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.
£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.
£30000.00 - £50000 per annum
Our client, a leading supplier, is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Designer or Senior Designer with Formal Menswear experience to join their growing and dynamic head office team.
£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.
£25000 - £30000 per annum
Our client, a leading business based in Greater Manchester, is looking to appoint a French speaking Ecommerce Trading Executive to join their growing head office team.
£25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
We are currently recruiting for an Indirects Buyer for our Warrington based client.
My client is an Engineering business in the Stockport area and due to continued growth they are looking to appoint a Supplier Development Engineer to further develop the capabilities and capacities of their supplier base.
£32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
My client is a leading Automotive manufacturer in Lancashire and an opportunity has arisen for a Quality Manager to join the team.
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.
£28000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
My client is a leading manufacturer in Lancashire and an opportunity has arisen for an NPI/Quality engineer to join their expanding team.
£18000.00 - £20000 per annum
Our client, a leading retailer is looking to recruit a highly driven and enthusiastic Buying Assistant to join their growing head office team.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
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