Jobs in Basingstoke
Basingstoke is a lively, bustling town with a great community spirit. We’re proud to be an active part of the community and one of the best-rated recruitment agencies in the town!
We were delighted to feature in a video helping to promote our town for Basingstoke Together, which manages the town’s Business Improvement District and works to promote Basingstoke as a destination of choice for consumers and a growth business area.
Here are some great reasons to choose a job in Basingstoke and live in this area.
Fantastic employment opportunities
Ranked the 7th most affluent town in the UK in 2018, Basingstoke has a thriving economy and is home to some of the biggest names in business, including Motorola, AA and Sony.
Unemployment rates are just 2.4% compared with the UK average of 4.2%, with a significant proportion of the employment provided by local manufacturing and engineering businesses.
As well as fantastic employment opportunities, Basingstoke is well-loved by residents, with 94% of people living in the Basingstoke area saying that they are satisfied with the local area, with good reason!
So many things to see and do!
With all Basingstoke has to offer, you’ll banish boring lunch breaks for good with our handy guide to the Top 10 Places to Spend Your Lunch Hour in Basingstoke.
Whether you’re looking for good food, taking in some art and culture or a cardio workout, we’ve got lots of ideas for you to choose from!
Shopping and food
Festival Place houses many big name brands including, Apple, Next and Waterstones, alongside smaller boutiques.
There are plenty of places to go for a quick bite to eat such as Pret and Burger King.
If you’re looking for a restaurant experience, choose from local independents including The Mayflower and The Lime Leaf, or big-name brands such as Las Iguanas and Pizza Express.
If you fancy a trip to the big city, you’re just an hour’s train ride away from Central London and a night out at a West End show, a trip to the National Gallery or a visit to some of the UK’s biggest fantastic tourist attractions.
Pack a picnic for a trip to one of the lovely local wooded areas such as Basing Wood or The Vyne.
If you fancy doing something energetic, pay a visit to the Sports Centre where you can choose from a range of gyms, studios and exercise classes to get your heart rate up or take some time to chill out in the health spa which is kitted out with a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.
With a range of evening entertainment, including a comedy club, numerous bars and pubs and a ten-screen cinema, Basingstoke attracts a broad range of people in the evenings.
We’ve compiled a handy list of the Top 10 Places to Go After Work in Basingstoke
With so much going on in Basingstoke, you’ll never be stuck for something to do! Whether you feel like doing something energetic or more relaxed there are a range of places and activities to suit your mood.
- It’s nicknamed “doughnut city” because it has a lot of roundabouts
- Famous novelist, Jane Austen, was born in Basingstoke Greywell Tunnel in Basingstoke is home to a bat colony
- Basingtoke was mentioned in The Domesday Book
- The Skyline Plaza is 276 feet tall and is the tallest building between London and New York