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Home to a tremendous cathedral, transport museum and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum - Coventry is an amalgamation of modern culture and history. Part of the West Midlands and historically a part of Warwickshire, it is the second largest city in the West Midlands region, after Birmingham, with a population of around 345,385.

The Romans founded a settlement in Baginton, next to the River Sowe, and another formed around a Saxon nunnery, founded around AD 700 by St Osburga, that was later left in ruins by King Canute's invading Danish army in 1016. Earl Leofric of Mercia and his wife Lady Godiva built on the remains of the nunnery and founded a Benedictine monastery in 1043 dedicated to St Mary.

A market was established at the abbey gates and the settlement expanded. By the 14th century, Coventry was an important centre of the cloth trade, and throughout the Middle Ages was one of the largest and most important cities in England. Coventry Castle was a motte and bailey castle in the city. It was built in the early 12th century by Ranulf de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester. Its first known use was during The Anarchy when Robert Marmion, a supporter of King Stephen, expelled the monks from the adjacent priory of Saint Mary in 1144, and converted it into a fortress from which he waged a battle against the Earl.

Coventry Cathedral was built after the destruction of the 14th century cathedral church of Saint Michael by the Luftwaffe in the Coventry Blitz of 1940. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Coventry became one of the three main British centres of watch and clock manufacture and ranked alongside Prescot, Lancashire and Clerkenwell in London.

Coventry motor companies have contributed significantly to the British motor industry. The city has two universities, Coventry University in the city centre and the University of Warwick on the southern outskirts. In 2017, the city won the title of UK City of Culture 2021, after beating Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea and Sunderland to the title.

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is one of the largest cultural institutions in Coventry. Another visitor attraction in the city centre is the free-to-enter Coventry Transport Museum, which has the largest collection of British-made road vehicles in the world.

During the late-1970s and early 80s, Coventry was the centre of the Two Tone musical phenomenon, with bands such as the Specials and the Selecter coming from the city, spawning several major hit singles and albums.Coventry has a range of music events including an international jazz programme, the Coventry Jazz Festival, and the Godiva Festival. On the Saturday of the Godiva Festival, a carnival parade starts in the city centre and makes its way to War Memorial Park where the festival is held.

Coventry has also appeared on cinema screens across the world, such as In the film The Italian Job. The famous scene of Mini Coopers being driven at speed through Turin's sewers was actually filmed in Coventry, using what was then the country's biggest sewer pipe.

Project Manager

Capita - Coventry UK - 27/06/2019

Becoming a Project Manager with Capita in partnership with Transport for London (TfL): An excellent opportunity to secure an initial 6 months contract as...

Maintenance Engineer

Hunter Selection Ltd - Coventry UK - 27/06/2019

MAINTENANCE ENGINEERCOVENTRY£34,000 - £36,000 MORNINGS, AFTERS, NIGHTSOur client, a market leading manufacturing company seeks to bolster its maintenance team with the...

KS2 Class Teacher

Empowering Learning - Coventry UK - 27/06/2019

"Outstanding" School in Coventry seeking a KS2 class teacher Potential to work in KS2 year groups Competitive salarySupportive Leadership teamOFSTED rated "Outstanding"...

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Time Recruitment - Coventry UK - 26/06/2019

Advanced Nurse Practitioner£52,000 - £55,000 per annum + Excellent BenefitsCovering Coventry Area - Bishopsgate Green, Keresely Heath37.5hrs per weekdays onlyAn...

Payroll Supervisor

Page Personnel Finance - Coventry UK - 26/06/2019

The client we are representing have a requirement to recruit for a senior Payroll Supervisor to assist management and HR in developing the payroll...

Science teacher

Empowering Learning - Coventry UK - 26/06/2019

Start date: September 2019 Role: Secondary Science teacher Location: Coventry Are you a qualified Secondary Science specialist? Empowering Learning are working on behalf of...

Service Desk/1st Line Support

BPM Tech - Coventry UK - 25/06/2019

1st Line Support Analyst Annual salary ofup to £22,000 Coventry The company: This organisation prides itself on working differently to set themselves...

Warehouse Operative

Pin Point Recruitment - Coventry UK - 25/06/2019

My client has a fantastic opportunity for you to join the team as a full time Warehouse Operative in Lyons Park, Lyons Dr, Coventry...

Customer Service

Randstad Employment Bureau - Coventry UK - 25/06/2019

Overview Job Type: Temporary Job Title: Customer Service Scheduler Salary: £9.74Location: Coventry About the Role & Company This organisation is a leading...

Air and Sea Imports Customs Broker

Freight Personnel - Coventry UK - 25/06/2019

Established for over 30 years, providing tailor-made, supply chain solutions within the retail, high technology, automotive and industrial sectors to a client base of...

Leasehold Operational Support Officer

networx - Coventry UK - 25/06/2019

Leasehold Operational Support Officer Coventry (subject to change with office closure) Band £20,407 Temporary 6 months contract, Full Time 37 Hours per...

Technical Sales Manager Engineering Sector

REED - Coventry UK - 25/06/2019

Technical Sales Manager (Engineering Sector) Up to £50,000 Basic Salary + £10,000 Bonus & Car Allowance (£640) Midlands Office...

Warehouse Operative

Pin Point Recruitment - Coventry UK - 25/06/2019

My client has a fantastic opportunity for you to the team as a full time Warehouse Operative in Lyons Park, Lyons Dr, Coventry, CV5...

Part Time Chef Nights

Cordant People - Coventry UK - 25/06/2019

An part-time opportunity has arisen for a Chef to join a busy but friendly kitchen in based in Coventry. Required hours are SUNDAY NIGHTS...

KS1 and KS2 Teaching Assistant- Coventry

GSL Education - Coventry UK - 25/06/2019

KS1 and KS2 Teaching Assistant- Coventry GSL Education are currently working on a vacancy at a Large Primary School in Coventry. In their last...

Art Director

Beyond The Book - Coventry UK - 24/06/2019

Are you an agency Art Director with a portfolio of campaign ideas? Do you enjoy collaborating with a Copywriter in coming up with insightful...

Head of Platform Engineering

Coventry Building Society - Coventry UK - 24/06/2019

About The Role Overall Purpose of role: Provides leadership and sets the direction for the IT platform engineering function in respect to people, processes...

Quality Inspector

Manpower - Coventry UK - 24/06/2019

I have a great opportunity for an experienced Quality Inspector to work for my Coventry based client. This client offers End-to-End bespoke solutions for...

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