Cheadle is a borough of Stockport in Greater Manchester. It was once part of the county of Cheshire, and has a population of around 15,000. Although it came heavily under fire by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War, many of the towns houses dating back to the 1800s are still occupied today.
The local economy has continued to thrive thanks to its close proximity to the centre of Manchester (8 miles), Stockport (3 miles) and Manchester Airport (4 miles). This means that there are a number of employment opportunities both in and around Cheadle. The areas biggest employer is Umbro (the sports manufacturer), whose headquarters are based in the town. In nearby Stockport, companies like Adidas, BT, McVities, Cooperative Financial Services, Jacobs Engineering, Allied Bakeries, and Thales employ thousands of staff.
The average salary for a full-time member of staff is £32,500, and the unemployment rate is well below the national average at just 1.9%. 31.4% of residents possess an NVQ Level 4 or above, and 46% of the workforce are employed in professional, managerial, and technical occupations, whilst 14.5% work in manual and process occupations. Recruitment agencies believe the area offers a wealth of opportunities for job seekers.