Peterborough jobs market looking healthy

Though the last twelve months have been particularly tough in pretty much every sector, the arrival of spring does seem to have brought with it a more optimistic outlook amongst economists. Whereas companies throughout the UK had adopted a policy of battening down the hatches in the closing months of 2011, the jobs market would appear to be turning a corner and there is hope that 2012 might not see the UK economy heading for a double dip recession as was previously feared.

London of course has been buoyed somewhat by the associated employment that comes with preparation for the Olympic games, however, it looks like the capital city is not the only place to be experiencing signs of growth – albeit very slow growth. So if you’ve been out of work for a while and are currently job hunting, things could be looking up.

One town that has experienced higher levels of growth than the rest of the UK for a number of years is Peterborough. The town has enjoyed the benefits of a regeneration programme that is due for completion this year, and now boasts the largest cluster of environmental businesses in the UK. So if you live in the region and have been wondering what Peterborough jobs are going to be the most plentiful in the next few years, the answer could well be those related to the development of environmental industries and sustainability. This includes jobs in research and development as well as manufacturing, so young people living in the area would do well to consider degrees in environmental sciences or related subjects in order to boost their employment opportunities.

Other sectors where Peterborough jobs are plentiful include retail, leisure and distribution. Peterborough is home to the Gateway warehouse and distribution centre which provides jobs for both locals from the town and for commuters who live within driving distance. And with large employers like Tesco and Debenhams also operating distribution centres in the town this has increased the number of Peterborough jobs available in this field.

As is the case in every other part of the country, in order to find the best Peterborough jobs, your best bet is to start by looking online. The majority of employers prefer to recruit this way and when a vacancy becomes available they will usually start by looking at CVs stored in databases. To make sure you’re in with a chance, upload your CV today and make sure you update it regularly with details of all your latest training and qualifications.