Bordering the City of London and just south of Suffolk, Essex is a flourishing county for people who want to work in Engineering. Chelmsford is the only city in the county - with in excess of 1.7 million inhabitants - but it is also rich in districts that house thriving recruitment agencies commonly advertising Engineering vacancies on a permanent, temporary and contract basis.
Engineering is an important area of expertise in Essex, as a number of recruitment agencies have a specific focus on hiring staff for these jobs. The county is filled with employment firms across multiple sectors, but with Engineering-focused agencies based in Chelmsford, Colchester and Brentwood to name a few, there is a high demand for Engineer job-seekers.
Almost 730,000 people are economically active in Essex, and for those whose skills are in Engineering, there are jobs with encouraging starting salaries that have room for progression. No salary is the same but earnings for Mechanical Engineers in Essex typically start on £35,000 and can rise to £50,000. Support Engineers meanwhile, start on an even higher basic of £42,000 which could eventually increase all the way to £58,000.
Essex's position makes the county a magnet for important industries, with easy links to the UK motorway network, London airports, sea ports and rail terminals. Logistics and Manufacturing are key fields for Engineering recruitment in the county. Infrastructure and support services business, Stobart Group, has a base in Essex, and as such, Civil Engineers in the area are valuable to the company. Essex is also home to London Distribution Park, which houses Forth Ports and Roxhill, the latter being active in developing Industrial and Logistics properties, which require Engineering expertise.