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Working in Birmingham and Solihull

 If you’re considering coming to work with us, you may want to know more about the benefits of working, living or travelling to Birmingham and Solihull, including:

Great transport links!

The region is well served by a network of motorway and major roads and public transport links plus Birmingham International Airport.

Birmingham city centre has New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street rail stations, while Solihull has its own station near the town centre. There is also a Metro line running from Wolverhampton city centre to Snow Hill station with an extension to New Street station opening 2015.

The region also has excellent bus links and in partnership with National Express West Midlands, we offer employees discount on their bus travel. 

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* Please note that many of our sites have limited or no staff parking availability and if travelling to work by car, you may need to use public parking or park and ride facilities.


Great shopping and leisure!

We have some of the region’s best shopping and leisure facilities. In Birmingham this includes the reinvention of the Bull Ring with its dramatic Selfridges building, Brindley Place created around a reclaimed canal network and The Mailbox with its elegant designer stores. Grand Central, which is transforming New Street station and shopping mall and will see the opening of a John Lewis store is set to be completed September 2015.

Solihull has an intimate ambience and boasts an eclectic mix of designer, independent and high street shops and Touchwood shopping centre with 80 shops, 20 restaurants and food outlets and department stores, including John Lewis.

For leisure, Centenary Square in Birmingham centre is home to the internationally-acclaimed Symphony Hall and the City of Birmingham Orchestra (CBSO), as well as the striking new Birmingham Library and Birmingham Repertory Theatre. The Birmingham Royal Ballet is based at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, and the region also has the major events and music venues, NEC and LG Arena and National Indoor Arena (NIA).  

Shops

Sports lovers have Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City football teams on their doorstep, along with the Alexander international athletics stadium and NIA.

There are many beautiful green spaces, historic places of interest and visitor attractions across the region too including Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Cadbury World, Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, National Sea Life Centre, Jewellery Quarter, National Motorcycle Museum and Brueton Park to name just a few.

For nightlife, all tastes are catered for at the bars along Broad Street and in the China Town area of Birmingham and there are a number of multi-screen cinema complexes including Broadway Plaza and Star City, Birmingham and Touchwood, Solihull.

In addition, this is one of the UK’s most culturally diverse communities which is reflected by the array of international cuisine on offer from Michelin-starred restaurants to fast-food outlets.
Bars


Great place to live!

From traditional properties in leafy suburban neighbourhoods to modern city centre apartments, Birmingham has many options for those looking to relocate. Solihull, meanwhile, has high quality housing surrounded by designated green belt land and 1,200 acres of public parks and open spaces.

For more information click on the links for Birmingham City Council  and Solihull Council.



Great places to learn!

Birmingham has an excellent record in education. An OFSTED report into the city's education service states:  "Birmingham Local Education Authority is one of a very small number of LEAs which stand as an example to all authorities."

Solihull’s Local Education Authority also enjoys an excellent national reputation for quality and high academic standards.
Our local universities include University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Aston University and Newman University.