"Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough!" said the poet John Betjeman. In some ways, he needn't have worried. The town planners are doing the job for him. Many buildings in the town centre are being demolished to make way for a new town centre. The Heart of Slough project will see millions of pounds invested in modern buildings, new shopping centres, a cultural quarter and a new media 'village'.
Slough has suffered from its association with giant trading estate which provides employment for thousands of people living in the area. The estate is gigantic: it covers 486 acres, is home to around 500 businesses including Telefonica O2, Ferrari and Black & Decker. It even has its own power station. It wasn't too surprising that Ricky Gervais decided to the fictional paper company Wernham Hogg on Slough Trading Estate when he filmed the TV comedy, The Office. There is plenty more to Slough (and its next to some beautiful Berkshire countryside including Burnham Beeches) but for jobseekers it offers probably the best opportunities in the UK.
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...Partitioners / Dry Liners Slough 14 - 18 I am currently recruiting two operatives to undertake a 2 week project in Slough. Your role will consist of an office referb doing metal stud partitions, plaster boarding and dry lining. Please contact Tom... more details
...IT Hardware Sales - Slough £25k-£30k + (OTE £60k/£70k) + Bens Specializing in the provision of IT Infrastructure to the SME and Corporate verticals and IT products to Reseller partners my client has an urgent requirement for an IT Sales Executive... more details
...Telemarketing Executive Basic £20, 000 - £25, 000 / OTE £32, 000-£35, 000 1st year Fast Track In To Field Account Management Leading Technology Vendor Slough Location Our client is a leading IT company looking to appoint... more details
...Internal Sales Executive (Graduate) – IT Solution Sales Slough 18-20k Base, 30-35k OTE Training Benefits As aSloughbased IT Outsourcing Company, our client offers a one stop solution for development, enterprise applications, digital signage and so... more details
...Internal Sales Executive Basic £20, 000 - £25, 000 / OTE £32, 000-£35, 000 1st year Fast Track In To Field Account Management Leading Technology Vendor Slough Location Our client is a leading IT company looking to appoint an Internal Sales Executive... more details
In addition to the companies mentioned above, there are hundreds more covering such sectors as food processing, engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, logistics, IT and telecommunications. Although many multi-nationals are based here, watch out as well for the Enterprise Quarter which is home to many start-up companies, offering you the chance to get in on the ground floor. The confectionery company, Mars, is one of the biggest employers on the estate. They offer jobs in Finance and Procurement, Production and Innovation, Marketing and Sales and Business Support. They also recruit graduates either for specific jobs or as part of their three-year management development programme.
O2 is just one - but probably the biggest - player in the communications sector at Slough. Jobs on offer include sales, service, retail, IT and management. They offer operations apprenticeships and finance programmes for graduates. The company also offers its own training programmes of course for school leavers or those applying for their first job.