The market town of Northwich is located on the Cheshire Plain, around fifteen miles south of Warrington, eighteen miles to the east of Chester and conveniently located for motorway links to Stockport and Manchester. According to national census figures, Northwich has a population of approximately 14,000 between 16 and 74 years of age, of whom around two thirds are listed as economically active. The cost of living in the Northwich area is reasonable and representative of North West England outside city centres. A survey carried out in 2014 by 'The Sunday Times' named Northwich among some of the best places to live in Britain, taking into account property prices, transport links and unemployment figures etc.
Northwich Job Opportunities
Jobs in Northwich and nearby Winsford and Middlewich are in plentiful supply. Roberts bakers have two of their main business divisions based near Northwich, at Rudheath. Here and at Hartford, several modern companies and major employers are to be found. Typical advertised vacancies in the Northwich area include a variety of service sector roles ranging from accounting jobs, sales and marketing to warehouse staff. There are posts for LGV drivers, software developers and analysts, HR graduates and staff, care workers and administrators, as well as maintenance and technical engineers and technicians, chemical distribution, assembly fitters and customer support jobs.
Northwich Employment Trends
The Northwich area is well known for salt mining; recent initiatives and investment aim to stabilise subsidence and to develop the town. This relatively prosperous area of rural Cheshire benefits from low unemployment of only three to four per cent; almost three in ten people of working age are qualified to HNC level or higher (according to data from the National Census). Agriculture and mining account for around 1.5% of jobs in Northwich. Conversely, almost one in five employees works in manufacturing and construction, while the majority (79%) are employed in the service sector.