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One of the slogans for Wigan is "proud of our past, excited by our future" and that fairly sums up this Lancashire town which can indeed be proud of all that it's achieved in the past but is yet to realise its 21st century economic potential. Perhaps it's overshadowed by its two big neighbours - Liverpool and Manchester - but at long last the town and wider borough are starting to make themselves heard. The Eastern Gateway, the Wigan Pier Quarter and a Knowledge Quarter are just three of the branded redevelopment areas that hope to win the hearts and purses of big businesses.

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  • Experienced foot and telesales canvassers requiredFEATURED JOB Thermal Home Improvements
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    Canvassers - foot & telesales, single or teams. Get paid what you are really worth. We pay basic + commission + p&m money - everything is negotiable for the right applicant. Car + petrol allowance is given or car provided. more details

  • Application Support - C# / .Net / 4GL CWJobs I.T.
    • £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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    ...Application Support - C# / DotNet / 4GL / Application Support Searchability is proud to be partnered with this market leading software House, based in the Wigan area. They are looking to develop their IT department further by adding a 2nd Line... more details

  • Oracle Developer CWJobs I.T.
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    ...Oracle Developer - Wigan Oracle 6i, Oracle 11g, Oracle 10g, SQL, PS/SQL, Java/J2EE About the company: My client is well established within their industry and has been growing year on year since the company started over 10 years ago. They have... more details

  • Senior Planning Engineer - BAM Nuttall - North East Career Structure
    • Competitive
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    ...Position Description Senior Planning Engineer (Rail) – Wigan Job Description Location:Wigan Due to increased work in the North West within the rail sector, we are seeking a senior planning engineer to work out of our Wigan office. You will report... more details

  • Kitchen Manager Caterer.com
    • £18,875 - £23,025
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    ...Sizzling Pubs are currently looking for an experienced Kitchen Manager to lead the kitchen team at The Poachers in Wigan. The Poachers is the only Sizzling Pub in Wigan and as a two bar operation has a strong drink trade of approximately £9, 000... more details

  • Sales Executives - Full & Part Time (Immediate Start) Total Jobs
    • From £13,000 to £20,000 per annum Plus Bonus (OTE £5k-15k per annum)
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    ...As part of the growth of Interact in our Wigan call centre, we are looking for Sales and Service Executives to join our successful team. You will be working on behalf a of major telecoms provider promoting their products and services to existing... more details

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A number of famous brands are to be found in Wigan including the Heinz factory which first opened there in 1959. And Pataks Indian Food is another food business you'll find in Wigan. Those with a sweeter tooth may prefer working for the famous Uncle Joe's Mint Balls factory in the town. Manufacturing still accounts for a large part of the economic make-up of Wigan. PPG Industries (the largest fiber glass manufacturer in the UK) is one of the town's major employers in this sector.

Creative Industries

The term 'creative' sounds dangerously woolly but Wigan are serious about attracting digital and new-media businesses into the area. Or helping to start new ones. You'll already find dozens of small and not-so-small digital businesses in Wigan offering jobs for software developers, inputters, graphic design students, photographers, copy-writers and a wide range of other creative skills. Graduates will be particularly welcome but self-starters who can demonstrate a love and flair for the businesses should find themselves pushing against an open door.

Heinz Foods

Heinz employs around 1,200 people at its Wigan factory, recruiting school leavers through to post graduates. The company even offers a 12-month placement programme - salaried and with holiday. It will give you a chance to learn more about the company and decide if it's for you. Graduates will need a 2:1 or above and plenty of self-motivation. While they want you to be aware and respect the company's great past (started 150 years ago by Mr Heinz), they also want you to come up with innovative ideas. There's a week-long induction programme followed by plenty of on-the-job training.