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

407
427
398
378
305
262
230
210
196
196


841
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)

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)

Jobs in Wakefield

Wakefield’s industry structure shows a high level of specialisation...

...in transportation and storage businesses, and public administration. Castelford is an important employment centre. Employment growth is mainly in medium-sized businesses.                      

Key sectors for the area include:

  • Warehousing, logictics and transport
  • Food manufacturing
  • Public administration - there is more employment in this sector than many other towns and cities. Continuting cuts are likely to lead to further job losses

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:

Access Hire Nationwide Limited

Automotive

Normanton

BRT supplies Limited

Building materials Castleford

FSH Maintenance Limited

Construction Castleford

Harvard Engineering plc

Electrical electronic manufacturing Normanton

Joseph Rhodes Limited

Mechanical or industrial engineering Wakefield

Poundworld Retail Limited

Retail sales Normanton

Examples of companies in Wakefield's key sectors (197kb 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
Other administrative occupations n.e.c.
Care workers and home carers
Programmers and software development professionals
Large goods vehicle drivers
Business sales executives
Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
Sales related occupations n.e.c.
Teaching assistants
IT user support technicians

Main occupational groups advertised online only:
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
Teaching and educational professionals
Nursing and midwifery professionals
Other administrative occupations
Caring personal services
Road transport drivers
Engineering professionals
Childcare and related personal services
Public services and other associate professionals

913 
750
600
589
579
541
468
398
391
389

1,378
1,364
1,184
919
894
805
802
628
575
575

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

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

Sector No. of employees 2011 No. of employees 2015 Trend
Health and social care 19,000 21,000 up arrow
Manufacturing 15,000 19,000 up arrow
Retail 15,000 14,000 up arrow
Transport and storage (inc postal) 14,000 14,000

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Business administration & support services 10,000 12,000 up arrow
Education 11,000 12,000 up arrow
Wholesale 8,000 9,000  up arrow
Accommodation and food services 8,000 9,000 up arrow
Professional, scientific and technical 6,000 8,000 up arrow
Public administration and defence 10,000 8,000 down arrow
Construction 7,000 7,000

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Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services 5,000 6,000 up arrow
Motor trades 3,500 3,500

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

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