The city of Peterborough had the highest rate of population growth in the East of England from 2001-2011, at 16.6% - putting its total number of residents at 183,600. Recruitment agencies in Peterborough exist to help this growing population find new work - by matching firms with the right job seekers.
Many of Peterborough's agencies are located in the area to the east of the city's railway station, although a more diverse selection is available if one is to look slightly further afield. The easiest way to locate agencies around the area is by using this page, which contains contact details for many relevant firms, sorted by factors including industry.
Employment in Peterborough
11.8% of the working population in the Peterborough area were employed in the Manufacturing Industry as of 2011 - and as a consequence of this, many local agencies recruit for jobs in this sector. These include roles such as Quality Assurance, Assembly Line Worker and Production Supervisor.
Retail is also strong in the area - with 18.3% of the city's workers employed in this and related fields as of 2011. As a consequence, employers in Peterborough often hire staff to fill jobs such as Sales Assistant and Store Manager - as well as for roles such as Merchandising. This demand for Retail staff amongst employment agencies is set to increase in coming years, due to the city's proposed £100m North Westgate leisure development.
Major employers in the Peterborough area include Amazon, Travelex, British Sugar, the BGL Group (financial services), Produce World (food and drink), and Ideal Shopping Direct (online and television retail).
Peterborough as a commuter town and local transport
Although the East of England is not generally noted for its transport links, Peterborough is situated on the major A1 and A47 routes. London King's Cross is reachable via direct train from Peterborough in under an hour - making the city a viable home for commuters. Peterborough Station itself is a major transport hub in the area.
The city of Peterborough is perhaps best known for its cathedral - which was built between the 12th and 13th centuries. It contains the remains of Catherine of Aragon - the first wife of King Henry VIII. Peterborough is situated amongst the Fens of East England - and as such, it lies near to many areas of isolated countryside. Some of the lowest places in Britain are located in this region - many of which are below sea-level.