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Swadlincote, Midlands Employment Information

Swadlincote Overview Swadlincote is a town in Derbyshire in the East Midlands, approximately 25 miles, as the crow ...

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Swadlincote Overview

Swadlincote is a town in Derbyshire in the East Midlands, approximately 25 miles, as the crow flies, from Derby and approximately 11 miles from the county town, Matlock. The town is situated just off the A511 between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Burton-upon-Trent and easily accessible from the M1 and M42 motorways. The nearest railway station is Burton-upon-Trent, approximately 5 miles away, which provides regular northbound services to Derby, Nottingham, the North of England and Scotland and southbound services to Birmingham, the South of England and South Wales.

Swadlincote Job Opportunities

Traditionally, the economy of Swadlincote was based on the pottery and mining industries but, today, has evolved into a modern, mixed economy, based on light manufacturing, retail and services. Swadlincote is the seat of South Derbyshire District Council, which is a major employer, along with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, East Midlands Airport, JCB and Northgate Public Services. As the economy in Swadlincote is based on those sectors the opportunities are typically available in a wide range of industry sectors, such as administration jobs, customer service jobs and manufacturing jobs.

Swadlincote Employment Trends

According to unemployment statistics from Derbyshire County Council, in July 2015 the number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance or Universal Credit in the county was down 29.5% compared with the same month the previous year.

The most obvious employment trend in Swadlincote in recent years has been an increase in office-based jobs at the expense of manufacturing jobs. However, Brunel Healthcare Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of vitamins and minerals in the country, recently created 100 jobs in its new packing warehouse in the town.

In the face of competitive pressure from supermarkets, some of the biggest names in the drinks sector, such as Greene King, Marstons, Molson Coors and Punch Taverns, have faced challenging economic times in recent years. Nevertheless, they continue to invest heavily in Swadlincote and create new jobs in the town.

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