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WhatJobs Tips – Finding a job in Oxford

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What jobs are there in Oxford?
Oxford was first settled by the Anglo Saxons and had a vivid and turbulent role throughout English history. Now it is known as one of Europe’s leading areas of innovation and scientific knowledge. Many local science parks, such as the Oxford Science Park, are home to 60 science and technology-based companies ranging from Bioscience to IT. Oxford is the ultimate place for most scientists, especially data scientists and computer-related careers in web development.

Understandably given the combined existence of the elite Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University, the education sector is a crucial industry in the city. Around 67 per cent of Oxford jobs are centred around knowledge-intensive industries for researchers, professors, administrators and lecturers. Furthermore, the Oxford University Press provides many opportunities for journalists, novelists, publishers and researchers. With tens of thousands of students, nightlife in Oxford is a large part of the city lifestyle. Bartenders, musicians and servers will be able to find openings around the area. 

Job trends in Oxford
Besides the universities, the National Health Service (NHS) is one of the largest employers in Oxford, with The Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust being one of the largest teaching trusts due to its affiliation with the University. As well as its stunning scenery, tourism is a large part of the economy because of its stunning historic architecture. Oxford is home to around 4,600 businesses. Some of the top companies include Oxford Council, BMW, Midcounties Co-op and BT.

What is it like living in Oxford?
The city offers a rich history where beer-loving historians can revel in it in Oxford’s oldest and finest pubs. The Eagle & Child is the perfect place for literature fans as it was once the former meeting place for C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien. It is the perfect city for those who enjoy rowing and boat races. The average semi-detached house is around £500,000 whilst one month’s rent for a 3-bedroom flat in the city centre can be up to £2,000.

Kris Paterson is a writer for Whatjobs

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