homepage-link

Employers hiring graduates this summer

Application-filling-620

Employers are planning to hire more staff this summer than ever before, according to a new study by CareerBuilder.

The nationwide survey – which looked at more than 400 employers – aimed to find out the hiring plans of UK firms this year.

The research found that 39% of employers will be hiring seasonal workers, while 81% of these firms will be considering their summer employees for future permanent positions.

Gaining new skills and experience

Scott Helmes, the Managing Director of the research firm, said the report demonstrates there are ample opportunities for graduates looking for seasonal work which can act as a “great gateway” into future permanent employment.

“Not only are many employers open to bringing summer hires on for permanent positions, but seasonal work is also an excellent way to gain new skills and experience and connect with people who could be great references later on,” he added.

The research found the most likely sectors to hire for seasonal workers were:

  1. Customer service – 36%
  2. Office support – 32%
  3. IT – 29%
  4. Sales – 28%
  5. Engineering – 19%
  6. Construction & Painting – 18%
  7. Hospitality & Leisure – 18%
  8. Manufacturing – 17%
  9. Research – 17%
  10. Restaurant/Food service – 13%

Transforming seasonal work into permanent work

Helmes noted that graduates can turn their seasonal jobs into a permanent position with “a little initiative, a lot of hard work and some outstanding effort”.

He offered the following tips for graduates to increase their chances of turning their seasonal role into a permanent one:

If you’re a recent graduate looking for your new permanent graduate role, take a look at the Discovery Graduates job board. We can help you with every step of your job search.

Recent Posts

Graduates use Covid-19 to your advantage article header

Graduates: use Covid-19 to your advantage!

Author: Andy Brookes, Business Development Manager, DiscoveryConnect with Andy on LinkedIn Covid-19 turned the world on its head! For University students and recent Graduates, this has meant virtual lectures, changes to assessments and, unfortunately, a decrease in the amount of graduate jobs available. The good news is, graduate recruitment is bouncing back! If you’re looking […]

Time is ticking for your Graduate recruitment article

Time is ticking for your graduate recruitment!

Covid put a lot of things on the backburner for businesses – one of these things was graduate recruitment. If you want to recruit graduates this year but haven’t got round to it yet, it’s time to put the wheels in motion! Trends in the market suggest that organisations need to kick off their graduate […]

What will become of our children if we do not act now article

What will become of our children if we do not act now?

Author: Jonathan Evans, CEO, Discovery In a matter of weeks, our next tranche of graduates leave university for the last time with, what should be, the excited anticipation of entering the workforce and starting their careers, but this year it is very different.  If the last few weeks have taught us anything it is to expect the […]