According to the latest REC/KPMG Report on Jobs demand for staff is still growing. The strongest rate of expansion was signalled for executive and professional workers. Nursing, medical, care, IT and computing as well as accounting and financial also registered strong rates of growth.
However, shortages of suitable candidates in some skill areas could hinder growth, finds the REC-study JobsOutlook. Technical and engineering, computing and IT, and education and training are the areas in which employers expect to have the most difficultly sourcing appropriately skilled candidates for permanent roles.
Also the following companies are creating jobs and looking for the right candidates.
BUPA is the UK’s most experienced provider of comprehensive high tech and specialist homecare. They work alongside the NHS, social, educational establishments and private medical insurers to ensure that patients treated in the comfort of their own home receive the best possible care and attention. Available positions: BUPA is hiring nurses and nurse managers across the UK.
Spire Healthcare is a leading provider of private healthcare, with 37 private hospitals throughout the UK. The company employs over 7,600 people nationwide and treats over 930,000 patients per year. Spire Healthcare works with over 3,000 of the country’s most experienced consultant surgeons and other specialists to deliver tailored, personalised care.
Available positions: There is a broad range of career opportunities across different departments and locations available at Spire Healthcare.
Home Retail Group is the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer with sales of almost £6billion in the past 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.
Available positions: There are openings at Argos and Homebase in buying/merchandising, operations, supply chain or one of the many other departments.
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 warehouse operatives and in addition has openings in marketing, HR and sales.
Telefonica is a leading provider of mobile and broadband services to consumers and businesses in the UK. People may be familiar with O2 as their UK service provider. The company is the leader in non-voice services, including text, media messaging, games, music and video, as well as data connections via GPRS, HSDPA, 3G and WLAN.
Available positions: Telefonica is hiring agency store leaders and retail advisors in O2 stores across the UK.
Teleperformance is the worldwide leader in outsourced multichannel customer experience management with over 138,000 people in 46 countries. The company’s services cover customer care, technical support, customer acquisition and debt collection.
Available positions: Teleperformance is hiring customer service advisor and representatives, technical support and more for locations across the UK.
GFI Software provides IT solutions for small and medium-sized businesses with generally up to 1,000 users. The company’s services include web and mail security, archiving, fax, networking and security software, and hosted IT solutions.
Available positions: GFI Software is hiring software developers and testers, technical support, marketing managers and more for their locations in Staines, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Dundee.
Caffè Nero has over 500 stores and has also expanded internationally into 5 other countries. The company has become one of the best recognised and most admired food and beverage brands in all of Britain. Caffè Nero is currently opening new stores every year, providing career opportunities for new and existing team members.
Available positions: Caffè Nero currently has openings across the UK, mostly for shift leaders, store managers and assistant managers.
Carpetright plc is Europe’s leading specialist floor and bed retailer. Since the first store was opened in 1988 the business has followed a controlled store expansion programme developing both organically and, in recent years, through acquisition within the UK and other European countries. The Group trades from 620 stores across Europe and employs over 3,200 colleagues.
Available positions: Carpetright is hiring sales estimators and advisors, store managers and assistant managers, warehouse managers and assistants, flooring sales consultants and more across the UK.
Tascor has been working with the Police, Criminal Justice, Immigration, Fire and Rescue and Healthcare sectors for more than 10 years. The company works in partnership with leading public sector organisations, helping them to reduce their costs, improve efficiency and deliver secure and high quality services.
Available positions: Tascor is recruiting detainee custody officers in different locations to join them on a permanent basis.
Capita is one of the largest providers of integrated professional support services in the UK. With over 52,500 employees and a turnover of £3.4bn, Capita continues to grow year on year. Their capabilities include customer and administration services, IT services and financial services.
Available positions: Capita is hiring for all industries across the UK, but especially seeking applicants for the following IT roles: Build & release software engineer, solution architect (.Net, C#), agile project manager, test team manager, user interface designer, development manager and business analyst.
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