Boom in job vacancies in Stockport

A rise in the number of job vacancies in Stockport being posted on the Stockport Jobs Match website demonstrates employer confidence is returning and underlines an optimistic outlook for the local economy.

Launched to help match Stockport based employers with potential employees, the latest figures show a total of 42,505 jobs were advertised on in May compared with 30,409 in April. At its peak, 7,500 jobs were posted daily, an increase over 1,500 compared to the previous 4 weeks.

Website traffic has also reached a new high of 7,275 visits, a rise of over 80% in April.

Last week, Stockport was reported to not only be bucking the UK trend and showing positive signs of recovery, its Stockport shoppers are among the UK’s biggest spenders since non-essential retail reopened in April.

These latest figures alone can be seen to instil confidence among both local jobseekers and trainees who, following the impact of the pandemic, may be looking to change career paths. It is also encouraging for those who are looking for part-time positions or for flexible working. There is something for everyone and Stockport businesses are hiring!

Cllr David Meller, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said:

“Following the easing of further restrictions last month, we’ve seen a huge increase in vacancy numbers. There is renewed confidence and optimism amongst Stockport employers who had previously been cautious about recruiting but now need to urgently grow their teams to meet a surge in demand.

“It’s never been a better time to look for work – whether you’re a student needing a summer job or to take that first step in your career, you need part-time hours to top up your earnings or work around other commitments, or you’re considering moving into a completely new sector.

“The best starting point is to sign up to job alerts so you can explore about the latest opportunities and find out who’s hiring. As long as you have a CV, applying for jobs online is really easy so you could be starting your next challenge sooner than you think.”

Vacancies available across diverse sectors

Among the many vacancies are manual positions within warehousing, manufacturing, construction and logistics and positions within health & social care. Stockport based Allied Bakeries, part of the ABF Group, are looking to fill 70 vacancies by September; Stockport NHS have upwards of 70 roles to fill within the Care sector; and as well as 50+ empty seats at Ingeus’ call centre, Danish retailer JYSK have retail jobs available at their new store, due to open in Reddish in July.

Ideal for students and those looking for part-time work across the borough, The Wellington Pub, Plough on the Moor, La Capilla, Casino 36, Roost, The Produce Hall, The Elizabethan, The Church Inn and the Micker Brook are just a few of the pubs and restaurants with roles to fill.

As a result, supplier to the hospitality industry, Stephensons are urgently recruiting as they record one of their busiest trading periods.  

Clair Higham, HR Manager:

“Stephensons are a fifth generation, family run business that has been setting the standard for how catering suppliers should operate since 1868. With innovation and integrity as core values, they’ve become recognised as an industry leader for all of your catering equipment, disposable and tableware needs. 

Their site in Stockport Greater Manchester, boast the North’s largest cash and carry showroom, their own fleet of vans and a dedicated sales team. It’s these combining factors that help to provide a rounded and efficient service from order to delivery. 

With an extensive customer base is built up of restaurants, pubs and hotels as well as the education and public sector and as the world of Hospitality opens up, they’re experiencing massive customer demand, with plenty of new customers also and as such, there are a couple of new openings for the right people.

Currently, the types of openings arising are in Driver and Warehousing positions that require GoodsIn and FLT experience and all of their vacancies are now being advertised via [Insert Link]. 

This is a perfect company for people who thrive on a team working, enjoy working flexibly in a fast pace environment, get stuck in, get it right first time and take initiative.”

Life Leisure is recruiting for Duty Managers, Lifeguards and Health & Fitness Assistants

Tom Kent – Head of HR added:

“At Life Leisure, we have exciting vacancies for people to join our award-winning team, including roles such as Lifeguards, Swim Teachers and Duty Managers in our centres across Stockport.

“We also have casual staff opportunities available for those who would like to take a more flexible approach to work. There is no guarantee of set hours each week, but this is a great way to pick up new skills depending on your own personal schedule.

“We’re proud to recruit based on the individual rather than solely skills or qualifications. Not only that, but we provide training for those roles that require it. If you’re a team player who is passionate about delivering exceptional customer service in the leisure industry, then we are looking for you!”

For more information about all the opportunities across Stockport, visit the Stockport Jobs Match website and sign up for their alerts –