Wiltshire is a county situated in South West England and is bordered by Berkshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Somerset. The county is arguably most well known for being home to the Neolithic sites of Stonehenge and Avebury.
The area has a population estimated to be over 450K and the local economy is boosted from what is known as the "M4 corridor'. This area is a hub for technical businesses and is often referred to as England's very own 'Silicon Valley.' Swindon is one of the towns encompassed by the M4 corridor and is home to companies including Motorola, Honda, Intel and Catalent, while Dyson also have offices close by in Malmesbury. Recruitment agencies will be able to connect employers and staff in the area.
The county has high numbers of staff working in defence and public administration jobs, and this is due to the local presence of the British Army, the RAF and the Ministry of Defence. A profile by the South West Observatory showed in 2012, employment in education and health made up more than a quarter of the total jobs at 29.3%, followed by manufacturing, wholesale and retail (24.7%), and tourism.
Wiltshire is popular for it's commuter towns with Salisbury, Westbury and Chippenham all offering excellent access to the major surrounding cities. Bath and Bristol are both less than 50 miles away, whilst London is around 100 miles. Chippenham is a large market town perhaps most notable for being home to Castle Combe, a village favoured by tourists and film producers alike. In fact, the town is made up of a number of villages including Lacock, Biddestone and Corsham.
The full-time annual pay (gross) for Wiltshire staff was £26,816, which was the third highest in the South West, and above the median average for England (£26,615). The agencies below can deliver expert staffing solutions to local employers and candidates.