New job, relocating to the area - the alt city guide to Cambridge

by Carl Wright

New job, relocating to the area - the alt city guide to Cambridge

Recently started a new job in Cambridge? Maybe you're considering relocating to this region for work? We've certainly got plenty of opportunities for built environment professionals but before you check out our jobs section, you might want to know more about Cambridge itself.

Finding 'the right' position to advance your career is an important decision and with so many roles on offer we often get asked, what is the local area like. In fact, our salary survey found, that 63% of people considered 'location' as the most important factor when considering a new job.

So while everyone is well aware of Cambridge's history and its University, if you haven't lived locally and you're new to the region, its good to know what else is on offer. After all, it can't be all work and no play! Most of our team are locals and love what Cambridge has to offer but you might be interested to read this 'Alternative Guide to Cambridge' published by the Guardian this week, which mentioned some of our favourites! 

Cambridge’s food, drink, music and arts scenes are thriving, with an underground ethic energised more by town than gown. You might imagine that in a university city as renowned as Cambridge, the student population is pivotal to its cultural life. “Not remotely,” says Cambridge-based arts journalist, Harry Sword: “It’s bizarre; they live a closeted existence. Cambridge University is a boiler room in terms of the amount of work they’re given, and they have sophisticated entertainment networks in each college so it’s a very self-contained world.

“People forget that over 100,000 people were born and live here, regardless of the university,” Swords adds. From the independent enclave of Mill Road to the annual (sponsor-free) to the Strawberry Fair music festival, a dedicated minority of those locals work doggedly to maintain the city’s bohemian edge.

The full guide with links to Cambridge’s food, drink, music and arts scene can be found here:


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