By Debbie Holden 25 Apr 2019 5 min read

Relocating? Here’s why automotive professionals are choosing Birmingham


Birmingham is a city bursting with character, and if you think it’s transformed in recent years, you haven’t seen anything yet!

Despite fears surrounding Brexit businesses in Birmingham are enjoying plenty of success than those in other parts, and plenty are flocking to get automotive jobs in Birmingham.

Birmingham was the second-fastest growing UK city over 2018, and with HS2 due for completion in 2026, making London only 49 minutes away, Birmingham is certainly catching the eye of professionals in a number of industries, let alone automotive.

Birmingham is becoming a very attractive place to live and work, as plans for a £10 million revamp of Centenary Square, and plans for developments to Bullring markets remain on course.  

So if you’re considering relocating, maybe Birmingham is the next step for you? Here are a few other reasons why it would be a great move:



Is food your passion? Not to worry, you can find an array of cuisine in Brum. From Indian, to Spanish, to bog standard English pies, you won’t go hungry here. These are the top 5 restaurants in Birmingham, according to Tripadvisor:


  • Adam’s
  • Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham
  • Old Dresser Cafe
  • Harborne Kitchen
  • Ju Ju’s Cafe



Do you like getting out and about at the weekend? Then Birmingham is the place to be. You can visit top aquarium Sea Life, or take a bus and go sightseeing the city for the day.

If you’re looking for something a bit more extravagant, Arena Birmingham hosts some of the biggest names in the music industry every week. So if you’re a fan of The Vamps, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding or Mabel, this is the place to be. But it doesn’t stop at music – David Blaine, The Harlem Globetrotters and Premier League Darts are all set to be on over the next few months!

Are theme parks more your thing? Then Drayton Manor is full of exciting and breathtaking rides, ready to thrill you and your family! Although it’s in Staffordshire, it’s not too far to travel to in comparison to other theme parks in the country – just over half an hour in fact!


Travel to your heart’s content

Want to get away for the week? Birmingham New Street train station gives you access to many different cities across the country, at affordable prices. Or, if you’re looking for something a bit further away, Birmingham International Airport has direct flights to over 150 destinations. And if you’re just looking to stay local, a bus or taxi will get you from A to B in a flash.


Networking and events

Home to Birmingham NEC, this arena hosts hundreds of networking events, conferences and exhibits every day, for those in each industry of all levels. So if you’re looking for automotive events to attend, you can get talking to a few new people, this is an excellent place to start. The first place to start might be with Automotive Management Live, the UK’s leading event for motor retailers.




Like watching sport? Perhaps you’d prefer to participate? Whichever it is, Birmingham has plenty to offer in this area. Grab a ticket to watch some local premier league football with Aston Villa, or head over to Cannock for a top tree adventure at Go Ape. If you’re looking for something different to watch, Edgbaston, home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club is always a good day out (and it’s the second largest cricket stadium in the UK). Or go crazy at Mr. Mulligans Adventure Golf, which features three crazy golf courses for you and the family.



Bringing the whole family along? Then you’ll need plenty of options for schools – luckily, there are over 523 schools to pick from. So wherever you are, and whatever age your children are, there are plenty of options available.



If you’re looking to unwind, Birmingham has a fantastic nightlife on offer, from hidden speakeasies to award-winning gin spots and innovative meaderies, the bar scene is simply beautiful. So whether you’re up for a night out with your friends or just a quiet drink with your other half, there is always somewhere to impress.



If you’re in the mood to see the city, you can go on one of the Birmingham Tours with Blue Badge Tourist Guide Mary Moore, who offers coach and walking tours of Birmingham and the Jewellery Quarter. Cadbury world is a must-see – a fascinating, fun-packed day for the family to enjoy, and it’s located on the original Cadbury factory in Bournville. Do you like talking automotive in your spare time too? Then head to the Land Rover Manufacturing Tour in Solihull for unreserved access to state-of-the-art production lines, where you can witness first-hand the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport and Discovery coming together.



And the last, most important thing on the agenda once you’ve decided that Birmingham is the place you’d love to live, is figuring out what job you could do there. Currently on we have a myriad of jobs available in the Birmingham area, ranging from sales to servicing and repairs, to bodyshop roles. Take a look at the average salaries for these roles underneath:







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Car Sales jobs in Birmingham
Servicing and Repairs jobs in Birmingham
Bodyshop roles in Birmingham

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