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Crawley has become one of the best places to get a job in the UK

According to Adzuna, Crawley has become one of the best places to find a job in the UK, entering the top 10 for the first time since August 2016.

Crawley was accompanied in this with the likes of Cambridge, Manchester and Guildford.

In addition to the favourable competition per jobseeker ration on Crawley (0.18), average advertised salaries in the town currently sit at just over £31k.

In terms of a regional comparison, average salaries in Crawley sit ahead of neighbouring areas such as Brighton (£30,415) and Chichester (£28,329).

Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, commented: “Crawley might be known for its historic links to the Stone Age, a vibrant new town and connectivity to the one of the UK’s major airports, but it’s also now an employment hub and respected business location.

“The South East has long been a prosperous area in terms of employment prospects, but we’re pleased to see new towns and cities challenge the longer established hotspots.”

Although not yet on par with London salaries (£38,732), Crawley has shown growth potential above the average advertised salary for the South East region (£30,511).

According to regional labour market statistics from the Office of National Statistics, the highest employment rate in the UK is in the South East (79.6 per cent).

There are currently 3,584 advertised vacancies in Crawley, according to Adzuna. The area holds transport links to Gatwick airport and an ambitious programme of regeneration offering opportunities for connectivity and development across multiple sectors.

Adzuna is celebrating such towns upsetting the established status quo, with shared domestic wealth more likely to result in a ‘healthier’ post-Brexit economy.

The highest jobs currently listed in the area are for an operations manager, paying £800 a day, and an interim finance director role paying £700 a day. At the other end of the skills spectrum, companies like Nando’s and Pets at Home also advertise full and part-time work.

Monro added: “The South East has the highest employment rate in the UK and it is promising to see Crawley emerge as a key driver behind this.

“Crawley has the foundations of economic success, following its rejuvenation programme, and has proven itself by utilising its transport links, history and culture.”

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