Situated in the East Midlands on the banks of the River Nene, Northampton is a market town with a history dating back to the 6th century. By the end of the 11th century, the community had grown significantly and the Domesday Book records it as having a population of around 1,500 inhabitants.
During the 19th century, the city experienced further expansion thanks to the construction of the Grand Union Canal, which connected London and Birmingham with each other, as well as cities like Leicester, Slough and Northampton. Railways also arrived at the city around this time, further simplifying trade with the rest of the country.
Northampton was best known for producing shoes and other leather goods during the 1800s and a few companies that were established during this period still provide specialist, high-end items today - including Edward Green Shoes, Trickers, Church's and Crockett & Jones.
Over the years, most of the other footwear factories have been converted to offices or residential buildings and, although the shoe industry has declined, a number of other sectors have taken its place, including distribution, finance and manufacturing. So those seeking roles in the area will have an array of employers to consider.
Just some of the well-known companies that have offices, factories or headquarters in Northampton include Coca Cola, Schweppes, Carlsberg, Texas Instruments, Avon Products, Blacks Leisure Group and Panasonic.
Meanwhile, Nationwide Building Society, Barclay Card, the University of Northampton and St Andrew's Healthcare are all major employers.
At Cast UK, our team of recruitment consultants have extensive experience in the fields of procurement, logistics and supply chain management.
We work with clients throughout the country to fill positions with the best candidates possible, and we can provide you with the advice and assistance you need to secure your next role.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Northampton or source a new job in Northampton then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£90000.00 - £120000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
uropean Head of Procurement South East £90,000 - £120,000 + Excellent Benefits Role profile Cast UK are currently recruiting for a European Head of Procurement role for a leading retailer who are at the forefront of their market.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Our client, a multinational manufacturing business based in Milton Keynes, are currently looking for an experienced and hungry Quality Assurance Manager to share good practices and improve operational performance.
£25000.00 - £29000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting our prestigious client with the recruitment of a Transport Planner for their fast paced operation based in Greater Manchester.
£20000 - £30000 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a multinational company based in Wakefield as a Buyer.
Up to £18000.00 per annum
My client, a leading high street fashion retailer, is looking to appoint an enthusiastic Trainee Merchandiser to join their head office team based in London.
£45000.00 - £50000.00 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 environment.
£38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently supporting our client, who is a well-established retailer, in their recruitment of an Operations Support Manager based at their Distribution Centre in Cheshire.
£25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a growing General Haulage business, are looking to recruit an experienced Transport Planner to join the team in North Wales.
Our client, who is a leading Recycling company, are looking to recruit an experienced Transport Planner.
Up to £24000.00 per annum
Our client, a growing healthcare business based within Watford, are currently expanding their operations team, and hence looking to add candidates within experience in Operations / Supply Chain whom are keen to learn and develop.