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Considering your next career move? Manufacturing is one of the top 10 industries to find a job in right now

Published: 23 October 2017 - Sarah Mead

If you’re considering your next career move then now could be the perfect time! New data fromCV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, has revealed that the manufacturing industry experienced a job boom in the last quarter, suggesting that there are plenty of exciting career opportunities in the sector.

The study, which compared Q3 job market data with that of the same period last year, found that the manufacturing sector witnessed a staggering 24% increase in advertised vacancies over the past 12 months. The industry made the list of the top 10 sectors to find a job in right now. Others include:

  1. Charity – 32.4%
  2. Manufacturing – 24%
  3. Automotive – 18.8%
  4. Social Care – 18.4%
  5. Recruitment – 12.9%
  6. Construction – 11.1%
  7. Engineering – 11.1%
  8. Accounting – 8.8%
  9. Customer Services – 7.8%
  10. Retail – 7.7%

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments: “It’s great to see that employers in the manufacturing sector are remaining positive in the face of uncertainty, and that they continued to drive their recruitment efforts in the last quarter. This is particularly good news for active job hunters and anyone who may be looking for their next role. If you’re starting to get itchy feet and feel like it could be time to make your next career move, there are an abundance of great opportunities in this industry right now.”

What’s more, the manufacturing sector also saw an increase in job vacancies when compared with Q2 2017, with the industry seeing an increase of 7.4% quarter-on-quarter. This suggests that manufacturing organisations are remaining confident as we approach the end of the year.

Biggins concludes: “It’s clear from the data that businesses in the manufacturing industry are continuing to invest in their workforce, and are showing no signs of slowing down. If you are looking for a new role, this further confirms that now is the perfect time to do so, especially if you’re looking for an exciting opportunity in the sector!”

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