WhatJobs Tips – Finding a job in Derbyshire

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What jobs are in Derbyshire?
Derbyshire has a mixture of a rural economy in the west and a former coal-mining economy in the northeast. Those in the agricultural industry can find many opportunities in Derbyshire thanks to the arable farmland and upland pastures. Nationally famous companies include Rolls Royce, one of the world’s leading aerospace companies that have been based in Derbyshire since before World War I. Mechanics and engineers are in high demand with the company.

UK’s beloved chocolate manufacturers, Thornton’s, is based in the county, providing thousands of opportunities for factory workers, operators and food scientists. The biggest employer in the county is the human health and social work industry. The NHS employs specialist doctors, GPs and thousands of administrative staff. The retail and wholesale industry employs many people, providing careers for personal stylists, retail staff and warehouse staff. 

What is it like living in Derbyshire?
Located in the East Midlands of England, a substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within the county. There are many outdoor activities that the family can enjoy, including hiking and camping. The county is also near Nottingham, which is only 50 minutes away by car. A semi-detached house in Derbyshire usually goes on sale for £189,000.

Kris Paterson is a writer for whatjobs

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