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Living & Working In The Yorkshire and the Humber

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Living in Yorkshire and the Humber

Yorkshire and The Humber is one of the cheaper regions to live in, with a few large cities and also boasting some beautiful countryside. It has a rich history in industry and has maintained a strong manufacturing culture to this day. The region also made significant contributions to science, as the first human disease to be cured by antibiotic was in Sheffield Royal Infirmary. The region was also home to the famous Bronte Sisters, who were largely inspired by their serene surroundings.

Yorkshire and the Humber Jobs

TitleSalaryLocation
Actuary£33,000 per annumNationwide
Business Tax Summer InternshipCompetitveNationwide
Retail at Cancer Research UKCompetitveNationwide
Cyber security graduateCompetitveNationwide

Cost of living in Yorkshire and the Humber

The average cost of a house in Yorkshire and The Humber is £148,000, which makes it much cheaper than the Southern or Midland regions. In the North, the cost of living is generally much lower than the South. Rent, leisure activities, such as going to the cinema, and even supermarket food typically costs less. In turn, wages tend to be lower than in the South.

Renting Prices in Yorkshire and the Humber

The average rental price in Yorkshire and The Humber is £625pcm, so it is much cheaper than other areas of the UK.

Nightlife in Yorkshire and the Humber

Some of the biggest student cities in the UK are in Yorkshire and the Humber, such as Leeds and Sheffield, meaning in some areas there is an abundance of lively nightlife. In the rural areas the nightlife will be a little quieter.

Notable Attractions in Yorkshire and the Humber

Shambles - This quirky old street in York dates back as far as the 14th century. The narrow lanes and cobblestones paths are home to a collection of shops and eateries, and provide a glimpse into old England.

York Minster – York Minster is the Cathedral of York. Alongside being a functioning cathedral running services and religious ceremonies, it has some fun interactive exhibitions celebrating the history of the Cathedral.

Whitby Abbey – This ancient Christian monastery dates back to the 7th century and was the setting for some of the scenes of Dracula. Nowadays the ruins host a selection of family activities in the grounds.

The York Dungeon – The York Dungeon offers an immersive experience that brings history to life through a team of actors and special effects. It’s quite spooky and well worth a visit.

Kirkstall Abbey – Kirkstall Abbey dates back to Medieval times. The picturesque grounds and astounding historic architecture are perfect for getting lost in time.

Gordale Scar – Gordale Scar is a limestone ravine that has two waterfalls and cliffs over 100m high, that has inspired a range of literature and poetry over the years. Many go there for camping holidays.

Employers in Yorkshire and the Humber

FDM
KPMG
Leeds City Council
Specsavers
Boots
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
West Yorkshire Police
Enterprise
Her Majesty’s Government
Sky
Sky Bet
Teach First
University of Sheffield
Amazon
Arup
Bradford Council
British Steel
Grant Thornton
Kirklees Council
Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds Pharmacy
Mott Macdonald
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Sheffield Hallam University
South Yorkshire Police
University of Leeds

Education institutions in Yorkshire and the Humber

University of Bradford
University of Huddersfield
University of Hull
Hull York Medical School
University of Leeds
Leeds Trinity University
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Arts University
Leeds College of Music
University of Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam University
University of York
York St John University