In February 2021, Hollywood actors, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham Football Club. Then, they made a documentary about it, Welcome to Wrexham, which airs exclusively in the UK on Disney+ on August 25th 2022.
To celebrate Wrexham’s newfound fame, and because Wrexham is home to one of Proactive Personnel’s 11 branch offices, we thought we’d share some information on the new Welsh city.
Wrexham, or Wrecsam (in the Welsh spelling), is a place with a fascinating history. Known for hosting Wrexham AFC – one of the oldest professional football teams in the world – it was also one of the eight towns given city status, by the Queen, as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier in 2022.. Although, surprisingly, gaining city status wasn’t all that popular with large parts of the Wrexham community, with 61% of residents saying they didn’t feel the need for Wrexham to be a city, and were more than happy to remain as a town. Wrexham was also a finalist for UK City of Culture in 2005.
Another little known fact about this former Welsh market town, is that Wrexham has one of the largest industrial estates in Europe. However, there are plans to make it bigger still, by another 200,000 sq. ft by the end of 2022 – meaning even more Wrexham jobs will be available.
With football and Hollywood superstars aside, though, we’re proud to call Wrexham home to one of our offices. Nestled in the heart of the city, we have a team of amazing recruitment consultants who take pride in finding people Wrexham jobs. With the recent attention on Wrexham, we asked the team what they love about living and working in the Welsh city.
What Do You Do at Work?
Izzy: I place industrial staff in various manufacturing and food factories across the Wrexham area.
Andy: I manage the office on a day-to-day basis.
Magda: I interview candidates, advertise for jobs and recruit for several clients across Wrexham and surrounding areas.
George: I look for suitable candidates for food production companies.
Callum: I manage and recruit a plan of drivers, arranging work opportunities for them, either on a temporary or permanent basis.
Who Do You Recruit?
Izzy: I recruit FLT drivers, production staff, machine operatives and many other roles across the industry.
Andy: I recruit a wide range of candidates, but mainly HGV drivers with there being so many Wrexham driving jobs right now.
Magda: I recruit production operatives, warehouse operatives, FLT drivers and more.
George: I also recruit the same type of candidates as Izzy and Magda, with Wrexham having such a big industrial estate, we’re constantly on the lookout for food production operatives and FLT drivers, etc.
Callum: I recruit qualified HGV drivers, as well as 7.5 tonne and van drivers.
What Do You Like About Working in Wrexham?
Izzy: I love the range of different businesses we supply. Having one of the largest industrial estates in Europe, we have a wide variety of clients specialising in different sectors.
Andy: There’s a lot of business in Wrexham, meaning more opportunities for us and for candidates who are looking for work.
Magda: I like working here because it’s only down the road from my house and it’s really easy to get around quickly. Everything you need is really close.
George: I like that it’s such a short commute, which is really handy. It only takes me 15 minutes to get into the office!
Callum: I enjoy the team I work with and I enjoy working locally to somewhere I have lived my entire life.
Is There Anything You Dislike About Working in Wrexham?
Izzy: There’s absolutely nothing I dislike about living and working here. I am the biggest advocate for Wrexham!
George: Nothing at all!
Callum: The only thing I would say is a downside to Wrexham is the lack of original food establishments, as it’s mainly revolved around major food chains, chip shops and kebab shops… a bit more variety would be nice!
What’s One Thing You Must Do If You’re Visiting the City?
Izzy: Visit the Froncysyllte Aqueduct. It’s a world heritage site and I highly recommend it. I live opposite the aqueduct and being able to wake up to the amazing view every day makes me feel extremely lucky to live and work in such a beautiful place.
Andy: You must visit the third oldest football team in the world, Wrexham FC!
Magda: Watch a Wrexham FC game!
George: You have to go and watch a football match at the racecourse grounds, then of course, go on a pub crawl afterwards!
Callum: Visit the historical ground that is the racecourse and watch Wrexham AFC play!
A big thank you to our Wrexham team:
- Izzy Wedley (Principal Industrial Consultant)
- Andy Harrison (Partner/Branch Manager)
- Magda Golebiewska (Senior Industrial Recruitment Consultant)
- George Yarwood (Industrial Recruitment Consultant), and
- Callum Moore (Transport Recruitment Consultant)
- Tom Jones (Senior Industrial Consultant)
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