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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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  • Chef de Partie Caterer.com
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    Picturesque Village Pub with an excellent reputation for serving fresh food to a high standard is looking to employ a Chef de Partie to join their enthusiastic kitchen team. You must have experience working with fresh food in a busy environment and... more details

  • Customer Service Advisor/Team leader Total Jobs
    • From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + superb benefits. OTE £30,000
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    ...My client are an International manufacturer in the construction industry based in Wigan, they have an exciting role within their growing customer service team. They are looking for someone who has AT LEAST 12 months customer service experience... more details

  • Online Distributor- Flexible Working Hours Total Jobs
    • •£200 - £600 per month starting income part-time
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    Are you looking for a flexible working hour’s solution to fit around your busy lifestyle, or do you just want to work the hours that suit you? Are you computer literate and able to navigate around the internet? We are currently looking for... more details

  • Order Processing Administrator Total Jobs
    • From £12,000 to £18,000 per annum
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    ...Based: Hindley Green, Wigan Up to £15, 000 Full Time, Permanent, 5 days a week Monday to Friday: Shifts between 8.00am – 8.00pm Saturday: Shift between 9.00am – 1.00pm We are recruiting on behalf of a highly dynamic, rapidly expanding business... more details

  • 1st / 2nd Line Support Engineer - Wigan - £20K CWJobs I.T.
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    ...1st / 2nd Line Support Engineer - Wigan - £20K Hardware - Active Directory - Windows Server - WAN - LAN - Web and Email Filtering - IT Support - 1st Line - 2nd Line - Helpdesk - Service Desk - Technical Support An exciting opportunity has arisen... 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.