Where to find job vacancies in Birmingham

Birmingham has the second-largest urban economy in the UK, dominated by the service sector. Most job vacancies in Birmingham can be found in finance and business services, public sector, tourism and retail.

Although manufacturing has seen a decline in recent years it still accounts for almost 10% of the workforce. Major employers in the sector include Jaguar, Cadbury Trebor Bassett, Birmingham Cable, LDV Vanmakers, Lucas and Rover.

Birmingham has one of the largest financial and business service sectors outside London. It is home to some impressive companies such as Ernst & Young, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Davis Langdon, Donaldsons, Lloyds and HSBC bank.

Birmingham has gained from the relocation of public sector jobs from London. It is home to the Legal Ombudsman, the Gambling Commission, Big Lottery Fund and Highways Agency, among others. Jobs with Birmingham City Council are advertised on birmingham.gov.uk/jobs.

Birmingham alone attracts over 20 million visitors a year, which provides numerous jobs in the hospitality sector. The city is alive with museums, galleries, entertainment venues and attractions. Hotels, pubs, bars restaurants and guest house all provide employment in the area.

Birmingham is one of the largest shopping areas in the UK, second only to London. The city is home to the Bullring, a £500 million development, and the busiest shopping centre in the country.

Anyone looking for vacancies can start searching jobsites such as mybirminghamjobs.co.uk, gumtree.com and localrecruit.co.uk. These sites advertise jobs across most sectors and you can apply online.

Job vacancies in Birmingham can also be found using newspapers, job centres, company websites, recruitment agencies and job fairs. Job hunters can also apply speculatively for positions with a professional CV and cover letter.


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