Jobs in Calderdale

Halifax town centreMost of the employers in Calderdale are small or medium in size.

But several large employers account for a large number of the jobs, so its important that job hunters look at both larger and smaller employers. Start by searching for local vacancies 

Key sectors that are expected to produce growth are:

  • Creative and digital industries
  • Financial and business services
  • Advanced manufacturing and engineering
  • Green businesses
  • Accommodation and food
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:

Hargreaves Foundry

Iron castings

Halifax

Abram Pullman and Sons

Steel stockholding and processing

Halifax

Aflex Hose Ltd

PTFE hose manufacture

Sowerby Bridge

James Clay Specialist

Beer importer and distributor

Elland

Leo Group Waste

Management and recycling

Halifax

Polyframe Trade Ltd Windows manufacturer Halifax

Examples of companies in Calderdale'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:

Management consultants and business analysts 
Programmers and software development professionals
Nurses
Other administrative occupations n.e.c.* 
Business sales executives 
Care workers and home carers 
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale 
Managers and proprietors in other services n.e.c.* 
Large goods vehicle drivers
Secondary education teaching professionals

Main occupational groups advertised online only:
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
Business, research and administrative professionals
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
Teaching and educational professionals
Other administrative occupations
Nursing and midwifery professionals
Caring personal services
Road transport drivers
Administrative occupations: finance
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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427
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378
305
262
230
210
196
196


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657
622
477
462
409
335
298
297
288

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

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

Sector No. of employees 2011 No. of employees 2015 Trend
Business administration & support services 8,000 18,000 up arrow
Manufacturing 13,000 14,000 up arrow
Health and social care 9,000 11,000 up arrow
Financial and insurance 10,000 8,000 down arrow
Education 8,000 8,000

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Retail 7,000 7,000

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Accommodation and food services 5,000 6,000 up arrow
Professional, scientific and technical 3,500 4,500 up arrow
Construction 4,000 4,000

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Wholesale 5,000 4,000 down arrow

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

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