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9/12/2016 6:48:17 PM

Why go, when you can stay? Reasons North Wales makes a great career choice

We've all had holidays we wished would never end, and if you're normally a city dweller, the peace and tranquility of North Wales is likely to be a major attraction for you.

But it's not as remote as you might think, with good transport links to the big cities of the north and west - including Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham - and routes from Bangor into London within around three hours.

With an excellent quality of life and a lower overall cost of living, it's a best of both worlds solution - but you might not think there are likely to be many high-level jobs to choose from in the region.

In fact, you'd be wrong. Not only are there plenty of top-flight vacancies throughout North Wales, but due to the less dense population, you're likely to find the competition for the job you really want to be substantially less fierce.

Why not take a look at our blog which gives you ten good reasons to relocate to North Wales for a better work-life balance? 

A Year of Growth

Sian Williams, head of Supertemps Specialist division, was invited recently to present at Pontio Bangor, the Arts and Innovation Centre at Bangor University, as part of the Byw a Bod language and culture project.

Her presentation spotlighted the rapid growth experienced in North Wales, with figures spiralling in even the past 12 months - the fruits of several years' labour in terms of building new opportunities for top-level employment in the area.

She said: "This region is lucky to be home to a range of passionate and determined business communities, giving a powerful voice to local employers, employees and specialist industry sectors."

Among the results seen in the past 12 months, temporary specialist placements are up 40%, digital and IT placements are up 133% and the average salary of roles now stands at £26,000 - with many paying much more than this amount.

"We should shout about the great opportunities and lifestyle we have here in North Wales to attract specialist skills in the region," Sian added.

A Changing World

Part of the reason behind this trend is the increase in digital working and the so-called Gig Economy, which we have mentioned in recent blog posts.

The idea is simple: more people are able to live and work where they want, by getting temporary highly-specialist work via the internet or through modern-day recruitment agencies like Supertemps Specialist.

Figures from the REC show 91% of employers have recruited temporary staff through an agency in order to access key strategic skills they did not have in-house.

If you feel trapped in a 9 to 5 city job and want a change of scenery, as well as a fresh professional challenge, speak to us about the new opportunities that are becoming available in North Wales.

Supertemps are North Wales' longest established recruitment agency, putting people in the region into the roles they want since 1980.

Supertemps Specialist is our top-level division, recruiting for project managers, technicians, developers and administrators - for both permanent and temporary specialist roles.

To find out more about how we can help you find the job of your dreams, in the location of your dreams, contact Supertemps today.

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