Recruitment in Swindon is typically focussed around the service sectors, however the Wiltshire based town also has one of the strongest manufacturing job markets in the UK. Due to Swindon's proximity to London and the M4, the area has become an attractive location for both employers and job seekers, meaning that recruitment agencies are commonly in demand to fill a range of job vacancies.
Economy of Swindon
The average earnings for a Swindon worker in full-time employment is 9.4% higher than the SW regional average, meaning that the town has one of the most competitive economies in England. Over the next few years, there is expected to be continued expansion in both housing and employment.
Industries for employment
40% of the top employers in Swindon belong to the manufacturing industry, predominately within car production. Around 10,500 workers are in manufacturing employment which accounts for nearly 10% of the population - a figure that is higher than the national average. Major employers include BMW Group, Honda UK, Catalent, and Tyco Electronics UK.
Finance and business sectors are a growing area of Swindon employment, accounting for over 30,000 employees. Companies such as Zurich Financial Services and Nationwide Building Society offer some of the brightest local career prospects in these fields. This means that job opportunities are common for professionals such as financial advisors, auditors and compliance officers, while admin staff will also find job roles in these sectors.
Elsewhere, retail candidates will find the most relevant vacancies in shopping hubs such as the city centre, West Swindon Shopping Centre and Orbital Shopping Park. The retail industry in Swindon has a workforce of 19,000, making it one of the largest fields for work in the town.
Where to find recruitment agencies
The town centre is located 0.5 miles south of Swindon train station, and it is here where the majority of recruitment agencies can be found. The heaviest concentration is centred around Commercial Road and this includes both specialist and multi-sector hiring firms. There are also a number of agencies located north of the train station, particularly around the Kembrey Park and Techno Trading Estate areas.
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