Jobs in Yeovil

Spotlight on Jobs in Yeovil and South Somerset

Spotlight on Jobs in Yeovil and South Somerset is the latest in City Centre’s Spotlight on Jobs series of blog articles.

The town of Yeovil is located in the very South of the county of Somerset. It has a population of just over 40,000 people and dates back to the 9th century.

In the 20th century Yeovil developed into a centre for the aircraft and defence industries, which made it a target for bombing in the Second World War, with one of the largest employers being AgustaWestland who manufacture helicopters.

To this day, this economic bias towards manufacturing is still very much prevalent. Manufacturing,  Wholesale and retail accounts for 36.1% of all jobs in the Yeovil and South Somerset area. This is 23% greater than for Somerset as a whole. In addition to aeronautical and defence focused businesses there are a number of other manufacturing businesses in the area producing a range of products including Leather Products, Cheese and Valves.

Engineering Jobs Yeovil A number of national and international companies are based in Yeovil and South Somerset including: Oscar Mayor, Screwfix and Numatic. Between these three national and international organisations they provide in excess of 2150 people with jobs in Yeovil and South Somerset over a wide variety of different roles from warehouse to office work.

The second largest employer in the area is the public sector, providing 25% of jobs in South Somerset. A proportion of this statistic is accounted for by the Royal Navy Air Station in Yeovilton which employs over 3500 people.

The rest of the jobs in Yeovil and South Somerset are distributed between Finance & Insurance / Business admin & support services / Professional scientific & technical(16.4%),  Accommodation & food services / Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services (9%), Construction & Property (6.2%), Motor Trade / Transport and Storage (5.9%),  Agriculture, forestry & fishing / Mining, quarrying and Utilities (1.4%).

City Centre recruitment opened their latest office in Yeovil in 2012 as part of its overall business plan. With an office in Weymouth it was a natural progression for the business to push further north into an area such as South Somerset. This now allows us to provide jobs and candidates for the Yeovil and South Somerset area but also to supply staff to businesses in North and Central Dorset and Central Somerset.

The business makeup of the area, as described above, is well serviced by City Centre’s specialist Divisions of Engineering, Industrial, Driving, GLA, Chef’s, Hotel & Catering and Cleaning.

City Centre are currently seeking candidates for a number of jobs in Yeovil, South Somerset and North Dorset including :

Forklift Driver Job Yeovil. Through our spotlight on jobs series City Centre now turn their attention to Yeovil and South Somerset. The town of Yeovil is located in the very South of the county of Somerset. It has a population of just over 40,000 people and dates back to the 9th century. In the 20th century Yeovil developed into a centre for the aircraft and defence industries, which made it a target for bombing in the Second World War, with one of the largest employers being AugustaWestland who manufacture helicopters. To this day, this economic bias towards manufacturing is still very much prevalent. Manufacturing, Wholesale and retail accounts for 36.1% of all jobs in the South Somerset area. This is 23% greater than for Somerset as a whole. In addition to aeronautical and defence focussed businesses there are a number of other manufacturing businesses in the area producing a range of products including leather products, Cheese and valves. A number of national and international companies are based in Yeovil and South Somerset including: Oscar Mayor, Screwfix and Numatic. Between these three national organisations they employ in excess of 2150 people over a wide variety of different job roles. The second largest employer in the area is the public sector providing 25% of jobs in South Somerset. A proportion of this statistic is accounted for by the Royal Navy Air Station in Yeovilton which employs around 3500 people. The rest of South Somerset and Yeovil jobs are distributed between Finance & Insurance / Business admin & support services / Professional scientific & technical (16.4%), Accommodation& food services / Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services (9%), Construction & Property (6.2%), Motor Trade / Transport and Storage (5.9%), Agriculture, forestry & fishing / Mining, quarrying and Utilities (1.4%). City Centre recruitment opened their latest office in Yeovil in 2012 as part of its overall business plan. With an office in Weymouth it was a natural progression for the business to push further north into an area such as South Somerset. This now allows us to resource candidates for the Yeovil and South Somerset area but also to supply staff to businesses in North and Central Dorset and Central Somerset. The business makeup of the area, as described above, is well serviced by City Centre’s specialist Divisions of Engineering, Industrial, Driving, GLA, Chef’s, Hotel & Catering and Cleaning. City Centre are currently seeking candidates for a number of jobs in Yeovil, South Somerset and North Dorset including: If you don’t see a job in Yeovil or South Somerset above or on our website that is suitable for your skills then please register your CV via our website detailing your requirements and one of our knowledgeable consultants will be able to assist.

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If you don’t see a job in Yeovil or South Somerset above or on our website that is suitable for your skills then please register your CV via our website detailing your requirements and one of our knowledgeable consultants will be able to assist.

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