Jobs in Crawley, United Kingdom

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Crawley is located on the main road connecting London and Brighton, approximately halfway in-between. It was licensed to run a Wednesday market in 1202, but it did not begin to prosper until the 18th century turnpike road running from London to the seaside resort in Brighton was constructed, and it became an important coaching town. The George, a timber-framed house dating from the 15th century, became a large coaching inn which is today the George Hotel, with conference facilities, 84 bedrooms and many period features. The coming of the railway brought further growth and prosperity to Crawley, which became a transport hub for the entire area. Many large country estates were split up into smaller farms and new housing developments, and this provided a stimulus for the construction industry.

After the Second World War, the British Government passed the New Towns Act of 1946 designating a number of towns in South East England for development. The idea was to move large numbers of displaced people from London into these towns by creating jobs and building housing for them there. Crawley was one of these towns. A master plan was developed for the establishment of new residential, commercial, industrial and civic areas, and rapid development occurred. The plan called for several residential neighbourhoods radiating out from the old market centre, an industrial area to the north and commercial development of the town’s existing High Street. Each neighbourhood was designed to include a central shopping area, community centre, church, school and recreational open spaces. A variety of housing types were offered, but all were low-rise and many came with gardens.

Crawley’s growth benefited greatly from the presence of Gatwick Airport at the edge of town. Commercial flights had operated since 1933, but significant expansion took place during the 1950s, and air traffic in and out of Gatwick has increased steadily ever since. Today, many of the manufacturing and service companies located in Crawley’s large industrial area derive some, if not all of their business from the airport. Additional residential neighbourhoods have been developed, commercial and retail activities have expanded to the east, and a mixed-development strategy has been implemented in the town centre.

Crawley has maintained a relatively stable rate of investment and growth since the 1950s, and has weathered periods of economic contraction relatively unscathed.  Today it is one of the most important business and employment centres in South East England. Because of the way the neighbourhoods were developed, Crawley boasts a large number of public parks and gardens as well as other outdoor sporting and adventure activities which rank high on Trip Advisor’s list of things to do there.

The K2 Leisure Centre opened in 2005 with the only Olympic-size swimming pool in South East England, and was used as a training centre for the UK’s Olympic teams prior to the 2012 games. It is a large facility, but can still be crowded at times. Hawth Theatre has provided a much-appreciated venue for live performance since 1988, and Crawley Leisure Park includes a Cineworld cinema, bowling alleys, and a health and fitness club, as well as several restaurants.

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Little General Convenience Stores
Position Overview: The Food Service Customer Service Representative offers great customer service while preparing quality food items that meet Branded Food Service Regulations. Position Classification: Full Time / Part ...
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Maintenance Technician, Crawley new Add to Favorites
Siemens
We are recruiting for skilled Maintenance Engineers with strong electrical experience to join us and support the Thameslink Service to be based at the newly built Three Bridges depot in Crawley, West Sussex. The ...
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Senior Petroleum Economist new Add to Favorites
CGG
CGG’s consulting services offer comprehensive geoscience knowledge and provide our clients with valuable insight into all aspects of natural resource exploration and development, from basin prospectively to ...
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Siemens
Siemens Rolling Stock currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Rolling Stock Engineer to join our growing Engineering team. The Rolling Stock Engineer will provide engineering leadership, supporting train systems as ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 8th June
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CRH
Job ID: 152412 Truck Driver Tired of staying away from home for days? Looking for interesting full-time work in a home area? Look no further, Central Supply Company has the perfect career opportunity waiting for you! ...
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Peter Cox LTD JOINERFull-time Permanent ContractCovering the Essex area£21,400 + bonus (approx annual OTE £27,000)Peter Cox are the UK’s market leader in damp proofing, waterproofing, timber ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 10th June
Schneider Electric™ creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex ...
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Co-operative Group
Customer Team Member (Customer Assistant) Location: 1-2 Tilgate Parade, Crawley, RH10 5EQPay: £8.38 per hour & amazing benefitsContract hours: 12 hours per week regular overtime, part timeNo experience needed ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 10th June
Become Part of our Team We are looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals to join our largest European centre, based in the South-East England, which employees in excess of 350 staff, operating across a diverse ...
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RAPP
  ABOUT RAPP RAPP is the only agency that specializes in high-precision Core Dialog™: those critical, direct and high-value relationships that link people and brands with high precision across the ...
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Peter Cox LTD JOINERFull-time Permanent ContractCovering the Essex area£21,400 + bonus (approx annual OTE £27,000)Peter Cox are the UK’s market leader in damp proofing, waterproofing, timber ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 10th June
MISSION: The position will be responsible for adapting, promoting and supporting integrated, intelligent solutions for customers in Oil and Gas segment to implement Schneider strategy in his Europe and Africa. Must ...
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Peter Cox LTD JOINERFull-time Permanent ContractCovering the Essex area£21,400 + bonus (approx annual OTE £27,000)Peter Cox are the UK’s market leader in damp proofing, waterproofing, timber ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 10th June
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Siemens
We are currently looking for a Team Administrator to join our Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems business in Crawley. As a Team Administrator, your main responsibility will be to provide administrative support to the ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
The role: This apprentice role supports the installation of Traffic signalling and ancillary equipment while taking part in on the job training and coaching. Training will be supplied and will consist of a number of key ...
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RAPP
ABOUT CODE Code is a digital transformation business.  We help our clients to invent a new future for their marketing through data and technology.  We work at the intersection of technology, marketing, data, ...
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Co-operative Group
Customer Team Member (Customer Assistant) Location: 8 Maidenbower Village Centre, Crawley, RH10 7QHPay: £8.38 per hour & amazing benefitsContract hours: 20 hours per week regular overtime, part timeNo ...
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Background: Rentokil Initial has an IT strategy, in the main, of developing and deploying bespoke applications across the Prospect to Cash business processes. The Group Information Systems (GIS) function is developing ...
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Email Marketing AssistantCrawleyUp to £20,000 depending on experience + bonus (up to £3000 pa)Full time - Permanent Rentokil Initial, a FTSE 100 company and Glassdoor’s 7th Best Place to Work 2018, is ...
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