The intention among UK employers to hire permanent staff is at a record high. Eight out of ten employers are planning to hire more people in the next three months, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)’s JobsOutlook survey of employers.
In addition to the positive hiring intentions, employers also voiced their concerns over skills shortages in the jobs market with one in five (20%) predicting a problem finding people to fill technical and engineering roles in the next three months, and one in four (25%) predicting significant shortages in the next 12 months. Also the following companies are hiring new staff this month.
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.
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.
Tascor was the first private company in the UK to provide police custody assistants, with services commencing for West Mercia Police in 1999. It now employs 585 skilled custody staff operating in 38 centres with over 781 cells across 9 forces.
Available positions: Tascor is recruiting detainee custody officers in different locations to join them on a permanent basis.
Pets at Home has all the pet supplies, pet food, toys and accessories pet owners and their pets need. The company was founded in 1991 by Anthony Preston in Chester and now has over 360 pet stores across the UK. In 2013, Pets at Home was voted the Best Big Company to work for in the Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For.
Available positions: Careers are available in all areas of the business – in Pets at Home retail stores, their groom rooms, the support office and in their distribution centres.
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 warehouse operatives and in addition has openings in marketing, HR and sales.
UK Parking Control (UKPC) have more than 25 years’ experience in the parking management business and currently have over 180 staff covering more than 1400 sites across the UK and Ireland. Their front-line personnel are trained to defuse tense situations, and are required carry out their jobs with courtesy and professionalism.
Available positions: UKPC is hiring parking attendants full time and part time, for locations across the UK.
King is a world-wide leader in cross-platform, bite-sized games on mobile, Facebook and the web. King has experienced massive growth, opening three studios in 2012 and growing from under 200 employees to over 550 over the same period. The company offers more than 150 exclusive games in 14 languages through www.king.com, on mobile and tablets, Google+, and on Facebook.
Available positions: King has open positions in engineering, data science, data analytics, marketing, finance and more departments in London.
Holland & Barrett is the UK’s leading retailer of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements. The company operates over 620 stores in almost every major city and town across the United Kingdom and Ireland. New outlets are opening up all the time as interest in natural food supplements has increased considerably over the last few years.
Available positions: For their stores across the UK, Holland & Barrett is hiring store managers, associates, supervisors and more.
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.
Meridian Health is one of the largest privately owned recruitment companies in the UK. In 2014 Meridian will celebrate 25 successful years in the recruitment industry. Meridian has an extensive network of 66 branches nationwide, providing over 5,500 temporary staff on a weekly basis and placing over 900 permanent candidates each year.
Available positions: Meridian offers offer permanent, temporary, contract and interim placements in in seven core markets: construction, office, education, health, industrial, professional and international.
Healthcare Homes was launched in 2005 with the main objective to create an environment where residents receive the highest standards of care. They have remained 100% focused to these objectives, and today continue to deliver high quality residential and nursing care to all residents who live in any one of their 23 homes across East Anglia.
Available positions: Healthcare Homes has a range of different care jobs available across East Anglia.
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