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Bristol's geographical position on the Severn Estuary ensured its early economic success as a successful port welcoming home the tall ships from the West Indies laden with spices and spirits. But the city survived and flourished even when the port's dominance diminished. First it recognised the opportunities offered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the arrival of steam and railways, then at the start of the 20th century it was quick to realize the potential value of the aeroplane's invention and in 1910 opened Filton Airfield - a far-sighted decision which culminated in Bristol's involvement with the Concorde project. BAE Systems may have announced the airfield's closure (for December 2012) but aerospace and defence remains one of the city's main industries.

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  • Customer Care Team Leader Total Jobs
    • £21000 - £22000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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    ...Following an operational review our Client is looking for a new Customer Care Team Leader to manage their service team at their Bristol head quarters. This is an exciting and opportune time to join the business, a global leading brand... more details

  • PHP Developer (Symfony/Drupal) CWJobs I.T.
    • From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum - dependent on experience
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    ...Location : Central Bristol Salary : £24k - £32k per annum, dependent on experience Benefits : Flexible working hours, relaxed working atmosphere, personal development budget A PHP Developer (Symfony/Drupal) is sought to join a highly regarded... more details

  • Retail Trainee Store Manager Total Jobs
    • From £15,000 to £17,000 per annum + Package
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    ...Retail Trainee Store Manager £15 - 17, 000 + Package Bristol - City Centre The Company This business retails a range of fashionable, trend led products within large format, bright and modern stores. Their values centre around their people... more details

  • Hotel Night Porter - 4 nights per week (Wed-Sat inc) (
    • From £12,000 to £14,000 per annum
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    ...My client operates a lovely boutique hotel on the outskirts of Bristol and is now looking for a night porter to join the team. This is a 32 hour a week contact, 11pm - 7am on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays (fixed rota... more details

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    • £15,000 to £16,000 per annum
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    ...Administration Support Assistant Brislington, Bristol £15, 000 to £16, 000 per annum plus benefits and onsite parking Full time permanent position Privately owned, family run manufacturing company based in Brislington, Bristol are seeking... more details

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BAE Systems, Airbus, Rolls Royce and many more firms are to be found at Filton and along the so-called North Fringe area of Bristol. Many of the companies offer apprenticeships, entry for graduates, internships and a range of other career-paths. And the skills they need vary enormously: manufacturing, engineering, design, project management, leadership, customer care - the list goes on. MBDA is one of the world's leading missile manufacturers with a highly-skilled workforce and centres around the world.

Creative and Media Industries

Bristol has a proud tradition of supporting innovative and new technologies be that the railway, airplane - or Wallace and Gromit. Ardman Animations, producers of the Plasticine duo are based at Bristol and symbolise the city's desire to support the creative industries. The BBC, regional newspapers and multimedia companies are all to be found at Bristol offering a range of jobs. And watch out for companies such as Mubaloo making headway in the very latest of technologies such as mobile phone apps.


Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel bestowed upon Bristol the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Great Western Railway. And his legacy lives on. Engineering is still key to Bristol's economic success and the railway provides hundreds of jobs for local people. Network Rail and First Great Western offer a range of careers including customer support, the operational side of the business and business support (finance, management etc).