Birmingham is the heart beat of the Midlands. With an estimated population of 1,137,100 (2017), Birmingham is Britain's second largest city. Once famed for its engineering trade and innovation; 'the city of 1000 trades' is now home to a diverse economy of service industries, retailing and tourism.
Birmingham is rich in culture. From the Balti Triangle to St Paul's Square, the Birmingham Royal Ballet to the o2 Academy; every weekend welcomes and event or festival that celebrates the best of Birmingham's creative arts, food, sport and heritage. Home to five universities and boasting more canals than Venice, Birmingham has grown to be an energising hub of retail, transport, conference and exposition.
The Birmingham job market is flourishing and the job market continues to strengthen As well as Birmingham being selected to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022, new data from jobs site, Monster, shows that outside of London, Birmingham is the best city in the UK to develop a career within the digital industry.
Birmingham's appetite for progression is boundless. The city has been championing innovation since the Industrial Revolution. Today, Birmingham focuses mighty research and resources on developing the next generation of everything from greener transport to genetics, from regeneration to faster broadband speeds.