The IT sector is expanding, with software engineers, web developers, and online security specialists being more in demand
A survey carried out by Totaljobs has revealed that 70 per cent of job seekers are now more likely to consider working in a different industry due to the pandemic.
At the start of lockdown in March, unemployment surged by 125.9 per cent, accounting for more than 1.6 million people looking for work. This has made competition for jobs fierce. So, to help job seekers, here’s a list of the industries which are most likely to be hiring.
The IT sector is expanding, with software engineers, web developers, and online security specialists being more in demand as firms adapt to meet the challenges of a more online based market.
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UK supermarkets have taken on more than 50,000 workers since the start of the pandemic as sales increased. With this higher profit, supermarkets are continuing to recruit to meet higher demand online and in store.
The Educational Institute of Scotland says more teachers will be essential as schools emerge from lockdown. New teachers will also now receive a 5.5 per cent pay rise from September 2020, so this could be a more profitable time to get into teaching.
According to the latest REC survey, large goods vehicle drivers are now in demand. Additionally those who can build and repair such vehicles are also being sought out by employers.
With restrictions on home visitations easing, the past month has been great for cleaning businesses as people begin to return to work or look for help while they balance childcare with home working. The recruitment website Indeed now shows more than 10,000 available UK cleaning roles.
Health coaching has experienced a boost during lockdown, thanks to demand for online personal training classes skyrocketing while people were stuck indoors. With more people getting into fitness and health, this is a great time to be a personal trainer.
When lockdown began, public sector jobs rose by 107 per cent, making this one of the best sectors for finding a job, according to a quarterly job market report from job board CV-Library. Additionally, some jobs such as police, nurses and teachers are now getting a pay rise from the government.
Due to a boom in online shopping during lockdown, Amazon has created 15,000 new warehouse and delivery driver jobs across the UK. Meanwhile, Hermes has created 10,000 jobs.