Buckinghamshire, also referred to as Bucks, is a UK home county that includes towns and cities such as Milton Keynes, High Wycombe and Aylesbury. The county forms much of the London Commuter Belt and is a popular location for both candidates and employers. Local recruitment focuses much on service-based industries, however agencies will fill permanent, temporary and contract vacancies across multiple fields.
The county town of Buckinghamshire is Aylesbury and a range of recruitment agencies base themselves here. The majority can be found in close proximity to the high street and this includes specialist recruiters in sectors such as Healthcare, Engineering and Driving. Milton Keynes is the largest settlement in the county and most of the recruitment agencies here are within the MK9 postal area. The centre of High Wycombe is an additional hub for recruitment, as is the town of Amersham.
Buckinghamshire has a total of 521,900 inhabitants and 274,000 of these are economically active. The employment figure for the county is 79.3% and this, as well as the rate of self-employment, is higher than the UK average. The median gross weekly pay for workers in Buckinghamshire is £610.60.
Business Services and the Public Sector employ nearly half of the local working population collectively. The latter includes Health, Education and Public Admin professionals, which totals 51,000 people. The Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest Healthcare employers in the county and has a 6000 strong labour force that includes Nurses, Doctors and Therapists. Retail meanwhile, is responsible for 43,200 jobs in Buckinghamshire and recruiters will often place staff into vacancies within Aylesbury Retail Park and MK1 Shopping and Leisure Park.
A number of major businesses have their head offices in Buckinghamshire. These headquarters hire significant numbers of staff and include Argos, Homebase, InterContinental Hotel Group, GE Healthcare, Ercol, Harrison and Sons, Amersham plc, The Perfume Shop, Rank Hovis McDougall and the RWS Group.