West Sussex is a county in South East England that shares borders with Hampshire, Surrey and East Sussex. The name "Sussex" comes from the Old English word for "South Saxons", although the county has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic era.
The county has a population of over 800K people and is home to some major transport networks including Gatwick Airport, three main railways lines and the M23 motorway. Gatwick Airport is responsible for 23K jobs, while it also supports 13K logistics jobs locally. Recruitment agencies in the area can assist employers and staff in connecting with each other.
West Sussex is home to a thriving pharmaceutical and medical sector, and has a range of opportunities for workers interested in entering the engineering industry. Companies with bases in the area include Roche Diagnostics UK, British Airways, Dando Drilling, Thales UK, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, The Body Shop, RSA Insurance Group, Network Technology PLC and Novartis.
The only city in West Sussex is Chichester, the official county town and an area famous for being the home of The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity. The city is known for it's architecture and is home to some of the oldest structures in the UK, as well as attractions such as Chichester Harbour, The Novium Museum and Goodwood House. This has created a tourism industry that annually contributes over £200 million to the local economy and employs over 7K people, however this is seen as under-performing by many parties in the area.
As well as the county town, other leading areas for work include Crawley, Worthing, Bognor Regis and Horsham. Contact the recruitment agencies below to find local staffing solutions in these locations and the rest of West Sussex.