Wigan could be the archetypal northern town, fulfilling practically every stereotype people might have of the region. It was a relatively sleepy farming and market town in between the minor cities of Manchester and Liverpool and then along came the Industrial revolution and everything changed. While most northern towns had a single trade, be it coal, mills, glass or engineering, Wigan got a bit of everything, particularly the first two. The canals and railways came to town and the population exploded, and Wigan became a real powerhouse in the region, with an estimated thousand mines running simultaneously.
And then, true to the script, the town went into decline as manufacturing went abroad or the demand for its produce waned. But the population of Wigan weren’t cowed by this. They diversified and the town is still thriving to this day. The Tote, Heinz, JJB Sports and Chinamex all have a presence here, and it’s also the home of Uncle Joe’s mintballs!
The town, which is situated between the M61 and the M6, has good shopping and employment, and has a lively entertainment sector, with revellers travelling miles for its night life. It also boasts two top-flight sports clubs: Wigan Athletic Football Club and the rugby league club Wigan Warriors. Ukulele and saucy song maestro George Formby was born in Wigan, as was 80s pop sensation Limahl (he of Kajagoogoo fame, not one of the other Limahls) and the band The Verve. Much-missed actor Roy Kinnear was born there too.
With great links to the major North West cities and towns, an active population of approaching 300,000 throughout the borough and a diverse employment status, Wigan is a great place to find a position.
With a wealth of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and try our best to fill each position with the best talent available.
If you’d like more information on the positions in Wigan or anywhere else in the country, do get in touch with Cast UK so we can talk about what’s on offer. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Wigan or source a new job in Wigan 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.
£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business based in Lancashire, are looking to recruit an Operations Manager to join their well-established team based in Lancashire.
£30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently recruiting an Outbound Manager for our prestigious client based at their Distribution Centre in Greater Manchester.
£40000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Benefits
: Cast UK are looking to recruit a Procurement Manager for their North West based client.
£27000.00 - £29500.00 per annum + Benefits
Reporting into a Transport Shift Manager, you will be responsible for helping with the smooth running of the busy transport team.
£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.
£18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum + additional benefits
Merchandise Assistant is required to assist in all aspects of our clients growing buying, merchandise and import function within the business to business sector.
£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.
£20000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Cast UK are looking to recruit a Junior Buyer for their Warrington based client.
£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.
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a leading business based in the Wigan area as a Buyer in their Purchasing team.