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  1. Year 5 Teacher

    UK-LAN-Wigan | £23,400 - £36,400/Year | From CareerBuilder

    A very small and welcoming school are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher to join their close knit team. You will be an experienced Key Stage 2 practitioner who has a passion for......

  2. Polish Speaking Buyer

    Wigan | £25k - 30k per year | From Cast UK Limited

    Buyer (Polish Speaking) North West £25,000 - £30,000 plus benefits Role Profile An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a leading business based in the Wigan area as a Buyer in their......

  3. Javascript Developer

    Wigan | £300 per day + competitive | From COMPUTER FUTURES - S THREE GROUP

    JavaScript Developer - 3 months - £300 per day - Wigan and Manchester Are you looking for you next Front end role? Do you have strong Javascript experience? Do you go that extra mile day to......

  4. Family Assessment Home Manager

    Wigan | £35,000.00 - £35,000.00 Per year | From Domus Recruitment

    Family Assessment Home Manager An excellent opportunity has arisen for a proven Registered Manager to run a Family Assessment Home in the Wigan area. We are working on behalf of a growing care......

  5. Night Manager - Wigan

    Wigan | N/A | From StaffNurse.com

    Career Level: NursesLocation: Ashton ViewAshton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, LancashireJob reference: 1002840Contract type: Full-Time PermanentSalary: 32,673.00 Per Year Equivalent to £14.28 per......

  6. Registered Nurse - Wigan

    Wigan | N/A | From StaffNurse.com

    Career Level: NursesLocation: Carrington CourtWigan, ManchesterJob reference: 1002511Contract type: Full-Time PermanentSalary: 29,744.00 Per Year Equivalent to £13.00 p/hrHours: 24.0029,744.00 Per......

  7. Registered Nurse - Wigan

    Wigan | N/A | From StaffNurse.com

    Career Level: NursesLocation: Rosebridge CourtHindley, Wigan, ManchesterJob reference: 1002367Contract type: Full-Time PermanentSalary: 33,313.00 Per Year Equivalent to £14.56 p/hrHours: Various......

  8. AS and A2 Chemistry Lecturer

    Wigan | £17 - £20 p hour | From Capita Education Resourcing

    Our client is looking for a Lecturer to teach AS and A2 Chemistry on a full time basis at a Further Education College in Wigan starting ASAP. You will have: - A relevant degree in Chemistry - A......

  9. HGV Class 1 ADR Driver

    Wigan | 25,000 plus overtime | From Mooreswest Recruitment Ltd TA DH Bolton

    We are recruiting a class 1 ADR driver for our client in Wigan. The job role involves Nationwide deliveries with one or two nights out per week depending on the destination. The position will be a......

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Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester with a population of over 81,000 people. Wigan is situated less than 8 miles south-west of Bolton and around 16 miles from Manchester, making it an easy commute into the city. The town of Wigan is historically part of the county of Lancashire.

Wigan experienced a period of major expansion during the Industrial Revolution and became an important mill town. Wigan was also a centre for coal mining, while industries such as the manufacturing of porcelain and clock making also thrived. In the 1830s, Wigan became one of the first towns in Britain to be served by a railway, furthering its economic prosperity.

Wigan provides many job opportunities in the public, administration and health sectors. The town is on the verge of providing many new job opportunities with the creation of the Wigan Life Centre. The council project will create a £200 million leisure and public service complex which will include a new library, new swimming facilities and will give residents access to council, health leisure and housing services. The project will considerably boost employment in Wigan and includes a commitment to employ local people wherever possible.

The Verve were Wigan's most famous musical export since ... George Formby! The band members were all from the Wigan area and met while at Winstanley College, a sixth form centre on the outskirts of town. Other notable Wigan bands include the Railway Children and folk-rockers the Tansads. Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra is known worldwide, while Andy Prior - dubbed the new Sinatra - owes his success to his formative years with WYJO. Nearby Leigh - part of the borough of Wigan - is the birthplace of Georgie Fame.

The former site of Westwood Power station in Wigan has become a business park which provides office space for a wide variety of businesses including Chinamex, a crucial business within China's textile industry. One of the largest food manufacturers in Europe, H. J Heinz, has a site within Wigan, and the town is the site for the largest food processing factory in Europe, providing many jobs within the town. Other famous Wigan food products include Pataks Indian foods, Potters herbal remedies, Uncle Joe's Mint Balls, and De Roma ice cream.

The industries of retail, manufacturing, construction and health and social work are all central to employment within Wigan. Wigan has many other well known firms which include Girobank, the Tote, JJB Sports, US glass fibre manufacturers PPG, and carpet firm Milliken. Wigan is also the home of the North West Tourist Board and the Tidy Britain Group.

Wigan is home to the annual World pie eating championship usually held at Harry's Bar on Wallgate. The competition has been held since 1992, and in 2007 a vegetarian option was added. Wiganers are sometimes referred to as "pie-eaters". The name is said to date from the 1926 general strike, when Wigan miners were starved back to work before their counterparts in surrounding towns and so were forced to metaphorically eat “humble pie”.

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