Category: Trends

Sector focus: Sales

Sector focus: salesEvery month we’ll be taking an in-depth look at a particular sector and letting you know how it’s doing. From employment figures and salaries to the latest trends and stories that rocked that industry. This month we’re focusing on the sales sector, which appears to be a stable industry with lots of candidates competing for a single job.   The job market There’s good.
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Sector focus: Engineering part 2

Engineering sector focus part 2In part 1 of our engineering sector focus, we explained how the jobs market is currently thriving in the engineering industry and told you what the average salaries were. In part 2, we talk about the big news stories and tell you how employers are trying to combat the skills shortages. Engineering news There’s been a mixture of both good and bad.
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Sector focus: Engineering

engineering sectorEvery month we’ll be taking an in-depth look at a particular sector and letting you know how it’s doing. From employment figures and salaries to the latest trends and stories that rocked that industry. This month we’re focusing on the engineering sector, and just like the IT industry, this sector has grown year-on-year and shows little sign of stopping.   Engineering jobs Unlike.
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Area focus: North West pt. 1 – The big stories

Like most of the regions in the UK, recessive dips in the North West have stabilised but growth remains anaemic. The jobs market in the North West is still highly competitive with applications per job once again exceeding the national average in quarter one of 2013, however, the region has gotten closer to the national average in April than it.
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Sector Focus: IT Part 2

In part one of the IT sector focus, we gave you a snapshot of the industry over the past quarter. So now we’ve covered the employment figures and which companies have been hiring and firing, it’s time to focus on what skills have been in demand over the past few months. While the IT job market is doing well and.
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Sector Focus: IT. Part 1

IT sector focus part 1Every month we take an in-depth look at an individual sector, and give you a snapshot on how it’s doing. From employment figures and average salaries, to the big news stories that affected the industry, we’ve got it covered. This month we take a look at the IT industry.  And unlike many other sectors, it appears to be good news on.
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Area Focus: East Midlands

With 1,700 people applying for just 8 jobs at Costa coffee’s latest shop in Nottingham, the statistics might suggest that the jobs market in the East Midlands is in turmoil. But in reality, the story is much the same in the East Midlands as it is for the rest of the UK, as an almost static economy renders any growth.
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Totaljobs Barometer report: Q1 2013

According to the latest figures from the Totaljobs Barometer, the jobs market has remained pretty static over the past year. With conflicting reports every day of triple-dip recessions, drops in unemployment and of a general lack of confidence in the economy, a 0.4% drop in the jobs posted in Q1 2013 compared to the same period last year seems like.
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Graduate recruitment: are we sitting on a time bomb?

Our recent research into the graduate recruitment market, conducted with Opinium, revealed some startling findings. The bulk of graduate recruiters believe there is currently a skills gap in students emerging from university at the moment, but this is nothing compared to the potential situation looming in four years’ time. As our infographic shows, there will actually be 18% fewer 18-year-olds in.
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Totaljobs Barometer report: February 2013

While the snow from January has well and truly melted, the UK jobs market remains in a deep freeze with the statistics from February showing little sign of it thawing out at any significant pace. The economy shrank 0.3% in the final quarter of 2012, posing the very real threat of an unprecedented triple-dip recession going into the New Year.
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