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.
£20000.00 - £25000 per annum
Our client, a global home textiles business, is looking to appoint a Merchandiser to join their UK team based in Manchester where you will report into the Merchandise Manager.
£25000.00 per annum
Cast UK are supporting a Catering provider business with their recruitment process for an immediate start Supply Chain Analyst.
£18000.00 - £30000 per annum + Uncapped bonus
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£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting a large Food Manufacturing business with their recruitment process of a Transport Planner.
£20000.00 - £25000 per annum + Additional Benefits
A leading North West retailer has a fantastic opportunity for a highly creative and enthusiastic individual to work within the web team.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Our client, a successful Engineering business in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Strategic Procurement Manager to manage Indirect category spend on a 9-12 month fixed term basis.
£40000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Benefits
: Cast UK are looking to recruit a Procurement Manager for their North West based client.
£30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who are growing Logistics business with national coverage, are looking to recruit a Transport Planner for their night shift.
£38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently supporting a market leading 3PL with the recruitment of a Transport Manager at one of their sites based in Greater Manchester.
£38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who are a well-known Logistics business, are looking to recruit a Depot Operations Manager to join their operation, based in Merseyside.
£23000.00 - £27500.00 per annum
unior Merchandiser is required to assist in all aspects of our clients growing buying, merchandise and import function within the business to business sector.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Car and Excellent Benefits
Our client, a successful Engineering business in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Strategic Procurement Manager to join their Purchasing team and manage CAPEX and MRO spend.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
My client, a successful engineering business based in the Manchester area, is looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer to join their Procurement team.
£23000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client, a leading international business based in the Wigan area, is looking to appoint a capable Graduate to join their Global Procurement team in a systems analyst role.