Large employers in the West Midlands

The West Midlands offers a great variety of careers working in small and medium sized companies but these are some of the largest employers in the region who are normally looking to recruit staff:

Jaguar Land Rover (

Jaguar has its headquarters in Coventry but has five manufacturing plants across the region.

National Express (

This UK wide business has its headquarters in Birmingham from which it runs both its national coach service and the primary local bus service, West Midlands Travel.

Sainsbury’s (

Sainsbury’s has a range of outlets across the West Midlands.

Mondelez International (

The iconic West Midlands brand Cadbury’s, now owned by American corporation Mondelez, still has its main manufacturing base in Bournville.

Whitbread (

Whitbread owns several recognisable brands that stretch across the region, including Costa Coffee, Premier Inn and Brewers Fayre.

Specialist Computer Centres (

SCC is an IT integration company with bases across Europe.

The University of Birmingham (

The university supports 15,545 jobs in the West Midlands - almost one in 50 jobs in Birmingham.

AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd (

With a support centre based in Coventry, AAH Pharmaceuticals are part of a chain of companies including Lloyds Pharmacies who offer a range of jobs for pharmacists, dispensers, customer support assistants and warehouse operatives nationwide.

JCB Service (

Major global engineering and construction company based in Staffordshire.

GKN Plc (

Global engineering business with its headquarters in Worcestershire.