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.
£65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Car
Our client, who is a subsidiary of a leading Logistics business is looking to recruit a dynamic General Manager for their operation in Merseyside.
Up to £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK's client, who are enjoying a successful period of growth, is looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of a General Manager - Operations.
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Our client, a global manufacturing firm based in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Production Planner to join their existing supply chain team.
£30000 - £35000 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a global manufacturing business based in Manchester as a Buyer.
Up to £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business based in Manchester, are looking to recruit a Warehouse Controller for their growing operation based in Manchester.
£17000 - £18000 per annum
Our client, a leading retailer is looking to recruit a Buyer's Admin Assistant to join their head office team based in the North West.
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently recruiting for an experienced and dynamic Supplier Compliance Manager, based in the North West.
Up to £17500 per annum + benefits
Our client, a leading retailer, is looking to appoint a number of highly driven, enthusiastic and numerate mathematics / economics graduates to several Merchandising Assistant roles based at their head office in Greater Manchester.
£25000 - £27000 per annum
We are currently recruiting for a Buyer to manage Indirect spend categories for a Warrington based client.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Cast UK are looking to recruit a talented procurement professional for a global manufacturing business in the Manchester area.
£154 - £50000 per annum + DOE + Package
Our client, an award-winning supplier, has retained our services exclusively to appoint a Category Manager to be responsible for a key category within the business.
£154 - £75000 per annum + DOE + Package
Our client, an award-winning supplier, has retained our services exclusively to appoint a Senior Category Manager to be responsible for a number of key categories.
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Category Manager for our client based in the Liverpool area.