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The most popular roles in the job market in 2021

Given the coronavirus pandemic, it’s a unique time to be searching for a new role. For many people, the circumstances have prompted a change in career. During these unpredictable times, what are the most popular roles that job seekers are looking for?

In this blog post, we go through some of the roles that are searched for most frequently.

Supporting the rise in ordering online

With many physical shops and retail sites being closed for much of the last 12 months, it’s no wonder that online shopping has exploded in popularity. This means there’s an increased demand for order pickers. Whether it’s putting together online orders for supermarkets or for any other type of retailer, more and more job hunters are searching for order picker roles.

Similarly, more people are searching for other warehouse-based roles, like warehouse operatives and forklift truck drivers. This includes warehouse roles with online-only retailers. Not only do these type of roles help to fulfil the growing demands of online shoppers, they also play a vital role in supplying goods to supermarkets and essential retailers.

Maintaining supplies of essential goods

The food shortages seen at the start of the pandemic really brought home to many people how essential the food supply chain is. More job seekers are now searching for roles that help to keep that supply chain going. Packing operative vacancies are increasingly in-demand, and this role is essential for getting food and other essentials delivered safely to stores on time.

More and more job seekers are also now searching for the stability of roles in food production. Bakery operative vacancies are increasingly sought after, often working in large-scale plants for major manufacturers. This role is pivotal to ensuring the continued production and supply of essential food.

Choose a reliable recruitment agency

There’s no doubt that the job market is highly competitive these days. Working with a recruitment agency can help give you the best chances of success when you’re applying for highly sought-after roles, such as those outlined in this post. Quest Employment is an experienced recruitment agency. We have recruitment agency branches in Coventry, Leicester, Corby as well as other areas, who are committed to helping you achieve your career ambitions.

Whether you’re embarking on a change of career or want to progress on your current path, we’re the recruitment agency who can help you move forward.

To find out more, please get in touch.


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