- New travel job seekers reach highest total since March
- Vacancies also rise, but placements see small dip
Jobs and applicants on the up
The number of new candidates searching for travel jobs rose by 27 per cent in November to reach its highest total since March, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment.
Last month's number was also up by six per cent from the same month last year, up by 41 per cent from the pre-pandemic month of November 2019 and down by less than one per cent from November 2018.
There was also a healthy 23 per cent monthly rise in new travel job vacancies being made available during the month. However, November's total remained down by 24 per cent from the same month in 2022 and down by 28 per cent from November 2019.
Small dip in placements
The month also saw a small fall in travel job placements, with the figure dipping by seven per cent from October. Compared to previous years, last month was down by 56 per cent from both November 2022 and November 2019.
Speaking about the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Managing Director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: "The travel industry has been crying out all year for quality candidates, so we're very pleased to see this big increase in applicants. And with more new candidates searching for travel jobs than in any November in the past five years, there is clearly some quality talent out there ready to be snapped up by the right roles.
"All attention now turns to the New Year, which is traditionally an extremely busy time for travel recruitment, but the increased competition means that companies will need to ensure they offer attractive salaries and packages – particularly at lower levels – in order to attract talent."
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).