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Barnstaple Overview The town of Barnstaple in Devon, believed to be the oldest borough in the country, is a classic ...

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McDonalds Corporation
Bideford
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McDonalds Corporation
Bideford
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Housekeeper

Sodexo
Barnstaple, South West
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Arborist

OCS Group
Barnstaple EX31, EX311AA
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radiometer america inc
Ilfracombe
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pall corporation
Ilfracombe
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Neighbourhood Officer

Page Personnel United Kingdom
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Care Support Worker

somerset care
Barnstaple, South West
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Housekeeper/ Patient Service Assistant

Sodexo
Barnstaple, South West
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Sales Consultant

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Barnstaple, South West
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Customer Assistant

tesco
Barnstaple, South West
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Delivery Driver

tesco
Barnstaple, South West
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Customer Assistant

tesco
Thornbury
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tesco
Thornbury
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optical express
Northam
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Assistant Manager

dominos
Thornbury
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optical express
Northam
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Barnstaple Overview

The town of Barnstaple in Devon, believed to be the oldest borough in the country, is a classic example of Medieval town planning. The Pannier Market with glass and timber roof supported on wrought iron columns and the Butchers Row stand testimony to Victorian architecture. Industrial estates in the vicinity and the local retail sector are the main contributors to the local economy.

Primary, secondary schools and a tertiary college address the town's educational needs. Sports and leisure facilities, parks, museum, churches and several historical and scenic landmarks are scattered in and around Barnstaple. The town is connected by rail and road to Ilfracombe, Braunton and other destinations in the neighbourhood – including Exeter, the nearest airport.

Barnstaple Job Opportunities

Seasonal tourism reportedly generates a number of casual or informal jobs in Barnstaple. The town is also a shopping hub, with a number of retail firms, restaurants and chain stores such as Tesco and Sainsbury setting shop here. The number of pharmaceutical sales representative jobs. Companies at the Roundswell Business Park and Industrial Estate also provide job opportunities.

Barnstaple Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Barnstaple and Devon in general is relatively lower than the national average. The retail sector continues to generate new jobs in Barnstaple. TK Maxx store has since opened an outlet at the Green Lanes Shopping Centre here. The company had earlier said that the new store will create 35 new jobs for the locals.

Evans Transport Ltd. and Bass Jarrington Ltd. have recently submitted a planning application for a food store and shops on Braunton Road in Barnstaple. The plan includes four retail warehouses, apart from a discount food store and a terrace that will house commercial units. The re-development plans for this site, if approved, are bound to boost the economy and improve job prospects.

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