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Recruitment Agency East Midlands

The East Midlands is made up of six counties, which are Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (excluding North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. The region is home to 4.8 million people, and most live in the six major urban centres of Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Mansfield, Northampton and Nottingham.

Located relatively close to London, its excellent national motorway links help the region thrive economically. It is served by East Midlands Airport, conveniently situated close to three of the region’s main cities of Nottingham, Loughborough and Derby.

East Midlands Employment facts

The region has 2,365,000 employees, giving the East Midlands a higher than national average employment rate of 76.9%. While average weekly pay varies according to the sector, the median gross weekly pay for full-time workers is £529.9.

Main industries and employers in East Midlands

The East Midlands has been traditionally known for its manufacturing. Engineering is still a major employer, with a range of global brands building their transport products here, including Rolls-Royce (in Derby), Siemens (Lincoln), Triumph Motorcycles and Ultima Sports (both in Hinckley). Tata Steel Europe Ltd has some of its main operations in Corby. Other major industries include wholesale trade and health services, and the public sector is one of the region’s main employers.