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9 Top-Level companies currently hiring in Manchester

Manchester is fast-becoming a popular destination for young professionals who are looking to start or further their career in a highly-esteemed city

The ever-growing technology sector alone boasts 100,000 employees, with Manchester Science Park now housing over 170 science and tech companies. Manchester is also home to the largest concentration of commercial and retail floor space in the UK outside of London and continues to be a migratory destination for the media industry, thanks to the continued development and evolution of the £950 million MediaCityUK in Salford Quays. As well as being a financial and business hot spot, it is also a major higher education and academic/scientific research hub, thanks to the presence of multiple universities.

Jobs are of course a core factor of a prosperous area and Glassdoor handpicked some high-profile businesses hiring in and around Manchester right now. Here are 9 high-profile companies who are currently looking for great talent:

1)  Autotrader UK

Perks: Support and Mentoring, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave, Free Coffee and Fruit, Childcare values, Season Ticket Loans, Volunteering in the Community and more

Hiring For:  Senior Marketing Manager, Programmatic Operations, Data Governance Manager, Biddable Media Specialists, Delivery Manager, Data Scientists, Credit Controller and more

What Employees Say: “I have been working here just under 3 months now and have loved every minute of the fast-paced way that Auto Trader work! The offices are fabulous and so are the people who work here. I love that fact that even in the short time I have been here I already know many people around the business who I wouldn’t normally meet through my Company Induction, Diversity & Inclusion, and Brilliant Recruitment.”

2)  NCC group

Perks: Personalised Annual Leave, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, Free fresh fruit, Early finish on the Friday after pay day and more

Hiring For: Performance Test Engineer, Java Developer, Splunk Consultant, Penetration Testing Support Engineer, Data Privacy Officer, Project Manager and more

What Employees Say: “Direct management are brilliant and you do feel valued. There is also the benefit of flexible working hours which ensures a realistic work/life balance is maintained.”

3) Sky

Perks: Free Sky Q, Broadband and discounted talk, healthcare plan, dental insurance, gym benefits, sky choices, sky benefits extra and more

Hiring For: Broadband Support Advisor, Customer Advisor, Sales Account Consultant, Customer Experience Leader, Sales Centre Manager and more

What Employees Say: “Fun, Upbeat, Motivational Environment, Employee engagement. Unscripted, Overtime, Bonuses, Pension with contributions, Opportunities to diversify and progress to other roles. Employee discounts.”

4) Thales

Perks: Flexitime, work-life balance, International travel, gym, state of the art offices, opportunity for professional development and more

Hiring For: Assistant Project Manager, Project Engineer, Lead Signalling Principles Design Engineer, Engineering Manager, Senior Systems Engineer, Technical Author and more

What Employees Say: “Some very interesting projects to work on, cutting edge of technology and the opportunity to work around the world. Great offices.”

5) Selfridges

Perks: Discounts, 22-27 days at annual leave, childcare vouchers, discounted gym membership, eye care vouchers, discounts and more

Hiring For: Sales Associate, Receptionist, Stock Keeper, Beauty Stock Specialist, Digital Brand Assistant, Digital Acquisition Assistant and more

What Employees Say: “A great company for sales associates to work with a range of excellent brands and develop their selling skills to the highest luxury standard. Great training provided and good incentives for top sellers.”

6) Co-op:

Perks: Award winning pension scheme, TAX and NIC salary sacrifice schemes, an employee assistance programme, 25% off home insurance and more

Hiring For: Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Funeral Arranger, Finance Administrator, Campaign Analyst, Senior Lawyer and more

What Employees Say: “Fantastic people, culture and benefits. Very supportive organisation. I would definitely return there. If you want to progress they give you opportunities to do so.”

7) PHMG:

Perks: Company football team, invitations to corporate events, stylish offices, ping pong table, juke box, beer on tap, snooker table and more

Hiring For: Audio branding expert, Internal Recruiter, Client Support Manager, Client Support Executive, Account Manager, Sales Executive and more

What Employees Say: “I grew up at PHMG (enjoyed 6 years there) and saw the company grow from around 40 staff to 400 – it’s an unbelievable market leading company with a dedication to doing what it does perfectly. As part of the company you find yourself constantly evolving and improving.”

8) Bupa

Perks: Focus on work life balance, regular training and coaching, exclusive discounts and access to healthcare advice, volunteering opportunities and more

Hiring For: Assistant Accountant, Hospital Contract Executive, IT Security Operations Analyst, Registered Nurse, Maintenance Operative and more

What Employees Say: “Great atmosphere, values and strong brand. As an employer, they do think of everything and look after you quite a lot. Opportunities are available in the organisation if you ask and show willing.”

9) Deloitte

Perks: Up to ten days additional holiday, dental insurance, corporate discounts, give as you earn, health assessments, childcare vouchers and more

Hiring For: Senior Consultant, Assistant Manager, Senior Manager, Indirect Tax, Scientist, Capital Markets Group, Engineer and more

What Employees Say: “Great progression, work life balance and opportunities to move around the firm. Good corporate social responsibility agenda and plenty to get involved in outside work.”

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