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.
£25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a growing General Haulage business, are looking to recruit an experienced Transport Planner to join the team in North Wales.
£25000.00 - £29000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting our prestigious client with the recruitment of a Transport Planner for their fast paced operation based in Greater Manchester.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently supporting our prestigious client with the recruitment process of a Health & Safety Manager.
£38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently supporting our client, who is a well-established retailer, in their recruitment of an Operations Support Manager based at their Distribution Centre in Cheshire.
£20000 - £25000 per annum
Our client, a market leading retailer, is looking to appoint a translator who is fluent in both French and German to join their lively and fast-paced head office based in Liverpool.
£21500.00 - £24500.00 per annum
Our client, a manufacturing business based in the Wrexham / Chester area, is looking to appoint a new Buyer / Expediter in to their Supply Chain team.
A global manufacturing business in the Manchester area is looking to appoint a temporary Sales Order Processor to support their team for a period of 6 months.
Cast UK are currently recruiting a Warehouse Shift Manager for our prestigious client based at their Distribution Centre in Greater Manchester.
£50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Our client, a successful food processing business in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Procurement Manager to manage all procurement activity for their Manchester site.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
ransport PlannerMerseyside£30,000- £35,000 + BenefitsKey ResponsibilitiesPlanning routes across a national networkDealing with any issues or queries that arise on shiftTransport administration, ensuring compliance at all timesDriver managementExecu...