Employment

We are working hard to boost the level of job opportunities within the borough through the economic development work that we undertake.

Whilst agriculture and tourism are key industries for employment within the borough, there are a number of major organisations that provide substantial levels of employment in the area.

One of the largest employment sectors in Ribble Valley is manufacturing and is represented by major national and multi-national companies such as Hanson Cement, Johnson Matthey, and BAe Systems. The relatively small number of large employers is complemented by an above average presence of micro enterprises employing up to 9 employees.

There are a wide range of job advertising websites that are available to help you in your search, such as Monster, TotalJobs, Indeed, Fish4Jobs and Reed to name but a few. Furthermore, you may want to come and join us in our own work supporting the community of Ribble Valley.

Should you be looking to start your own business or work for yourself you will obviously be undertaking some careful planning, research and preparation. Whether you have a clear vision or are not sure where to start, help and support is available to help you to turn your idea into a business.