The Hampshire town of Basingstoke is home to over 67,000 workers and offers career prospects for candidates across an array of industries. Based just 50 miles from Central London, the once proud market town has diversified into other fields such as IT, digital and manufacturing. The growth of new sectors has created a demand for employment services and there are a range of specialist and multi-sector recruitment agencies throughout Basingstoke.
The local workforce
The Basingstoke and Deane area has an employment rate of 82%, which is considerably higher than the rest of the UK. Around 9,000 jobs in Basingstoke are at management or senior level, while a further 21,000 employees work within professional occupations. Furthermore, 8.4% of the labour market is self-employed.
Industries for employment
Basingstoke is a leader within the digital economy and home to a number of recruitment agencies with IT staffing expertise. The town plays host to an abundance of technology focussed employers, and agencies in the area may have relationships with firms including Sony, Barracuda Networks and Fujitsu.
The local engineering sector helps support businesses across a range of fields and job opportunities are common within related vocations including manufacturing and production. This means that recruiters may be responsible for sourcing staff such as drillers, data engineers and quality assurance personnel.
Financial and professional services offer some of the brightest careers in Basingstoke and currently has a combined workforce of around 16,500 people. Similarly, other strong fields for employment include retail, health and education, which accounts for a combined 40% of the total working population.
Looking for a recruitment agency in the Basingstoke area?
The growing impact of the local digital economy means that many recruitment agencies in the Basingstoke and Deane district will specialise within communications and technology. Despite this, there are a high number of multi-sector consultancies in the town and these are predominantly situated to the south of Basingstoke railway station.
You can find a local employment agency by using our agency search.