Kilmarnock is an East Ayrshire town home to 46,350 residents, with good transport links to the wider Scottish areas. Affectionately known as "Killie," the town has a thriving music and film scene, boasts many listed buildings including Dean Castle, and has strong associations with national poet Robert Burns. In terms of employment, jobs in Kilmarnock can be found in a variety of sectors at the local business parks and industrial estates. For those residing in the town, the cost of living is lower than the capital city, Edinburgh, on aspects such as rent and restaurant prices, according to statistics site Numbeo.
Kilmarnock Job Opportunities
Key sectors providing the most jobs in Kilmarnock include:
Food and Drink
(East Ayrshire Community Plan)
In the growing food and drink sector, companies such as Brownings the Bakers, Braehead Foods Ltd and Food Partners will be looking for skills in food preparation, teamwork, health and safety, and communication. Kilmarnock is also home to Becogent , a company providing financial services, and one of the town's largest providers of job opportunities, finance jobs. Other notable companies, according to the East Ayrshire Community Plan, include Herotsc and Mahle Engine Systems, a significant provider of engineering jobs; retail giants Morrisons, Asda and Tesco; and Billy Bowie, an environmental business. Many of the companies in the town can be found at:
Bonnyton Industrial Estate
Moorfield Industrial Estate
Rowallan Business Park
Kilmarnock Employment Trends
Due to the downturn in manufacturing in the town between 2007 and 2011 (Business, Register and Employment survey), successful job applicants in this field will need to stand out from the crowd. In the same period mentioned, Wholesale was up by 24%; Health grew by 29%; and Business, Admin and Support increased employment by 43%.