Situated between the towns of Coalville and Melton Mowbray, Loughborough falls within the borough of Charnwood and is the second largest settlement in Leicestershire. Although traditionally a university town, the area has a diverse economy and Loughborough recruitment agencies will be approached to fill a multitude of jobs.
Loughborough University is the largest employer in the town and contributes towards a strong education sector. The University is ranked as one of the leading academic institutions in the UK and is highly regarded in the fields of sport and business. Stephenson, Brooksby Melton and Loughborough colleges offer further support to the field, while the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) also has a college in the area.
Traditional blue collar industries also play a key role locally, with Brush Traction, Aggregate Industries and Terex Pegson being employers of note. Coalville, located just 8 miles away, was once a coal mining town and is still reaping the benefits of the industrial revolution. Coalville was perhaps most well known for being the home of Palitoy (toy manufacturers) up until it's closure in 1994. Furthermore, global manufacturers Masterfoods (Mars Inc.) are based in nearby Melton Mowbray, a town famous for pork pies, Stilton and Melton Cloth.
Additionally, the Rushes Shopping Centre means that retail jobs are commonly available and employers will typically decide to approach a multi-sector agency when searching for permanent or temporary staff to fill these roles.
As a centre for education, teaching recruitment agencies are in high demand, however a generalist service may be more appropriate when filling support roles. Industrial consultancies are also prominent in the area, while 'The Eastern Gateway' development resulted in a need for niche construction and engineering recruiters. Although some employers may prefer to use a local service when filling jobs in Loughborough, agencies throughout Leicestershire are also likely to recruit for the area and may provide a wider network of relevant contacts.
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