Jobs in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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England’s South East Region is the most populous in the UK (slightly larger than Greater London). It is both a feeder for London, and an important regional economy in its own right. Basingstoke is a good example of a once-small market town that has been able to take advantage of its location at the heart of the region. Since it was designated as an ‘expansion town’ by the London Overspill Plan in 1960, it has grown nearly fivefold, and was rated as the 3rd fastest-growing town in the UK and 7th most affluent in 2015.

Basingstoke has held a Wednesday market since 1214, and for a very long period cloth was the mainstay of local industry. During the Industrial Revolution Burberry gabardines and Milward shoes got their starts in Basingstoke. After 1898, when John Thornycroft started producing steam-powered lorries, his firm became the town’s largest employer. Although the town never developed into a major manufacturing centre, a number of breweries did become established there. When the Salvation Army arrived in 1880 it was met with violent protests from brewery employees and the pub trade. These lasted over a period of some months, until troops were called in. This episode gave the townsfolk the reputation of being ‘angry’.

During the 1960s, many office blocks and large housing estates were built, along with a ring road. Low overheads, coupled with easy road and rail links to London and its airports, as well as to other large secondary cities in the South West region, attracted many global businesses to establish their UK headquarters there. Young graduates came to Basingstoke because of the large number of big name employers offering entry-level positions and the reasonable cost of living. As it expanded, Basingstoke absorbed much of the surrounding countryside to make way for new suburban housing developments, many of which included basic community services and amenities as well as affordable apartments, cottages, and modern family homes. With a fast train service to London Waterloo and easy access to motorways running in six different directions from the town centre, commuters also began to choose the Basingstoke suburbs as an attractive place to call home. Shopping centres, cultural attractions and employment opportunities for local workers were slower to develop, however, and for a time this gave the town the additional reputation of being somewhat dicey and boring.

The Anvil was constructed in 1994 to fill the cultural desert in the town centre. It is a concert hall and performing arts centre which hosts a variety of touring productions, stand-up comedians, live bands, opera and widely-acclaimed classical music performances, and has developed a faithful following over the years. Basingstoke Area Cycling Strategy was announced in 1999. Since then, an extensive cycle network has been developed running on or parallel with road routes. Basingstoke was linked to Reading on the National Cycle Network in May 2003 and its network was extended southwards in 2006.

The true turn-around began in 2002, however, when a local newspaper launched the ‘Basingstoke – A Place to be Proud of’ campaign, aimed at changing people’s perceptions of the town. This campaign was aided considerably by the opening of the Festival Place shopping centre, currently ranked number three in the country for in-town shopping; the refurbishing of an older, more traditional in-town shopping centre – The Malls; and the opening of the Aquadrome at the Basingstoke Leisure Park, all in the same year. The park site has been managed by the borough council since the 1980s and is continuously upgraded.

Besides the Aquadrome’s three swimming pools and water flumes, the Leisure Park currently features the Milestones interactive family museum, a skating rink which also hosts a national ice hockey team, skydiving and ski centres, a bowling alley, indoor bowls, a 9-hole golf centre, multi-screen cinema and a range of restaurants. The growth in the retail and service sectors has provided jobs for previously unemployed local workers, and helped stabilise the economy at a new, higher and more mature performance level, indicating that perhaps the town’s growing pains are coming to an end.

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If you think you could support Visa as an First Level Ops Engineer, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.What’s it all about?As a member of Global Infrastructure ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Project Coordinator III new Add to Favorites
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Overview Project Co-ordinator (CRS) – Retail Click Here! Basingstoke As a global company, with more than 120 years expertise, UL certifies, validates, tests, verifies, inspects, audits and advises to make the ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Radio Lead Project Engineer new Add to Favorites
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Overview Serves as RFID Project Lead for full test programs within area of technical expertise as assigned and is a Subject Matter Expert for standards and industry. Serves as a point of contact for customers for lab ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
fujitsu
Role Purpose The role holder may manage a small/medium design team. They are a competent design authority on larger or more complex solutions, demonstrating an understanding of the customers’ business and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
#2397 - Marketing Manager new Add to Favorites
fujitsu
Role Purpose Works within a challenging area of responsibility, involving a range of marketing disciplines, providing professional Marketing solutions to maximise the performance of relevant business areas. Manages ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
3rd Tier Support Engineer - 1543 new Add to Favorites
fujitsu
Role Purpose The role holder is self sufficient and has recognized specialist skills in supporting multiple products and systems for multiple customers to maintain the availability of the IT service delivered to end ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Customer Team Leader new Add to Favorites
cooperative
Customer Team Leader (Store Supervisor) Location: Petrol Basingstoke, RG21 3AXPay: £9.25 per hour & amazing benefitsContract: 16 hours per week regular overtime, part time Full training given Being a store ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th April
2nd Tier Support Engineer - 2322 new Add to Favorites
fujitsu
Role Purpose The role holder works under limited supervision generally in routine business as usual situations supporting several products, product sets and systems to help maintain the availability of the IT services ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
2nd Line Network Engineer - 2605 new Add to Favorites
fujitsu
Role Purpose The role holder is self-sufficient when resolving routine problems or enquiries across several products, product sets and systems or technologies for multiple customers. The role holder is competent when ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Cyber Security Architect - 100918 new Add to Favorites
fujitsu
Location: BSN01 Fujitsu requires an experienced Cyber Security Architect, to work across a number of exciting projects that will challenge your technical skills. Taking a key role in a customer facing team, you will ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Overview Sales Administrator UL Basingstoke, UK As a global company, with more than 120 years expertise, UL certifies, validates, tests, verifies, inspects, audits and advises to make the world a safer, more secure, ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Security Architect - 101695 new Add to Favorites
fujitsu
Location: BSN01 Fujitsu requires an experienced Security Architect, to work across a number of exciting projects that will challenge your technical skills. Taking a key role in a customer facing team, you will support ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Overview As a global company, with more than 120 years expertise, UL certifies, validates, tests, verifies, inspects, audits and advises to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
2nd Tier Support Engineer - 2321 new Add to Favorites
fujitsu
Role Purpose The role holder works under limited supervision generally in routine business as usual situations supporting several products, product sets and systems to help maintain the availability of the IT services ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
PRINCIPAL ENGINEER, ELECTRICAL new Add to Favorites
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EniProgetti performs a key role as part of the Development Function supporting the engineering for all the businesses (Upstream, Midstream and Downstream) of Eni, an Italian Integrated Energy Company. We are currently ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th April
fujitsu
Fujitsu requires an experienced Cloud Security Architect, to deliver a highly secure private cloud service to customers such as MOD. Taking a key role in the cloud development team, you will support the further ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
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A strong Scientific and technological pioneering spirit drives bioMérieux development since its creation in 1963. We design innovative in vitro diagnostic solutions for our customers that initiate new forms of ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th April
Migration Architect - #1419 new Add to Favorites
fujitsu
Role Purpose The role holder may manage a small/medium design team. They are a competent design authority on larger or more complex solutions, demonstrating an understanding of the customers’ business and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
fujitsu
The Fujitsu Defence Business Unit are looking for new Network Architects, at varying levels of technical ability and experience, to join our dynamic bid team. They will work closely with the Sales and Offerings teams to ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
OP SP Architect - ERIC 102143 new Add to Favorites
fujitsu
Role Purpose The role holder may manage a small/medium design team. They are a competent design authority on larger or more complex solutions, demonstrating an understanding of the customers’ business and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April