REC Jobs Outlook May 2014

The latest jobs outlook report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation makes positive reading for the science and manufacturing industries. Some of the key points from the survey include:

  • Business confidence is up 16% on the same period in 2013
  • 80% of employers in the science sector will be looking to increase their permanent headcount over the next year
  • 50% of employers in the sector will be looking to recruit additional contract staff
  • Smaller and medium sized businesses will recruit much quicker than larger organisations
  • Science, technology and engineering are three of the fastest growing areas in the UK economy

This continues the positive news that has been coming from employment reports in the science industries and can only be good news for employment growth and continued investment.

Click here if you would like more in depth information on this report contact Liam O’Connell, Operations Director at the CK Group

 

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What’s the Future for Pharma?

Liam O’Connell, Operations Director at the CK Group attended the ‘What’s the Future for Pharma’ conference on 10th June run by the Yorkshire Chemical Focus (YCF).

This excellent event explored a number of exciting topics from global and European pharmaceutical and economic strategies through to novel areas of research ranging from regenerative medicines and naturally- derived medicines through to the patent cliff.

Speakers came from such notable organisations as Astra Zeneca, HGF, CrystecPharma and the University of Liverpool and it was hosted by YCF (www.ycf.org.uk). They also have a number of exciting events occurring in the near future including a conference on What’s The Future For Waste.

The CK Group are also delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring the YCFs 10th anniversary on  the 16th September.

If you would like any further information on any of these events get in touch with Liam O’Connell

 

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Environmental sector confirms optimistic outlook

This month The Ends Report, providers of market intelligence for environmental professionals, have released a Environmental Careers 2014 supplement to review the current market, careers opportunities and a look at the future of the industry.

The environmental sector is now experience an uplift in staffing requirements with permanent placements rising at a rate not seen since 2010, statistics backed by the REC’s Tom Hadley, Director of Policy and Professional Services, says demand has definitely returned. “Before this was true of engineering and technology but now demand is spreading across the whole market.”

CK Science’s Operations Director Liam O’Connell also contributed, agreeing that CK Science figures reflected an uplift in new positions across the board. He also took the opportunity to highlight the upcoming challenges that we now face with a shortage of UK graduates to fill high demand roles.

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KPMG/REC Latest Report on Jobs

The latest KPMG/REC Report on Jobs has been released and it makes very positive reading for the science sectors. The pace of growth of permanent vacancies has continued to grow, with the increase nearly back to February’s record figures. While the rise in temporary vacancies in the science field continues to increase, it is slower than on the permanent side which is a reflection of the growing confidence of employers to invest in staff long term.

The report reflects what we are seeing in the day to day job market with a decline in candidate availability and the fastest growth in permanent salaries since July 2007. As a result we are starting to see permanent salaries for scientists starting to rise at above inflation rates for the first time in over 5 years. This is what we have needed in the industry to help attract new graduates to whilst retaining the highly skilled specialists in the sector.

Science and engineering are among the fastest growing sectors in the economy, which is great news for our industry.

If you would like more information on this report or the current labour market contact Liam O’Connell at loconnell@ckagroup.co.uk

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