The UK’s employment outlook now stands at its strongest level since before the recession, according to the Manpower employment outlook survey for the first quarter of 2013. Employers across the UK are looking to take on staff in the first three months of 2013, giving the jobs market a new boost.
Of the sectors that are doing notably well, the retail, wholesale, restaurants and hotels sector records its best score since mid-2008. This could indicate that, after a torrid time on the high street with big chains like Comet collapsing, early signs of consumer confidence are beginning to return. The main winner is the finance and business services sector, but the optimism here this quarter is among business services firms rather than financial ones.
If you want to find a new job in 2013, make sure to take a closer look at these employers.
With more than 12,800 employees across 195 sites, with 1,800 vehicles, 2,923 trailers and around 2.5 million square metres of warehousing, Norbert Dentressangle is one of the UK’s largest logistics and transport companies.
Available positions: Norbert Dentressangle is hiring drivers, transport co-ordinators, business development managers and more for different locations across the UK.
UPS, or United Parcel Service Inc., is the largest express carrier and package delivery company in the world. Every day UPS manages the flow of goods, funds and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Available positions: UPS is hiring multi-drop drivers and in addition has openings in marketing, HR and sales.
Atkins is one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies with a breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects. Established in 1938, specializing in civil and structural engineering design, Atkins is now the UK’s largest engineering design consultancy providing multidisciplinary technical expertise.
Available positions: Atkins offers opportunities for engineers, architects, planners, surveyors, consultants and also for marketing and administrative workers across the UK.
Johnson Controls is a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries serving customers in more than 150 countries. The company employs 162,000 employees worldwide, who create quality products, services and solutions to optimise energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles.
Available positions: Johnson Controls is hiring engineers, technicians, project managers and many more throughout the UK.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is a global hotel company with more than 672,000 rooms in over 4,500 hotels in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. IHG operates nine hotel brands – InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels and Resorts.
Available positions: IHG is hiring hotel workers for their Holiday Inn hotels across the UK.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (“Travelers”) is a leading provider of property liability insurance for motor, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees through its operations in the United States, Canada, UK and Ireland and generated revenues of approximately $25bn in 2011.
Available positions: Travelers is hiring actuaries, technology engineers, underwriters and more for locations in Greater London and South East England.
Randstad Care is part of Randstad, a world leading specialist recruitment and HR consultancy. With over fifty years of experience, Randstad Care is the UK’s largest Health & Social Care specialist recruitment provider, providing support from 20 offices throughout the UK.
Available positions: Randstad Care is seeking allied health professionals, nurses and social care workers on behalf of their clients in locations all over the UK.
Care UK is a leading independent provider of health and social care, working in close partnership with local authorities, primary care trusts and strategic health authorities. Drawing on over twenty five years of experience, we provide tailor-made service solutions covering residential, community, specialist, primary and secondary care.
Available positions: With rapid expansion plans, Care UK needs to recruit more than eight thousand new team members across the country: doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals, carers, support workers, consultants, operational managers and facility and hospitality workers.
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. Along with their two flagship restaurants, Chelsea and Notting Hill, itsu has 35 shops in London.
Available positions: Itsu has openings for restaurant managers, assistant managers, general managers, service team members, kitchen team members and hosts/ hostesses for their restaurants in London.
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