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Business confidence continues to blossom in the education sector

As CV-Library reveals job vacancies rose by 15.3% last quarter

Despite June marking another year since the Brexit vote, businesses across the education sector have remained confident in their hiring efforts over the last 12 months, with job vacancies rising by 15.3% in Q2 2018. That’s according to the latest job market data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.

The report, which compared data from Q2 2018 with that of the same period in 2017, found that businesses in the education sector have remained resilient in the past year, despite ongoing economic uncertainty. As a result, the industry made it onto the list of the top sectors for job growth in Q2, the full list includes: 

  1. Agriculture – jobs up by 38.2%
  2. Legal – jobs up by 26.6%
  3. IT – jobs up by 19.9%
  4. Hospitality – jobs up by 18.7%
  5. Manufacturing – jobs up by 17%
  6. Education – jobs up by 15.3%
  7. Retail – jobs up by 13.2%
  8. Construction – jobs up by 12.6%
  9. Accounting – jobs up by 11.6%
  10. Recruitment – jobs up by 10.8%

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments: “Another year has passed and there’s still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Brexit and what this will mean for many businesses across the education sector.

“This is particularly true right now following the resignation of both the Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State, which will inevitably delay Brexit negotiations. Yet despite this, employers across the industry appear to be showing resilience, as they’ve continued to drive their recruitment efforts in the last 12 months.”

That said, both advertised salaries and candidate applications dropped in the last quarter. These findings suggest that education professionals are feeling uncertain about looking for a new position, and businesses need to work harder if they wish to entice them out of their current role.

Biggins concludes: “It’s not surprising that candidates in the education sector are feeling cautious, with ongoing economic uncertainty causing many to seek stability in their existing role. Businesses in the industry need to ensure they’re offering competitive salaries if they hope to encourage candidates to begin moving in the job market again. As we continue moving towards our exit from the EU, we hope to see candidate confidence pick back up.”

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