The town of Northampton, in Northamptonshire, east midlands, is an important location within Britain for a number of reasons. Its location on the M1, close to a number of other major settlements means that it has long enjoyed a thriving economy - and at one point, more than half of the boots and shoes worn in Great Britain were made there. As a wealthy town, Northampton has attracted the attention of a number of major businesses, and recruitment agencies capitalise on this, by helping firms to hire staff who fulfill their requirements. Northampton's population was 212,100 in the 2011 Census - an increase of 9.1% from 2001.
Hiring in Northampton
Northampton's recruitment agencies are largely located in the town's compact centre, to the east - heading out towards Cliftonville. This puts the majority within easy walking distance of the railway station - which is good news if you are travelling into the town. No matter the type of candidate you are recruiting for, or contract that you seek, Northampton has something for you. Whether permanent or temporary, there is an agency that will meet your needs - and this page is the quick and easy way to find them.
Northampton's major employers
Perhaps due to its reasonably central location and good motorway links, Northampton has a large Transportation industry - with 7.7% (8,265) of the working population having jobs in the Transport and Storage Sector as of the 2011 Census. This contrasts with England and Wales as a whole, where just 5% were employed in this sector. A number of Logistics firms are based around the Brackmills Industrial Estate, which is located to the east of town.
Given its proximity to the iconic Silverstone race circuit, it comes as no surprise that Motorsport and its related industries are strong in Northampton - with the likes of Cosworth and Mahle Powertrain based on the industrial estate on St. James Mill Road to the south of the town. Many smaller employers also exist within this sector in the Northampton area.
Northampton also has an above-average number of people employed in Manufacturing - with 9.6% (10,258) of workers employed in this sector as of 2011. This contrasts with the average for England and Wales, which was just 8.9%. The largest Manufacturing Sector in Northampton was High Tech - with 2,597 (2.4% of the total working population employed). Employers involved with manufacture in the town include Carlsberg and Greencore.