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Home to the National Space Centre, Bradgate Park and Abbey Park - Leicester is a tourist favourite city situated in the East Midlands. The associated urban area is also the 11th most populous in England and the 13th most populous in the United Kingdom - and lies on the River Soar.

The name of Leicester is recorded in the 9th-century History of the Britons as Cair Lerion, and in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as Ligora-ceastre. In the Domesday Book of 1086, it is recorded as Ledecestre. Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, with a history going back at least two millennia. The native Iron Age settlement encountered by the Romans at the site seems to have developed in the 2nd or 1st centuries BC. Little is known about this settlement or the condition of the River Soar at this time, although roundhouses from this era have been excavated and seem to have clustered along the east bank of the Soar. The settlement seems to have controlled a ford across the larger channel. The Celtic tribe holding the area was later recorded as the Coritanians but an inscription recovered in 1983 showed this to have been a corruption of the original Corieltauvians. The Corieltauvians are believed to have ruled over roughly the area of the East Midlands.

In 2013, the discovery of a Roman cemetery found just outside the old city walls and dating back to ad 300 was announced. The remains of the baths of Roman Leicester can be seen at the Jewry Wall; recovered artefacts are displayed at the adjacent museum. During the 14th Century, the earls of Leicester and Lancaster enhanced the prestige of the town. Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster and of Leicester founded a hospital for the poor and infirm in the area to the south of the castle now known as The Newarke.

The construction of the Grand Union Canal in the 1790s linked Leicester to London and Birmingham and in 1832, the railway arrived in Leicester in the form of The Leicester and Swannington Railway which provided a supply of coal to the town from nearby collieries.

There are ten Scheduled Monuments in Leicester and thirteen Grade I listed buildings such as Leicester Castle and the Jewry Wall. The city hosts an annual Pride Parade, a Caribbean Carnival, the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India and the largest comedy festival in the UK - the Leicester Comedy Festival.

One of the best-known places in the city is Melton Road, near the city centre, which contains many diverse retail stores and restaurants for both locals and tourists. From clothing to fine cuisines, specialist bridal/groom makeup and home appliances.

The Leicester International Short Film Festival is an annual event; it commenced in 1996 under the banner title of ‘Seconds Out’.

Leicester is home to a number of famous faces, such as David Attenborough, Daniel Lambert, Peter Shilton, Thomas Cook, Richard Armitage, and Elizabeth Arnold. It is also home to a number of famous musical acts such as Kasabian, Showaddywaddy, Cornershop, Diesel Park West and Crazyhead.

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Business Development Manager- Security Solutions

BMS Performance Ltd - Leicester UK - 20/10/2019

Work for the clear market leader in the security sector 100% New Business roleLooking for candidates that have sold a consultative solution Business Development...

Fines Officer AO - Band E

Brook Street - Leicester UK - 18/10/2019

Admin Officer Leicester City CentreMonday - Friday 37 hours between 8:30am - 5:30pm£9.59 P/hA fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Administrator to...

Payroll Administrator

Paul Mitchell Associates - Leicester UK - 18/10/2019

Our client a successful organisation based in Leicester is looking to appoint a Trainee or experienced Payroller to their successful team.The individual we're looking...

Junior Sales Executive

Search Consultancy - Leicester UK - 18/10/2019

Are you looking for a new outbound Sales role, where you can earn uncapped commission?Do you want to work for an established successful...

PR & Communications Manager

Distinct Recruitment - Leicester UK - 17/10/2019

Reporting to the Marketing Director, you will act as the key point of contact for all external corporate communications. Your responsibility will be for...

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR

NJR Recruitment - Leicester UK - 17/10/2019

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATORLEICESTER £20,000-£25,000 NJR Recruitment is currently working with a leading UK provider of Wealth Management and Employee Benefits...

Cleaner

Randstad Construction, Property and Engineering - Leicester UK - 17/10/2019

*CLEANER* *Ongoing Contract* Randstad CPE are currently looking for a cleaner for an ongoing contract in Leicester. Working hours are from 12.00pm -...

Bridge Technician

REED - Leicester UK - 17/10/2019

Role Summary Technician/Engineer capable of using AutoCAD. Able to produce contract documents including bills of quantities, drawings, specifications, etc. Ability to manage contracts and...

Manufacturing Engineer

The EMBS Group - Leicester UK - 17/10/2019

Manufacturing Engineer, Production Engineer, CAD-CAM Engineer, CAM Engineer, CNC, Machining, Engineering, Precision, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Motorsport, Location: Leicester, Position: Permanent, Salary: Negotiable depending on...

Finance Business Partner

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited - Leicester UK - 17/10/2019

Prestigious organisation in central Leicester seek a Finance Business Partner to join their high-calibre team. Your new companyThis prestigious global organisation offer a high-quality...

Financial Accountant

Michael Page Finance - Leicester UK - 16/10/2019

A Financial Accountant role in an expanding manufacturing business. A technical position with a focus on continuous improvement. Client Details My client is a...

PR Account Executive

SF Recruitment - Leicester UK - 16/10/2019

The Commercial Division of the SF Group are currently looking to recruit a PR Account Executive Due to new business wins, our client is...

ER Advisor

Macildowie Associates - Leicester UK - 16/10/2019

Macildowie HR are working exclusively with a household name to recruit an ER Advisor on a 12 month FTC to coach and advise face...

Labourer

Search Consultancy - Leicester UK - 16/10/2019

Labourer's in LeicesterSearch consultancy construction team are looking for labourers in Leicester. The work will be doing general duties on site. The work will...

Service Engineer

Rise Technical Recruitment Limited - Leicester UK - 15/10/2019

Service EngineerLeicester£25,000 - £32,000 + Pension + Holiday + Vehicle + Overtime + Training Excellent opportunity to join an established...

Management Accountant

Blusource - Leicester UK - 15/10/2019

Are you an experienced Management Accountant looking for a position near Leicester? Joining a revamped team you will be pro-actively working across different departments...

Assistant Finance Manager

REED - Leicester UK - 15/10/2019

Reed Accountancy Leicester have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Finance Manager to join an existing team based in Leicestershire. Client: One of the...

Technology Compliance Officer

S.TWO - Leicester UK - 15/10/2019

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Retail Sales Advisor

Sofology Ltd - Leicester UK - 15/10/2019

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Store Manager - Jewellery

Zachary Daniels - Leicester UK - 15/10/2019

We are currently recruiting for a Store Manager for a highly retail business who are actually enjoying a sustained period of growth and success...

Health Care Assistant

Interserve - Leicester UK - 15/10/2019

About the role Are you looking to join our remarkable team of Care Assistants who spend every day making a difference to people’s lives...

Field Service Engineer

Start Monday Ltd - Leicester UK - 14/10/2019

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Jobs in Leicester.

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Avg. remuneration for jobs here in Leicester is £23,977 a year.

How well do Leicester jobs pay compared to London and the UK national average?

Leicester Average Salary:
£23,977
London Average Salary:
£41,954
UK Average Salary:
£27,500

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