Think of Oxford and you think of dreaming spires (the university), the motor car industry and tourism. But you only have to scratch below the surface to discover there is much more - certainly with regard to potential careers. The city council, county council and public administration of the population requires a huge workforce with a wide range of skills, the health - epitomised by John Radcliffe Hospital - takes care of the well-being of the population and as a shopping centre it boasts a huge number of popular stores.
...How about working in Oxford''s premier hotel? The contemporary Oxford Hotel boasts 168 bedrooms and a four star rating. The hotel is situated just outside the city and its 27 conference rooms can hold up to 320 guests. You''ll be responsible... more details
...Deputy Manager Oxford £30k + bonus Are you seeking a new managerial opportunity within an iconic brand steeped in British heritage? If so, we''d love to hear from you! My client is a highly reputable and well-established brand with a strong heritage... more details
...Temporary Support Coordinator - Oxford - 11.50 per hour plus holiday pay - Ref 12162 We have registered an exciting temporary support coordinator role with a leading global organisation in Oxford. This is a busy role supporting a friendly team who... more details
...How about working in Oxford''s premier hotel? The contemporary Oxford Hotel boasts 168 bedrooms and a four star rating. The hotel is situated just outside the city and its 27 conference rooms can hold up to 320 guests. You''ll be preparing food... more details
Retail Sales Executive C£23K Year 1 OTE £30K (uncapped) + iPhone + MacBook + great benefits Apple are looking for a bright, energetic and charismatic sales professional who''s keen to develop a retail career with one of the world''s most valuable... more details
There's little doubting the huge knowledge and skill base available in Oxford - it seems the graduates just don't want to move away. Nearly half the population have a first degree or higher qualification. They provide a fantastic employment pool for the many world-leading companies in bioscience, advanced engineering, publishing and the like to be found around the city. But there's also fantastic opportunities for those possessing vocational qualifications and seeking a more hands-on career.
Oxford University Press, Newsquest (Oxford Mail) and many other smaller publishing operations provide work for those who have a creative outlet or are interested in the more technical side of the publishing process. Journalism is not just restricted to newspapers - the skills are required by TV, radio and also by marketing companies. If you have the ability to write, photograph or design pages then take a look at the publishing industries around Oxford or spread your net further by seeking out companies needing help in the marketing department. And Oxford's many internet companies are also seeking those with creative writing skills.