As if its music, culture and nightlife wasn’t enough, Manchester was recently revealed as the best city for graduates. In a survey by the Intergenerational Foundation, the capital of the north (or so I like to think of it) scored highly on a combination of graduate-level employment opportunities and house price-to-earnings ratios. Will we see students shunning the bright lights of London to head up north to begin their careers?
The benefits of living and working in Manchester aren’t just exclusive to young people. Anyone can enjoy what the city has to offer, as there’s something for everyone! Whether you’re a culture vulture, a sporting junkie or a shopaholic, there are countless ways to fill your evenings and weekends. And if you ever wanted to take a break from urban life, there’s plenty of breath-taking countryside in the surrounding shires that boast some much-loved walks.
As a B2B PR agency based near to Manchester, we can vouch for that fact that it’s a great place to work at too. Over the years, we’ve rubbed shoulders with PR pros across Manchester and seen that there are many worthwhile opportunities to work in the city’s creative industry. Having attended various PR award ceremonies we know first-hand how rewarding our line of work can be.
If you’re tempted by life up north then you’re in luck! We’re currently on the hunt for a new SAE/AM. The candidate we’re looking for has to hit the ground running with their creative thinking and be able to proactively and reactively spot key media opportunities. Another important trait we’re looking for is respect for deadlines and a good healthy day’s work- just like that northern work ethic! Interested? Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter telling us why you’re a good fit for Skout.
As employment opportunities boom for young people in Manchester, we like to think that employment among all ages will go from strength to strength in the city. Hopefully our prosperous creative sector will be among the key industry boomers.
Alex Brown has just started his career at Skout PR and will be a regular contributor to the Skout blog.