About Cambridge

Cambridge University Punting

History

Cambridge is known worldwide for its rich history and being one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With an estimated population of 120,000, including 25,000 students – it is home to the famous University, King’s College Chapel and river punting along the River Cam.

There is evidence of settlement dating back to the Bronze Age. The Vikings arrived in 875 and made the city an important trading centre. The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 and remains one of the world’s five best universities. 

Why Choose Cambridge?

The economy is diverse with strengths in sectors such as research and development, software consultancy, high value engineering, creative industries, pharmaceuticals and tourism. Tourism generates over £300 million for the city’s economy.

Cambridge is at the heart of the thriving cluster of high technology businesses that have grown up around it, making it the ideal location to attract a highly skilled workforce. It has a high number of people in the highest paid managerial, professional and administrative jobs. More than 40% of the workforce has a high education qualification, which is more than twice the national average. 

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£Billion Companies who have chosen Cambridge

AstraZeneca

Apple

Amazon

ARM

Microsoft Research

Marshall Aerospace Group