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.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Our client, a growing manufacturing business in the Manchester area, is recruiting a Supply Chain Planner / Buyer to join their Supply Chain team.
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Our Manchester based client is a niche engineering company supplying in to the Aerospace and Defence sector.
£22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
A global company with headquarters in the Wirral area is looking to appoint an Export Co-ordinator to join their Supply Chain team.
£35000.00 - £40000 per annum
Our client, a market leading retailer, is looking to appoint a Merchandiser to join their head office team based in Liverpool.
£25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
My client, an established and growing online retailer, is looking to appoint an E-commerce Trading Merchandiser to join their head office team based in Burnley.
£20000.00 - £25000 per annum + CIPS + Benefits
Our client, one of the UK leading manufacturing businesses is looking to recruit an experienced, forward thinking Assistant Buyer.
£23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a world leading manufacturing business based in Manchester as a Buyer.
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting a growing 3PL with their recruitment process of an Operations Manager for their operation based in Greater Manchester.
£200.00 - £400.00 per day
Cast UK are supporting our client, who is a growing 3PL with the recruitment of a Health & Safety Manager for their operation based in Greater Manchester.
£30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
My client is a leading manufacturer in Lancashire and an opportunity has arisen for a Quality Engineer to join their expanding team.
£20000.00 - £25000 per annum + bonus and pension
Customer Supply support (UK branded business):Primary point of contact for logistics partner contacts and customer supply chain contacts (inventory controllers, traffic managers).
£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business, are looking to recruit an Operations Manager to join their well-established team based in Lancashire.
£28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who are a growing Logistics business with national coverage, are looking to recruit a Transport Planner to join their team in Merseyside.
£29000.00 - £31000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently looking to recruit for a well-known specialist Logistics business, who are in the market for an ambitious Operations Supervisor, to join the team at their office in Merseyside.