What jobs are there in Cumbria?
There are no shortages of job opportunities in Cumbria, whatever the career. Skilled and unskilled labourers are all required. The county is located in North West England, and its county town is Carlisle. The biggest employer in Carlisle is in the retail and wholesale industry, hiring store consultants, warehouse staff, truck drivers and many more. Like most counties, another one of Cumbria’s biggest employers in the NHS. Hospitals and clinics always have a need for doctors, nurses, GPs and radiologists, to name just a few of the medical professions. 

Parts of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks are in Cumbria, meaning tourism adds to the economy. The Lake District National Park brings in people who enjoy hiking, water sports and other leisure activities. Coaches, lifeguards and rangers are needed in the area. Cumbria is a county that is easiest to get around by driving. There are endless pubs dotted around the county, hiding between farmland and hills. Bartenders, chefs and waiters can all find career opportunities in these rural pubs.

What is it like living in Cumbria?
Cumbria is predominantly one of England’s finest areas of natural beauty, serving as inspiration for artists, writers, and musicians. Much of Cumbria is mountainous, containing every peak in England that’s over 3,000 feet above sea level, with Scafell Pike being the highest point in England, reaching 3,209 feet. The overall average price of a house in Cumbria is £192,800.

Kris Paterson is a writer for whatjobs