Carlisle is the north-easternmost city in England, its outskirts lying just 4 miles (6 km) from the Scottish border. It’s roughly equal to Newcastle-upon-Tyne in terms of latitude, although it is much smaller, having a population of only 100,000. The city is served by the M6 which passes along its east side as it makes its way from Preston and Birmingham in the south, and changes into the A74(M) as it goes north towards Glasgow. The road east is the A59 which heads to Newcastle, and westwards, the A595 reaches the coastal towns of Whitehaven and Barrow-in-Furness. Carlisle is also on the main railway line from Manchester to Glasgow and Edinbugh. It is also the end point of the Settle to Carlisle railway line, which is considered one of the most scenic rail journeys in the UK.
The city can trace its roots back at least to Roman times, where, it is thought, it would have been a settlement connected with Hadrian’s Wall; the Wall would have sliced modern-day Carlisle in two. It must have been considered a strategic hotspot as it continued to be settled after the Romans, and a castle was built there in medieval times, as was the town’s cathedral. The city changed hands many times over the following centuries, most notably in 1745 when it was briefly held by Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Carlisle did play its part in the Industrial Revolution, but its relative isolation meant it was never one of the major players. It did grow a thriving railway engineering industry, however, and textiles were quite an important employer. Carr’s of Carlisle was founded around this time, and it would later become United Biscuits. Metal Box had a factory in the city, and it lives on under the Crown Holdings umbrella. There is still plenty of diversity in Carlisle’s industrial base, and as it’s so well connected it will always be a good place to look for jobs. The logistics industry would be quite different today without one of its Carlisle’s successful companies, Eddie Stobart, which was founded in the 1950s.
To find out about the positions available in Carlisle, or anywhere else in the country, get in touch with Cast UK today.
We have a wealth of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, so our team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and are committed to filling each position with the best talent possible.
In addition, our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Carlisle or source a new job in Carlisle then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
An established market leading Logistics business are looking for an experienced individual who has a proven track-record of managing large teams within a fast-paced, busy warehouse environment.
£25500.00 per annum
Our client, FMCG distribution business, is looking to source an experienced Transport Controller.
£35000.00 - £37000 per annum
A leading distribution customer of Cast UK's is looking to recruit an experienced Regional HR Business Partner.
£30000.00 - £35000 per annum
Our client, who is a leading Retail Distribution business, is looking to source a Stock Manager based at their Coventry distribution site.
£27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Our client is a fast growing FMCG business based in North West London whom are currently looking for an Assistant Planning Manager.
£27000.00 - £29500.00 per annum + Benefits
Reporting into a Transport Shift Manager, you will be responsible for helping with the smooth running of the busy transport team.
£38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client a leading 3rd party logistics business has enlisted the services of Cast UK to recruit a Transport Manager for one of their sites based in the Hull.
£21000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
A retail business located in North Wales have instructed Cast UK to recruit an experienced Inventory Controller to take part in the following:Providing analysis to support the reforecasting process for estimating potential stock requirementsChallengi...
£30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a leading temperature controlled logistics provider, is looking to source an experienced and dynamic Warehouse Night Shift Manager, to be based within its Lancashire operation.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leader within their specialism, is looking to recruit a customer focused Transport Manager for their fast paced, multi-customer operation based in Lincolnshire.