Jobs in Kirklees

Huddersfield town centreEmployers in Kirklees are mostly small private sector businesses on a single site ...

... although there are a number of large employers, including Kirklees Metropolitan Council, the NHS, The University of Huddersfield and several large manufacturing companies, so if you're looking for work you should consider both large and small employers. Start by searching for local vacancies                       

Key sectors for the area include:

  • World famous high end textiles
  • Innovative advanced manufacturing
  • Financial, insurance and business services
  • Creative and digital businesses, a small but fast growing sector
  • Other important sectors of employment include health and social care, education, retail, wholesale and construction

The following companies are listed in the London Stock Exchange Group '1000 companies to inspire Britain', a directory of fastest growing small and medium-sized companies:

Allsop Holdings Ltd

Sheet metal fabrication

Huddersfield

Batoyle Holdings Ltd

Manufacture of lubricants

Huddersfield

Caterer’s Choice Ltd

Importer and trader of canned foods

Huddersfield

Principle Holdings Ltd Brand implementation company Huddersfield

Examples of companies in Kirklees's key sectors (141kb PDF)

A lot of jobs are thought to be filled by word of mouth, the list below provides ...

... a guide to the most frequently advertised vacancies online only in 2016:

Nurses
Care workers and home carers
Other administrative occupations n.e.c.*
Business sales executives
Secondary education teaching professionals
Programmers and software development professionals
IT user support technicians
Social workers
Customer service occupations n.e.c.*
Teaching assistants

Main occupational groups advertised online only:
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
Teaching and educational professionals
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
Caring personal services
Nursing and midwifery professionals
Other administrative occupations
Engineering professionals
Customer service occupations
Childcare and related personal services
Business, finance and related associate professionals

879
735
661
506
441
375
346
346
320
318


1,183
1,156
983
976
882
793
526
515
514
508

Source: Labour Insight, Burning Glass Solutions 2017                                     *n.e.c. - not elsewhere classified

The sectors with the largest numbers of employees in Kirklees in 2015 were:

Sector No. of employees 2011 No. of employees 2015 Trend
Manufacturing 27,000 25,000 down arrow
Health 20,000 21,000 up arrow
Retail 18,000 18,000

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Education 17,000 18,000 up arrow
Wholesale 11,000 11,000

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Construction 8,000 9,000 up arrow
Accommodation and food services 7,000 9,000  up arrow
Professional, scientific and technical 8,000 9,000 up arrow
Business administration and support services 9,000 9,000

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Transport and storage (inc postal) 7,000 7,0007,000

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Source: BRES via NOMIS 2017 (data rounded to nearest 100)

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