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Hull’s economy was traditionally built on seafaring, but despite the slow decline of the fishing industry the city remains a busy port.

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

Industry in Hull is primarily focused on the healthcare and chemical manufacturing sectors. Several wellknown British companies, such as Seven Seas Ltd, BP and Smith & Nephew, are major employers in healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, engineering and management.

The Princess Quay Shopping Centre has recently been extended with the intention of boosting Hull's commercial and financial development, and creating more than a thousand new jobs.

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Postgraduate study in and around Hull

Students at the University of Hull appreciate the city’s modest cost of living and the ready availability of accommodation. As a result they are among the happiest in the country, with high levels of student satisfaction. Popular subjects for postgraduate study include geography, chemistry, English and politics.

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10 local graduate employers in Hull

  1. Associated British Ports, Hull (Surveying; Administration; Seafaring)
  2. Hull City Council, Hull (Public sector; IT; Housing; Environmental)
  3. BP plc, Hull (Oil and gas; Engineering)
  4. Smith & Nephew, Hull (Healthcare; Manufacturing; Marketing)
  5. Seven Seas Ltd, Hull (Manufacturing; Healthcare customer service)
  6. University of Hull, Hull (Education; IT; HR; Administrative management)
  7. Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, Hull (Sales; Marketing; Finance)
  8. BAE Systems, Hull (Engineering; Manufacturing; Sales; Marketing)
  9. Hamers Solicitors LLP, Hull (Law)
  10. Strawberry, Hull (Graphic design; IT; Marketing)

(Note: these employers 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.)

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Moving to Hull

It’s on the map for…

  • Lively shopping area overlooking docks
  • Providing the backdrop to the abolition of slavery
  • Has been the base for several notable poets, including Philip Larkin

It’s within commuting distance of…

  • Grimsby – 32 miles
  • York – 38 miles
  • Lincoln – 46 miles

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