Hi Mary, maybe best to reword your post differently. Work question posts usually gets reported and closed down quickly on the UK forums. Good luck for your future life in the UK, without people like yourself we'd be in a sorry state.
hi ian. thanks for the tip. will change it to living instead. Thanks again!
Derby is a very diverse and welcoming city.
I am sure there are already a number of Filipino staff already at the hospital, which is on the outskirts of the city and is quite new. So, there is likely to be a community for you to get involved with.
The city itself is quite small and the city centre quite compact. There’s perhaps not quite as much going in in the city as there is in our near neighbours in Nottingham, Birmingham or Leicester perhaps, but there’s a good theatre, several cinemas, some good bars and restaurants, and the Intu shopping centre is very modern with some good shops. The Cathedral Quarter has some nice more independent shops and a traditional feel to it.
Derby is also surrounded by beautiful countryside and the Peak District National Park is no more than 30 minutes away.
It’s a central city with good road and rail links.
In terms of cost of living it’s probably middle of the scale for the UK. Cheaper than London definitely. It’s a city which ranks highly in terms of average salaries compared to the rest of the UK as we have the likes of Rolls Royce, Toyota and Bombardiar based here who are global leaders in engineering. However, I don’t think you will find it expensive to live.
Hope this helps.
It's a great place to live and work. The Royal Derby is situated in a quiet residential part of the city on a good bus route. The city is diverse, welcoming and safe. It is a University city with students from across the world. It also has various large businesses that attract employees worldwide. It is also possible to get the direct train to London directly from Derby; only 2 hours. Sheffield is also on the direct trainline; about 30 minutes. Birmingham is less than1 hour by direct train. The glorious Peak District is about 1 hour away with amazing scenary, walking etc. Derby would be a great choice in my opinion.