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Chester named in the UK’s top ten event job hotspots

The ongoing pandemic has heavily impacted the events industry over the past 12 months. But with venues now back up and running, Chester takes sixth place in the top ten cities for event jobs in the UK according to new study.  

Following a staggering 355% increase in Google searches for the term “event jobs near me” in the last six months¹, a new study from events specialists AYRE Event Solutions reveals the top ten event job hotspots in the UK² by analysing the percentage of total available job vacancies that are within the events industry. 

The results reveal the top ten UK cities with the highest percentage3 of events related jobs are :  

  1. Bath – 13%
  2. London – 12%
  3. Manchester – 11%
  4. Liverpool – 11%
  5. Brighton – 11%
  6. Chester – 11%
  7. Edinburgh – 10%
  8. York – 9%
  9. Birmingham – 9%
  10. Leeds – 9%

Taking sixth place, there are currently 332 event-related jobs in Chester. That’s 11% of the 3,314 total job vacancies available. Looking at the average event salary in the city, this comes in at £27,990, which is 7% below the average salary in Chester. 

If you’ve recently graduated from University in the city after studying Events Management, there are plenty of roles to look out for including an events manager (23 vacancies), events coordinator (4 vacancies), events administrator (2 vacancies), and events assistant (5 vacancies)⁴. 

The new research indicates that Bath, the largest city in the county of Somerset, is the place to be if you want a career in the events industry, with 13% of all jobs in that location being event related. Some of the event related jobs available in Bath include an event chef, an event executive and an events coordinator. The average salary of an event job in Bath is £30,127, which is 5% higher than the county average salary (£28,829). 

Managing director of AYRE, Chris Ayre commented on the study: “The events industry has been one of the most affected by the ongoing government restrictions. From wedding planners to festival organisers, people have had to find other ways of making an income, for some, this meant changing industries completely. But with restrictions now lifted for most events and festivals, it’s exciting to see the industry picking up again, and the increase of event jobs being advertised. 

“It’s great to see Chester in the top ten cities for events related jobs in the UK. The city has a lot to offer with a wide variety of annual events from Chester Craft Beer Festival to Dog Fest North. 

“For those who graduated from university this year and are on the lookout for a new and thrilling industry to be a part of, events could be for you, and these top ten cities are a great starting point for your event job search. The events industry has always been a great industry to be part of, and I truly believe now is the perfect time to start a career in it”

To find out more about the UK’s event job hotspots, please visit: https://www.ayre.events/the-uks-top-ten-event-job-hotspots-revealed/ 

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