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We understand how moving from a different country to settle somewhere different can be daunting. This welcome pack has been developed to help you in your journey to making this area your new home.

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Bristol and the South West have a long history of welcoming migrants from all parts of the world. We value the contributions of immigrants, who continue to enrich this city. As a resident of Bristol or the surrounding areas you have made a decision to call this area your home. As you work to achieve your goals, take some time to get to know this community and this space, its history and its people. It is now both your right and your responsibility to help shape the future of this city and to ensure its continued success.

Bristol is the largest city in the south west of England with a population of almost half a million people. Bristol has a lot of history which is evident throughout the city. A good way to get to know your new surroundings whilst settling into Bristol can be by exploring the city’s history. Bristol is also home to some very popular festivals and events throughout the year such as Bristol Balloon Fiesta and the Harbour Festival.

The Bristol and South West area have a wide range of jobs to offer. The main sectors which employ large numbers of entry and second level staff are: Hospitality and Catering, Retail, Logistics (warehousing and driving), Health & Social Care and Construction. This area is also known for the more specialist work sectors such as: Aerospace, Creative & Digital, Professional & Financial Services and Low Carbon industries.

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