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Most famous for the naturally occurring hot springs of the Roman Baths, this picturesque city is a popular destination for tourists and a highly desirable place to live.

Career city: Bath | Postgraduate study | Local graduate employers | Moving to Bath

The most significant economic sectors in Bath include education and health (the NHS and University of Bath are key public sector graduate recruiters), manufacturing, tourism and leisure, and other professional services.

The city has also become home to a wealth of creative companies and is now a recognised national centre for publishing. Information and communications technology is another growth area, with graduate web and software developers in high demand.


Postgraduate study in and around Bath

Postgraduate students make up just under a third of the student body at the highly regarded University of Bath. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences brings in the largest number of students. Postgraduate opportunities also exist in engineering, design, management and science. The university also ranks among the top UK universities in regard to the quality of its research.

Bath Spa University is a modern UK university, offering a range of research options such as history, biological sciences and English.


Ten local graduate employers in Bath

  1. University of Bath, Bath (Teaching)
  2. Future Publishing Ltd, Bath (Publishing)
  3. BMT Defence Services, Bath (Engineering; Software development; Environmental)
  4. Buro Happold, Bath (Architecture; Engineering)
  5. Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bath (Public sector; Government)
  6. Auxillis, Bath (Logistics; Management)
  7. Civica Digital, Bath (IT; Software and web development)
  8. Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Bath (Public sector; Healthcare)
  9. Jolly’s House of Fraser Ltd, Bath (Retail)
  10. London & Country Mortgages, Bath (Financial services)

(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.)


Moving to Bath

It’s on the map for…

  • Naturally warm thermal baths
  • Cultural attractions such as the abbey, museums, theatres and galleries
  • Busy shopping street and tranquil parks

It’s within commuting distance of…

  • Bristol – 13 miles
  • Chippenham – 13 miles
  • Swindon – 37 miles

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