Just five miles outside of Oxford and within commuting distance of London, the Oxfordshire town of Abingdon has become an attractive location for businesses looking to establish themselves in the UK. Also known as Abingdon on Thames, companies such as MG and Morland Brewery were all once based in the town and it still remains a key area for job opportunities in the South East region. As such, Abingdon recruitment agencies are needed to offer their local knowledge to clients and candidates to support successful hires in the parish.
Studies show that there are over 15K working professionals in permanent, temporary or contract positions, meaning that around half of the total Abingdon population is considered employed. Much of this employment is derived from finance and IT firms, although the health and science industries are also credited to bringing jobs to this area of Oxfordshire. Other common career opportunities come within accountancy, sales and marketing. The median salary for Abingdon is around £25K which is deemed above average when compared to the rest of the UK.
Once a hub for manufacturing, Abingdon has grown into a centre for innovation and also has one of the lowest employment rates in the country. Tessella, Miele GB and Vertex Pharmaceutical are some of the biggest employers based in the region, whilst the Milton Business and Science Park site also plays host to the offices of Sophos and MEC Medical. Because of the expertise needed for many of these jobs, local recruitment consultants are required to search for the technical candidates that would be expected of an Abingdon based client.