Stoke-on-Trent and nearby Newcastle-under-Lyme are two large settlements in the North Staffordshire area of the West Midlands region of England. This page contains details of recruitment agencies in the Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme areas which will be of interest whether you are looking for a new job or to recruit new staff.
Types of recruitment agency in the Stoke-on-Trent/Newcastle-under-Lyme Area
As with any major population centre, the North Staffordshire area is home to a number of recruitment agencies - many of which can be found on this page. Agencies in this area cover the full spectrum of hiring and employment, from permanent to contract. Given that a large proportion of the population has historically been skilled (due to the specialised nature of pottery work), there may be a bias towards this. The area is also a transport hub - being located centrally, and close to the M6 motorway.
Populations in the area
Stoke-on-Trent's population was reported as 249,000 in the 2011 Census - whilst Newcastle-under-Lyme was reported as having 123,900 inhabitants. According to the Office for National Statistics, this put Stoke-on-Trent 8th in the West Midlands region in terms of population, and Newcastle-under-Lyme 15th.
Major industries and employers in North Staffordshire
Since the 1600s, the area surrounding Stoke-on-Trent has been known as the Potteries. This relates to the region's traditional production of tableware - with household names including Wedgwood, Minton, Spode, and Royal Doulton all having been founded in the area. Although many of the factories are now defunct, Pottery Manufacturing remains a key employer in the area - with firms such as Emma Bridgewater leading the way for a new generation.
Other industries and employers of note include bet365 (an online gambling site), Michelin Tyre, and Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems. As is common with most areas of the UK, local government and the NHS employ large numbers of people, and retail provides many of the temporary job roles available in the Stoke area.