Catering job vacancies hit an all-time monthly high

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A record number of job vacancies were advertised within the catering industry during April, according to figures from recruitment software provider Recruitive.

Its data reveals that there was a near record of 751,000 vacancies reportedly on the UK job market, with its own multi-posting software experiencing a 2% increase on January 2016, when it hit an all-time high.

The number of vacancies advertised within the catering sector was also up almost 1% on the previous record held in March, the company said.

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Sarah Dickens, marketing manager at Recruitive, said the April spike was also seen in the healthcare, retail, charity and leisure markets, too.

She added: “With the current high level of vacancies and with 31.4 million people now in work, recruiters need to think carefully about their talent acquisition methods and application processes. Their ideal candidate is likely to already be working and not necessarily actively looking for another job opportunity. If they do some across a vacancy that they are potentially interested in, they are likely to be put off applying by lengthy application forms and additional tests.”

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