At the north-eastern edge of Cheshire lies Widnes, a town of around 60,000 population built on heavy industry, particularly chemicals, where ICI had a huge presence for decades before fragmenting in the 1990s. The chemical industry chose Widnes partly for the plentiful supply of water, just like Runcorn, to which it is joined by a railway and road bridge over the Mersey.
The centre of Liverpool is 11 miles (17 km) to the west, with Liverpool John Lennon Airport just 4 miles (7km) form the centre of Widnes. Although not actually in Widnes, the Jaguar Land rover car production plant is just outside the town in Halewood, and it has been a large employer of people from Widnes. For decades the plant was owned by Ford, and the locals still cal the main boulevard that passes it “The Ford Road”. Under the new management, the factory is doing extremely well, helped by a local enthusiastic workforce.
Widnes has two musical claims to fame, one certain, one apocryphal. First was the Stone Roses’ Spike Island gig, the pinnacle of the Madchester scene in 1990. The second claim is that Paul Simon wrote “Homeward Bound” at Widnes Station, although Simon isn’t 100% sure himself!
Widnes has retained many of its industrial plants, although they are no longer owned by the giant ICI, and have been taken over by a multitude of companies. The well-connected town is handy for Liverpool, Warrington, St Helens and Runcorn, and has the M62 at its northern point. All this makes it a good place to locate any logistics operations, and indeed, jobs or similar positions have been through our system in Widnes.
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. If you’re looking for more information on the positions available in Widnes or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
With decades of experience in the fields between us, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Widnes or source a new job in Widnes then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
Up to £40000.00 per annum + Car Allowance
Cast UK are currently supporting a market leading 3PL with the recruitment of a Transport Operations Manager at one of their sites based in Merseyside.
Up to £17500 per annum + benefits
Our client, a leading fashion retailer based in Greater Manchester, is looking to appoint several Merchandising Assistants due to growth.
£22000.00 - £30000 per annum + Uncapped Bonus
Here at Cast UK, we are looking to strengthen our team with the addition of a HR Recruitment Consultant who will lead our HR service offering and take it to the next level.
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
A growing Logistics business with operations across the UK has engaged Cast UK to source a dynamic Transport Planning Manager, based out of their site in Merseyside but will involve travel across the network.
£22000.00 - £25000 per annum
Our client, a market-leading retail business, is looking to appoint a Junior Commercial Analyst to a newly created role.
£70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK's client, who is a market leading business, are looking to recruit an experienced General Manager for their operation in Merseyside.
Up to £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leader within their space, are looking to recruit an experienced Production Planner at their fast paced operation based in Greater Manchester.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a global organisation based in the centre of Manchester as a Supply Chain Coordinator.
£20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Our client, a manufacturing business based in the Wrexham area, is looking to appoint a Junior Buyer to their exisiting team.
£40000.00 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client is looking to appoint a new Purchasing Manager to join their highly successful manufacturing organisation.