Coventry and Warwickshire is home to some of the biggest names in the automotive, energy and financial services sectors. Many jobs can be found in the world-class R & D facilities, universities and science parks.
With 1,500 dedicated automative suppliers, Coventry and Warwickshire can claim to be the home of the UK’s automotive industry and more than 13% of jobs are in manufacturing.
With a reputation as a world-class centre for advanced manufacturing and engineering it is natural that the area is developing driverless technology and low carbon technologies which will create new jobs.
More than 120,000 people across Coventry and Warwickshire work in public services, education and healthcare (that’s nearly 28% of the workforce)
There are jobs growing in small niche sectors and one of the largest gaming clusters in the country is located in the towns of Leamington Spa, Warwick and Southam (sometimes dubbed ‘Silicon Spa’) Between them, these businesses are responsible for many of the best known titles in the world, including console blockbusters like Forza Horizon and Guitar Hero Live.
Coventry has been named the UK's City of Culture 2021 which will lead to futher job oppotunties in the local area including: tourist attractions; sports venues; theatres and historical sites.
Coventry University’s new multi-million pound National Transport Design Centre (NTDC) will bring major advantages to the West Midlands’ automotive sector.
The new centre will bring together students, designers and manufacturers to advance the concept-to-production process of class-leading design and covers all aspects of transport design.
It has been established to boost design innovation in the sector and bridge a shortfall in creative skills and to explore and refine new design concepts. (July 2017)
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