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.
£55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently seeking a General Manager based in Northamptonshire.
£45000 - £650000 per annum + Benefits
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£13 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
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£50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Our client, a growing manufacturing business in the Manchester area, is recruiting a Supply Chain Planner / Buyer to join their Supply Chain team.
£35000.00 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, phc
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£28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
A leading engineering company based in Stockport is looking to recruit an experienced Costing Engineer to join their Sales team.
£22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
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£32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a leading business in their sector, is looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Transport Planner to join their already successful team.