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 ONLINE vacancies in 2018:

Nurses
Sales related occupations n.e.c.
Other administrative occupations n.e.c.
Programmers and software development professionals
Customer service occupations n.e.c.
Care workers and home carers
Secondary education teaching professionals
Management consultants and business analysts
Managers and proprietors in other services n.e.c.
Metal working machine operatives
Teaching and other educational professionals n.e.c.
Book-keeper, payroll managers and wages clerks

Main occupational groups advertised online only:
Education
Human health activities
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Social work activities without accommodation
Food and beverage service activities
Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding
Office administrative, office support and other business support activities
Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security
Activities of head offices; management consultancy activities
Land transport and transport via pipelines
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

418
409
346
335
314
305
224
194
187
172
168
158


840
814
357
242
209
200
169
144
118
118
101
100

Source: Labour Insight, Burning Glass Solutions February 2019                 
*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

down arrow

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 February 2019

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