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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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    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

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    ...Test Analyst - Wigan Manual, Development Life cycle, Software Testing, Tester 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 several... more details

  • Breakfast chef/Baker Caterer.com
    • £17000 to £18000 per annum - 0
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    ...Breakfast chef with bakery experience required for establishment in the Wigan area. Our client is looking for an experienced chef who wants to continue in the trade but looking for ``chef friendly hours`` Working from 6am to 1/2pm daily preparing... more details

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    • £14500 - £16000 per annum
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    O2 & Telefónica Technology is amazing. It transforms how people communicate, have fun, play, explore, interact, work, shop, pay, share and learn. At O2, we open up the possibilities of technology and what it can do to improve people’s lives.... more details

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    The Real Apprenticeship Company Limited and Sayers The Bakers/Poundbakery are working in partnership to offer a one or two year apprenticeship for young people who have either recently completed their school or college studies. Each vacancy includes... more details

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    • £25000 - £35000/annum
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    ...QA Manager / Quality Manager Wigan Salary DOE I am currently recruiting a QA Manager / Quality Manager for a leading food manufacture in Wigan. To lead and motivate the QA team in monitoring and evaluating product and processing systems and factory... more details

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Employers

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.