"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.
...Assistant Network Manager Location: Slough, Berkshire Salary: £20, 000-£25, 000 per annum Class Technology Solutions is looking for an Assistant Network Manager to join a growing team of over 70 IT support staff who specialise exclusively... more details
An excellent opportunity has arisen with an outstanding college for a Maths Teacher based in Wexham. Our client is looking to recruit a well-motivated and energetic Maths Teacher teaching up to A Level age on a part time basis for two to three days... more details
...Graduate Sales Representative, Slough, 20, 000 basic, uncapped OTE REF: NATHM4482SLO Do you want a graduate career that gives you immediate responsibility and fantastic earning potential? We`re looking for Graduate Sales Representatives... more details
Field Service Engineer / Fork Lift Truck Engineer £22k - £26k +Van +Progression +Training +Travel +Bonus West Yorkshire Are you a Service Engineer from a forklift or plant machinery maintenance background looking for technical progression and... more details
This perfect Palladian Mansion is a world leading 5 Star venue. They are looking for a keen commis chef or demi chef de partie of least 1 year 2AAR experience to join the brigade to work in either C&B or the celebrated 3AA Rosette Restaurant.... 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.