New data from the UK’s leading independent job site, CV-Library, has found that the design, leisure and tourism and catering industries are some of the top sectors to find a new job this year, showing great promise for job hunters looking for work in these areas.
The data, which analysed the average number of jobs in the UK’s key sectors in 2016, found that the top ten industries for work in 2017 are:
- Design – up 43%
- Leisure/Tourism – up 33%
- Catering – up 33%
- Legal – up 32%
- Agriculture – up 32%
- Automotive – up 28%
- Social Care – up 27%
- Manufacturing – up 26%
- Marketing – up 25%
- Education – up 25%
And while there are more jobs available, there is also fierce competition for these roles, with applications rising by 31% in leisure/tourism, 24% in design and 13% in catering. Furthermore, other key sectors saw a substantial increase in applications last year, including agriculture (up 41%), manufacturing (up 30%) and automotive (up 23), with all figures expected to pick up substantially this New Year.
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments: “It’s great to see the job markets in these key UK industries performing so well, and it’s particularly good news candidates who are looking for work this January. Applications are up, and this figure will inevitably rise this month as candidates embark on a fresh start in their careers. These sectors are some of the UK’s core industries and key drivers behind our economy, so it’s fantastic that there are some great job opportunities for candidates this New Year.”
Learn more about CV-Library at www.cv-library.co.uk