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 2017:

Nurses
Other administrative occupations n.e.c.*
Care workers and home carers
Programmers and software development professionals
Secondary education teaching professionals
Business sales executives
Human resources and industrial relations officers
Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
Web design and development professionals
Teaching assistants

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

784
775
651
495
494
469
377
370
370
339


1,782
1,537
1,320
1,089
1,085
819
776
772
709
707
707

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

The sectors with the largest numbers of employees in Kirklees in 2016 were:

Sector No. of employees 2015 No. of employees 2016 Trend
Manufacturing 25,000 21,000 down arrow
Health 20,000 21,000

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Education 18,000 18,000

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Retail  17,000 17,000

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Wholesale 11,000 11,000

=

Construction 8,000 9,000 up arrow
Accommodation and food services 9,000 9,000  

=

Professional, scientific and technical 8,000 8,000

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Business administration and support services 9,000 8,000

down arrow

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

=

Source: BRES via NOMIS January 2018 (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 2017:

Other administrative occupations n.e.c.
Nurses 
Large goods vehicle drivers
IT user support technicians
Business sales executives
Human resources and industrial relations officers
Programmers and software development professionals 
Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks
Care workers and home carers
Medical practitioners

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

831
765
614
507
506
497
458
454
442
360

1,418
1,364
1,043
980
885
877
873
841
776
773

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

The sectors with the largest numbers of employees in Wakefield in 2016 were:

Sector No. of employees 2015 No. of employees 2016 Trend
Health and social care 20,000 20,000

=

Manufacturing 18,000 16,000 down arrow
Transport and storage (inc postal) 14,000 16,000 up arrow
Business administration & support services 13,000 14,000

up arrow

Retail 13,000 13,000

=

Education 12,000 12,000

=

Wholesale 9,000 9,000  

=

Accommodation and food services 9,000 8,000 down arrow
Public administration and defence  8,000 9,000 up arrow
Professional, scientific and technical 7,000 7,000

=

Construction 6,000 7,000

up arrow

Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services 6,000 5,000

down arrow

Motor trades 3,000 4,000

up arrow

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

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