Types of Jobs in the Wolverhampton Area

If you’re looking for local jobs in Wolverhampton, you’ll find plenty of diversity across industries and professions in this dynamic and vibrant West Midlands city and borough. Wolverhampton has a strong industrial heritage, but its main employment industries today span the services industries, as well as aerospace and engineering.

According to census figures, around three-quarters of the city’s workers were employed in services industries in 2008. A third of these were in public administration, health and education, a further third were in restaurants, hostels and distribution, and the remainder in IT and finance. The sorts of jobs in Wolverhampton that you might find in these industries are:

  • Retail staff, including supervisors and managers
  • Hotel service, bar staff, hotel managers
  • Public administrators, nurses, doctors, health support staff, physiotherapists, mental health professionals, support and administration staff
  • Drivers, logistics and warehousing operatives and supervisors
  • Software developers, web designers, developers and other digital professionals.

Around 13% of the local working population have jobs in manufacturing. The roles available are extremely broad and manufacturing jobs in Wolverhampton include:

  • Factory line operatives
  • Process engineers
  • AI specialists
  • Welders, support and maintenance staff
  • Office and support functions – such as HR, marketing, operational management, facilities, finance, audit, customer service and so forth
  • Manufacturing supervisors and managers
  • Efficiency managers and consultants (including LEAN manufacturing consultants)

Tourism Jobs in Wolverhampton



Around 5% of jobs are in tourism. These range from front-house customer services staff in tourism bureaus through to guides, museum curators, historians and other specialist roles. Many of these tourism jobs in Wolverhampton area are on a seasonal basis in line with key visitor periods.

The university, college and schools regularly employ lecturers, support staff, teachers, teaching assistants and support staff. Support roles are varied and can include halls of residence and housing administrators, grants and bursaries administrators, facilities managers, pastoral staff, canteen and restaurant staff, and careers advisors.

Many jobs in Wolverhampton are with the city council – with a staff of more than 12,000. The council provides a huge variety of roles, from librarians and public barristers through to social workers and play centre workers.

Other big providers of jobs in Wolverhampton area include Birmingham Midshires which has its banking HQ in the city, Tarmac, the University of Wolverhampton and Marston’s, the brewers, which also has its HQ here. Jaguar Land Rover and Goodyear are also big providers of local employment. Within these employers, local jobs in Wolverhampton span technical and specialist IT, manufacturing, support function (finance, marketing, communications, operations, HR etc) and general management.

Finding jobs in Wolverhampton

There are plenty of jobs in Wolverhampton area available, with permanent, contract and temp roles spanning everything from basic skill positions through to highly specialist and expert-level positions. To find out more, create your job seeker account for free with us today, register your interests and upload your CV to begin accessing the best local jobs in Wolverhampton and the surrounding area.


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