The town of Rotherham is situated in the county of South Yorkshire, England, and is home to a population of almost 258,000. It lies just six miles from Sheffield, and enjoys a thriving economy.
During the Industrial Revolution, the area was dominated by the heavy industries of steel and coal, whilst the cast iron industry rapidly expanded during the early 1900s. These days, it is one of the UK leaders in advanced manufacturing, with the Corus Engineering Steels plant making steel for companies around the word, including products for the Airbus A380 and Renault Formula One. An urban regeneration project will bolster the towns local economy further, and encourage new businesses to settle in the area over the next 25 years.
18% of staff are employed by the manufacturing sector, 18% in the financial sector, whilst 20% of employment is within public administration, health, and education. The biggest employers in the area are Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (13,000 staff), Corus, and the local NHS Foundation Trust (3,400 employees). The average worker makes £35,875 per year.
If you are seeking employment in the vicinity, a simple search of the jobs boards posted by online recruitment agencies will return a number of vacancies.