With a population of 128,000, Exeter is a great choice if you’re after a city feel, but without the crowds that go with it.
Health and social work is the city’s biggest industry, ahead of wholesale and retail – but the city is home to an emerging digital scene. The growth of digital tech employment is high, and it shows no signs of stopping.
Working in Exeter
Home to Flybe, the Met Office, and EDF Energy; whether you want to work in-house for a big brand, or at an agency, specialising in SEO, PPC, PR, content, social media or more, you’re in luck.
To get you started on your job search, take a look at our list of top 10 agencies in Exeter.
Top 10 agencies in Exeter
Due to the nature of the industry, digital marketing is never repetitive and everyday there is something new to learn. Whilst at university, I created a website using WordPress and used social media accounts to help me test what I had learnt about online marketing. For a career in digital marketing, you need to have initiative and the ability to apply the knowledge you’ve learnt
Amani Grant, The Click Hub
I first started working for The Click Hub while I was studying for my Master’s degree in English at the University of Exeter. After university, I was offered the position of Content Manager in London. I really enjoy researching and writing articles, as well as managing content and digital PR campaigns. To get into digital marketing, it’s important to learn about specific areas such as SEO, social media, email marketing or paid search marketing. You should also get as much work experience as you can and make a good impression wherever you work!
Sophie Barber, The Click Hub
Does degree subject matter?*
Have marketing degrees
Have business degrees
degrees include journalism, computer science and stage management
*stats from included agency owners/managers
Do you want to progress your career while meeting like-minded professionals, and learning something new? Take a look at these events taking place in Exeter.
Take a wander around Bicton Park’s Botanical Gardens and marvel at the beauty of its many rare and beautiful plant species.
Exotic tree ferns, a rocky glade and a gorgeous Italian garden as the centre piece are just some of the attractions to see. There’s also a collection of seashells in the flint Shell House, a hermitage garden, as well as mediterranean and rose gardens.
The glass Palm House is reminiscent of Kew Gardens, but was built 20 years before it.
Where? Bicton, East Budleigh Salterton, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 7BJ Cost: £10.95 online, £11.95 on the door Website:bictongardens.co.uk
Take some friends along and enjoy your favourite board game, or even discover a new one.
The staff here are knowledgeable and will help you decide what to play if you can’t choose from their collection of 350 board games. No matter what your taste may be, we guarantee there will be something for you.
You can also order food and drinks, including alcohol. This is a great place to head to if you’d like to have fun whiling away the hours.
Where? 79 South St, Exeter, EX1 1EQ Cost: Entry (3 hours) £5, plus food/drinks Website:boardexeter.co.uk
Proximity to the Devon coast is one of Exeter’s biggest draws. Who wouldn’t want to spend time on the long, sandy beaches of Dawlish Warren?
The mile and a half beach, with its sand dunes and award-winning clean waters, manages to never get too crowded, and is a lovely tranquil location – especially if you’re looking for some time to relax and unwind.
With thousands of birds coming to feed here in winter, and more than 600 plants, the beach has come to be internationally recognised as an important ecological site.
Exeter’s first coffee roastery is the place for coffee lovers to order coffee beans, which are sourced from around the world.
This independent coffee shop has grown in popularity since it first opened in 2004, and now runs barista training courses too. Simply sign up online and learn how to make yourself the perfect cup of coffee, complete with gorgeous latte art.
This imposing castle on the banks of the River Exe remains largely unchanged since it was built 600 years ago.
Today, you can go on a tour of its grand rooms and learn about its rich history and varied architectural styles. From civil war sieges to tales of spooky goings-on, you will be thrilled by what you discover as you wander around, going up the grand winding stairs.
Once you’ve explored everything there is to see inside, take a walk around the vast grounds to see the deer and take time to unwind in the secluded American Garden.
This world-class museum is filled with collections of geological, historical and archaeological significance.
You’ll find ice age fossils and over 30,000 archaeological objects from the region, which has been inhabited for 350,000 years. They also house archaeological findings from further afield like Mesopotamia and Egypt.
Then there’s the zoological collection of exotic birds, animals and insects. You could spend hours here and you still wouldn’t have seen it all.