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Popular with students due to the two universities, one in eight residents studies at university. 

87% of employees work in the service sector, and the city has been hailed as “a place for innovative businesses and individuals to thrive”, due to the growth in digital, energy and life science sectors.

Nottingham’s positioning means most cities in England can easily be reached by train or car within a few hours, so you can easily spend your weekends visiting family and friends.

Nottingham Castle gardens

Working in Nottingham

Whether you want to work in-house for big name brands like Pentland, Boots or Experian; or would prefer to specialise in the likes of SEO, PPC, content, PR or social media at an agency; then Nottingham could be the perfect place for you.

In need of some job inspiration? Take a look at our list of top 10 agencies in Nottingham.

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When I finished uni, I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do, just that I wanted it to be vaguely mathematical. Fortunately, I found Hallam and PPC, and it was the perfect fit. Here, I get to apply my technical expertise to an ever-changing environment, constantly trying to stay one step ahead of the competition. For other grads, I would just advise to get stuck into work somewhere. Even if it’s not what you originally imagined yourself doing, you’ll surprise yourself at what you find interesting by the end.

Jonathan Catton, Hallam

My advice to graduates considering a career in digital is there will definitely be an area of digital that suits your skillset and lines up with your interests, so go for it. The industry is super fast-paced so you’ll never be bored in your line of work. Agency work I believe is the most rewarding and the steepest learning curve, so shop around and find the agency with the best development plan for a graduate.

Elliot Haines, Hallam

When looking for graduates, we would look for someone who is passionate to learn and develop, and isn’t afraid to ask questions and for help. We will believe in the graduate and want them to have that same faith in their self. They need to have the self-drive and determination to challenge themselves, and they need to keep up-to-date with new techniques and trends in the industry.

Sam Briggs, Vitty

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Living in Nottingham

Offering the perfect work-life balance, Nottingham is actually the cheapest city to live in, on our list! Compared to London, Nottingham is 184% cheaper; and it also beats the likes of Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle. 

So, if you want your money to go further, Nottingham is the ideal place!

Living Costs*


Average cost of a one bed flat (monthly rent)

£578.95 (city centre)
£464.17 (outside city centre)


Average monthly commuting costs

£55


Monthly gym membership

£28


Average cost of a meal at an inexpensive restaurant

£12


Average cost of a cappuccino

£2.50


Average cost of 0.5l beer

£3.05


*stats from Numbeo

Things to do in Nottingham

Attenborough Nature Reserve

Attenborough Nature Reserve

Nottingham, NG9 6DY

Boilermaker

Boilermaker

36 Carlton Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NN

Budby Antiques

Budby Antiques & Vintage Emporium

Budby, Newark, NG22 9EX

Escapologic

Escapologic

21-23 Castle Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AQ

Glee Club

Glee Club

Castle Wharf, British Waterways Building, Canal St, Nottingham, NG1 7EH

Hockley Arts Club

Hockley Arts Club

20 Carlton St, Nottingham, NG1 1NN

Kitty Cafe

Kitty Cafe

31-37 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DD

Ludorati

Ludorati

72 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6BJ

National Ice Centre

National Ice Centre

Bolero Square, Belward Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LA

National Justice Museum

National Justice Museum

High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle

Lenton Road, Nottingham, NG1 6EL

Penny Lane

Penny Lane

9 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1QQ

Rock City

Rock City

8 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG

Tenpin Bowling

Tenpin Bowling

Clifton Boulevard, Redfield Way, Nottingham, NG7 2UW

Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Park, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2AE

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