This coastal town in North Yorkshire, has a population of around 50,000. The town is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast, and it has a varying and intriguing blend of areas, from fishing to services to residential communities. Its seaside location and unique charm make it popular with tourists.
There are good road links, with four main roads serving the town and connecting it with major cities. The A64 links it to York and Leeds and the A1(M), with the A165, A170 and A171 linking it to various other places in Yorkshire and the North East. The railway station (the longest in the UK!) has services from York, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool on the North TransPennine.
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Shoppers in the town are greeted by a welcoming blend of high-street favourites and old-fashioned seaside resort shops. The main retail outlet in the town is the Brunswick Shopping Centre. The University of Hull has a campus in the area, offering a wide variety of courses including Marine Biology and Digital Media.
The creative industries play a vital role in the economy and regeneration of the town, and a recent report indicated that it comprises a fifth of the town’s economy. This is emphasised by the fact that in 2008 it won the title of Britain’s most enterprising town. The University of Hull Scarborough Campus contributes encourages the creative industries further, educating students in English, and Digital Arts. If you're a creative type then consider a career doing what you enjoy - but it's a competitive industry so be prepared to be technically competent in relevant computer programs and to be able to demonstrate a business head along with your artistic one!
The Tourism Industry has traditionally been a major part of the local economy and that continues to be the case today. The town is popular for weekend and midweek family breaks, with the beaches and attractions incredibly busy during the summer. During the winter, it is still popular as a peaceful alternative to the hustle and bustle of cities like Leeds and Bradford. As a result of tourism the hospitality industry flourishes, with a plethora of hotels and eateries creating a significant amount of employment opportunities in the town. For those looking for a mix of part-time and occasional full-time work, the tourism and catering industries are ideal choices.