…Swindon’s Thriving Economy Can Deliver
There has been a great deal of doom and gloom over the last few years: recession, a depressed economy, high unemployment, fewer opportunities for school leavers and graduates, cost-cutting…the list goes on. It really does seem like things are starting to look up, though, and perhaps nowhere more so than for people looking for jobs in Swindon.
The future’s bright…
We’ve been taking a look at the latest Centre for Cities: Cities Outlook 2015 report, published in January. This national research publication takes an annual snapshot of the UK’s 64 largest urban centres and compares and contrasts the fortunes of some of the country’s biggest cities. Considering our size and profile, the news is really good for Swindon. In fact, it shows that our town is definitely punching above its weight and giving bigger urban sprawls such as London and Manchester a run for their money!
For example, Swindon has the third highest growth in population of all UK urban centres, after Milton Keynes and Peterborough. In fact, according to this year’s report, Swindon has seen a population increase of more than double the national average between 2004 and 2013. Why does this translate into good news for people seeking jobs in Swindon? Simply put, population growth does not just include new babies being born. It’s a reflection of people moving into the town from other areas, seeking the economic opportunities available there. It’s therefore a pretty good indicator that an area is thriving and there are prospects to be had for businesses and jobseekers alike.
And speaking of businesses, another key statistic we picked up from this fascinating report is that the growth in numbers of businesses here has been phenomenal too. In fact, there has been an increase overall of 29% between 2004 and 2013, making it the fourth highest growth area behind Aberdeen, London and Warrington.
Take that into consideration with the fact that, of the 64 cities examined, Swindon has the 3rd highest employment rate: the report shows that 78% of the working population were gainfully employed between July 2013 and June 2014. Add into the mix that here, we have four private sector jobs for every one public sector one, and we’re building up a picture of a strong and diverse economy. There is a wealth of jobs in Swindon Wiltshire available, at all levels and in a whole variety of sectors from retail to financial services, from computer technologies to car manufacturing.
Be happy in your work
We don’t want to blind you with facts and figures. However, we do have one last statistic for you – and it’s a pretty critical one, when you think about it. The World Health Organisation and others estimate that we spend around one third of our adult life at work. That’s a staggering amount of time. While no-one ever says on their death bed they wished they’d spent more time at work, there’s certainly no reason to settle for a job that makes you seriously unhappy. Maybe you haven’t felt the benefit of Swindon’s success yet; or perhaps you’re looking for new opportunities to try and improve your working day. No matter whether you’re looking for administrative, commercial, warehouse or construction jobs in Swindon, you’re in the right place.
Reflecting the town’s success in this year’s Cities Outlook report, Storm Recruitment has a wide range of temporary, permanent and contract jobs available on our books. Why not take a look at the vacancies we have on offer, or give us a ring to have an informal chat about finding your next role with us?