The calendar flipped and a new year arrived! We’re into our first week of 2012 and hopefully things are going well. A new year means a new change to start over with anything you want – even your career. We know that this is challenging.
According to the Manpower Employment Outlook for the first quarter of 2012, the hiring outlook for the UK has slipped to its weakest level since the final quarter of 2009. However, there are still many jobs out there, but you need to be motivated and willing to learn new skills to be a preferred candidate.
The following ten companies are among those who are hiring new staff now.
itsu’s mantra is health and happiness. Lunch or dinner, in or out, fast or slow. The company has restaurants, shops and offers deliveries of fresh Sushi and salads in London. Restaurants are located in Canary Wharf, Chelsea and Soho. By Christmas 2011, itsu will have 35 shops in London as well as their two flagship restaurants, Chelsea and Notting Hill. itsu has openings for an Assistant Manager and a General Manager in London.
Arcadia Group is the UK’s largest privately owned clothing retailer with more than 2,500 outlets. The company owns seven of the high street’s best-known fashion brands as well as the shopping concept Outfit, each with its own distinctive identity and market segment: BHS, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Topman, Outfit, Wallis. Arcadia Group is hiring executive staff for their different fashion brands in London and for locations throughout the UK.
H&M today operates in 38 countries and sells clothes and cosmetics in around 2,200 stores around the world. About 76,000 employees worldwide work for the Swedish company. H&M is hiring store and floor managers, visual merchandisers and sales advisors across various locations in the UK.
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, with over 3,000 hotels totaling over 500,000 hotel rooms in 80 countries and territories. The company already has over 100,000 team members worldwide who have access to a wide range of benefits, training and development support. Hilton has a variety of opportunities whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in this industry, e.g. in the areas of catering, hospitality, senior management or customer service.
The Betfair group of companies (‘Betfair’) offers a global portfolio of gambling products and services. This includes the world’s leading betting exchange (a concept pioneered by Betfair), which is provided in the UK. Betfair is hiring in the areas corporate, marketing, products and services, technology and they seek talented graduates for their graduate programme.
Rackspace® Hosting is the World’s leader in Hosting and Cloud Computing. Since 2001 Rackspace has been hosting and supporting mission critical websites, internet applications, email servers, security and storage services for 6,000 customers. Are you interested in becoming a “Racker”? Rackspace is hiring mostly in London in the areas of IT, Sales, HR, Finance or Tech Support.
Four Seasons Healthcare is one of the largest independent providers of care services in the United Kingdom. The company owns and operates over 400 Nursing and Care Homes and Specialised Care Centres in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. The Four Seasons Health Care Group employs over 21,000 staff across the UK with a mix of various skills. Four Seasons Healthcare is currently recruiting Registered General and Mental Nurses, Deputy Care Home Managers, Charge Nurses and Unit Managers all over the UK.
Bupa Care Homes is part of Bupa, a leading international healthcare group. Bupa has over 300 care homes in the UK, offering expert residential, respite and nursing care, and specialist homes in dementia and other conditions. Bupa offers jobs for managers, carers, nurses and support workers in different care homes throughout the UK.
Home Retail Group is the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer with sales of almost £6bn in the last financial year. It sells products under two distinctive and complementary brands, Argos and Homebase, which combine to serve some 200 million customers every year. Home Retail Group employs approximately 53,000 people. There are openings at Argos and Homebase in Buying/Merchandising, Operations, Supply Chain or one of the many other departments.
Hertz is the world’s largest vehicle renting organisation and operates from approximately 8100 locations in 147 countries worldwide. Today, Hertz’s Worldwide Reservations Centers handle approximately 40 million phone calls and deliver approximately 30 million reservations annually. Hertz offers exciting career opportunities for starters, but also for experienced managers. Hertz is recruiting Customer Service Representatives all throughout Europe.