"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.
DEPUTY MANAGER - Up to £27k salary plus bonus based on KPI''s Mandeville Retail are looking to recruit a Deputy Store Manager for a retail business in the Berkshire area. This famous retailer has stores in key locations in the UK and will... more details
...Optima Site Solutions are currently looking for Carpenters for contract starting on Tuesday 02/05/2017 in Slough. The work is on a commercial refurbishment working for a sub-contractor a client of Optima''s who we have been supplying for many years... more details
..., a financial services company based in Slough, is offering a fantastic position as a Business Development Executive. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual, with the right mind set, to start a career with a great company. The role includes... more details
Selco - More than just a Job Sales Assistant The Person We''re on the lookout for people like us; people who put our customers at the heart of everything they do. Together we aim to ensure that they get top-notch service every time. In fact that''s... more details
... may be what we are looking for this excellent opportunity. Role: Store Manager Salary: £22- £28, 000k plus Bonus (£35-40k OTE) Locations -Staines / Slough My client is a multi-faceted business in the retail and financial sector looking to recruit... 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.