Wisbech, the second largest town in Cambridgeshire and an inland port on the River Nene, has been relatively unaffected by time. Historic architecture is preserved throughout this market town, which is home to the Elgoods Brewery founded in 1795, and the Rose and Crown Hotel founded nearly 600 years old, among other landmarks. Options for entertainment, leisure, sports, education, and transportation are reportedly limited, in this calm setting. Large shops, however, are located in Peterborough, Ely and Cambridge, while Norfolk coast can be reached in 45 minutes. A personal vehicle is bound to make commutes manageable. Recent development of new homes in the village of Elm near Wisbech is bound to make housing affordable for locals.
Wisbech Job Opportunities
There are several companies that present work opportunities in Wisbech, such as food jobs provided by the food processing units which has been the main source of employment. The Prince Groups has one of its food production sites in Wisbech. ASDA, ALDI have local outlets in Wisbech. The Boathouse Business Centre is home to several offices that also serve as a source of jobs in Wisbech, apart from the local brewery and vintage hotel.
Wisbech Employment Trends
Employment opportunities in Wisbech have not been that encouraging. However, recent reports indicate that self-employment has been on the rise across Cambridgeshire. With the Boathouse Business Centre offering office spaces and infrastructure and the Fenland District Council extending their support to the redevelopment of the town, job prospects such as construction jobs are likely to improve.
A job and skills fair held in Wisbech a few months ago had 30 employers participate in the event, offering 1400 potential job seekers a chance for employment. In fact, The Queen Mary Centre here hosts a monthly Job Café to help and support locals in finding a job. An 8000 sq. ft. vehicle sales and service centre being built on the vacant Victoria Café site is expected to boost the local economy and create a few new jobs in Wisbech. Building work has since started on this project.