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Why a move to Oxfordshire will skyrocket your career!

Oxfordshire is fast becoming the go-to setting for high-tech manufacturing, science, and innovation eco-systems for the UK and beyond.​ Discover more about what Oxfordshire has to offer and why you should relocate!

With one of the strongest economies in the UK, Oxfordshire boasts a growing high-tech community pioneering work for the world’s future health and economic growth. With lots of career options for those with skills in the engineering and technology fields, here’s why you should consider moving to Oxfordshire!

location

  • Oxfordshire is supremely well-connected. The city of Oxford is approximately one hour from London and 45 minutes from London Heathrow, the UK’s largest airport. Trains run frequently from Oxford’s two mainline stations, linking it to London in less than an hour as well as to Birmingham, the north and the south coast.

Culture and Lifestyle

  • Oxfordshire is glowing with heritage, from the spires of the historic city of Oxford to the UNESCO world heritage site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill at Blenheim Palace.
  • Outside the city, the landscape varies from the glorious Thames valley to the wooded Chiltern hills in the south and the rolling Cotswolds to the north and west.
  • Luxury shopping destination Bicester Village and £500 million Westgate Oxford centre.

Job opportunities

Oxfordshire is fast becoming the go-to setting for high-tech manufacturing, science, and innovation eco-systems for the UK and beyond:

  • It’s home to 1,500 high-tech companies with the highest concentration of science research facilities in Western Europe.
  • It boasts over 10,000 people employed in scientific R&D and healthcare-related manufacturing. The proportion of people working in R&D is over four times the national average.
  • Many major employers such as BMWOxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust, and The University of Oxford prefer to choose the talent from this land.

In the next evolution for Oxfordshire as a technology hub of the UK, Bicester Motion has revealed its £140m masterplan in full to become a centre of excellence for the past, present and future of mobility within a 444-acre destination development.

Oxfordshire is also home to world leading Science Innovation Centres: Culham Science Centre, Oxford City Science Area, Begbroke Science Park, Oxford Science Park, Milton Park, Oxford Technology Park and Howbery Business Park.

education

  • As well as being home to a world leading university, Oxfordshire has outstanding schools. The county has GCSE pass rates above the national average, and above average key stage one and two scores.

housing

  • Oxfordshire is an expensive place to live with the average home in 2021 costing £464k. But with the county’s population of 682,000 (2021) it has plenty of space to live, breathe and grow.

If you’re considering your next career step, get in touch with one of our expert recruitment consultants for a confidential chat about the career options available to you.