What is the happiest city in the UK to work in?

The majority of UK workers enjoy their job, with the happiest levels among employees in the UK being in Glasgow, Cambridge and Brighton.

According to a study conducted by CV-Library the majority of UK citizens (57 per cent) enjoy their job. It also found that 74 per cent of professionals in Glasgow, 68 per cent of employees in Cambridge and 64 per cent of workers in Brighton like their job.

This news comes as we are approaching the happiest day of the year (July 14th). This is the belief of Dr Cliff Arnall, the man who coined the phrase ‘Blue Monday’ and who believes this day is when UK citizens reach peak wellbeing levels due to good weather, school holidays and longer hours of daylight.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library said:

The findings got me thinking about an article I read once which really resonated with me: it said that success isn’t the key to happiness, it’s happiness that’s the key to success. I agree that feeling good in ourselves makes it easier to achieve our goals, whether that’s in our personal or professional lives.

No-one can be happy all the time, but being able to make the most of the good times and cope effectively when life does get tough is crucial. If you are struggling, it’s important to not only seek professional help or talk to your loved ones, but also to really consider what’s making you unhappy. Make a list and try to think of solutions: maybe it’s time to find a new job, start a new hobby, or even take some time out to think about your goals.

CV-Library also found that recruiters are the third happiest professionals in the UK with 70 per cent of recruiters disclosing they feel happy on a day to day basis.

Mark Bracknall, director of Theo James Recruitment, a specialist recruitment consultancy, said:

Recruitment itself is a very rewarding career both financially and emotionally. There’s a certain kind of joy that comes with helping someone take the next step in their own career, whilst helping clients find the perfect candidate. It’s the ultimate adrenaline rush. Recruitment is a challenge but with 70 per cent of recruiters saying they are happy everyday – it’s obviously an enjoyable one.

CV-Library asked 2,000 professionals from across the country to collate this data.





Darius is the editor of HRreview. He has previously worked as a finance reporter for the Daily Express. He studied his journalism masters at Press Association Training and graduated from the University of York with a degree in History.