A West Midlands city that was historically part of Staffordshire, Wolverhampton is said to be named after King Wulfhere after he established an abbey in the seventh century. The city first became prominent as a market town around the 1100s and it was known for its wools and textiles, although it was not granted a royal charter for a market until 1258.
From the 16th century, Wolverhampton started manufacturing items like keys, locks, brassware and ironwork.
During the Industrial Revolution, the city grew significantly, as local mines produced vast quantities of coal, limestone and iron ore. Other goods manufactured in Wolverhampton during this time included steel and japanned ware.
Later, Wolves gained a reputation for producing motorcycles and cars, and the first vehicle to beat the 200 mph land speed record was built in the city.
These days, Wolverhampton is an excellent spot for those looking for roles. It is mainly known for engineering works, with a specialty in aerospace and precision components - companies in these industries include HS Marston, MOOG and Goodrich. The service sector is also an important part of the city's economy and it is one of the largest retail centres in the region.
Birmingham Midshires is based in Wolverhampton, while Marston's operates a brewery in the city that produces Banks's, Hanson's and Mansfield beers. Other large businesses include Beatties, Chubb Locks, Tarmac and Carillion.
To find out more about the opportunities available in Wolverhampton, or elsewhere in the country, contact Cast UK today.
Our team of logistics, procurement and supply chain recruitment specialists are committed to finding the best applicant for each vacancy. What's more, they have extensive knowledge in their areas of expertise, and will be able to help you find the right role for your particular skills, experience and objectives.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Wolverhampton or source a new job in Wolverhampton then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£70000.00 - £90000 per annum + Package
Leading and managing a teamEstablishing seasonal strategies and range plansWorking closely with marketing and visual merchandising teams to maximize promotional discountsWorking with suppliers and taking responsibility for ensuring good price negotia...
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Our client, who is a leading global manufacturer based in the Midlands, is looking to appoint an experienced and motivated Production Planning / Supply Chain Manager.
Bunzl Catering Supplies, part of the Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division, is the leading distributor of disposables, packaging and hygiene solutions to the hospitality and catering sectors in the UK.
£28000.00 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits
This leading manufacturer and distributor, is looking to recruit a experienced Buyer with a passion for technology.
£40000 - £50000 per annum
Our client, a hospitality business based within South East England, are looking to add a demand planner to their supply chain team.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Car
Cast UK are supporting a market leading 3PL business with the recruitment of a Transport Operations Manager for their operations based in Greater Manchester.
Up to £32000.00 per annum
Our client is an international Pharmaceutical Manufacturer whom are currently looking to add into their Procurement team.
£24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
We are currently recruiting for a temporary Procurement Officer to support our public-sector client based in Carlisle for an 8 week period.
£26000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting our client, who is a growing Distribution business with the recruitment process of a Transport Manager based at their operation in Lancashire.