- Candidate numbers reach highest point since summer 2021
- Job placements rise monthly and annually
- New travel vacancies see small dip from Sept
Busy month for travel candidates
The number of new candidates searching for travel jobs has jumped to its highest level since July 2021, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment.
With a 29 per cent increase from September 2022, last month's figure was up 34 per cent from last October and was the highest number recorded since July 2021.
However, the figure was marginally below previous Octobers, with a dip of two per cent from October 2019, five per cent from October 2018 and eight per cent from October 2017.
Travel job placements see monthly rise
It was also a busy month for new travel job placements which rose by 18 per cent from the previous month and by 56 per cent compared to October 2021. Compared to previous years, October 2022 was up by 24 per cent from October 2019, up by one per cent from October 2018 and down by five per cent from October 2017.
Last month also recorded the second highest number of new travel job vacancies in the past five months, despite a small four per cent fall from September.
Compared to the same month in previous years, October 2022's total was down by six per cent from October 2021, up by nine per cent from October 2019, down by five per cent from October 2018 and down by four per cent from October 2017.
Speaking about the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Managing Director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: "With a shortage of quality candidates affecting all industries at the moment, it's very encouraging to see a big increase in jobseekers in the travel industry last month.
"This was the highest monthly total since July 2021 and the second highest since autumn 2019, so this increase in candidates should come as welcome news to us all as we try to encourage and incentivise new talent to work in travel."
All figures are drawn from the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment.
C&M Travel Recruitment was established in 1998 and is the largest and most successful specialist travel recruitment company in the UK.
For further information please contact: Owen Mckeon (Marketing and Operations Manager - 0161 238 4497 / firstname.lastname@example.org) or Barbara Kolosinska (Managing Director - 07507 602 069 / email@example.com).