10 reasons to search for a job in Worthing
Published: 16 Nov 2015 By LoveLocalJobs.com
Worthing boasts a sunny, southern coastline, excellent natural landscapes, a growing business community and a rich heritage. With the South Downs on its doorstep and easy travel links to the rest of the UK, Worthing residents can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, with plenty of opportunities to succeed professionally. Significant investment and growth plans are underway to build on its successes, creating significant opportunities for job seekers to take notice of. If you’re on the lookout for your next career move and place to live, Worthing ticks all the boxes.
Travel for business and leisure is made simple via Worthing’s network of travel links. Road users have the choice of the A27 or A259 from the west or east, while those from the north can use the M25 and A24 or the M25, M23, A23 and A27. Commuting by rail is also straightforward with frequent services running from Worthing through to London Victoria (via Gatwick Airport) with a journey duration of around 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Worthing is surrounded by some of the best landscapes in the UK. If you love the scenic Sussex coast, Worthing has a valued five-mile stretch of beautiful, peaceful beach that is home to a traditional pier, just a stone's throw away from Worthing town centre. The rolling hills of the South Downs National Park lie to the north of the town, providing a tapestry of hidden gems, wildlife and attractions to enjoy all year round.
Greater Brighton City Deal
Future investment and development in Worthing was established in 2014 after the landmark Greater Brighton City Deal was signed by the government, Brighton and Hove City Council and surrounding districts. The deal report highlights the enormous scope for attracting businesses into Worthing to increase growth industries and create jobs. Stronger connections will be forged between East and West Sussex to boost trade between now and 2020, and business clusters, like Brighton’s tech cluster, will spread west over to places like Worthing.
Worthing plays host to some weird and wonderful one-off events throughout the year, alongside a list of staples that are fun for all the family. Check out brilliant Worthing Birdman during the summer, the Worthing Food and Drink Festival, and Worthing Festival for a slice of the action. Alongside its calendar of one-off treats, you can always count on the Worthing’s Museum and Art Gallery for fantastic exhibitions throughout the year.
Adur and Worthing are home to large, developed industries that contribute to its healthy economy. Engineering, manufacturing, tourist trade, pharmaceutical firms and international export businesses make up a large part of the area’s current business community.
There is large scope for growth across Adur and Worthing, particularly for a large tech cluster hub, and expansion in the creative and cultural industries. Long term growth centres are currently under discussion, including a centre for creative and digital businesses in the area. Worthing’s close proximity to the South Downs and the coastline to the south also makes it a great town to support emerging eco-tech growth.
Over 6,200 businesses are serviced by Worthing and Adur’s 24 industrial estates, business parks and two large retail centres. The town’s devotion to business has created an exciting market for job seekers, and opportunities for fresh businesses to set up shop.
Inclusive housing market
Despite its development and premium scenery, the Worthing housing market is more affordable than many of its eastern counterparts, with plenty of family-friendly features, such as spacious gardens and private parking. As house prices elsewhere continue to climb, more people are discovering that they can have it all in Worthing for a fraction of the price.
Developing local skills
Worthing is a town that is suited to growing families, with amenities for all of life’s stages. Once a child leaves school in Worthing, there are facilities in the town to help develop careers and retain local skills. Northbrook College and Worthing College both offer workforce development schemes, NVQ’s, courses ranging from catering to IT, and other programmes which help young people fulfil their potential.
Worthing’s outdoor lifestyle, housing and business scene makes it a great place for families to settle and succeed. There are a variety of schools in Worthing, all providing a high standard of education and numerous nurseries around the town. Worthing library provides an excellent place for learning and its cafes and restaurants offer a variety of world foods to enjoy.
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