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.
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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.
£28000 - £32000 per annum
A retail food supplying business have instructed Cast UK to support them on their recruitment for a Supply Chain Analyst in Manchester.
£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
My client, who are a leading retail business are looking for an experienced Logistics/Transport Manager to join their team in West Yorkshire.
£65000.00 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Our client, an award-winning branded supplier, is looking to appoint a Category Manager to head up their Softlines category.
£26000.00 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Our client, a leading and long-standing supplier of a wide range of products including Giftware, Seasonal and Home Accessories, is looking to appoint a Product Development Manager to a newly created role in their business as it expands.
£25000 - £30000 per annum
Our client, a leading manufacturing business based in the Scunthorpe area, is looking to appoint a Supply Chain Planner to join their established team.
£26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
ole TitleSenior Assistant Merchandiser- FashionLondon£26K-£28K (DOE) My client, a leading design led Womenswear retailer, is looking to appoint a capable and confident Assistant Merchandiser to join their head office team based in London.
£21000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Manage the movement of product into the UK, ensuring all statutory Import Export and Duty Regulations are metEnsure the importation of wines is received safely and efficientlyLiaise between Suppliers and TransportersBe responsible for the management ...
£35000.00 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Manage the movement of product into and out of the UK, ensuring all statutory Import Export and Duty Regulations are metLead the business through the process of becoming an "Authorised Economic Operator" and continue to manage this procedure ensurin...
£70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Car or Car allowance + Benefits
Based in Oxfordshire, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of an experienced General Manager.
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
An established market leading Logistics business are looking for an experienced individual who has a proven track-record of managing large teams within a fast-paced, busy warehouse environment.