The city is best known for its educational institutions and it's the work of graduates from these that has led to the creation of ‘Silicon Fen’, a cluster of cutting-edge software, electronics and biotechnology businesses, including multinationals CSR and ARM.
If you're not technologically minded, however, there are still plenty of graduate opportunities on offer within the Cambridge area, as its city-in-the-country standard of living has made it popular with a wide range of recruiters.
The University of Cambridge is one of the best universities in the UK and is often ranked highest in the UK for its level of research quality. Not surprisingly, it is also leading the way in many areas of research, including medicine, earth sciences, psychiatry, general and chemical engineering, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, town and country planning, Italian, anthropology and psychology.
Anglia Ruskin University (which also has a campus in Cambridge) has built a reputation for its research into nursing and social work.
- Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (Education; Teaching)
- ARM Ltd, Cambridge (IT)
- Bidwells, Cambridge (Property)
- University of Cambridge, Cambridge (Education; Teaching)
- CSR, Cambridge (Engineering)
- Deloitte, Cambridge (Accounting and finance; Business consulting)
- Ernst & Young, Cambridge (Accounting and finance)
- Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Cambridge (Engineering; Management)
- National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Cambridge (Science and research)
- Schlumberger Gould Research, Cambridge (Oil and gas; Engineering)
(Note: these companies may not be currently recruiting. Their names have been provided as a guideline to the type of work available and what areas to look in.)
It’s on the map for…
- King’s College chapel (think carols at Christmas time)
- Cycling – it’s flat and congested, so why would you drive?
- The annual summertime folk festival
It’s within commuting distance of…
- Newmarket – 16 miles
- Stevenage – 29 miles
- Peterborough – 36 miles
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