Jobs in Manchester, United Kingdom

Retooling for the 21st Century

Among its many claims to fame, Manchester, affectionately known as ‘Granadaland,’ has an illustrious television-broadcasting heritage. Between 1956 and 2013, Granada Studios operated purpose-built facilities on Quay Street, where many famous shows were recorded and broadcast. The company moved its operations from city centre to the new MediaCityUK in 2013, but Granada House will remain as a reminder of the glory days, with plans in the works to redevelop it as an exhibition space and bespoke hotel. The redevelopment of the Quay Street properties is part of the much larger Spinningfields Development which Allied London has been implementing for the past 20 years. This project was necessitated by the IRA bombing of Manchester on June 15, 1996. Warning was given and people evacuated, but much of the city’s centre, already rebuilt once after WWII, was destroyed again. Since then, Spinningfields has transformed the physical appearance of the downtown area and rejuvenated the economy through a combination of new office buildings and skilful conversion of historic sites into shopping centres and fine living spaces which preserve the original architecture. Manchester’s city centre now has the largest office market outside London, attracting both domestic and foreign companies to locate there, and a thriving restaurant scene and night-time economy.

In the 19th century Manchester was a major centre for the cotton milling industry. As the century progressed, producers of industrial machinery and chemicals for the cotton industry diversified and the city soon became the largest industrial centre in the UK. The contrast of capitalist wealth and the poverty of the working classes in Manchester provided the inspiration for Marxist thought and gave rise to the trade union movement. Cotton processing and trading and heavy industry both started to decline in the 1960s. When economic policy changed in 1979, the city experienced a further sharp decline in manufacturing and loss of jobs from which it never fully recovered. Today’s growth sectors include financial and business services, communications and media, health and public services, all of which require a knowledge-based skill set. Apart from electronics and optics, manufacturing is no longer a significant contributor to the city economy, and the unemployment rate for unskilled workers remains high. Opportunities for them are increasingly provided by the unskilled support services sector.

Lifestyle and Culture

Greater Manchester is a football city. It is home to two top contenders for championship titles in English and international football – Manchester City and Manchester United. Since the Madchester era of the 1980s locals have also followed the pop music scene. Large performance venues such as the Manchester Arena and local clubs in the city centre both offer regular live shows. Besides Spinningfields, another lively scene with more laid-back cafes and clubs has emerged in the Bohemian Northern Quarter. Manchester’s museums celebrate the city’s history and its performing arts scene (theatre, orchestral music, opera, dance, film) is one of the finest outside London. Deansgate Locks, Castlefield and The Ropeworks offer modern downtown apartment living. Chorlton and Didsbury offer a cosmopolitan café culture to the south, and good accommodation with can be found in Whitefield and Prestwich to the north. The Metrolink tram system runs along arterial routes which connect the suburbs to the centre.

Manchester Facts and Figures

Diversity (Percent of population born outside the UK)

  • 8% in 2001 and 13% in 2011, compared to national averages of 9% in 2001 and 13% in 2011

Structure of the Economy

  • Private sector jobs as share of total jobs in 2015: 74.04% compared to 62 cities’ average of 73.51%. Of which, Knowledge-intensive business services 14.61% (Rank 11 of 62), Other services 44.42% (Rank 19 of 62), Manufacturing 7.82% (Rank 35 of 62)
  • Gini coefficient of inequality in 2013: 0.40 (Rank 35 of 58)

Economic Performance in 2015

  • Business innovation (net new start-ups as percent of total number of businesses): 5.32% (Rank 29 of 63)
  • Employment rate: 69.7% of working age population (Rank 45 of 63)
  • Gross value added (GVA) per worker: £48,352 (Rank 33 of 62)

2017 Cost of Living Index for London compared to reference city (Prague): 163 compared to 226 in London and 100 in Prague

Climate (30-year averages): 152 rainy days and 867 mm of rainfall per year; average temperature range from 5.5 C to 13.2 C

Based on comparable data on diversity and the economy compiled by Centre for Cities for the 63 largest cities and towns in the UK, cost of living data compiled by and climate data from UK Met Office.

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DLA Piper
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package Role Location: Manchester Role opening date: 11/04/2019 Closing date for applications: 25/06/2019 THE OPPORTUNITY Following significant growth to date and further projected ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 12th June
BNY Mellon’s Summer Analyst Program (SAP) provides high-potential students with a well-rounded, rewarding internship experience as well as an inside look into what it’s like to work for a global financial ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Manages a small to medium Client Processing team that handles any/all aspects of client accounts, including solicitation, inquiries, transactional processing and problem resolution. Manages the daily transactional ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th June
Responsibilities:Performs daily reconciliations, deciphering basic exceptions between systems, clients, institutions, etc. for securities, cash and/or derivatives. Processes client accounts. Focus is on ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Under Minimal direction, conducts assigned operational and data analysis activities related to Client Lifecycle Management team (The OnBoarding of a client, the maintenance to that on boarded account and offboarding). ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
THE OPPORTUNITY DLA Piper has a unique approach to our legal secretarial function - 'the hub' (a model encouraging true teamwork). This approach allows us to stretch and develop your skills ensuring you are given ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Danaher Corporation
Summary:This role will report to the Operations Manager. The role will be responsible for several Sales Operations functions possibly including but not limited to the following areas. To also support and facilitate Good ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Marriott International
Posting Date Jun 11, 2019Job Number 19077996Job Category Food and Beverage & CulinaryLocation Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom VIEW ON ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Maintenance Technician-Shift new Add to Favorites
Position Purpose & SummaryTo work as part of the Maintenance team. You will maintain reliable operation of the process plants including a CHP Facility. A Time Served Tradesman you will be required to perform ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
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DLA Piper
THE OPPORTUNITY We are recruiting two Document Production Technicians to work as part of our Document Production team based in our Manchester office. The team are responsible for offering a full document service ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Account Manager Manchester new Add to Favorites
This is Adyen Speed is the foundation of our company. We think fast. We work fast. We launch fast.  We put our merchants at the center of everything we do, and we never stop until the job is done.We’re ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Grow with us as a UKI Supply Chain Business Execution Planning Analyst (Fixed Term). Engage with our customer teams by working effectively with a Chain and the UKI Commercial areas to ensure supply to the business is ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June
Position Summary: Leads a medium to large team responsible for small-scale projects with activities that include daily reconciliations, identifying system issues and making adjustments correctly.   Primary ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Senior Executive/Planning Manager- Comms PlannerLocation: Based in heart of Spinningfields, with fantastic transport links across the NorthwestSalary: Depending on experience, plus additional fantastic benefits ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Senior Insight Executive new Add to Favorites
MediaCom North – Senior Insight Executive - Manchester, City CentreLocation: Based in the heart of Spinningfields with fantastic transport links across the Northwest.Benefits: We put our people first so have ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Tax Reporting and Compliance Assists with performance of calculations for internal and/or external clients and completion of tax reporting or other regulatory filing requirements to ensure compliance with state and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Legal Counsel new Add to Favorites
Position – Senior Legal Counsel UKI Location – Manchester Media City Salary - Very competitive plus excellent benefits ABOUT US Are you dynamic, a keen innovator, a trend setter, or a disruptive thinker? ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
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Marriott International
Posting Date Jun 13, 2019Job Number 19080777Job Category SpaLocation Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel, Hale Road, Manchester, Cheshire, United Kingdom VIEW ON MAPBrand Marriott Hotels Resorts /JW MarriottSchedule ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Fund Reporting Supports and processes more complex accounting statements on behalf of BNY Mellon clients. Drafts full sets of financial statements by entering financial data for more complex funds into established ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Business Development Manager new Add to Favorites
Job Title: Business Development ManagerLocation: Home based and covering various locations in the North and North West of the UKGrade: 6.1Salary: Circa £50,000 depending on experience* *Benefits you will receive ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June