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Spotlight On Windsor

On01/ 02 /17


Windsor is well known for its history and royal connections, however the town is also home to over 26,000 residents and more than 10,000 businesses, enjoying an employment rate of almost 80 per cent.

We take a closer look at Windsor and at what make it such a popular place to live and work.

Windsor occupies an enviable position, just 23 miles west of Charing Cross London. The town lies immediately South of the River Thames, whilst its neighbour Eton is on the northern side of the river.

The tourist industry supports more than 9,400 jobs in Windsor. Legoland Windsor Resort located just outside the city, offers opportunities for around 700 staff between March and November with year-round positions in management and support. The park is the second biggest in the UK welcoming over 2 million visitors a year. 

Each year, almost a million tourists come to visit Windsor castle supporting a large number of local businesses, particularly in the areas of hospitality, commerce and travel. Windsor racecourse is another popular attraction located just a few miles from the centre, hosting a variety of meetings from April through to October.

Thanks to its tourism, Windsor has a good variety of facilities normally found in larger towns, including good transport connections and some excellent shopping. 

Windsor has two railway stations linking the town with Slough on the Paddington line and to London Waterloo. Journey times are 28 minutes to Reading and 39 minutes to London Paddington both via Slough. Travel into London Waterloo takes 56 minutes. The town also benefits from easy access to the M4 and M25 motorways.

Job opportunities in Windsor aren’t limited solely to tourism, with a variety of enterprises spanning technology, software, utilities and more both in and around the town. Centrica the home of Britsh Gas occupies a large base at its Windsor head office. John Lewis Group, Pitney Bowes and Damco are also located in the area, whilst a variety of opportunities are on offer in the neighbouring business hubs of Slough and Reading.

Windsor has consistently been rated amongst the best places to live in the UK, featuring in the 2016 Halifax Quality of Life Survey. The town benefits from a combination of above average local income, low crime rate and a buoyant property market. Good schools are also a plenty in and around Windsor, with the Offsted rated outstanding Windsor Girls School, Dedworth Middle School and Eton college all located close by.

For more information on living and working in Windsor, visit our dedicated page or browse our current Windsor jobs.
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