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.
£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.
£20000 - £25000 per annum
Our client, a market leading retailer, is looking to appoint a translator who is fluent in both French and German to join their lively and fast-paced head office based in Liverpool.
£21500.00 - £24500.00 per annum
Our client, a manufacturing business based in the Wrexham / Chester area, is looking to appoint a new Buyer / Expediter in to their Supply Chain team.
£30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Cast UK are looking to recruit a talented Buyer for a growing manufacturing business based in the Wrexham area.
£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.
£30000.00 - £50000 per annum
Our client, a leading supplier, is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Designer or Senior Designer with Formal Menswear experience to join their growing and dynamic head office team.
£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 - £27000.00 per annum
We are currently recruiting for an Indirects Buyer for our Warrington based client.
£50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Our client, a successful food processing business in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Procurement Manager to manage all procurement activity for their Manchester site.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
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