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.
£40000.00 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client is looking to appoint a new Purchasing Manager to join their highly successful manufacturing organisation.
£30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Cast UK are working with a growing business in the Stafford area who are looking to identify talented purchasing professionals to join their Purchasing team as an Engineering Buyer.
£30000.00 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client, a leading manufacturer in Automotive and Aerospace , is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer based in East Anglia.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a leading business within their field, are looking to recruit an experienced Freight Bid Co-Ordinator.
Up to £40000.00 per annum + Car Allowance
Cast UK are currently supporting a market leading 3PL with the recruitment of a Transport Operations Manager at one of their sites based in Merseyside.
£25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
My client, a niche accessories and clothing retailer is looking to recruit a Junior Designer to work in their Design team.
£25000.00 - £30000 per annum
A series of fantastic new opportunities have arisen risen to join a global business based in the Bradford area as they invest signifanctly in the growth of the Purchasing & Supply Chain operation.
Cast UK are working in partnership with Tsubakimoto UK Ltd who are an established Tier 1 Automotive leading manufacturers of timing chain system components.
Our client, a market leading fashion retailer based in the North West, is looking to appoint several Senior Assistant Merchandisers due to growth.
£26000.00 - £30000 per annum
Our client, an established retailer based in the North West, is looking to appoint a Senior Assistant Merchandiser to join their growing team.