Will the next step in your career journey take you to the West Midlands?

The West Midlands is a hive of activity – and within easy reach of some of the UK’s top beauty spots. Busy, bustling and culturally diverse, it’s a vibrant area in which to live and work. Could you imagine living there?

The county’s towns and cities are packed with history, sport and culture. It also boasts some picturesque escapes – think the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia national parks – they lie to the west, the Peak District National Park to the north, and the Cotswolds to the south.

Teaching in the West Midlands

Living in the West Midlands

Living in the West Midlands

What’s your commute to work like? Would you prefer to drive door-to-door? If so, then moving to the West Midlands could be for you. They’re the teachers who are most likely to drive to work, with 89.4% commuting by car.

The average annual cost of living per household is a full £8,000 cheaper than London and the South East. Birmingham boasts the highest income after annual household spend, while Coventry is second on £11,473.

Data taken from UK House Price Index 2018 and ABC Finance.

Things to do

If you like to be close to all the (sporting) action, the West Midlands is the place for you. It’s home to super-size-sports and music arenas, county cricket, Premier League football, and rugby union alongside Europe’s biggest library - both sports fans and bookworms will be in heaven.

The West Midlands is also home to Cadbury’s chocolate factory where you can taste the chocolate fresh from the production line.