Torquay is located on the East-facing coastal area of Devon, in the area called Torbay. Exeter is 17 miles (27 km) to the north and Plymouth is 27 miles (43 k) to the west. Torquay was a tiny fishing and farming village until the Napoleonic wars, when the Royal Navy would take anchor in the bay and the members of the upper ranks would often go to shore in the area. It soon gained a reputation as being a healthy place to stay and by the 19th century, just in time for the arrival of the railways it became a famous spa town and later, a tourist resort. Nowadays it has a static population of around 65,000 but in high season this can swell to 200,000, the size of a small city.
Tourist towns almost always have great logistical requirements, which is why jobs can sometimes become available in the town or the surrounding area. Torquay is not particularly industrialised, but there are several trading estates dotted around the outskirts. Plymouth and Exeter are better employers and are both nearby, which does make Torquay a popular commuter town, and people living there seeking non-tourism related work will often look north and west.
For its population, Torquay has produced a fair number of world-famous people. Top of the pile is thriller author Agatha Christie, for whom a mile of plaques, the “Agatha Christie Mile”, is dedicated. Peter Cook, one half of Pete and Dud, was born in the town, as was comedy actor Miranda Hart and model Lily Cole. Sketches of The Goodies and Monty Python’s Flying Circus were filmed there, and it was during one of the latter’s stays that the team happened upon a grumpy hotelier who became the inspiration for Basil Fawlty, TV’s most famous Torquay-based hotel owner.
With years of experience in procurement, logistics and supply chain, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. If you’re on the lookout for more information on the positions available in Torquay or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
Cast UK’s regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary. We never stop working with clients and applicants from across the country, and are dedicated to filling each position with the best talent possible.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Torquay or source a new job in Torquay then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£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.
£32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a leading business in their sector, is looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Transport Planner to join their already successful team.
£40000.00 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Cast UK are working with a leading manufacturing business in the Staffordshire area who are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Buyer / Purchasing Manager for their global operations.
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are looking to recruit an experienced Category Manager for one of our leading customers who is an established FTSE 100 business.
Up to £24000.00 per annum
ole TitleAssistant Merchandiser- Homeware and Clothing Hertfordshire£24,000 My client, a reputable homeware retailer, is looking to appoint an Assistant Merchandiser to join their head office team based in London.
£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.
£35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits
Based in North Yorkshire, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of an experienced Transport Shift Manager.
£24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client is a successful national business based in the Cheshire area, looking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic Buyer to support their established team.
£25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
My client, an established and growing online retailer, is looking to appoint an E-commerce Trading Merchandiser to join their head office team based in Burnley.
£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Our client, a leading manufacturer based in Leicester, is looking for an experienced, confident and successful Quality Manager to join their team.