New Analysis Shows UK's Recruitment Hotspots And Blackspots
Written by Geoff Newman on 21/02/2012
New analysis of official jobs data have shown that the recruitment processes in Hull, Stoke-on-Trent and Sunderland are among the most hotly contested in the UK.
The figures showed that around 80 candidates chase every vacancy made available in Hull, with 73 going after every job in Stoke-on-Trent, according to the analysis by recruiters, Adzuna. Employment opportunities are also difficult to track down in Sunderland, with 54 going for every job, while Southend and The Wirral also have more than 40 people contesting every position.
Adzuna’s Andrew Hunter said that politicians and industry leaders needed to take note of the varying demographics across the UK.
“Policymakers should take note of where the jobs are being created, and make sure that people are being trained in the right skills in the right locations,” he said.
In contrast, opportunities in Reading, Cambridge, London and Milton Keynes were abundant, with some jobs seeing fewer than two people competing for them. The town with the greatest job prospects in the UK, however, was determined to be Aberdeen, with the growth of the oil and gas industry resulting in 18 times the national average number of vacancies.