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Automotive industry vacancies soar by 12.3% but application numbers drop

Lee Biggins CV Library

CV-Library has revealed that automotive industry vacancies soared by 12.3% but application numbers dropped.

The data analysed the average number of jobs across key UK cities last month, and compared this with statistics from the same period last year.

Of the top 10 industries, automotive sits at sixth place, however candidate applications have reportedly dropped by 8.4% month-on-month.

The report reassures that this is not unusual for this time of year, due to a “summer-slowdown in job hunting activity”.

Furthermore, salaries in the sector increased by 3.8% year-on-year, further confirming the confidence amongst businesses.

CV-Library’s founder and managing director, Lee Biggins, said: “It’s clear that businesses within the sector are gearing up for the month ahead, with September traditionally being a busy time for recruitment.

“With recent graduates entering the workforce and September blues setting in as professionals return from their holidays, we often see an increase in those looking for their next exciting career opportunity, which is promising for the industry.”

“While application numbers are not meeting employer demand in the automotive sector, we hope to see these figures pick back-up in September, which tends to be a much busier month for recruitment and job hunting activity.

“The onus is now on businesses within the industry to ensure that they’re marketing their jobs in the right way, and offering the most competitive packages in order to stay ahead.”

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