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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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  • Sales Executive Total Jobs
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    ..., telephone and face to face channels, possess a good understanding of the internet, ecommerce and possess previous experience offering b2b products and services.  Working from our modern offices in east Ipswich you will receive training and ongoing s... more details

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    Jark Construction seek a experienced Groundworker/ Excavator to start immediately in Suffolk, you will be working for a well known and reputable Main Contractor, Doing Groundwork''s on an ongoing residential new build project, you will be required... more details

  • Social Work Support Apprenticeship - Ipswich Total Jobs
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    ...We are looking to recruit an apprentice within our Skylakes social work support team based in Ipswich. Duties include: * Answering the telephone, taking messages, raising any queries with management * Completing spelling and grammar check... more details

  • Executive Chef Caterer.com
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    ...EXECUTIVE CHEF – Ipswich - 4 STAR HOTEL - £35000 NEG Our retained client is currently seeking an executive chef for their busy coastal 4 star hotel in the Suffolk area. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Head Chef or Executive Chef to join... more details

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    • £34000 to £37000 per annum - 30% Bonus, 50% Staff Discount & Travel I
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    ...General Manager Ipswich - Bar & Restaurant Salary £34, 000 - £37, 000 + 30% bonus Would you like to be a General Manager for one of the Sunday Times Top 100 companies to work for? My client has recently invested £10m in refurbishing their estate... 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.