Working in Coventry & Warwickshire

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Coventry and WarwickshireInformation on Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry was the European City of Sport 2019, UK City of Culture 2021 and a host city for Commonwealth Games 2022. This has brought regeneration into the area, aiding Coventry in becoming a hub for engineering and manufacturing companies, and the heart of the UK’s main automotive cluster – the Midlands automotive cluster – offering engineering roles as well as business operations, legal and HR positions.

Sector strengths

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.

Gaming cluster

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.

Upcoming strengths

Electrification revolution

Project Sherbourne will see the City Council join forces with a number of commercial and public sector partners, including Coventry’s universities, to create an unrivalled digital infrastructure at the cutting edge of the global use of digital connectivity such as full fibre and 5G.

Coventry is already one of the country’s most digitally connected cities, with over 98% superfast broadband, which puts it ahead of many cities worldwide.

Building on this, Project Sherbourne will look at how the next generation of digital technology, infrastructure and services is set to radically transform the retail, leisure, transport, education, health and public service areas, underpinning todays and tomorrows next generation experience for Coventry’s citizens, visitors, businesses and learners. There will also be a focus on supporting the delivery of the required digital infrastructure and services to support the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

How to use this information

Make a speculative application

Sometimes jobs or work experience are created by initially approaching an individual at an organisation: face to face, by phone or by email. More information on making effective speculative applications can be found on the Prospects website and on Careers Network’s speculative application preparation online pages. 

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