Wider opportunities

By choosing Devon, you’ll be immersed in a new and exciting county with the potential for the perfect work-life balance.

With various employment opportunities, schools and leisure activities to choose, Devon offers the perfect lifestyle for you, your friends and your family.

The county is home to over 47,000 businesses, big and small. Devon has a wide range of business ventures, industries and work opportunities scattered across all its diverse communities.

It’s already becoming one of the UK’s fastest growing areas for digital and tech start-up employment. From world-class engineering, manufacturing and aerospace research, too financial services and agri-tech, food and drink production – Devon’s business-empire is starting to thrive!

Devon has four Colleges spread across the county, three universities and a large number of private training providers. These offer a range of short courses, apprenticeships, degrees, post-graduate study and other opportunities to learn, study or teach.

A lot of people who live in Devon are very proud of their county and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Devon topped the 2019 Thriving Places Index, scoring particularly highly on levels of physical health, volunteering, pollution levels and air quality.