Telford is one of the fastest developing towns in the UK and has seen its job market grow considerably since forming in 1960. The town has attracted a range of different employer types, both from the UK and overseas, and this has resulted in a strong recruitment industry in this area of Shropshire. Agencies in Telford range from specialists to multi-sector consultancies, placing candidates into permanent, temporary and contract jobs across the town.
Key industries for employment
The Public Administration, Education and Health sectors provide 26% of employment in Telford. NHS Trusts, Telford and Wrekin Council and the Telford Campus of Wolverhampton University, are some of the largest Public Sector employers in the town.
Manufacturing accounts for 21% of the working population and this is supported greatly by the Epson and Ricoh factories - both of which are located on the outskirts of the town. Telford has established many industrial parks and these have enticed numerous manufacturing employers. Some of the main industrial parks for businesses include Stafford Park, Hortonwood and Telford 54.
Around a fifth of the working age population operate within the IT industry and this is due to companies such as Fujitsu and Capgemini. The retail and hospitality sectors share a similar employment figure and most of the jobs in these fields found in the town centre.
Where can you find recruitment agencies in Telford?
If you're looking for a recruitment agency in the Telford area, the majority can be found within the town centre, just next to the M54. Concentrations of employment firms can also present in surrounding settlements such as Wellington. Although there are specialist recruitment agencies in the area (for industries such as Accounting and Nursing), multi-sector employment firms dominate the local recruitment market.
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