Jobs in Wolverhampton

Are you looking for a job in Wolverhampton or the surrounding area? Wolverhampton is an English city located in the county of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands. People from Wolverhampton are popularly known as "Yam Yams".

Before the Industrial Revolution, Wolverhampton specialised in the woollen trade before becoming a major coal, steel and manufacturing centre. Today, engineering, aerospace and the service sector are amongst Wolverhampton's main industries. The service sector is responsible for the large majority of employment within Wolverhampton, followed by public administration, education and health, hotels and restaurants, finance and IT.

Wolverhampton City Council is the biggest employer within the city, which is also home to other well-known employers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Marston's, University of Wolverhampton, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and British Steel.

The employment rate in Wolverhampton is slightly lower than for the rest of the West Midlands and Great Britain as a whole.

The top employment sectors in the Wolverhampton are:

  • Service
  • Public administration
  • Engineering
  • Aerospace industry
  • Education
  • Health
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Finance
  • IT

Looking for the ideal company to carry out your internship or work placement?

Work experience is often invaluable, however, it can be difficult to decide where to carry out your internship, work placement or apply for a graduate job. The top graduate employers in the West Midlands (Wolverhampton) include: Jaguar Land Rover, Birmingham City Council, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Boots, Deloitte, KPMG, Specsavers, Warwickshire City Council, Aldi, Aston Martin, Coventry City Council, Enterprise, Ernst & Young, Lloyds Pharmacy, Teach First Arup, Atkins, Birmingham City University, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, JCB, Lloyds Banking Group and many others. You can find more apprenticeship, internship, placement and graduate job opportunities on Wizbii.

Recruitment open days, recruitment fairs and other events

There are a number of recruitment open days and events in Wolverhampton designed to help you find a job. To take part in recruitment open days, bring along an up-to-date CV and, if you already have an idea what company you would like to work for, you should also bring a cover letter. Open day recruitment events are beneficial for both employers and potential employees as they allow employers to analyse how candidates act in a social setting and also provide the opportunity to advertise their business or company. Types of work opportunities on offer at these events include internships, industrial work placements, temporary and permanent contracts, and graduate jobs.

In Wolverhampton, there are a variety of job and career fairs such as the annual Recruitment Fair organised by the University of Wolverhampton. The fair allows students and graduates to meet with over 90 organisations offering a range of opportunities including: part-time jobs, industrial placements, volunteering opportunities, graduate jobs, international placements and more.

The Wolverhampton Job Fair is open to all job seekers and showcases over 450 jobs from well-known organisations such as West Mercia Police, Nova Training and Avon Cosmetics. Jobs seekers have the opportunity to talk face-to-face with local and national employers including: M&S Bank, RBS and Sainsbury's and discover a range of part-time and full-time jobs, training and other opportunities.

Average salary for graduates in Wolverhampton

The average salary for graduates working in Wolverhampton is approximately £24,000 but can vary depending on sector. The average graduate salary in Wolverhampton is slightly lower than in Birmingham, another city in the West Midlands.

If you live in Wolverhampton and you're a student or a graduate looking for a job, internship or work placement, you now have all the information you need to find the job of your dreams.

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