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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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  • Courier Driver FEATURED JOB DTC ltd
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    Expierence is Required to carry out Multidrop parcel deliveries upto 80 + stops a day start time is 07.30 to 17.30 Mon to Friday ONLY only expierence applicants to apply more details

  • Trainee Estimator - construction productsFEATURED JOB AEL
    • £18 - 20K dependat on previous experience
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    We are looking for a Trainee Estimator to join our busy team at our Skelmersdale factory. We are a manufacturer of niche products based around steel, aluminium and glass. Due to the specialist nature of our products, training will be given,... more details

  • Restaurant Manager - AA Rosette experience Caterer.com
    • From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum + excellent gratuities, benefits & p
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    ...Restaurant Manager Restaurant Manager – AA Rosette experience essential An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and driven Restaurant Manager for this AA Rosette awarded restaurant in Wigan. This reputable restaurant strives to achieve... more details

  • Store Manager Wigan Retail Choice
    • £17k - 18k per year
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    ...We have a really exciting opportunity for an experienced Store Manager to join our clients growing business in the Wigan area. Our client is the market leader in the discount sector, providing all products for the home. This is an exciting time... more details

  • Oracle Developer - Wigan CWJobs I.T.
    • £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens
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    ...Oracle Developer - Wigan Oracle 10g / 11g / Oracle Forms / SQL Server 2005 - 2012 / PL/SQL / Oracle Reports Due to rapid growth my client, a Managed Services Provider based in Wigan and easily commutable from Preston, St Helens, Liverpool &amp... more details

  • Planning Engineer - BAM Nuttall - North West Career Structure
    • Competitive
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    ...Position Description Planning Engineer -Wigan, Greater Manchester Job Description Location:Wigan, Greater Manchester Due to increased work in the North West within the Rail Sector we are seeking a Planning Engineer to work out of our Wigan Office... more details

  • Accounts Assistant Total Jobs
    • From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
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    Due to expansion my client is looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant to report directly to the Accounts Manager. Duties will include processing up to 200 purchase invoices per week, matching them to both delivery notes and purchase orders,... more details

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Wigan Essential Jobseeker Information


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.