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The medieval city of Norwich boasts modern architecture and a number of beautiful parks and gardens. Graduate employment is dominated by the financial services industry and the media.

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

Norwich is dominated by the financial services sector. Many well-known insurance and finance companies, including Aviva, have regional and national headquarters in the city and run highly regarded graduate programmes.

The media industry is another major graduate destination in Norwich, with Archant and ITV Anglia offering graduate schemes and traineeships in both journalism and television. The public sector too is a popular choice: Norwich City Council alone employs almost a third of people working in Norfolk.


Postgraduate study in and around Norwich

The University of East Anglia (UEA) scores highly for its research in social work, American studies, international development and pharmacy. Sciences and health are linked to world-leading Norwich research park institutes, with notable strengths in the areas of plants, microbes, food, health, the environment and computing.

Norwich University of the Arts offers a range of postgraduate-level study options in art, design and media for those with creative or artistic leanings.


10 local graduate employers in Norwich

  1. Norwich City Council, Norwich (Public sector; Government; Education; Housing)
  2. Aviva UK plc, Norwich (Financial services; IT)
  3. ITV Anglia, Norwich (Media; Journalism)
  4. Archant, Norwich (Media; Publishing; Journalism)
  5. Mills & Reeve LLP, Norwich (Law)
  6. Marsh Ltd, Norwich (Financial services; Insurance)
  7. Unilever, Norwich (Manufacturing; Marketing; Finance; IT)
  8. Norfolk NHS, Norwich (Public sector; Healthcare)
  9. Anglian Group plc, Norwich (Engineering; Manufacturing; Retail; Construction)
  10. The JMS Group, Norwich (Media; Advertising)

(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.)


Moving to Norwich

It’s on the map for…

  • Cultural attractions eg the Millennium Library and Norwich Cathedral
  • Beautiful landscapes of Norfolk
  • Elm Hill – a cobbled medieval street – home to quirky shops and boutiques

It’s within commuting distance of…

  • Great Yarmouth – 20 miles
  • King’s Lynn – 38 miles
  • Ipswich – 38.5 miles

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