Cardiff is the UK’s 11th largest city and the capital of Wales. Dale Williams, co-founder of Yolk Recruitment, an agency based in the city, shared his experiences of living, working and recruiting in the ‘City of Arcades’.
What do you love about being a recruiter in Cardiff?
The quality of life offered in Cardiff is incredible. As a city it’s fairly unique in that you can be on a beach or in the mountains within a 20-minute drive or train journey, and the pace of life is that little bit slower here while still offering all you’d expect from a capital city.
House prices are lower, school are good and commutes are much less painful when compared to London. Equally, you can be in London within two hours on the train. We are seeing an increasing amount of candidates who recognise and embrace that, and are relocating from other cities to enjoy all that Cardiff has to offer.
And, with so many universities in and around the capital city there is a vibrant and growing pool of talented, qualified young graduates entering the jobs market. From law to graphic design, there is a wealth of indigenous talent to recruit from, and we see a huge amount of people who move here to study who don’t want to leave after their student days are over.