Some general information about working in Lincolnshire
Location and transport are important things to consider when looking for a job in Lincolnshire. It’s England’s 4th largest county - being almost 80 miles from the northern boundary to the southern boundary. It measures around 2,280 square miles. Are you willing to travel or move to find the job of your choice?
For those who are highly motivated, enterprising and independent; self-employment is a popular option. Self-employment is working for yourself rather than for an employer. This can be either owning and running your own business or working freelance for a variety of employers. Self-employment is a common form of “employment” in sectors such as tourism and hospitality (e.g. catering, setting up bars/cafes), construction (e.g. plumbing, plastering and building), wholesale (selling large amounts of a variety of different goods) and retail (e.g. selling goods, products, clothing).
The large agriculture and tourism industries in the county mean that there are more jobs on offer during the summer than in the winter. This is especially true in the south and on the coast. These jobs are usually low skilled ones which are offered on a temporary or casual basis. Training for them is generally “on the job” and doesn’t lead to a recognised qualification.
Lincolnshire’s 7 largest employers are currently
- Lincolnshire County Council
- District Councils
- NHS (National Health Service)
- Lincolnshire Co-operative Society
- Jackson Building Centres