Revealed: The best UK town for work

Revealed: The best UK town for work

A town that first received prominence thanks to David Brent, Slough has been named as the best town in the country for jobs.

A survey by job site Glassdoor found the Berkshire town, located on the M4 so-called tech corridor and just seven miles from Heathrow airport, came first for work, the cost of living and employee satisfaction

It beat Manchester, which came second, and Cambridge, which entered the third spot.

Dr Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's Chief Economist, said Slough is in a part of the country which offers "pleasant environments" meaning "an increased quality of life for employees".

The research found that Slough's median salaries are £35,000, the town has more than 26,000 vacancies and the median price of a house is £390,000. Head offices for brands including Mars and O2 are also based in the town.

Suprisingly, London did not make it to the top 25. “Although people in London are generally satisfied, it has proven not only to be an expensive place to live, but also an ultra-competitive city in which to find a job," Chamberlain adds.

"The UK’s M4 corridor remains Britain's global tech backbone, with companies such as Oracle, Cisco and Microsoft all along this route,” he continues. “Towns and cities around this area offer pleasant environments, above average salaries and a lower cost of living, meaning an increased quality of life for employees.”

And in true HR fashion, regardless of where you are based David Brent’s words should resonate: “What is the single most important thing for a company? Is it the building? Is it the stock? Is it the turnover? It's the people, investment in people.”

Click next to see the full list of the UK’s 25 best towns to work in…


Comments (1)

  • Glynne Dyer
    Glynne Dyer
    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 1:26pm BST
    That's why we chose Slough for Vanta Staffing!!

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