July 1, 2020

The sectors you should be applying to across Cheshire right now

You might think it isn’t worth looking for a job in the current climate, but Jodie, our Employer Engagement Officer, has created this list of the industries currently hiring.

What industries are hiring in Cheshire right now? The answer is lots!

The job market is starting to recover after the coronavirus crisis and there are roles available in all manner of industries across the area all requiring different qualifications, skills and attributes.

Care Work

How about joining the care industry as a Support Worker which requires no formal qualifications, although First Aid and health and social based training is advantageous.

It is much more important to have a genuine interest and talent for supporting people and to be able to help them live as independently as possible.

An enhanced DBS and full employment and reference checks are required. Alternative Futures, HFT and the Priory Group are all hiring now.


Supermarkets across the country are currently hiring for a variety of positions and hours.

Like working in care, you don’t need any formal qualifications, but excellent communication skills and the ability to provide top-quality customer service are a must.


Warehouse roles are available in the logistics sector from Picker/Packers to Fork-Lift Trust (FLT) drivers and supervisors. Many offer different shift patterns and roles and hours are available to suit and Gist, the Hut Group and Amazon are companies currently hiring.

Some specialist roles, such as FLT drivers, require a license, but your New Leaf mentor should be able to help you fund one, if that’s the route you want to go down.


The New Leaf Jobs Portal is updated on a regular basis so why not have a look and keep up to date on the current roles available in your area? If you’re applying to jobs but not getting anywhere, sign up to the New Leaf programme and one of our mentors will help you create a personalised action plan.

New Leaf is led by Torus Foundation and is part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and The National Lottery Community Fund.

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