With a population of almost 170,000 Swansea is the second largest city in Wales. Originally known for its involvement in the copper smelting industry during the industrial revolution Swansea has now developed into a desirable area to work and live. In addition to fantastic views and waterfront activities such as sailing, waterskiing and surfing Swansea also features an increasing number of key companies that offer jobs in the area. Below are some of those companies.
3M – Companies don’t get much bigger than 3M who posted global sales of $27 billion in 2010 and employ more than 80,000 employees globally. Fortunately, some of those jobs are in Swansea at 3M’s Penllergaer office. In the UK 3M manufacturer a vast range of different products including abrasives and coatings right through to passport scanners.
Admiral Group Plc – The Admiral Group includes Elephant insurance, Admiral Insurance and Bell and generated revenues of almost 1.6 billion in 2010. Importantly two out of three of Admiral Groups offices are based in Wales with one located on Swansea Waterfront. As such, if you’re looking for jobs in the Swansea area make sure that the Admiral Group is high on your list.
Amazon – Amazon is one of the biggest, if not the biggest e-commerce company in the world. They currently boast over 144 million customer accounts and have 50 fulfilment centres around the world which combined take up more than 26 million square feet. One of these fulfilment centres is based in Swansea and adds valuable jobs to the area.
BT – The BT Tower, home to BT Group is the second largest building in Swansea and stands at an impressive 63m in height. The BT Group is a leading communications services supplier, employs over 90,000 people and posted revenues of 20,076m in 2011. The BT Tower can be located near to Swansea Castle and provides many jobs for residence of Swansea and the surrounding areas.
Bemis – Bemis is an American company that employs over 20,000 people globally and recorded sales of $4.8 billion. Their Swansea based operation specialises in the production of shrink bags and tubing that are used as food packaging. Impressively, the packaging that is produced by Bemis in Swansea finds its way to 35 countries.
Whilst the above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of large companies based in Swansea it does demonstrate the areas ability to attract large credible businesses. This in turn is great for both the local economy and the residence of Swansea who benefit from the jobs generated by these companies.