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 - £24000 per annum
Our client, a market leading retailer based in the North West, is looking to appoint an Assistant Merchandiser to join their rapidly growing team.
bonus + benefits
After a hugely successful 2018, our client, a market leading retail business based in Greater Manchester, is looking to appoint a highly driven Merchandiser with strong planning skills to join their growing head office team.
£18000.00 - £22000 per annum
Our client, a market leading retailer, is looking to appoint a Supply Chain Assistant join their Liverpool head office supply chain team.
£18000.00 - £25000 per annum
Our client, a market leading retail business, is looking to appoint an Assistant Merchandiser to join their growing team based in Liverpool.
£35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Our client, who are a family owned company in their 2nd generation of ownership, is looking to recruit a Transport Manager for their operation based in Lancashire.
£25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
and Client Information My client, a successful and trend led supplier of high-quality products is recruiting for an Assistant Buyer to join the Buying team in the Home and Gifting team.
£22000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting one of our prestigious clients with the recruitment process of a Customs Operator to be based out of their busy Freight office based in Greater Manchester.
£28000.00 - £30000 per annum
Our client, a market leading and growing clothing business, is looking to appoint a Demand Planner to join their head office team based in South Manchester.
£60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Our client, who is a growing business based in South Manchester, are looking to recruit an ambitious Head of Finance to help them through a period of change/ restructure.
Our client is an Aerospace and Defence company based in Oldham looking to recruit a Commercial Officer to join their busy Commercial Bids team on a permanent basis.
£28000 - £30000 per annum
Our client, a global manufacturing firm with a site in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Supply Chain Planner to join their existing supply chain team.
My client is an Engineering business in the Oldham area looking to appoint a Procurement Manager to further develop their strategic sourcing activities.