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Working in South Ribble

World famous businesses make their base in South Ribble offering you a wide choice of jobs in accessible, attractive locations across the borough.

Internationally known names including Leyland Trucks,
Dr Oetker, Waitrose and BAE Systems are established here and are being joined by other businesses, keen to take advantage of the opportunities.

Working at World Leaders - BAE Systems

Working at World Leaders - BAE Systems

Our Employment Taskforce (covering South Ribble, Preston and Chorley) brings together local organisations including Jobcentre Plus, Runshaw College and Preston’s College to co-ordinate help for you to find the job you want. The Taskforce offers advice on starting your own business here and help to find jobs or to develop your work skills further.

State of the Art Facilities at Runshaw College

State of the Art Facilities at Runshaw College

Runshaw College is one of the best in the Country.
The College and Business Centre offer you training and development courses to help you expand your skills and provide work based learning for hundreds of businesses across the North West.
www.runshaw.ac.uk/adult-college-and-business-centre

Nearby, Preston’s College offers you a wide range of job-related courses from BTECs and NVQs through to Apprenticeships www.preston.ac.uk/for-business

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), listed on the QS World Rankings, offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses developed with input from businesses. www.uclan.ac.uk

Our thriving local business community has a growing number of local networks, helping new and established business people to make new links.

National networking groups are active locally and we are supporting new groups with a sector or local area focus as they develop, helping you to grow your work contacts. Find out which network could benefit you in our Supportive Services pages.

Business parks such as Moss Side Development Park, home to Torotrak and TNT, provide thousands of jobs in South Ribble.

Established businesses in town and district centres and areas such as Walton Summit are being joined every year by new businesses on developments including Matrix Park where companies such as Vernon Carus, Barclay & Mathieson and North West Projects enjoy the quality landscaped environment. Our transport links make it easy for you to reach your job here.

Work near where you live in South Ribble.

Rutherford Point - Matrix Park

Rutherford Point - Matrix Park