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Whitehaven Overview Whitehaven is a Cumbria town in the North West of England, east of the Lake District National ...

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Whitehaven Overview

Whitehaven is a Cumbria town in the North West of England, east of the Lake District National Park. The town is part of the Borough of Copeland, acting as its administrative centre. Jobs in Whitehaven are supported by strong economies in retail, tourism and energy, the latter of which is boosted significantly by the local Sellafield Nuclear Complex. Getting to and from this picturesque town by car is possible via the M6, while there are also rail services that connect to nationwide lines. With beautiful surroundings offering a peaceful escape, good employment opportunities and a relatively low cost of living, Whitehaven offers a desirable place to work (rent averages £580 pcm according to home.co.uk).

Whitehaven Job Opportunities

In the retail sector, the town centre in Whitehaven is home to a range of well-known outlets, including:

  • Wilko
  • Top Shop
  • Dixons
  • Boots
  • Dorothy Perkins

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Retail jobs in Whitehaven often fall into the category of either customer service or sales. For customer service jobs, jobseekers will need skills in communication, teamwork and listening, while sales jobs will also require good communication skills, as well as enthusiasm, passion and negotiation skills.

At the local Sellafield Plant, 10,000 people are employed in various roles including project management, IT, engineering jobs and construction. To successfully apply for work at Sellafield, skills and qualifications for the relevant positions are required, such as an engineering degree for engineering positions.

Whitehaven Employment Trends

Employment trends in Whitehaven's borough, Copeland, indicate a steady outlook, with levels of employment at 74.7% for the 2014/15 financial calendar, which is the same as for 2013 (ONS). These figures may potentially have been boosted by a newly-constructed office block in the centre of Whitehaven at the end of 2014, which now houses 1,000 workers from Sellafield.

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