Bishop's Stortford, Home Counties Employment Information
Bishops Stortford Overview
The pleasant market town of Bishops Stortford is surrounded by smaller villages, such as Standon, Little Hadham and Stansted Mountfitchet, and provides many of the services the inhabitants of these places rely on. This means jobs in Bishops Stortford cover nearly all sectors of the economy, from light manufacturing, to financial jobs, leisure and transport. There are a number of public sector work opportunities in the town, too, since the headquarters of East Herts District Council are located in the town. Other jobs in Bishops Stortford are often connected to the air services industries because Stansted Airport - London's third air hub - is just few miles to the east of the town off the A120 trunk road.
Bishops Stortford Employment Opportunities
Many of the inhabitants of Bishops Stortford work in London, it being easily accessed via the M11 motorway or via the town's railway station. Nevertheless, the town has plenty of job opportunities in its own right. The nearby lawn mower manufacturer of Hayter have their production facility nearby in the village of Spellbrook. There are also some industrial estates, usually located close to the rail lines, which provide employment opportunities in a range of firms supplying anything from electrical components to plumbing supplies. The town centre is vibrant with a large selection of shops, including some independent stores, so retail jobs in Bishops Stortford are commonly available.
Bishops Stortford Employment Trends
There have been an increasing number of jobs reliant on the growth of the nearby airport in Bishops Stortford in recent years. However, the town's economy is not fully reliant on this nearby transportation hub. Over 80% of the population work in the services sector of the economy, many providing professional services, such as accounting, information technology and legal services. The town also has a number of schools which are filled with children from the town and surrounding areas. Both public and private sector teaching posts, including teaching assistants and support staff, are on offer throughout the academic year.