Living and Working in Bournemouth

Living and Working in Bournemouth

Living in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is the largest resort in Dorset and boasts a long 7 miles of sandy beaches, beautiful parks and floral gardens. It also provides a vast array of shops, restaurants and holiday accommodation to suit all budgets.

You are sure to find things to do whilst exploring Bournemouth, with lots of attractions, activities and entertainment to keep all ages entertained. With great shopping, and eating out experiences as well lots of events all year round. Why not enjoy the nightlife too, with some of the best pubs, bars and clubs along the coast.

Enjoy beautiful bay walks with breathtaking cliff top views. Discover Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve to the East and the magnificent coastline heading west towards Alum Chine, and its tropical gardens.

Not only can you walk along the picturesque landscape, you can hire traditional beach huts originating in Bournemouth in 1908. The beach huts and funky beach pods are available daily, or weekly hire and are ideal for taking in the views and watching the world go by.

Working in Bournemouth

While Bournemouth has a diverse range of sectors in which to work, the three main sectors include financial services, the service sector and tourism. Within the financial industry, alongside various banks and other traditional financial services, Bournemouth is home to a number of start-up financial companies, which often focus on fintech. An example of this includes Amigo Loans, whose head office is located in the city centre. More long standing financial companies in the area include J.P. Morgan and Liverpool Victoria (LV=), both of which have large offices within Bournemouth, that employ thousands of people.

With its lovely sandy beaches and other local attractions, Bournemouth has a high demand for those working in the tourism industry. Throughout the summer months, the city has around 3.5 million visitors each year, and also boasts several foreign language schools which attract summer students.

In regards to the service sector, an estimated quarter of a million people work in this area within Bournemouth, across a range of roles, such as health care, education and administration. Major health organisations in the city include Vitality, and Fitness First, alongside cosmetics companies like Lush, which is another large employer of note in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth not only has its own university, but towards the Poole area you can also find the Arts University, and the city relies heavily on graduates leaving with degrees in the digital sector to fill an ever increasing number of roles in this area. There are around 500 digital agencies within Bournemouth and its outskirts, and the industry is worth approximately £350 million. Big names include Bright Blue Day and Redweb. The engineering sector also benefits from recent graduates - the Aviation Park has a focus on aerospace and advanced engineering, and is often looking for new talent.