The UK labour market is still stronger than expected, considering the weak state of the economy. The unemployment rate further decreased in the three months to August and has now reached a 15-month low. Job creation in the private sector continued and so the number of people in employment rose to a record high of 29.59 million people.
If you’re on the job hunt, take a look at the following companies who are hiring 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 200million 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.
McAfee secures systems and networks from known and as yet undiscovered threats worldwide. Home users, businesses, service providers, government agencies, and partners all trust their security expertise. As the largest dedicated security company in the world, and an employer of choice, McAfee offers career opportunities on a global scale and cares about your individual ambitions.
Available positions: McAfee is hiring mainly for sales and IT positions in the UK, Ireland and other locations across Europe.
Travelzoo (Europe) Ltd is the European subsidiary of Travelzoo Inc., a global Internet media company. They are the world’s largest and most trusted publisher of travel and entertainment deals, with more than 25 million weekly subscribers. Travelzoo has operated in Europe since May 2005 and is one of Europe’s fastest growing Internet media brands.
Available positions: The company is hiring sales managers in London and Manchester as well as business development managers in Bristol and Newcastle.
Rackspace Hosting is the world’s leader in hosting and cloud computing. Since 2001 Rackspace has been hosting and supporting websites, internet applications, email servers, security and storage services for 6,000 customers. ‘
Available positions: Rackspace is hiring mostly in London in the areas of IT, sales, HR, finance or tech support.
Nigel Frank International is the global leader in Microsoft Dynamics recruitment with offices in New York, Newcastle, London and Singapore. The company employs over 100 recruitment consultants worldwide focussing solely on Microsoft Dynamics recruitment and providing both contract and permanent recruitment services.
Available positions: Nigel Frank International is hiring Microsoft Dynamics professionals. In particular demand for Axapta Consultants, Axapta Developers and Axapta Support staff is very high.
H&M today operates in 38 countries and sells clothes and cosmetics in around 2,200 stores around the world. About 76,000 employees worldwide work for the Swedish company. If you’re looking for fun and hard work in a fast-paced environment, a career with H&M puts you at the centre of the fashion industry.
Available positions: H&M is hiring store and department managers, visual merchandisers and sales advisors across various locations in the UK.
Alpha Hospitals is one of the UK’s leading providers of low and medium secure mental health care facilities and services. The company was established in 2002, with purpose built, state of the art hospitals in Bury in Greater Manchester, Sheffield in South Yorkshire and Woking in Surrey, providing an extensive range of psychiatric care for people with mental health conditions and learning difficulties.
Available positions: The top jobs available at Alpha Hospitals are registered nurses in Bury and Sheffield, specialty doctor and clinical team leader as well as mental health support workers in Sheffield.
The Huntercombe Group is part of Four Seasons Health Care, one of the UK’s leading independent healthcare operators, and shares its ethos of delivering the highest quality professional and personal care. Their specialist hospitals and centres, located throughout the UK, operate in the areas of: mental health and addictions, brain injury rehabilitation and neurodisability, and learning disabilities, treating adult and adolescent patients on a short and longer term basis.
Available positions: Top positions available at the Huntercombe Group are hospital general managers, registered nurses, rehabilitation assistants, care home managers and care assistants.
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.