Salisbury recruitment agencies - Agency Central
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire that had a population of 40,302 according to the 2011 Census. Wiltshire Intelligence Network estimates that by 2021 the population of Salisbury will have grown to 43,200.
What is employment like in Salisbury?
The City of Salisbury lies around 12 miles south of Salisbury Plain - a large part of which is owned by the Ministry of Defence and used for training purposes. In addition to this, there are a number of military facilities in the area, including MoD Boscombe Down. Wiltshire in general had a high degree of employment in Industry Category ‘O’ of the 2011 Census (which includes Defence) - being 6.4% above the national average. 12.4% of people of working age in the county were employed in this sector.
The city has about 5,500 firms and is growing as a centre for science and technology in the UK. A number of other sectors are migrating towards the city too, including pharmaceuticals and healthcare.
The largest employers in the city include the NHS, Salisbury City Council, the Ministry of Defence, Health Protection Agency and the Defence Science and Technology based at Boscombe Down Airfield.
Local recruitment services
Recruitment agencies in Salisbury will often have experience sourcing staff within the defence and associated engineering industries, but this is by no means the limit of their scope. Being a rural area, agricultural industries are also popular around the city. Although it might seem at odds with Salisbury’s status as a historic settlement, it is also a vibrant commercial hub.
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