Whether you’re a graduate looking for an exciting first opportunity, someone with clinical skills who’s able to join the NHS effort, or someone who’s just looking to fill in for the summer with a job in the great outdoors, we take a look a look at the latest opportunities across the UK.
NHS Professionals: Clinical Contact Tracers
NHS Professionals has launched a recruitment drive for 3,000 qualified clinical contact caseworkers as part of the Contact Tracing Service programme. The clinical contact caseworkers are required to have skills and experience at NHS Band 6, but applications from clinicians above this band who want to play their part on the virtual frontline are also invited. The job is home-based and involves undertaking the initial interview of Covid-19 positive cases by phone.
Proficiency in electronic systems and databases, along with strong communication skills, are also required. Candidates have a choice of shifts lasting four, eight or 12 hours, and are expected to conduct one call per hour. A 12-week commitment is asked for, with those who are selected receiving job-specific training. Potential candidates are asked to register their interest on the NHS Professionals website. Further opportunities within the NHS can be found here.
Construction: Surveyors, Engineers & Project Managers
The construction market in the UK is showing ongoing signs of strength with recruiters reporting rising salaries, improved packages and promotions facilitated by growing order books. Although demand varies according to region, the UK construction industry is suffering from a skills deficit. Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, Engineers, Planners, Health and Safety and Estimators are all in need across the UK.
The highest levels of skill shortages are present in Central London and in the South East of England. Huge infrastructure projects such as Thames Tideway, Crossrail and the planning and design stage for HS2 are just a few projects that have, or will shortly have, large numbers of staff involved in various phases. The infrastructure sector is also increasingly strong, enhanced by the wind farm and renewable energy projects, such as the Triton Knoll wind farm project located off the coast of Grimsby.
Technology: Remote Customer Experience Solutions
The US-based global customer experience tech firm TTEC has announced plans to create thousands of new remote jobs across the UK. The company is set to hire over 3,500 new contact centre employees for its work-from-home programme. Prospective candidates can receive notification of new positions and talk with hiring managers by registering with the firm’s talent community.
Based in Colorado, the company specialises in the design, implementation and delivery of customer experience solutions for a range of brands. TTEC uses technology to remotely support and assist customers with their service and technical needs across channels including chat, messaging and email. It operates in a variety of countries in EMEA and elsewhere around the world.
Digital: Graduate Technical Consultants
Recruit, train and deploy specialists FDM Group has already hired 182 new employees during the official Covid-19 lockdown. FDM specialises in equipping candidates with digital skills in software development, data science and cybersecurity. The group are currently recruiting final year graduate technical consultants, with virtual assessments running once a week throughout May and into the summer.
FDM Group is a FTSE 250 award-winning employer that recruits, trains and deploys talent globally. The UK’s leading IT graduate employer, they work with international organisations including HSBC, AXA, Save the Children and Virgin Media. The training prepares successful candidates for a number of roles such as Software Testing, Software Development, IT Service Management and Business Intelligence.
The company has multiple offices globally and traditionally delivers its training courses in classroom environments inside its physical offices. However, the company moved its 6,000-strong corps of employees to a remote working environment with full IT operations in place within just four days. Its new online programme of about 90 training classes involving 500 trainees takes place every day.
Agriculture: Fruit Pickers
National growers’ organisation British Apples and Pears has launched a recruitment campaign to fill 10,000 picking jobs in their members’ orchards from August to October. Especially targeted are people who have previously worked in the hospitality industry and have lost their jobs in the Covid-19 pandemic, university students and workers from other industry sectors.
The organisation is hoping to mobilise the non-working workforce to support farmers’ efforts to get fresh fruit to the nation. Harvest workers are paid at the National Living Wage (£8.72/per hour) and on many farms, a productivity bonus is paid to workers based on the quantity and quality of their picking. The organisation said: “Fruit picking is hard work, but it’s rewarding knowing that you’re doing a valued job, and it’s also a great time to be out in the beautiful British countryside.”
For more information on industries that are hiring during the Covid-19 crisis read our article here.
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