Aerospace and Manufacturing sectors
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), is a research and development facility providing jobs in aerospace, and has expanded into other manufacturing sectors including medical devices, biotechnology, oil and gas. The University of Birmingham is a research partner for the centre alongside the University of Nottingham and Loughborough University.
Business, professional and financial services
Within the ring road around Coventry City Centre, there is a concentration of business, professional and financial services companies including Coventry Building Society, NFU Mutual, Wither & Rogers to name a few. Friargate is an office development, close to Coventry Railway Station that is set to bring in new company headquarters, establishing a business, professional and financial services hub.
Severn Trent Water, E.on, National Grid, Calor Gas, and First Utility are amongst some of the energy companies based in Coventry. With the growing need for clean technology and low carbon emissions, the Coventry and Warwickshire area is a leading hub in research and development in low carbon, electric and hybrid technology.
Coventry and Warwickshire is the home to a gaming cluster, containing businesses such as: Codemasters, SEGA, Ubisoft based in and around Royal Leamington Spa, also known as ‘Silicon Spa’ as the area employs 10% those working in the UK games development industry. 75% of digital media companies in Coventry are related to gaming industries.
Theatre and film-making
A hub for the arts is located in Coventry. Belgrade Theatre, Albany Theatre and the Warwick Arts Centre are some of the arts businesses that offer jobs in the area. The Herbert Art Gallery, run by Culture Coventry, houses a museum, art gallery, records archive and is one of the main learning facilities for creative arts and media. Culture Coventry also manages other local heritage sites which are the Coventry Transport Museum, Old Grammar School and Lunt Roman Fort. This rich mix of heritage creates opportunities for curating, marketing and museum education related roles in the area.