As the county town of Bedfordshire, Bedford is the commercial hub of the region and a multicultural melting pot. It is also well known for being the birthplace of Ronnie Barker and Carol Vorderman. Good transport connections make Bedford and its surrounding villages a popular commuter base for Milton Keynes and London but there are many opportunties closer to home.
One of the biggest employers in this town is Unilever, which has a food research facility at Colworth Science Park. This is where the company's new lines of frozen foods, ice cream and beverages are developed and researched. The high-tech site provides a range of local jobs for scientists, technologists and legal professionals.
...Repairs and Maintenance Scheduler Up to £19, 000 PA Bedford Permanent An exciting immediate, permanent opportunity for an experienced Repairs and Maintenance Scheduler has arisen with our client who is a specialist repairs and maintenance contractor... more details
...Excellent opportunity for a "Temp to Perm" Site Manager for a new build Housing development just outside Bedford. Must have many years Residential experience. This job was originally posted as www.careerstructure.com/job/66717998... more details
This role is located near Marston Moretaine, where this company is looking to recruit an energetic and hands-on Restaurant Manager for one of their long established roadside restaurant sites. As Site Manager of this busy site, you will be tasked... more details
...Graduate Developer - PHP, C#, MySQL, XML - Bedford - £18, 000 - £25, 000 A Graduate Developer is required to join this multi national company based in the Bedford area. As the Graduate developer you will have experience with PHP, C#, MySQL and XML... more details
...TEMPORARY TO PERMANENT TELESALES EXECUTIVE - BEDFORD / KEMPSTON OUTSKIRTS - £7.20 - £8.07 PER HOUR Are you available immediately for a temporary assignment? Do you have previous telesles and customer service / call centre experience... more details
There is an unusual three-tier education system, with lower, middle and upper schools, providing jobs for teachers and admin staff alike. The University of Bedfordshire campus is based in the town and there are two large colleges, Bedford College and the private, Stella Mann College, which runs courses in performing arts.
Several call centres provide jobs in Bedford, such as BTB Mailflight and the HMRC contact centre. There are over 100 different languages spoken by the many immigrant workers in Bedford, from Italian and Polish to Cantonese.
A major employer in the area is Moto Hospitality, which has its headquarters in Toddington. The company employs local people in a variety of interesting roles, from finance to IT, marketing and catering.