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.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Additional Benefits
Our client, a market leading retail business is looking to appoint an experienced Merchandiser to join their already successful growing team, based in the North West.
£18000 - £20000 per annum + Additional Benefits
:Our Client a leading retailer is looking to recruit a highly driven and enthusiastic Buying Assistant to be based at their offices in the North West.
£20000.00 - £25000 per annum + Additional Benefits
A leading North West retailer has a fantastic opportunity for a highly creative and enthusiastic individual to work within the web team.
£28000.00 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client, who is a leading international FMCG business are now looking to recruit a Buyer based in Warwickshire.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Our client, a successful Engineering business in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Strategic Procurement Manager to manage Indirect category spend on a 9-12 month fixed term basis.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting a large Food Manufacturing business with their recruitment process of a Transport Planner.
£55000.00 - £60000 per annum
Our client, who is a leading retailer are looking to source an experienced Operations Manager.
£35000.00 per annum
Our client is a Fashion and Beauty business based in Central London whom are currently looking for a Demand + Supply Planning specialist.
£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
Managing individual product categories throughout complete product lifecycle, building seasonal range plans, recommending buy selections and product pricing, and analysing sell-in and sell-outPreparing and analysing weekly sales reports using Excel ...
£29000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
Managing individual product categories throughout complete product lifecycle, building seasonal range plans, recommending buy selections and product pricing, and analysing sell-in and sell-out Preparing and analysing weekly sales reports using Excel ...
£45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Working with the Senior Management team the Continuous Improvement Manager will be focused on delivering best practice, and implementing continuous improvement throughout the operations through the successful management of various complex projects ac...