Situated at the base of the Wirral peninsula on the banks of the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal, Ellesmere Port enjoys good main road and motorway links to the northwest including Manchester, as well as Cheshire market towns such as Frodsham. Merseyrail electric trains run from its rail station to Chester, Birkenhead and Liverpool. A large town and twinned administratively with Neston, it has a population of over 55,000 (based on 2014 figures). In keeping with Merseyside and some urban parts of the Wirral peninsula, the cost of living in Ellesmere Port is between moderate and mid-range compared to national averages - and slightly lower than the nearby Roman city of Chester.
Ellesmere Port Job Opportunities
As well as a healthy service sector economy, offering customer service advisor jobs, opportunities in Ellesmere Port include car manufacturing at the Vauxhall plant, work at an oil refinery at nearby Stanlow, and industrial chemical works. Further vacancies in the area include administrative staff, support and engineering jobs. Moreover, technicians are sought after, as well as there being software testing, QA and inspection opportunities. Other jobs in Ellesmere Port include:
Retail positions - Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and the newer Coliseum shopping park.
Tourism work at The Blue Planet Aquarium or the National Waterways Museum, which is reported to have the biggest collection of canal boats in the world.
Employment at the modern Sports Village complex.
Ellesmere Port Employment trends
In addition to temporary jobs in Ellesmere Port, permanent posts remain healthy in the retail and leisure sectors. Four thousand new jobs the Ellesmere Port area has been promised will come from a zone to be called the Cheshire Science Corridor, with some fifteen thousand new posts by the year 2030 as business rates and tax incentives attract new employers. To be sited from Hooton to Ince and Thornton, the approved plans will see closer links between Cheshire and nearby Warrington’s university science facilities.