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At the heart of Ipswich's economic success is its geographical location. The Suffolk county town is situated at the point the River Orwell joins the estuary leading to the North Sea. So it's not too surprising that its role as a distribution centre has led to the myriad of jobs employing the city's 130,000 residents. The port handles three million tonnes of cargo each year and the goods are distributed around the UK via the rail network or the key transport links of the A12 and A14. The other major port of Felixstowe is a short distance up the coast and London is just an hour away. It's estimated that one in four people in Ipswich are employed in the distribution industry - and many of the others are employed in support industries such as admin, finance and IT.

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    ... Assistant Location - Ipswich, Suffolk Salary dependent upon experience plus benefits Main Responsibilities: Assist the procurement manager to sort out supplier information Prioritising and taking action on incoming purchase requests; Liaising with internal... more details

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    ...Forklift Driver / Telehandler / Labourer Forklift Driver / Labourer Required Immediately £14 - £16 per hour CPCS Forklift Driver / FLT / Telehandler - Working in Ipswich and Surrounding Areas New build contractor looking for a Cpcs or Npors Forklift... more details

  • Associate Hospitality Services Manager Caterer.com
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    ... for an inspirational, highly motivated Hospitality Services Manager for our award winning, flag ship care home in Ipswich. We expect you to be appropriately qualified, have incredibly high standards, a passion for customer service and outstanding leadership skills. You... more details

  • Showroom Assistant - Trade / Showroom - Ipswich - £15k Jobsite
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    ...Are you a Showroom Assistant / Retail Assistant with experience in working in a showroom environment? Than we have a great opportunity for you to join a leading retailer based in Ipswich. With strong customer service skills you''ll be the face... more details

  • Multi Trade Carpenter Jobsite
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    ...We are currently recruiting for a Multi trade Carpenter with plumbing skills to work with a large social housing organisation in the Ipswich and surrounding areas. Temporary for 12 weeks and on to permanent after this period. Van and fuel card... more details

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Ipswich Essential Jobseeker Information


Farming has always been a key industry and the landscape that inspired artists such as Constable attracts thousands of tourists each year, not least to the annual Suffolk Agricultural Show.


The area has a growing sector of new technology. This was spearheaded by the world famous BT Research Laboratory which opened there in 1975. Adastral Science Park is now home to dozens of companies including Arqiva, Fujitsu, Ericsson and Cognisys.

Service Sector

Ipswich's workforce need 'down time' and the leisure industry in the town also provides many opportunities for employment. The shopping centres of Buttermarket, Tower Ramparts and Tavern Street's 'Golden Mile'. Theatres, cinema, restaurants, pubs and other service sectors all make tempting job opportunities for either part-time workers or those seeking a career in leisure.