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.
£18000.00 - £30000 per annum + Bonus
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£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Our client, a growing manufacturing business in the Manchester area, is recruiting a Supply Chain Planner / Buyer to join their Supply Chain team.
£22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
A global company with headquarters in the Wirral area is looking to appoint an Export Co-ordinator to join their Supply Chain team.
£35000.00 - £40000 per annum
Our client, a market leading retailer, is looking to appoint a Merchandiser to join their head office team based in Liverpool.
£23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a world leading manufacturing business based in Manchester as a Buyer.
£18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Our client is a successful international manufacturing business with a site based in Crewe.
£200.00 - £400.00 per day
Cast UK are supporting our client, who is a growing 3PL with the recruitment of a Health & Safety Manager for their operation based in Greater Manchester.
£20000.00 - £25000 per annum + bonus and pension
Customer Supply support (UK branded business):Primary point of contact for logistics partner contacts and customer supply chain contacts (inventory controllers, traffic managers).
£28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who are a growing Logistics business with national coverage, are looking to recruit a Transport Planner to join their team in Merseyside.
£29000.00 - £31000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently looking to recruit for a well-known specialist Logistics business, who are in the market for an ambitious Operations Supervisor, to join the team at their office in Merseyside.