Based in the South East of England, Milton Keynes is a relatively new, but thriving town. Formally designated as a new town nearly 50 years ago, there are over 171,000 residents, and when Bletchley, Newport Pagnell and Woburn Sands are taken into account, it means the urban area has a population of almost 230,000. With its numerous recruitment agencies and convenient transport links, Milton Keynes is a place packed with employment opportunities.
The majority of recruitment agencies are located in close proximity to one another, surrounded by Bradwell Common, Oldbrook, Loughton and Fishermead. A few are outside of this concentration of agencies, but all are ideally situated near to the A5 and A509. Agencies offer a mix of permanent, temporary and contract roles. The vast majority of employment firms hire for a combination of sectors, including Healthcare, HR and Legal. The town though, does also contain agencies that specialise in particular sectors.
Economic overview and salaries
Full-time employees in the town can look forward to a median salary of nearly £29,000 (according to the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
) and those looking for part-time hiring opportunities should be buoyed by a median rate that is one of the highest recorded in Buckinghamshire. In the whole of Milton Keynes, the employment numbers suggest that an extremely high rate of the economically active are in work.
Key industries and employers
Because of Milton Keynes' status as a fast-growing area, it is a rapidly-expanding business hub which has seen more than 10,000 companies locate in the town. Manufacturing is a major player here, with 8% of the town's employees working in this sector. As a result, Supervisors and Quality Assurance professionals will be sought-after.Milton Keynes has significant links to the Automotive industry when you consider that it is the base for the headquarters of Red Bull Racing, while Network Rail also has purpose-built headquarters here. Elsewhere, financial giant Deloitte has one of its 23 worldwide offices in Milton Keynes, employing almost 400 people.