"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.
Do you have empathy with older people? Do you drive and have the use of your own car? Are you experienced in offering care or if not are you available to attend a 5 days training course? If so this could be the job for you. You will be... more details
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Independent Insurance Broker We are well established Insurance Broker conveniently located in Frimley and have been serving the general public and local businesses in the Surrey area since 1974. An exciting opportunity has arisen within our... more details
...Senior Android Mobile Developer (Java, Android) - Slough We are looking for talented and ambitious mobile developers to join a cutting edge and innovative mobile division within a large global software organisation. As one of the fastest growing... more details
...To continue to deliver a world-class service we are offering career changing opportunities for aspiring recruitment consultants in our Slough office. We employ a wide range of people such as retail assistants, contact centre consultants and sales... more details
The Role: Based in one of our retail stores, you will work as part of the customer facing retail team. You will ensure that every customer receives an effective and efficient experience. In order to deliver this experience, accuracy in processing... more details
...IT Hardware Sales (IT Reseller)- Slough -30k OTE 30k-35k (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... more details
...ELECTRICAL SHIFT ENGINEER - DATA CENTRE - FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY - SLOUGH - 36K Have you worked within a Data Centre environment before? Are you currently looking to move to a large FM service provider? Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity... 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.