"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.
... of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do. Sales Assistant – Dulux Decorator Centre 30 hours per week Slough £7.50 per hour Sales Assistant - The Job We are looking... more details
...Store Manager - Expanding High Street Fashion! Slough Zachary Daniels Retail Recruitment is recruiting for a well known high street fashion brand. This retailer has a core focus on womenswear, menswear and accessories. I am looking... more details
...Accounts Assistant/Credit Control £20-24K Slough Our client who is a reputable ladies Fashion Brand are looking for a Accounts Assistant /credit control clerk to join the team. Duties: - Allocation of customer receipts - Resolve any... more details
...Export Sales Administrator Slough, Berkshire £24, 000 Plus Bonus (10% of salary), 25 Days'' Holiday, Generous Pension Scheme, Eye Care Vouchers, Childcare Vouchers, Flu Jab Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, Simply Health Cash Plan... more details
...) Salary: £20- £26, 000 plus Bonus Location: Slough / Maidenhead My client is currently looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking, assistant manager used to working in a larger format environment who has a passion for giving excellent customer service. Used... 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.