A historic market town in Wiltshire, close to River Avon, Chippenham is an affordable home base, well-connected to Bath, Bristol, Swindon and of course the capital, London. With about 40,000 residents, Chippenham has evolved into a commuter town with all basic amenities for comfortable living. Retail outlets large and small, leisure and sports facilities, primary and secondary schools, business establishments with industrial (Siemens) and logistics (Wincanton PLC.) operations contribute to the local economy.
Housing options vary from new developments to more traditional homes in the heart of the town. Some parts of the town are being re-developed to provide eco-friendly housing. There are quite a few churches in here that foster the religious sentiments of the residents and multitude of clubs that cater to diverse interests. With Bath and Bristol just minutes away, one is never too far from the luxuries of the cityscape.
Chippenham Job Opportunities
Being a commuter town with residents more likely to be employed in nearby cities, finding jobs in Chippenham could prove relatively easier. Banks, hospitals, educational institutions and other large business firms are the prime sources of jobs in Chippenham which creates opportunities such as chef jobs common to find as well.
Chippenham Employment Trends
As reported in the Gazette and Herald, Costa Coffee is planning to open a new outlet in Chippenham. Another report indicates a decline in unemployment in the town, with just 575 Jobseeker's Allowance and Universal Credit claims being made in the year 2014. A recent loan package of over £7 million that was awarded to Dymag, an automotive manufacturer based in Chippenham, is also reported to pave way for creating 263 new jobs in the town.
These recent developments as well as government's initiatives to focus on apprenticeships, and new businesses in Wiltshire are likely to improve the job prospects in Chippenham.