The Latest Hiring News

30th September, 2020
By 30. September 2020Articles, COVID-19, News
The Latest Hiring News for September

September saw the highest number of new job postings since the beginning of March, with almost 129,000 new adverts posted online between 14-20 September. Growth in hiring is led by the temporary sector, which saw billings expand at the steepest rate since December 2018. The most notable growth is in south Nottinghamshire and West London.

With many children returning to the classroom, there was a notable increase in adverts for school support roles. There was also a smaller rise for both secondary and primary school teachers (+5.9% and +3.6%). The rise in demand for childminders (+10.2%) and play workers (+7.7%) is likely to be driven by more people returning to workplaces over recent weeks as they reopened.

The effects of the new measures and the work from home advice announced last week is not yet known, however now could be a good time to join the health and social care sector. With strong hiring activity in this sector, the government are planning on funding thousands of nursing apprenticeships as well as developing initiatives like the national retraining scheme to help people move into areas like social work, teaching and healthcare.

The shortage occupation list – used to offer work visas to people moving to the UK – shows that workers are also needed in fields like engineering, web programming and graphic design. It could also be worth making a speculative application to fully digital companies as the pandemic has accelerated the shift to online working. These could be online retail companies like Amazon, which is currently recruiting for 15,000 UK jobs – or tech companies working in education or healthcare.

The tech sector is leading the UK’s economic recovery, with a 36% increase in the number of tech job ads between June and August and the second-greatest number of openings after healthcare. In particular, demand has increased by more than 40% for expertise in technologies such as Amazon Web Services, Python, JavaScript and SQL.

All English regions except London recorded higher temp billings in August, although the high availability of workers due to lays offs is having an impact on pay. Private sector vacancy trends show a solid rise in demand for temporary workers contrasting with a further fall in permanent vacancies. Temporary vacancies increased across three of the ten monitored sectors during August/September.

Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the REC, said: “Temporary work is critical in any recovery – businesses turn to temps to help them ramp up and meet demand while the future looks uncertain. At the same time, it enables people to find work quickly. Past recessions show that temporary work bounces back more quickly – it is one of our jobs market’s biggest strengths and that’s really showing now.”

Here are some of the companies that are advertising 50 or more UK roles on their websites (last updated on 11 Sept) – more positions are listed on the LinkedIn jobs page.

Accounting

Biotechnology

Broadcast Media

  • Sky: 176 open roles

Civil Engineering

Computer Software

  • Sage: 54 open roles (NEW)

Consumer Electronics

Here are some of the companies that are advertising 50 or more UK roles on their websites. New additions are marked on the list. (Last updated on 25 September)

Accounting

Biotechnology

Broadcast Media

  • Sky: 249 open roles

Civil Engineering

Computer Software

  • Sage: 127 open roles

Consumer Electronics

Defence and Space

Design

Facilities Services

Financial services

Government Administration

Hospital & Health Care

Information Technology & Services

Insurance

Internet

Leisure, Travel & Tourism

Logistics & Supply Chain

Medical Device

Pharmaceuticals

Retail

School

Semiconductors

  • ARM: 146 open roles

Technology

Telecommunications

Utilities

More positions are listed on the LinkedIn jobs page.

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