Jobs in Lincoln, United Kingdom

Commercial Hub for England’s Breadbasket

Lincoln was built in a gap in the Lincoln Cliff, where the River Witham runs through. The original Iron Age settlement was built at the foot of the cliff beside a deep pool formed by the river. Later, an early Roman fortress was built on a hilltop overlooking the pool, in order to protect the road south to Exeter from attack by sea. These two settlements were the original sites for Lincoln’s modern Upper and Lower Towns. Lincoln emerged as a major trading centre in the Viking period (793 to 1066). Normans built the Lincoln Castle in 1068 on the hilltop site of the old Roman fortress, and the town continued to expand its trade, producing wool and cloth for export to Flanders. By 1150, Lincoln was among the wealthiest towns in England. The grand Gothic Cathedral was built to replace the original one after an earthquake in 1195, and the Bishop’s Palace was also constructed around this time. Lincoln was designated a Cathedral City and became an important bishopric and seat of many monasteries, supported by large agricultural estates belonging to the church. During the 13th century Lincoln was the third largest city in England.

The English Reformation and Civil Wars brought an end to this period of prosperity, but intensification of agriculture and improved transport links brought about an 18th century renewal. Lincolnshire County developed into a major supplier of horticultural products, wheat, barley, cheeses and meat-based delicacies for all of England, with Lincoln as the commercial hub. During the Industrial Revolution, the city became an important producer of heavy machinery. In wartime Lincoln specialised in production of tanks, but diesel and gas turbine engines dominated in the post-war period. Heavy industry declined toward the end of the 20th century, but some gas turbines are still produced. Today, public administration, health, education, distribution, restaurants and hotels, arable farming and tourism are the main economic activities.  Many E-commerce and small industrial enterprises are prospering, so small business is viewed as a growth sector.

In order to stimulate small-business growth, community leaders decided to establish a new modern university campus near Brayford Pool and the city centre. The idea was that the presence of a first class teaching and research institution would attract entrepreneurial talent, and provide an attractive environment for small start-ups to establish themselves. The Queen opened the University of Lincoln in 1996 – the first new city centre campus in the UK in decades. Since then the University has more than fulfilled expectations. Its presence has drawn many more licensed premises to the town centre and a new small business unit, the ‘Think Tank’, opened near the campus in June 2009. Moreover, the university itself has developed into an award-winning, state-of-the-art learning environment for thousands of students from home and abroad.

Lincolnshire is still a rural, agricultural county, and the pace of life is slower and more tranquil than in more urbanised parts of the UK. Many of the county’s biggest businesses are connected to its horticulture, agriculture, packing and transport industries.

Lincoln is rapidly evolving into a vibrant 21st century city, with excellent shopping, a thriving nightlife, an expanding small business sector and a world-class university, but it is not served by any major motorway and the landscape is characterised by small villages, historic market towns, large expanses of highly productive farmland, and miles of unspoilt coastline with many areas of natural beauty. The wetland wilderness of The Wash is the most significant site for water birds in Britain and coastal beaches, amusement parks and resorts provide an important recreational outlet for the townspeople. Several festivals mark different important dates in the agricultural year.

Most of Lincoln’s historic buildings and touristic sites are located in the modern Upper Town, along with the city’s more posh residential areas. Businesses, retail establishments, and the university are all located in or near the city centre in the Lower Town, while suburbs to the south and southeast house professional and working people. There is still somewhat of a class divide between the Upper and Lower Towns, but the growing prosperity of the centre is diminishing its importance.

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Auto req ID: 173983BRJob DescriptionPepsiCo has an opening for an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Technician (MT) to join our busy Supply Chain Team based at our Walkers manufacturing site in Lincoln. The ...
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Job location: Lincoln, UK. Position purpose: A thought leader who leads the development and execution of projects aligned with the strategy, measuring and managing results across the end-to-end supply chain and ...
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Training Delivery Lincoln Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities. We need you to help us do ...
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cargill
Job location: Witham St Hughs (Lincolnshire) The role of the Sales Support function, is to help the Oils and Seeds, sales teams efficiently manage day to day business. The Sales Support role, will play an important role ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th April
At Mercedes-Benz, our aim is to deliver the best or nothing. Our people create a real customer focus whilst connecting more customers with our brand and our amazing history. As part of the Mercedes-Benz recruitment team ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th April
Administrator - Waste Management new Add to Favorites
veolia
This position is based on our Material Recovery Facility (MRF) within the British Steel Site, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN16 1XHSalary: £18,000 - £20,000 Excellent Veolia BenefitsWe are looking for a ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th April
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Single Point of AccountabilityWe are currently looking to recruit a Single Point of Accountability for our Gas and Power Business supporting our Onshore UK Services team. In the UK, Siemens have a significant footprint ...
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The quality of the rail industry is in our hands. Join us and make it your job to see our ideas come to life.Our talented engineers are constantly developing new ways to improve the efficiency of rolling stock. You will ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th April
daimler
At Mercedes-Benz, our aim is to deliver the best or nothing. Our people create a real customer focus whilst connecting more customers with our brand and our amazing history. As part of the Mercedes-Benz recruitment team ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th April
Logistics Graduate new Add to Favorites
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Siemens small gas turbine manufacturing company, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd, has existed on its present site in Lincoln for over 50 years. Lincoln is the base for the design and manufacture of world class gas ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th April
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We are recruiting a Senior Spares Engineer to join our team based in Lincoln supporting our Power Service business within Siemens. We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to work in a friendly team environment ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th April
Senior Technical Support Engineer new Add to Favorites
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Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Support Engineer to join an established team of specialised engineers supporting a wide range of sites within the UK and Worldwide.Upon ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th April