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Norfolk has one of the most diverse economies in the UK. As such, it has a huge variety of employment opportunities to suit all interests and skill levels. The two largest employers, by sector, in Norfolk are in financial services and retail. There are many job and career opportunities available so you will never need to be tied to one employer. 

Retailing is obviously not unique to Norfolk, but with Norwich in the top 10 retailing centres in the UK, the variety of retail opportunities is unsurpassed. Department stores, specialist retailers, small independents, and all the famous names are to be found in one of the malls, high streets and historic cobbled lanes. As well as the city centre, there is a wealth of out of town retail parks. However, Norwich does not have a monopoly on retailing jobs, with King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth, Thetford and Holt having particularly vibrant town centres. 

Norfolk has an above average share of manufacturing jobs, particularly in food processing - Bernard Mathews, Kettle Foods and Pasta Foods are notable examples. 

Again, there is plenty of variety in Norfolk's major urban areas, but many of our largest food processing employers are located in rural areas, as are some of our other major manufacturers - Group Lotus (Norfolk's largest engineering company), Bux Corrugated Packaging and our boat building industry (the second largest community in the UK) is almost exclusively rural. 

Much of Norfolk's manufacturing base is housed in modern, high quality facilities, challenging the mistaken belief held by many, that a factory is a dirty and dangerous place to work. Thousands of people, young and old, male and female, of all educational levels enjoy high quality employment in electronics, mechanical engineering and a range of other factory environments. 

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