"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.
...Office Manager/ Administrator/ Credit Controller (Maternity Cover) PART TIME Based in Slough (Berkshire) Sarco Sales are continuing to expand again!!! We are a Sales recruitment company specialising in permanent and temporary Sales and Call Centre... more details
...Cromwell has a fantastic opportunity at our Slough branch for a Van Sales Representative to join our field based ‘Cromwell 2 You’ team. The ‘Cromwell 2 You’ solution involves selling tools and industrial products to small and medium sized local... more details
To assist and support in the effective running of the Office Support Services. To ensure that all services are provided professionally, consistently and with particular focus on Customer Service. Covering Reception, Hospitality, Customer Services,... more details
... for experienced Carpenter/Multi Trader to carry out day to day reactive maintenance repairs and fitting of front doors in the Slough area. The successful candidate will have experience working within the Social Housing sector, a valid CSCS card and have their own... more details
... retailer with over 600 stores throughout Europe. We are looking to recruit a Retail Administrator/Manager for our store in Slough. The hours are 39 per week over 5 days. As one of our Retail Administrators you will be responsible for helping our customers... 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.