Employment | Chesterfield Waterside
A wealth of talent on the doorstep...
"The move to Chesterfield certainly raised a few eyebrows in the creative circles in Nottingham, but our results show that perhaps the overcrowded cities aren't the be-all-and-end-all for agencies. We have found it no harder to service our blue chip clients in London and Nottingham, and have also been able to widen the net and win clients in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield."
Jonathan Worsley, Director at Crush
Derbyshire has above average levels of labour market participation. Figures released in September 2015 show Chesterfield is now below the national average for the percentage of claimants for the first time since records began in 2006.
The overall claimant count unemployment rate was lower in Chesterfield (1.6%) compared to Great Britain (1.7%)*.
As part of the Sheffield City Region, encompassing more than 1.8 million people and approximately 700,000 jobs, Chesterfield has the infrastructure, people skills and vision to support growth.
The scope of the City Region's employment offer has led to the development of a skilled and experienced workforce, supplemented annually by the graduates of the Sheffield universities and higher education institutions.
Additionally, the universities of Derby and Nottingham are on the doorstep of Chesterfield with University of Derby set to move one step closer and open a campus within the town in 2017, giving employers a reach stream of high calibre candidates.
Thetown also has a number of excellent secondary schools and the highly regarded Chesterfield College, the students of which all contribute significantly to Chesterfield's ready and able workforce.
Managing Director, Bolsterstone Group Plc.
36 The Bridge Business Centre
Chesterfield S41 9FG
Tel: 01246 260206
Fax: 01246 260237