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 2017:

Programmers and software development professionals
Nurses
Other administrative occupations n.e.c.* 
Management consultants and business analysts
Business sales executives  
Care workers and home carers 
Sales related occupations n.e.c.* 
Web design and development professionals
Bookkeepers, payroll managers and wages clerks
Human resources and industrial relations officers

Main occupational groups advertised online only:
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
Business, research and administrative professionals
Teaching and educational professionals
Sales related occupations
Nursing and midwifery professionals
Caring personal services
Engineering professionals
Other administrative occupations
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
Science, engineering and production technicians

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438
400
356
336
288
205
199
194
185

1,269
777
774
758
568
538
507
498
460
429

Source: Labour Insight, Burning Glass Solutions January 2018                   *n.e.c. - not elsewhere classified

The sectors with the largest numbers of employees in Calderdale in 2017 were:

Sector No. of employees 2016 No. of employees 2017 Trend
Business administration & support services 17,000 17,000

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Manufacturing 12,000 14,000 up arrow

Retail and wholesale 12,000 13,000 up arrow

Health and social care 10,000 9,000

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Education 8,000  8,000

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Financial and insurance 7,000  7,000

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Accommodation and food services 5,000  7,000

up arrow

Professional, scientific and technical  5,000 5,000

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 Construction 4,000  4,500

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Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services No reliable data  1,750  

Source: BRES via NOMIS October 2018 (data rounded to nearest 100)

 

Page updated October 2018

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