Burton on Trent is a town straddling the River Trent in the county of Staffordshire in central England. The town has a population of about 43,000 and a strong history of brewing beer, with breweries forming a cornerstone of the town's economy in the past. It is still significant today, and plays host to eight breweries, all of which hire and employ staff in the area.
The area has a lower than average unemployment rate compared to the rest of the country, and has significant levels of employment accounted for by the manufacturing sector. 20.9% of employment in the local area is, in fact, accounted for by manufacturing, which is well above the national average of 10.2%. All of the eight breweries are important employers in the town including Coors and Marstons plc. Punch Taverns and Spirit Group, both of which are pub operators also have headquarters in the town employing staff in the area. Both the Marmite Factory, now owned by Unilever, and the tyre factory of the Pirelli company are located in Burton and employ significant numbers of manufacturing staff.
For those looking for employment in the town it is advisable to utilise the services of a specialist recruitment agency, as many job opportunities and staff openings will be advertised through these agencies by employers in the area.