Jobs in Hertfordshire

Share this article

What jobs are in Hertfordshire?

There is no shortage of jobs in the county of Hertfordshire with many opportunities for skilled and unskilled labourers. Retail and wholesale is the biggest employer in the county, employing over 120,000 people. The administrative and support service industry is the second largest provider to the economy, employing receptionists, secretaries, personal assistants, call centre staff and tech support.

The headquarters of many large well-known UK companies are located in Hertfordshire. Hemel Hempstead is home to DSG International, formerly known as Dixons Group plc, whilst Welwyn Garden city hosts Tesco and Roche UK’s headquarters. These industries provide jobs for directors, operations managers and more. Researchers and scientists can find careers in Roche pharmaceuticals. Watford is home to pub chain headquarters JD Wetherspoon as well as the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios.

Job trends in Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire is located in the county and is a major employer in the area. Those working in technical jobs can find roles at EE, the largest mobile network operator in the UK and Computacenter. Those working in hospitality can find thousands of careers in Hertfordshire due to the number of chain restaurants and independent ones. Meaning bartenders, chefs, kitchen porters and more hospitality staff are all needed in the area.

What is it like living in Hertfordshire?

Hertfordshire is one of the home counties in England and is bordered by Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and London. The biggest towns include Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Watford and St Albans. The area is protected by a green belt and is the perfect mix between bustling city and countryside living. Hertfordshire has an overall average house price of £465,500.

Kris Paterson is a writer for whatjobs

Similar Articles

Don't Miss

Jobs available in Croydon

The main employment sectors in Central Croydon are retail and enterprise. Also the area 'Purley Way' has many retail parks, outlet and malls making it a destination for shoppers looking for stores that carry the full range of products. Here there are many opportunities for sales assistants, consultants and store managers. IKEA Croydon brought many non-skilled jobs to Croydon and is the fifth biggest employer in Croydon.

Morris Leslie plant hire company rises from losing millions to investing £70m

Perthshire plant hire giant Morris Leslie was hit hard by the Covid 19 pandemic, however the company was struggling before that because of Brexit. Six months before Covid 19 shut down building sites and locked down the UK the company Morris Leslie has already experienced tough times. Uncertainty because of Brexit had already caused building projects to be shut down or paused causing a much lower demand for plant hires and sales. This slowdown had caused an oversupply of construction equipment meaning more competition and so reduced prices. Then Covid 19 hit and the group’s vehicle auctions and Sunday car boot market were shut down.

Jobs available in Lambeth

Lambeth is a borough in Central London that is quickly developing into a business and cultural hub. Along the River Thames is a pedestrianised area running next to the river Thames called the 'South Bank' which is a great destination for tourists and locals alike. This area includes cultural draws such as the Southbank Centre and National Theatre where actors, singers, lighting technicians and set designers can all find opportunities. Other tourist attractions such as the London Eye, London Dungeons and London Aquarium are also found along the Southbank providing lots of employment. There is a great range of restaurants as well, taking advantage of the high footfall of people enjoying the great views of the city of London along this walkway. Cultural events, Street performs and the annual Christmas market all make the Southbank a destination for tourists and locals throughout the year and provide employment oppertunities. The Oval cricket ground is located in Kennington and is home to the Surrey County Cricket team as well as international matches. These events draw huge crowds and offer employment for security staff, chefs and waiting staff.