The cities, sectors and firms on a hiring drive despite lockdown

Across the country is it employers working in health and social care, logistics and education that are most desperate for staff. The employer with the most live vacancies is the NHS. It has 25,129 advertised roles, some of which require no previous experience.  

After that it is care provider Barchester Healthcare and online retailer Amazon, which have 4,882 and 1,675 jobs on offer respectively. Care UK, another care operator, and Spires Online Tutoring, a website for private tutors, both have more than 1,000 jobs currently advertised on Adzuna.

Bristol has the most IT jobs 

Across the country there are most jobs available within healthcare and the IT sector, with 69,135 and 43,475 advertised roles in each. Other sectors still hiring in large numbers include teaching, construction and finance. 

Those looking to work in healthcare will have the most luck in the capital, where there is the highest number of available jobs for doctors, nurses and other medical workers. Next best are Manchester and Liverpool. For IT workers, Bristol, Cambridge and Edinburgh offer the widest range of job opportunities. 

In teaching, construction and finance London once again is the best place, with Manchester and Birmingham both also having a large number of vacancies in those areas. 

Minister for Employment Mims Davies MP said it was encouraging to see hiring confidence in various sectors and pockets of the country. “We’re continuing to support people into critical roles and our new Job Help site is there to support people right now, connecting them to thousands of jobs which are currently available,” she added.  

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