With just over 121,000 inhabitants, Colchester's population has soared in recent years and this is expected to rise further in the future. Located in Essex, this picturesque town comprises of areas such as Tiptree, Peldon and West Mersea. Because of its growing population, Colchester is filled with employment opportunities, and recruitment agencies are scattered throughout the town, all providing expert knowledge to help with the process of hiring staff to jobs in a number of sectors.
Colchester's recruitment agencies - offering permanent and temporary roles - are well spread through the town and are serviced by Colchester and Colchester Town train stations, as well as the A134. The agencies have vacancies from employers throughout the town and some neighbouring areas of East Anglia. The common theme is one that sees recruitment agencies hiring for multiple sectors including Engineering, Catering & Hospitality and Healthcare.
For candidates in Colchester, the median salary stands at almost £20,000. However, when only full-time salaries are taken into account, the median salary rises to nearly £25,000. Employment in the town is very high too. Of 100,500 who are economically active, 98,000 are in work. It represents over 83.3% of Colchester's overall population but that figure rises further when just those registered for employment are considered.
According to the Office for National Statistics, human health and social work activities accounts for over 13% of Colchester's workforce, which is also higher than the national average. This is unsurprising given the town is home to Colchester University Hospital NHS Foundation. Employers are advertising Healthcare Assistant and Pharmacy vacancies amongst other related jobs.
The Automotive industry is popular in Colchester too, where Ford Retail Group has its head office. In addition, due to its space at Culver Square Retail Park, the Retail sector is a popular one in Colchester, with Store Assistant roles available at shops on the site that include Gap, H&M and Pandora.