Why work in Oldham

Why work in Oldham?

Moving to a new job as well as relocating can be overwhelming or sometimes a frightening prospect, in addition the first days, weeks and months of employment are filled with excitement, a wealth of information and many questions.

Oldham benefits from a high-quality rural and semi-rural environment, including a quarter of the borough lying within the Peak District National Park

Oldham has a mixture of high-density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural, and rural locations, and is in a pivotal position between the cities of Manchester and Leeds.

Famous People from Oldham

  • Paul Scholes - Manchester United midfielder who is lifelong Latics supporter and Saddleworth resident.
  • Professor Brian Cox OBE - a Particle Physicist who works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva.
  • Sir Winston Churchill - Started his political career as MP for Oldham in 1900, before becoming Prime Minister in 1940.
  • Phillip Schofield - This Morning and Dancing on Ice TV presenter.
  • Nick Grimshaw – Oldham born television and radio presenter and one of the new judges on X Factor.


Getting Around

  • 9 miles drive (14km) from Manchester City Centre
  • 19 miles drive (30km) from Manchester Airport
  • 20 minutes to Manchester by Metrolink
  • Train -Trains run directly to Manchester Victoria in under 30 minutes and onwards



Sport in Oldham

  • Huge retail parks, shopping centres and supermarkets
  • Outdoor and indoor markets, Farmers markets
  • Brand new sports facilities
  • Specialist craft markets
  • Saddleworth Festivals
  • Chinese, Indian and Italian restaurants
  • Award winning real ale pubs.

Source: Oldham Council