Birkenhead is a town in Merseyside. Historically a part of Cheshire, it resides in the metropolitan borough of The Wirral. Birkenhead has a population of over 83,000 people. It is situated very close to the city of Liverpool, on the Wirral Peninsula.
Birkenhead was a centre for shipbuilding at its seaport and the town's shipbuilding heritage began in 1829. Birkenhead was responsible for building a great number of vessels at its shipyard including HMS Conqueror, HMS Princess of Wales and HMS Achilles.
Shipbuilding and ship repair in Birkenhead still remains at the centre of industry within the town. Birkenhead also has a number of job opportunities in the retail sector. Birkenhead has its own indoor and outdoor market located in the centre of town. There are also shopping centres including the Pyramids shopping centre and its retail units create many jobs in Birkenhead.
The Mersey Railway Tunnel and the Queensway Road Tunnel allows fast and convenient access to the nearby city of Liverpool. Liverpool is an easily commutable distance from the town of Birkenhead, providing lots of opportunity for employment in both locations.
Birkenhead has lots of open spaces and Birkenhead's park was the first publicly funded park in the UK, which was opened in 1847. The nearest airport to the town of Birkenhead is Liverpool's John Lennon Airport, and the nearest university is also located in the neighbouring city. Birkenhead is a friendly town and a great place to live and work.