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A Snapshot into.. Wolverhampton

  • July 20, 2020

Located in the heart of the West Midlands, Wolverhampton is a vibrant City known for its rich cultural diversity and being a thriving center for arts, entertainment and leisure. With an estimated population of 256,000 and just a 20 minute train ride to Birmingham, the City is a popular place to live, visit and commute to/from.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest acute and community providers in the West Midlands, providing a range of services for the people of Wolverhampton, the wider Black Country, South Staffordshire, North Worcestershire and Shropshire. The Trust is the largest employer in Wolverhampton, employing more than 9,400 staff, covering more than 350 Different Roles. The trust is now rated as ‘Good’ overall by the CQC. The most central hospital site, New Cross, has more than 850 beds and is one of only 7 Trusts in the UK chosen to be a showcase hospital for infection prevention.

Facts About Wolverhampton

  • Wolverhampton was the first town in Britain to introduce automated traffic lights!
  • One Direction member, Liam Payne was born and grew up in Wolverhampton
  • The Sunbeam motor car, built in Wolverhampton, became the first vehicle to hit 200mph when it broke the land speed record in 1927
  • Wolverhampton is twinned with three cities: Subotica in Serbia, Klagenfurt in Austria and Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia
  • The City’s newspaper, the Wolverhampton Express and Star, recorded daily circulation figures in early 2009 of 128,838 making it the biggest selling regional daily paper in the UK
  • The Gold and Black colours of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC originate from the city’s motto ‘Out of Darkness cometh light’, with gold and black representing the light and dark

Cost of Living in Wolverhampton

Cost of Renting Accommodation per month

One-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


One-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre



1ltr Petrol


One-Way Public Transport Ticket


Monthly Public Transport Ticket


1km Taxi Journey



Meal out for two in a local pub


Meal out for two in a mid-range restaurant, 3 courses


Cinema tickets for two people


One-month gym membership


Tennis court rental for 1 hour on the weekend


Beer 0.5ltr bottle


Coke/Pepsi 0.33ltr bottle




Time it Takes to Travel by Train from Wolverhampton to Cities in the UK:


Time it Takes to Travel


1 Hour 45 Minutes


1 Hour 45 Minutes


2 Hour 41 Minutes


1 Hours 10 Minutes


3 Hours 50 Minutes


20 Minutes


1 Hours 20 Minutes


4 Hours 5 Minutes

Education in Wolverhampton:

According to the information available on the government website, Wolverhampton is home to 67 Primary Schools and a further 20 Secondary Schools. To find out more information about term dates, applications, standards, curriculum and general education, visit the City of Wolverhampton Council’s website here.

The City is also home to the University of Wolverhampton, a large university offering both undergraduate degrees and postgraduate courses across 4 faculties. The University has 3 Main Campuses and enrolls around 22,000 students overall from over 130 different Countries.

Things to do in Wolverhampton:

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton's Art Gallery in Lichfield Street houses collections of art from the 1700's to the present day and features internationally renowned Pop Art and Northern Ireland collections. The gallery is free entry and hosts fantastic changing exhibitions as well as permanent galleries.

Banks Park Brewery

This is a unique brewery in Wolverhampton where visitors get an opportunity to smell, taste, see and touch the ingredients that go into the making of its beverages. You can even opt for a tutored tasting at the Visitor Center of the site. Banks’s Park Brewery is a historic Victorian brewery in the locality, and opened its Brewery and Visitor Center in 2010

Wild Zoological Park

Wild Zoological Park aims to deliver a once in a lifetime, memorable, hands on experience to educate guests about animals. Animals from around the world can be found in each of the 5 themed lands: Reptiles Unleashed, Wild Australia, Amazon, Asia and Africa. Demonstrations and hands on experiences are available for families, adults and children.

The Grand Theatre

Wolverhampton Grand is a long established theatre that receives a wide range of major touring productions including drama, musicals, ballet, dance, opera, variety, concerts, children's shows and one of the biggest pantomimes in the UK. The hall can accommodate 1,200 and is a Listed Building in the Grade II category.


Two indoor shopping centres, the Mander Centre and Wulfrun Centre and the pedestrian-friendly shopping areas, host a mix of national stores and quality independent retailers. The vibrant Indoor and Outdoor Market operates on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Craft and Farmers Markets enhance Dudley Street every first Friday of the month.

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club commonly known as Wolves, is a professional association football club based in Wolverhampton. If you’re a football fan then Wolverhampton Wanderers offer season tickets and memberships so you never miss out on a game!

Relocation to Wolverhampton:

If you’re an international doctor looking to relocate to Wolverhampton, or another location in the UK, please email your CV to [email protected] and we can support you in securing an NHS post and on your journey to relocate to the UK.

Are you a member of our Facebook group? When you join IMG Advisor, you join a community of doctors all looking to relocate to the UK and join the NHS. We post a series of vlogs and blogs to the group every day. We will also be on hand to answer all of your relocation queries.

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Listen to BDI Resourcing on the go to IMG Advisor the Podcast. You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Buzzsprout. We have a number of episodes with tips and advice on relocating to the UK and the routes you can take to achieve this.


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