Whether you want to take on staff, or you are a job seeker looking to find employment, Huntingdon is a good place to be. Industry in the Huntingdon area is relatively varied - encompassing organisations such as Anglian Water, Dart Products/Solo Cup Europe (which produces packaging), and Cambridgeshire County Council. In the past, the US Air Force has represented a major employer in the area, with many personnel stationed at RAF Alconbury, which is about four miles outside Huntingdon in Little Stukeley. This presence is set to end by the year 2020, however.
Due to the bias towards the Service Industry in the area, recruitment agencies in Huntingdon are often looking for people such as Admin Assistants and Secretaries, as well as skills in various Management roles. The area's agencies are largely concentrated around the High Street area of the town centre, and tend to recruit for a variety of job roles. If you are an employer looking to hire staff in this area,whether temp, contract or permanent, then the agencies listed below represent the easiest way to find them.
Transport around Huntingdon
Although Huntingdon enjoys a relatively rural location, it is also within a commutable distance of London - with King's Cross reachable in one hour via the town's own railway station. Although no motorways pass through Huntingdon, it lies close to the major A1 and A14 routes, and the M1 is around one hour's drive away.
History and population
On a general level, Huntingdon is the administrative headquarters of the non-metropolitan district of Huntingdonshire - which is set within the county of Cambridgeshire. Huntingdon is a historic town - having received its charter from King John in 1205, as well as being the birthplace of controversial historical figure Oliver Cromwell in 1599.
Huntingdonshire is relatively sparsely populated - having had an estimated 192 people per square kilometre in 2011. This made it the 251st most densely populated district in Britain. Of the population, just over 62% were of working age (18-64) in 2011, and around 58% of the population commuted less than 20 km to work.