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Colchester, in Essex, has historic buildings, a strong military presence and is the oldest recorded town in Britain. Easily accessible from London, it is a prime commuter town and offers a variety of work for jobseekers, but there are many job opportunities nearby and without the commute.

The Ministry of Defence owns a large proportion of the land around the town and the town's military establishments provide both direct and indirect employment in the area. The local garrison is home to the 16th Air Assault Brigade and there is also a Military Corrective Training Centre. A wide range of jobs, from administration to maintenance and catering, can be found at these sites.

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Colchester Essential Jobseeker Information


Education and training provides a range of jobs in the education sector. For example, the University of Essex has a large campus and the Colchester Institute runs further education courses and a School of Art, Design and Media in the town. There are many schools and a sixth-form college, where jobs in teaching, maintenance and admin can be found.


Administrative jobs are a main source of employment in the area. Colchester Borough Council is one of the biggest local employers and there are also similar positions at the army garrison and the military correctional facility.


Tourism is quite a large employer, thanks to the historic Roman and medieval sites and the hugely popular Colchester zoo. The tourist industry supports a large proportion of the local economy by underpinning jobs in the town's bars, restaurants, shops and hotels, as well as at visitor attractions


There are a smattering of manufacturing jobs in the form of small local industries making everything from tools to timber products, paint and stationery. The best places to go job hunting are the area's industrial estates, such as Severalls Industrial Park, Commerce Park and Grange Way.

Outside Work

Colchester is surrounded by beautiful countryside, which offers a variety of local jobs in the environmental and agricultural sectors. Local agricultural contractors, plant and tool hire companies are worth checking for vacancies. Environmental jobs might be found at the nearby nature reserves and Sites of Specific Scientific Interest.