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12,469 Jobs in Chester

Chester is a city in Cheshire in the north-west of England. Located near the Welsh border, it is roughly 20 miles south of Liverpool and 40 miles south-west of Manchester. Famous as a Roman fortress dating back to the 1st Century AD, the city boasts beautiful architecture. This includes many 2-level covered arcades and Tudor-style buildings, as well as Roman walls surrounding the city and a Roman Amphitheatre, river and horse racetrack. Boasting a thriving university, and theatres, galleries, pubs, restaurants, a famous zoo and aquarium, an increasing number of people can be found working and living in Chester.

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Thanks to its long history, young population and central location to the nation’s most important transport routes, there is often a good selection of jobs and employers to be found in and around Chester. The region is noted for its strengths in industries such as advanced engineering, energy, petrochemicals, automotive, creative and manufacturing, with many employers and jobs in the Chester region found in these sectors. The region has a high density of private sector jobs, with more jobs and employers found in Chester than the national average.

Private sector employers in Chester are made up of a healthy mixture of small start-ups and large international companies, helping to create a dynamic local job market. Financial and professional services have become emerging sectors in the area, with various large employers providing jobs in and around Chester, including Lloyds Banking Group, Virgin Money and Marks and Spencer Money. A growing number of people can also be found working in the legal and judicial sectors in Chester, with clusters of legal professional services existing in the region.

There are a number of reasons why you should consider working in Chester. With over 36 million visitors to Chester and the Cheshire East region in 2018, the region continues to attract both money and investment. Not only can you enjoy the beautiful countryside and nearby coastline and Welsh mountains, but also be in a major city such as Liverpool in less than 45 minutes.

This is thanks to the city’s great location, providing easy access to major road, rail and air networks, including hourly trains to London and being less than 1-hour away from Manchester Airport. The beautiful city centre and large student population help to create a friendly, vibrant atmosphere, whilst the beautiful river, parks and meandering pathways mean it is easy to get away from everyone should you wish.

The biggest employers in Chester can be found across a variety of sectors. Major employment industries in the region include:

  • Advanced manufacturing – including car manufacturing & engineering
  • Agricultural technology, including food & drink production
  • Construction
  • Creative & Digital
  • Financial service
  • Life sciences, including pharmaceuticals
  • Petrochemicals
  • Tourism

There is a higher-than-average number of international companies based in the region, with approximately one-fifth of all jobs and employers in and around Chester found in export-related industries. Investment in the region continues to increase, with employers attracted by the skilled local workforce and high quality of life provided to those working in Chester.