It might be difficult to imagine it now, but Runcorn was once a celebrated spa town and health retreat right up to the Industrial Revolution, whereupon its prime location made its industrialisation rapid. The town is located on the south bank of the River Mersey just before it flows east to the Wirral peninsula and Liverpool. The last bridge over the Mersey passes between Runcorn and Widnes; it is a railway bridge directly adjacent to the impressive steel-arch bridge that takes advantage of a natural outcrop, but still has a single span of 330m. For a time there were three crossings, including a transporter bridge, but this was dismantled in 1961. A brand new crossing has been planned which will ease congestion on the roads.
Runcorn’s main industry has always been, and remains, chemicals. Chlorine, caustic soda, hydrogen and polymers have been produced there for over a hundred years. The town is served by a mainline railway (Liverpool to London) and no fewer than three canals – the Manchester Ship, the Bridegwater and the Weaver Navigation. The town had a busy dockyard up until the post-war period, when it fell into decline.
The town remains an industrial and commercial hub in the immediate vicinity, with several large industrial estates, trading estates and retail parks in and around the town, thanks to massive regeneration efforts in the 1970s and 1980s. Runcorn has a large new town that was built to house the overspill from Liverpool. With the M56 to Manchester, links to Liverpool and Chester and a good rail and waterway network, there are several distribution centres in and around the town, making Runcorn an excellent place to look for work.
Cast UK are constantly working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are devoted to filling each position with the best talent possible. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
If you’re looking for more information on the positions available in Runcorn or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
With many years’ experience in the fields covered, 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 Runcorn or source a new job in Runcorn then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
Up to £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently supporting an established 3PL business with the recruitment of a Transport Co-ordinator at their site based in Greater Manchester.
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.
£18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Bonus
Here at Cast UK, we are looking to strengthen our team with the addition of a Recruitment Consultant who will work across either our Logistics, Supply Chain, Procurement or Retail divisions.
£22000.00 - £30000 per annum + Uncapped Bonus
Here at Cast UK, we are looking to strengthen our team with the addition of a HR Recruitment Consultant who will lead our HR service offering and take it to the next level.
£27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a growing General Haulage business, are looking to recruit an experienced Transport Planner.
£22000.00 - £25000 per annum
Our client, a market-leading retail business, is looking to appoint a Junior Commercial Analyst to a newly created role.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Largest manufacturer of steel mesh fencing systems.
Up to £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leader within their space, are looking to recruit an experienced Production Planner at their fast paced operation based in Greater Manchester.
£25000 - £30000 per annum
Our client, a market leading retail business based in South Manchester, is looking to appoint a French speaking Ecommerce Trading Manager to join their growing head office team.
£20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Our client, a manufacturing business based in the Wrexham area, is looking to appoint a Junior Buyer to their exisiting team.