As town names go, Grimsby might sound a little unoptimistic, although one theory is that the name bore no relation to the demeanour of the town; it was simply named after a Dane named Grim, who probably went out of his was to prove his conviviality by doing exciting things like founding towns. There was a presence in Roman times, but it appears that the town was mainly founded by the Vikings, so maybe the legend is true.
It was during the early 1800s that the town really grew in size, though, becoming an important port on the east coast of Britain, and industrial scale fishing started, to feed the booming population. By 1848 the town had a railway link, and grew even more, becoming a major port for exporting coal. Grimsby was targeted during WW2 (although not its famous tower, which bomber pilots used for naviagation).
After the 1950s, Grimsby’s fishing was to go into terminal decline, although the fish market remains a thriving part of the town, and is indeed the largest in the UK (although little of the produce is from the North Sea). This is partly why food processing and frozen food companies are a key part of its modern economy. Young’s and Findus both have large presences in the town.
The cargo ports at Grimsby and Immingham is the busiest in the UK by tonnage, its georgraphical location being a great help for hopping across to mainland Europe to Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. And wherever there are ports, there is an ongoing demand for jobs, and Grimsby is no exception.
If you’re on the lookout for more information on the positions available in Grimsby or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer. Cast UK’s regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
At Cast UK we never stop working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are dedicated to filling each position with the best talent possible. With a wealth of experience in procurement, logistics and supply chain, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Grimsby or source a new job in Grimsby then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a global Oil & Gas Service business.
£24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Officer for our client based in Warrington.
Up to £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Based in Wiltshire, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of an experienced Transport Shift Manager.
£65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Excellent Be
Based in Cambridge, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of an experienced General Manager.
£60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Car + Benefits
Our client who is a specialist logistics and supply chain business, are looking to recruit a General Manager for their operation based in West Yorkshire.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a global business based in Leeds as a Buyer on a 12 month FTC with possibility of going perm.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client is a rapidly growing Manufacturing business operating within the FMCG sector.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Our client, a leading retail / wholesale business based in Milton Keynes, are looking for an experienced supply chain planner to join an established team of planners and optimise the flow of stock and storage capacities through the Supply Chain Netwo...
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Manage all aspects of inventory management and supply chain activity to ensure excellent availability within the Open To Buy Constraints Broad SKU base requiring different approaches- NPD management, seasonal ranges/departments.
£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
A market leading Fleet Services business is looking to employ a Workshop Manager to manage their depot located within Hoddesdon.