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Employment In Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes is known nationally as a modern city built for new industry and as such offers plenty of opportunity for people seeking jobs in this area. It has one of the country's largest growing urban areas and has a young population of 230,000 people. Being home to over 10,000 businesses both big and small it has a large ever expanding workforce that needs injections of new skilled and talented individuals. Milton Keynes in an ideal location for both industry and commuting, lying between London and Birmingham and is easily accessed by both the M1 motorway and the rail system. It is also known for the ease travellers can move around the city and lack of traffic jams due to its unique grid road system and how both industry and community has been spread out around the city.

There are an abundance of big employers in Milton Keynes, one of the biggest being The Open University which has its headquarters based there which employs around 5,000 people. In the retail sector, the nationwide chain of catalogue stores, Argos is based in Milton Keynes. Other big retail employers include the John Lewis Partnership, Marks & Spencer and Tesco plc. Car manufacturers also have operations in the city including Daimler Chrysler UK, Mercedes Benz and the Volkswagen Group UK adding to the diversity of employment available.

Public sector workers are also well catered for with over 10,000 people being employed in the council, local NHS Trust, Primary Care Trust, Ambulance service and HM Prison Woodhill.  This is not including the police and fire service or related employers like the Royal Mail and Railcare who also have large operations in the city.

In Food manufacturing and preparation, jobs can be found at Coca Cola, Glanbia Consumer Meats and Buckingham Foods which is one of the leading suppliers of pre-packed sandwiches in the UK.

There is no shortage of jobs for skilled professionals in Milton Keynes either, with other major employers in the IT, Telecoms and Logistics sectors including British Telecom, EDS, Getronics, Hays Logistics, Ingram Micro and NYK Logistics who all have large bases in the city.

Catering for the needs of the locally based corporation BP and other energy companies, RIG Energy Recruit specialises in finding jobs in this industry alone.  If sales is more your area of expertise you could contact the Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment Agency who can help find you a job in sales. For jobs specifically in the IT sector in Milton Keynes, Adapt IT Recruitment can help. Other Milton Keynes based recruitment agencies include All Staff Recruitment Solutions, 1st Choice Recruitment and Interaction Recruitment.

In the future Milton Keynes has a lot to offer, the city is on the verge of starting another 30 years of growth which will see it double in size equalling cities like Bristol and Cardiff. It's a young vibrant city with quality education, superb leisure facilities, a huge shopping centre and acres of parkland to offer anyone who would like to work and live in the city.

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