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.
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...TEMPORARY TO PERMANENT SENIOR SALES ADMINISTRATOR - BEDFORD OUTSKIRTS - £7.00 - £9.00 PER HOUR * Are you available immediately for a 13 weeks temporary contract which will become permanent? * Do you have a proven and successful sales... more details
...Amazing opportunity with the UK''s largest womanswear value retailer. Store Manager - Bedford, Bedfordshire. Paying a very competitive salary of £19, 000-£28, 000. We have an exciting opportunity for a commercially focused Retail Fashion... more details
...Amazing opportunity with the UK''s largest womanswear value retailer. Store Manager - Bedford, Bedfordshire. Paying a very competitive salary of 19, 000-28, 000. We have an exciting opportunity for a commercially focused Retail Fashion Manager... more details
Studio Team Member - Photography ** Competitive Salary + uncapped Bonus + Exceptional Career Progression Path + Excellent Training ** This is a Direct Sales role with some customer services & photography work. Previous photography experience not... 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.