Grantham is a historic town in Lincolnshire famous for being the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher and where Isaac Newton studied. Jobs in Grantham are provided by a range of employers in food processing right through to woodland conservation. The strong transport connections with the A1 and East Coast Main Line also make Grantham a popular commuter town, with London just an hour's drive away. In the last decade, Grantham's population has grown at a rate above the national average, by 12% (Economic Appraisal, 2013), with people attracted to the overall prosperous lifestyle and low cost living (detached properties, for instance, are cheaper than the national average according to the Grantham Town Brochure).
Grantham Job Opportunities
Job opportunities in the food industry at large employers such as Moy Park, Aviagen Turkeys and McCain Foods account for a significant percentage of the town's workforce (Grantham council). Successful applicants in this area of work will need good health and safety, food preparation, organisation and teamwork skills, as well as managerial experience for the relevant positions, and qualifications for roles such as engineering jobs. Grantham hospital is a significant provider of healthcare jobs in Grantham, with positions in nursing, consultancy and management regularly posted. Other potential sources of employment to target include:
Väderstad-Verken, a maker of equipment for electromagnetic shielding
Totemic, one of the big employers in the town providing finance jobs
BGB, a company specialising in electro-mechanical engineering, particularly concerning telemetry and marine endeavours
Grantham Employment Trends
Food processing jobs in Grantham were boosted in 2013 with the announcement that Moy Park would be investing £20m in their manufacturing facilities. In more recent news, the district of South Kesteven has seen the number of jobseeker claimants drop to their lowest since the beginning of 2006, with 1,010 claimants recorded in May 2015 according to Nomisweb, a labour market statistics specialist.