Living and working in Leeds & York
Working in God's Own Country, where you can enjoy the metropolitan and historic cities of Leeds and York and the great outdoors of the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep.
Why Our Staff Love Living and Working Here
Both Leeds and York regularly feature high in lists of the best places to live and work. Leeds is known for its thriving university scene, booming retail and leisure sector and being the “epicentre to some of the most breathtaking views of Yorkshire countryside”. People describe York as a “mini-metropolis” with cool cafes, destination restaurants, innovative companies – plus the fastest internet in Britain. Other factors included jobs, schools, and local shops.
If you are open to relocating to Leeds or York for work? We can provide you with a fantastic relocation package with up to a considerable £8,000 on offer, making your move as easy and stress-free as possible!
Loving Life in Leeds
This bustling city is host to world-class events, a thriving live music and nightlife scene, glorious Victorian shopping arcades, pioneering theatre, dazzling ballet, and leading 20th century art. It’s also home to the world famous Kirkgate Market, the birthplace of retail giant Marks & Spencer.
The city’s rich culture and enchanting streets and parks fired the imagination of JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings author. Museums include the Royal Armouries Museum, the Industrial Museum, and the Leeds City Museum. The stately homes of Harewood House and Kirkstall Abbey are also open to visitors, meaning there is always something to see in the city.
Leeds has become a hub of public-sector health bodies. The Department of Health, NHS England, the Care Quality Commission, NHS Digital, and Public Health England are all here. Leeds is home to the largest teaching hospital in Europe and Yorkshire Cancer Centre, the largest one in Europe.
All About York Life
A cosmopolitan city that’s small enough to feel homely, York has a population of 200,000. It’s “a friendly place you can settle into quickly, but which still feels fresh and exciting once you get to know it well.”
York is punching above its weight in the job creation stakes for a small city. A report published in July 2017 put it in second place in the UK for employment, with the city’s expanding business services sector helping to drive growth. With its Roman walls and historical treasures, the city of York is a living museum. Around seven million tourists flock there every year to enjoy its culture, history and unique shopping experience.
York is a Green Leader when it comes to getting around the city and beyond. With six Park and Ride routes, numerous cycle paths, and free WI-FI on their buses. York is also on the East Coast Mainline – London is just two hours away by rail, with trains departing every half hour. There is plenty to impress in the city, including the famously soaring Gothic Minster, the winding medieval streets, a diverse range of shops, galleries, clubs, cafés, museums, music groups and sports clubs. York is an excellent base for exploring. There are two spectacular national parks and the East Yorkshire Coast within an hour’s drive.