Recruitment Round up – September

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

In the wake of a downturn throughout June and July in the overall number of permanent staff positions available and a concerning level of candidate availability, the REC has released a confidence boosting report this October that has highlighted some encouraging news for the UK recruitment market which included;


  • A second straight monthly rise in the number of permanent appointments in September.
  • Consumer confidence fuelling demand has created a three month high in available roles in September.
  • Candidate availability still declining but at the slowest rate for three years.


The fact remains that in the league table of staff demand across all sectors within the UK market, Engineering was still at the number 1 spot in September with no sign of this changing any time soon. This highlights the need for a post Brexit immigration strategy that works for the businesses across the UK and that allows applications from the worldwide community to be assessed equally and fairly to support the growth of the UK moving forward.


This increase in vacancy numbers and a still present decline in candidates within the Engineering sector as a whole only highlights the importance of a robust recruitment strategy and process for companies seeking to win the war for talent in this competitive market place and that working with a recruitment partner that fully understands this market sector is the key to successful candidate attraction in a highly competitive arena.