Clitheroe is a Lancashire town nestled in the Ribble Valley, an attractive borough popular with tourists for its unspoiled natural beauty. A quarter of the borough's population lives in Clitheroe, where a number of positive social indicators – including high levels of economic activity – benefit the town's 15,000 residents. Jobs in Clitheroe focus on the service sector, due to the area’s status as an administrative HQ for the wider borough. House prices in Clitheroe, like in most places in the Ribble Valley, sell for around £190,000, but towns like Whalley and Sabden are notably more expensive, according to RightMove.
Clitheroe Job Opportunities
Clitheroe, with its many shops, banks, restaurants and bars, is a town that offers a range of opportunities in the service sector. At the local building societies and banks, where finance jobs are plentiful, people with skills in commercial awareness, IT and communication thrive in positions that involve accounts assistance, credit control and account management. Likewise, a number of retail units – small and large – serve the local area in the town centre, generating many customer service jobs for sales managers, team leaders and customer advisers. Retail is ideal for part-time workers looking to start a summer job, gain experience, or start a career at a multinational company.
Clitheroe Employment Trends
The Link 59 Business Park, located towards the north of Clitheroe, was recently expanded to attract more units and to generate further job opportunities in important industries, such as distribution. Elsewhere, new ALDI and Pets at Home stores opened for business in late 2015, further boosting the number of jobs in Clitheroe. The most significant development as of late is the town centre renovation project, which began in 2015 with the aim of upgrading public features, shop fronts and the surrounding streets. By late 2018, nearly £3 million will potentially have been spent on this programme, according to regeneration officials, further diversifying the range of jobs Clitheroe will be able to offer.