORIBA MIRA Limited, for instance, the big automotive engineering and development consultancy firm, is a large employer in the area. TNT has its UK headquarters just northwest of Nuneaton, and Saputo Dairy UK (formerly Dairy Crest) is located at Bermuda Park just south of Nuneaton's town centre.
Finding a job in Nuneaton
Regardless of which industry they work in, all expats from outside the EU hoping to take up a job offer in Nuneaton will need to ensure they have a valid work permit.
Some of Nuneaton's large employers such as Holland & Barrett, Saputo Dairy UK and TNT (whose offices are located 6 miles northwest of Nuneaton in Atherstone) recruit employees through intra-company transfers from elsewhere in the UK, Europe and beyond.
For those who don't transfer through their current employer, we recommend starting the search online. Social networking sites such as LinkedIn and other job portals are a good starting point. Jobseekers can also scour local companies' career pages for opportunities in their fields, while recruitment agencies are another good bet.
Work culture in Nuneaton
Business hours are generally 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, although working hours have become more flexible as more people work from home, permanently or one or two days a week. Employees should be polite and punctual, and while the dress code in creative industries tends to be more relaxed, those working in almost all other industries should dress more formally.
►For more about work culture in the country, see Doing Business in the UK
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