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  • "I would like to thank you very much for your excellent, professional work and a positive attitude in my recruitment process from the beginning to the end which resulted in my employment offer. You are the best recruitment agent I could imagine and I will definitely recommend you and C&M to other people searching for a tourism and travel job."
    Monika M - placed in a Travel Advisor job


    "Having such a reliable recruitment partner with a ‘can-do' attitude means I can leave C&M to get the recruitment brief filled efficiently and effectively. I have no hesitation in recommending C&M to anyone who needs support, help or advice with their annual recruitment programmes or individual/ad hoc recruitment needs."
    Director of Operations at a travel management company


    "You can be sure that I will continue to use C&M Travel Recruitment and also recommend your agency to other individuals. I would like to once again extend my sincere gratitude to Mark for making the process of seeking employment a joy."
    Arti S - placed in a Travel Consultant job

Travel Salary Index - May 2018

20-06-2018
Southern Salaries Soar As Northern Wages Wane
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
Travel Salary Index – May 2018
View the full monthly survey here

C&M Travel Salary Index - May 2018
  • Southern wages hit record high, but northern pay takes big fall
  • Average salaries fall back from early-2018 levels
  • Candidate numbers continue to rise

South v north

Wages for new travel jobs based in the south of the UK rose to a new record high in May 2018, while salaries in the north fell sharply, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment which surveyed all new vacancies registered with the companies during the month.

Southern salaries jumped 4.73 per cent to reach a new high of £28,960 in May, while it was a particularly impressive month for new travel jobs in London with average wages reaching their highest point in over two years at an average of £29,096. However, there was a big 8.05 per cent fall in the north, with pay dipping to £21,508 – its lowest point since last September.

Overall, salaries for new jobs in travel decreased by 4.82 per cent in May to stand at £25,653, which is also down by 1.59 per cent from May 2017.

Wages for standard travel jobs (those paying up to £40,000) fell by 0.41 per cent in May (or just £99) to £24,052. However, this is the fourth highest number since the index began in 2012, with all of the top four averages having taken place in the first five months of 2018.

Candidate number rise again

Candidate numbers remained extremely strong last month and were up 20 per cent from May 2017, up 41 per cent from May 2016 and up a huge 70 per cent from May 2015. There was also a small 1 per cent monthly increase in the number of new vacancies in May 2018, although this figure was down 9 per cent from the same month last year.

Speaking about the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “We saw a real difference in fortunes across the country last month, with London wages for new travel jobs jumping by more than 5 per cent to their highest point since early 2016, while there was a big fall in salaries in the north of the UK.

“However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that certain roles are now paying less than they did a few months ago; it is more a reflection of a lack of higher salaried positions being filled in the north in the month. The year started extremely positively so we’re hopeful that this will be a temporary blip.

“Many candidates are certainly extremely eager to see which roles are currently available, with the number of new applicants increasing by another 20 per cent from this time last year. We might not even be half way through 2018 yet, but the signs are looking very promising for another record breaking year!”

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All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive 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 (Content Manager - 0161 238 4497 / owen@candm.co.uk) or Barbara Kolosinska (Director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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Travel Salary Index - May 2018
C&M's Travel Salary Index - May 2018. The latest travel job information from C&M Travel Recruitment.
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https://www.candm.co.uk/tablet/cm/news/travel-salary-index-may-2018-83484

Travel Salary Index - April 2018

23-05-2018
Salaries Rise Again To Near Record High
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
Travel Salary Index – April 2018
View the full monthly survey here

C&M Travel Salary Index - April 2018
  • Average salaries rise to second highest point in past five years
  • Standard travel job wages fall but remain historically high
  • New candidate numbers jump 36 per cent year-on-year

Strong month for wages

After three months of dramatic rises and falls, salaries edged up by just 0.16 per cent in April, but reached at their second highest level in the past five years, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment which surveyed all new vacancies registered with the companies during the month.

April’s figure of £26,952 meant that the average new job in travel is now paying more than three per cent more than in the same month last year.

Salaries for standard travel jobs (those paying up to £40,000) fell by 3.93 per cent last month to stand at £24,151 after reaching a record high in March, but April’s figure was still the third highest since the index began and remains 4.81 per cent up from April 2017.

Candidate numbers rise year-on-year

It was another strong month for candidate registrations with a 36 per cent jump from April 2017, although there was a 12 per cent dip from last month’s near record figure. It was also a steady month for vacancy numbers with a five per cent increase from last April but a nine per cent fall from March 2018.

Speaking about the figures, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “After a very volatile first quarter of 2018, it comes as something of a relief to have a more stable month – especially one that sees salaries edging up to stand at their second highest point in the past five years.

“New candidate and vacancy numbers are also both up from last April, so there is clearly momentum in the market and we appear to be very well placed as we enter the start of the summer period.”

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All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive 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 (Content Manager - 0161 238 4497 / owen@candm.co.uk) or Barbara Kolosinska (Director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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Travel Salary Index - April 2018
C&M Travel Recruitment's Travel Salary Index - April 2018. All the latest travel news from C&M.
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https://www.candm.co.uk/tablet/cm/news/travel-salary-index-april-2018-83483

Travel Salary Index - March 2018

08-05-2018
New Salary High For Standard Travel Jobs
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
Travel Salary Index – March 2018
View the full monthly survey here

C&M Travel Salary Index - March 2018
  • Standard travel wages jump through £25,000 barrier for first time
  • Average travel wages rise 9 per cent to wipe out February’s falls
  • Candidate numbers reach near record high

Record month for travel wages

In another hugely volatile month for travel salaries, wages for the typical new travel job (those paying up to £40,000) broke the £25,000 barrier for the first time to set a new record, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment which surveyed all new vacancies registered with the companies during the month.

With a figure of £25,139, standard travel job salaries jumped by 10.28 per cent in March 2018 and by a huge 14.46 per cent from the same month last year.

March’s figure caps an incredibly unpredictable first quarter of 2018 for standard travel roles, which were up 12.21 per cent in January, then down 6.83 per cent in February and up 10.28 per cent in March, but importantly, all three months saw increases compared to their equivalent timeframes in 2017.

There was also huge movement for overall travel wages in March which rebounded back to £26,910 with a massive 9.18 per cent increase, after falling by 7.27 per cent in February and rising by 7.91 per cent in January. This was their highest monthly figure since last September and the second highest number in the past five years.

Candidate numbers see big gain

The number of new candidates registering for travel jobs in March 2018 jumped 43 per cent from February and, despite a small 2 per cent dip from March 2017, recorded the third highest total since the index began in 2012.

March also saw a 4 per cent rise in the number of new travel vacancies being created, which was the third consecutive monthly increase and means that the total stands at its highest level since September 2017.

Speaking about the figures, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “March’s record salary highs are obviously fantastic news and will be particularly pleasing to the many people currently searching for a new job in travel. However, the volatility of the market so far this year means we shouldn’t automatically presume these wages are here to stay.

“What’s most encouraging is that wages across the first quarter of 2018 rose by 3.5 per cent from the same months last year, so there are definite signs that companies are increasing their salaries and aiming to attract the best candidates around.”

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All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive 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 (Content Manager - 0161 238 4497 / owen@candm.co.uk) or Barbara Kolosinska (Director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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Travel Salary Index - March 2018
C&M Travel Recruitment's Travel Salary Index - March 2018. All the latest job news from C&M.
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https://www.candm.co.uk/tablet/cm/news/travel-salary-index-march-2018-83482

Travel Salary Index - February 2018

27-03-2018
Travel Salaries Fall Back In Unsettled Start To 2018
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
Travel Salary Index – February 2018
View the full monthly survey here

C&M Travel Salary Index - February 2018

  • Fall in travel salaries counters January’s gains
  • Northern wages rise 3.32 per cent, but southern pay dips
  • Number of new travel jobs rises again

Weak month for travel wages

In an almost exact reversal of January’s figures, average salaries for new jobs in travel dipped by 7.27 per cent in February 2018 to fall back to the same level as in December, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment which surveyed all new vacancies registered with the companies during the month.

After rising by 7.91 per cent in the first month of the year, wages dipped to £24,648 in February to stand £20 higher than at the end of 2017. Salaries for standard travel jobs (those paying up to £40,000) fell by 6.83 per cent last month to £22,796, but remain £991 above the figure recorded in December 2017 after rising by 12.21 per cent in January.

Despite the overall decrease in salaries last month, there was still a 3.32 per cent rise in wages for new travel jobs based in the north of the UK, with average pay reaching £22,963.

Vacancies on the rise

For the thirteenth time in the past 14 months, the number of travel jobs being created increased year-on-year, however there was a small reduction in the number of new candidates looking for jobs in travel.

Speaking about the figures, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “Salaries have got off to a volatile start so far this year but are still up marginally from December. But what’s probably more important is that vacancy numbers are at historically high levels and are continuing to rise – we haven’t seen more jobs being created in any February since at least 2011.

“Placement numbers are also up significantly with a 28 per cent year-on-year rise, so while salaries have been unstable in the first two months of 2018, travel recruitment activity levels continue to be very healthy.”

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All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive 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 (Content Manager - 0161 238 4497 / owen@candm.co.uk) or Barbara Kolosinska (Director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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Travel Salary Index - February 2018
C&M's Travel Salary Index - February 2018. The latest travel job news and analysis from C&M Travel Recruitment.
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https://www.candm.co.uk/tablet/cm/news/travel-salary-index-february-2018-83481

Travel Salary Index - January 2018

07-03-2018
Standard Travel Wages Set New High In Hot Start To 2018
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
Travel Salary Index – January 2018
View the full monthly survey here

C&M Travel Salary Index - January 2018

  • Standard travel salaries reach new record
  • Southern salaries jump 6.45 per cent to also set new high
  • Candidate numbers rise year-on-year

Bumper start to 2018 for travel wages

The freezing temperatures didn’t stop salaries for new travel jobs soaring by 7.91 per cent in January to reach an average of £26,580 - the second highest figure in the past two years, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment which surveyed all new vacancies registered with the companies during the month.

It was an even more impressive month for standard travel roles (those paying up to £40,000) which reached £24,468 to top August 2017’s figure and set a new record high. The 12.21 per cent rise was the biggest monthly increase in over five years and meant that average standard travel salaries broke through the £24,000 barrier for only the second time.

Pay for new southern travel jobs rose by 6.45 per cent in January 2018 to also set a new record figure of £28,952 after beating the previous benchmark set in April 2016. Meanwhile, travel wages in London increased to their highest point since April 2016.

Candidate numbers rise marginally

The number of new job seekers searching for travel roles in the UK rose by 63 per cent from December and also rose marginally compared to last January, while the number of new travel vacancies being created in January 2018 jumped by 140 per cent from the previous month.

Speaking about the figures, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “After several records were broken last year, 2018 has got off to a fantastic start with salaries for the typical new travel job jumping by 12 per cent to more than £24,0000. This is fantastic news for job seekers across the country and if it is any indication of the year ahead, then we can’t wait to see what happens!

“The big increase in the number of new travel jobs being made available is great to see, but it remains a candidate driven market with quality applicants able to have their pick from the many great opportunities that currently exist.”

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All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive 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 (Content Manager - 0161 238 4497 / owen@candm.co.uk) or Barbara Kolosinska (Director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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Travel Salary Index - January 2018
C&M's Travel Salary Index - January 2018. The latest travel job news and information from C&M Travel Recruitment.
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https://www.candm.co.uk/tablet/cm/news/travel-salary-index-january-2018-83480

Travel Salary Index - 2017 Overview

31-01-2018
Record Year For Travel Jobs As Vacancies Rise 23%
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
2017 Travel Salary Index

C&M Travel Salary Index - 2017 Overview

  • Travel vacancy and candidate numbers reach new highs
  • Average travel salaries also set new record figure
  • Southern salaries rise to new high, but northern wages dip

Travel recruitment activity hits new peak

The travel jobs market set several records last year, including a 22.5 per cent annual increase in new vacancies, according to the 2017 Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, which looked at all new roles registered at the companies during the year.

The double figure increase is easily the biggest annual rise ever recorded on the index, and caps a bumper 12 months which saw vacancy numbers increase year-on-year in every month of 2017.

Last year also saw a huge 40 per cent annual rise in the number of new job seekers, meaning 2017 set a new high which was 19 per cent above the previous record total set in 2013. Candidate numbers increased year-on-year in every month of 2017 with the exception of December, when they dipped by just 1.47 per cent.

Travel salaries set new high

For the third year in a row, the average travel salary for a new job rose steadily and reached £26,031 in 2017 to set another new index high. The 1.58 per cent (£405) annual rise follows increases of 1.80 per cent in 2016 and 1.46 per cent in 2015, with the average new role in travel now paying £1,221 more than in 2014.

There was even stronger wage growth for standard travel jobs (those paying below £40,000), which rose by 5.41 per cent in 2017 to set another record high of £23,073 after having risen by 5.52 per cent in 2016 and 5.27 per cent in 2015.

Meanwhile, salaries for executive travel jobs (those paying more than £40,000) rose by 0.87 per cent to reach £54,582 in 2017 after increasing by 1.53 per cent in 2016, but the average executive pay packet remains below the 2014 peak of £58,418.

South up, but north down

It was an impressive year for travel jobs in the south of the UK as average salaries rose to a record £27,998 after an increase of 1.81 per cent in 2017 following rises of 3.58 per cent in 2016 and 3.40 per cent in 2015. However, it was a different story in the north, which saw wages fall after five years of continual growth. The average new travel job in the north now comes with an average salary of £21,973 which is down by 0.48 per cent from last year’s record high.

Speaking about the year, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment said: “Well, that was simply the busiest year since our Travel Salary Index began in 2012! The number of new travel jobs, candidates and placements all rose to record levels in 2017 and it was a particularly impressive 12 months in terms of the number of jobseekers, which rose by 40 per cent from the previous year.

“The travel industry had to deal with and adapt to a number of challenges in 2017, but fortunately recruitment levels were unaffected and in fact increased from 2016. We also saw salaries rising to record highs across the country, with the annual average wage for a new travel job crossing the £26,000 barrier for the first time.

“Overall, it was an incredibly encouraging year for the travel recruitment sector with lots to celebrate - and we’re quietly confident that 2018 will be even busier.”

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All figures are drawn from the salaries of the new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive 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 (Content Manager - 0161 238 4497 / owen@candm.co.uk) or Barbara Kolosinska (Director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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Travel Salary Index - 2017 Overview
The C&M Travel Salary Index - 2017 Overview. All the latest travel job news and stats from C&M Travel Recruitment.
Jobs, Recruitment, Travel Jobs, Travel Agent jobs, Travel recruitment, Travel recruitment agency, Jobs in travel, Jobs in the travel industry, Tour operator jobs, travel recruitment agencies, Travel industry jobs, travel industry employment, tourism jobs, Travel agency jobs, Travel homeworkers, Homeworking Travel Jobs, travel vacancies, travel vacancy, travel industry vacancy, travel industry vacancies
https://www.candm.co.uk/tablet/cm/news/travel-salary-index-2017-overview-83479

Travel Salary Index - December 2017

11-01-2018
Travel Recruitment Slows Down For Christmas
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
Travel Salary Index – December 2017
View the full monthly survey here

C&M Travel Salary Index - December 2017

  • Travel wages fall to 14-month low
  • London salaries rise, but northern pay falls
  • Strong month for executive travel salaries
  • Candidate and vacancy numbers experience usual December dip

Salaries fall in December

The travel recruitment market slowed down in December with pay for the average new travel job falling by 1.99 per cent, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment which surveyed all new vacancies registered with the companies during the month.

The average new role offered a salary of £24,628 last month, which is down by 2.23 per cent from last December and marks the lowest monthly figure since October 2016. There was an even bigger fall for standard travel wages (those paying below £40,000) with a 6.92 per cent monthly dip to stand at £21,805 which was also down by 3.53 per cent annually. However it was a strong month for executive roles (those paying above £40,000) with the average wage reaching £57,530 – their fourth highest total of the year.

Around the country, it was a mixed picture, with travel salaries increasing by 3.48 per cent in London and remaining steady in the south of the UK with just a 0.79 per cent fall to stand at £27,197, but falling by 4.46 per cent to £22,280 in the north of the UK. The northern dip follows two very strong months with growth of 4.34 per cent in October and 5.72 per cent in November.

Christmas hits travel activity

The distractions of the Christmas holiday season meant that December was once again the quietest month of the year for both new candidate registrations and vacancies. However, new vacancy numbers rose by 12 per cent from December 2016, while the number of new candidates fell by just two per cent – their first year-on-year monthly fall in 2017.

Speaking about the figures, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “December is always the quietest month of the year for travel recruitment and, while last month was no exception, we still saw a very welcome jump in new jobs being made available compared to the previous December.

“2017 was an exceptionally busy year for C&M Travel Recruitment and the early figures from January suggest that this year will continue in much the same way – here’s hoping for an even busier 2018!”

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All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive 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 (Content Manager - 0161 238 4497 / owen@candm.co.uk) or Barbara Kolosinska (Director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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Travel Salary Index - December 2017
The C&M Travel Salary Index - December 2017. All the latest travel job news and stats from C&M Travel Recruitment.
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https://www.candm.co.uk/tablet/cm/news/travel-salary-index-december-2017-83478

Travel Salary Index - November 2017

13-12-2017
Travel Job Searches Soar In November
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
Travel Salary Index – November 2017
View the full monthly survey here

C&M Travel Salary Index - November 2017

  • New travel candidates jump 69 per cent year-on-year
  • Average salaries fall back in November, but standard travel wages rise
  • Northern wages surge again after October increase

Busy month for candidates

Candidates flooded the travel jobs market in November setting a new record for the month, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment which surveyed the month’s activity.

Despite having fallen in every November since the Index began in 2012, the number of new candidate registrations in November 2017 rose by five per cent from October and leapt by a huge 69 per cent from November 2016 to easily set a new benchmark.

It was also a positive month for vacancies with November’s total rising from the same month in 2016, although the figure fell compared to October – a trend that has occurred in every November for at least the last five years.

Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “November usually signposts the start of the Christmas slowdown, but last month completely bucked the trend! More candidates searched for travel jobs this November than in any previous year on record, and we also saw an annual increase in the number of new roles being created.

“Of course, the surge in new job seekers that we’ve seen in recent months means that competition for the best roles is becoming fiercer, but there are still many fantastic opportunities available for quality candidates.”

Mixed picture for travel salaries

The average salary for a new travel job dipped in November by 3.39 per cent to stand at £25,127 – its lowest level since March. However, wages for standard travel roles (those paying up to £40,000) rose by 3.57 per cent in the month, indicating that the overall fall in wages is a result of the reduced number of higher salaried placements made during the month.

It was also the second very strong month in a row for northern wages with a 5.72 per cent increase in November following a 4.34 per cent rise in October. The average salary for a new travel job in the north of the UK now stands at £23,319 compared to £27,414 in the south.

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All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive 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 (Content Manager - 0161 238 4497 / owen@candm.co.uk) or Barbara Kolosinska (Director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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Travel Salary Index - November 2017
The C&M Travel Salary Index - November 2017. All the latest travel job news and stats from C&M Travel Recruitment.
Jobs, Recruitment, Travel Jobs, Travel Agent jobs, Travel recruitment, Travel recruitment agency, Jobs in travel, Jobs in the travel industry, Tour operator jobs, travel recruitment agencies, Travel industry jobs, travel industry employment, tourism jobs, Travel agency jobs, Travel homeworkers, Homeworking Travel Jobs, travel vacancies, travel vacancy, travel industry vacancy, travel industry vacancies
https://www.candm.co.uk/tablet/cm/news/travel-salary-index-november-2017-83477

Travel Salary Index - October 2017

28-11-2017
 Travel Recruitment Cools In October After Record September
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
Travel Salary Index – October 2017
View the full monthly survey here

 C&M Travel Salary Index - October 2017

  • Travel salaries fall 4.38 per cent, but are still up 6.88 per cent annually
  • Southern wages fall, while northern pay rises
  • Candidates and vacancy numbers both dip, but remain up from last October

Wages fall back in October

After numerous records were broken in September, the travel recruitment market eased in October with average salaries for a new job in travel falling by 4.38 per cent to stand at £26,011. However, this remained 6.88 per cent above the figure from October 2016, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment which surveyed the month’s new vacancies.

There were similar results for standard travel jobs (those paying below £40,000), with wages dipping by 2.59 per cent from September to reach their lowest figure since March, but remaining 6.43 per cent above the level from last October.

Across the country, it was a strong month for new travel jobs in the north of the UK, with wages rising  by 4.34 per cent to £22,058, while salaries fell in the south to their lowest level since August 2015.

Analysing the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “After September saw travel wages reach their highest point in four and a half years and increase to a near record, we have seen them ease back in October. However, salaries are still up 6.88 per cent year-on-year with the current travel recruitment market remaining incredibly attractive to job seekers.”

Activity remains up year-on-year

October was a slower month for the travel recruitment market than September, but activity levels remained up annually. The number of candidates registering for new travel jobs fell by 15 per cent in the month, but rose by 44 per cent from October 2016, while vacancies dipped by 15 per cent from September 2017 but increased by five per cent from last October.

“Despite the monthly dip in October, activity levels in the travel jobs market remain way up compared to last year,” said Ms Kolosinska. “In fact, year-on-year, we’ve seen the number of new candidates rise for the last 12 months in a row and the number of new vacancies rise for the last 10 months in a row! The market really is busy right now, with an abundance of great opportunities for quality applicants.”

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All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive 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 (Content Manager - 0161 238 4497 / owen@candm.co.uk) or Barbara Kolosinska (Director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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Travel Salary Index - October 2017
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C&M wins Best Travel Recruitment Site at TravelMole Awards

20-11-2017

C&M Travel Recruitment is delighted to have been named Best Travel Recruitment Site at the TravelMole Awards 2017.

The 13th annual awards saw C&M Travel Recruitment win the highly competitive category for the fifth time after having previously taken home the trophy in 2015, 2008, 2006 and 2005, while its sister company C&M Executive Recruitment was awarded the prize in 2011.

The awards, which recognise the best use of web, social and mobile technology in the travel industry, were handed out last week in a ceremony held on a boat cruise travelling along the Thames in London.

C&M’s win for Best Travel Recruitment Site quickly follows the launch of its new Content Hub, which features the C&M team offering CV tips, job interview advice, client help, staff profiles and industry discussions across 27 short videos.

Speaking about the win, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “We’re extremely pleased to once again win Best Travel Recruitment Site at the TravelMole Awards against some very strong competition. This is the sixth time that C&M have won the award and we’re particularly happy to be able to defend our title from the last awards in 2015. Here’s hoping for three in a row in 2018!”

Other winners on the night included LateRooms for Best Accommodation Site, Royal Caribbean for Best Cruise / Ferry Site, easyJet for Best Airline Site, Welcome to Yorkshire for Best Tourist Board Site, Hays Travel for Best Travel Agent Site, Audley Travel for Best Tour Operator Site and Blue Sky Wildlife for Best Responsible Tourism Site.

By Owen Mckeon

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Travel firms expect recruitment to get tougher post-Brexit

08-11-2017

How will Brexit affect travel recruitment? C&M Travel Recruitment
Many travel companies expect to find it harder to recruit staff from overseas after Brexit, according to a new survey.

Just over 40 per cent of all UK travel businesses that currently employ foreign workers think that Britain's decision to leave the European Union will have a negative effect on their ability to fill new travel jobs.

The stats form part of the World Travel Market London 2017 Industry Report, which also found that 53 per cent of all travel professionals believe Brexit has already had a negative effect on how the UK is seen as a holiday destination, while 55 per cent think the decision will have a negative impact on their business and 16 per cent believe they will need to increase their prices as a result.

Speaking about the report, which quizzed 1,622 travel professionals from across the globe, World Travel Market London's Paul Nelson said: "Brexit is already having a profound impact on the travel industry – the fall in sterling since the referendum has been one very visible consequence, but the ramifications of the vote go much deeper.

"Research reveals how UK companies are now finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain skilled and valuable European Union employees, and there is a great deal of uncertainty about the freedom of movement for workers in the future."

Separate research from the World Travel Market London found that 83 per cent of British holiday goers said that Brexit has not had any impact on their travel plans for this year, but 74 per cent are worried about how it might affect their holidays in coming years, with many having concerns about a potential rise in costs.

Finally, the vast majority (81 per cent) of Brits said they had not felt unpopular when they holidayed abroad this year, however 11 per cent said they had.

By Owen Mckeon

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Travel Salary Index - September 2017

25-10-2017
Travel Job Seekers Hit New Record High As Salaries Soar
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
Travel Salary Index – September 2017
View the full monthly survey here

C&M Travel Salary Index - September 2017

  • Number of new travel candidates hits new high
  • Average salaries rise to highest point since February 2013
  • North-south wage gap reaches widest point in five years

Record month for candidates

Competition in the travel jobs market is at a record high as more new candidates searched for roles in September than in any month since the C&M Travel Salary Index began. After the previous benchmark was set in March 2012, the record lasted for five years until March 2017 before being broken again just six months later. Indicating the health of the current market, candidate numbers have now increased year-on-year in every month of 2017.

The latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment also found that the number of new travel jobs being made available increased by 23 per cent compared to September 2016 and by 14 per cent from August 2017.

Five-year high for salaries

The average new travel job now comes with a pay packet of £27,203 which is up 3.25 per cent from August and is the first time that salaries have topped £27,000 since February 2013. The figure means wages have risen 8.93 per cent since last September.

It was also a great month for executive salaries (roles paying £40,000 and above) which reached their highest point since December 2014, and southern wages which hit £28,755 – their highest level since April 2016. However, a fall in northern wages meant that the north-south gap widened to £7,614, which is the largest difference in salary since March 2012.

Analysing the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “Activity is booming in the travel recruitment market with more candidates searching for roles than we have ever seen before. While this means that competition is increasing, there is still a massive demand for quality candidates and there are great opportunities out there for them.

“It’s also hugely encouraging to see salaries for new travel jobs rising to a near record high. This is the first time in four and a half years that average wages have topped £27,000, and with salaries like these on offer, we’re likely to see many more travel professionals entering the market to take advantage of this wage boom.”

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All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive 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 (Content Manager - 0161 238 4497 / owen@candm.co.uk) or Barbara Kolosinska (Director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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Who says you can't put a price on friendship?

24-10-2017

Earn £100 by simply recommending a friend!

Do you know someone with travel experience? If you recommend a friend to us and they go on to be placed by C&M Travel Recruitment, you could be quids in and receive £100 of High Street Gift Vouchers to go shopping with - courtesy of us! 

So, if you know a friend with travel experience who has not previously registered with C&M Travel Recruitment, just ask them to email their CV to us at referrals@candm.co.uk quoting your name.

If your friend then goes on to be placed in a new role by us and completes their probationary period (8 weeks for a permanent job or 2 weeks for a temporary role), the vouchers will soon be on their way to you!

And because there's absolutely no limit on how many people you can recommend to us, there's also absolutely no limit on how much you can earn!

See here for more information about where you can spend your C&M Refer A Friend vouchers.

Also, once you register as a candidate on this website you will even be able to set up email alerts to let you know whenever a job comes up that would suit you or your friends. So you'll never miss an opportunity to earn yourself lots of shopping vouchers!

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Majority of UK employees have ‘hit a job slump’

08-06-2017

Most UK workers have hit "career slump" - C&M Travel Recruitment
The majority of people working in jobs across the UK have experienced a ‘career slump’, it has been claimed.

A huge 80.6 per cent of workers admitted to hitting such a point, with one in three (32.5 per cent) saying this was due to feeling they had a lack of career progression opportunities, while 17.3 per cent blamed poor training and development, and 11.6 per cent cited being made to perform repetitive tasks.

The research from Course Library also found that 41 per cent of workers who experienced a career slump went on to leave their role, with 42 per cent feeling the best way to beat feelings of boredom or lack of motivation was to find a completely new job, while 28 per cent instead opted to enhance their skills through online learning courses.

Speaking about the research, Lee Biggins, Co-Founder of Course Library, said: “It’s clear from our findings that many employees in the UK are hitting roadblocks in their careers. Not only is this disheartening for the worker themselves, but it can also present problems for businesses when it comes to talent retention.

“Employees need to feel as if they are moving forward in their careers and this can only be achieved if organisations are offering the right opportunities and helping members of staff to expand their skill sets, develop and grow alongside the business.”

In other recruitment news, many graduates looking for their first post university job have unrealistic salary expectations, according to new stats from Pareto Law.

The average graduate thinks they will find a new job paying between £21,000 and £30,000 whereas the majority will initially earn less than £16,000.

The discrepancy in earning potential meant that 62 per cent of graduates felt they had received an insufficient return from their investment in their studies.

By Owen Mckeon

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Graduates’ salary expectations are ‘unrealistic’

23-05-2017

Graduates have 'unrealistic' salary expectations - C&M Travel Recruitment
Graduates starting their first post university job expect to receive a salary far in excess of what they are likely to achieve, it has been claimed.

After finishing their studies, the average graduate expects to find a job paying between £21,000 and £30,000, but only around one in six go on to do so, according to a new study from Pareto Law.

In fact, for 65 per cent of graduates, their first post university job will be unrelated to the industry associated with their degrees, with the majority earning less than £16,000.

This means that almost half (47 per cent) of all graduates expect to earn a salary of around £9,000 more than they will ultimately receive.

Unsurprisingly, the survey also found that 62 per cent of graduates felt that the amount they spent on their education had failed to result in a sufficient return on their investment.

One in four thought that their university did not teach them the appropriate skills for entering the working world, while the vast majority (87 per cent) also thought that education providers should concentrate on instilling students with the commercial talents favoured by businesses.

Speaking about the stats, Jonathan Fitchew, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Pareto Law, said: “It’s interesting to see the majority of graduates around the UK feel university failed to prepare them for work and how their expectations fared when it comes to salaries and commercial skills.

“Basic salary was one of the most important things for graduates when applying for jobs, but it seems very few sectors are actually meeting these expectations.”

Elsewhere, figures from VisitBritain suggested that a number of new travel jobs could be created as a result of tourists spending a record amount in the UK in the first two months of the year.

In total, £2.7 billion was spent by those visiting the country in January and February 2017 which was up by 11 per cent from the same period in the previous year.

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Tourism spending in UK rises to record high

21-04-2017

Tourism spend in UK hits record high - C&M Travel Recruitment
Spending by tourists visiting the UK reached a record £2.7 billion in the first two months of the year, according to new figures.

The total was up by 11 per cent from the same period in 2016, with the number of people travelling to the UK in January and February 2017 rising by six per cent to 5.2 million.

Much of the increase was due to growth from long-haul destinations, while the number of visitors from EU countries increased by five per cent to 3.6 million.

There was also a 15 per cent increase in the number of people travelling to the UK for a holiday during the two months, with the total climbing to 1.6 million visits.

The stats were compiled by VisitBritain, which predicted that tourism to the UK will continue to grow throughout the rest of the year, resulting in 38.8 million visits and total spend of £23.9 billion in 2017 compared to 37.3 million visits and a spend of £22.2 billion last year.

Speaking about the stats, Patricia Yates, Director at VisitBritain, said: “These figures show that 2017 is off to a cracking start for inbound tourism, one of our most valuable export industries.

“Britain is offering great value for overseas visitors and we can see the success of our promotions in international markets. We must continue to build on our message of welcome and value in our high spending markets such as China, the US and the valuable European market.”

The expected increase in visitors to the UK could result in the creation of many new jobs in travel and tourism over the next few months, with Gatwick Airport already announcing a major recruitment drive to fill 1,000 new roles.

The airport said that the seasonal roles mean it will create 40 per cent more summer jobs this year than in 2016.

By Owen Mckeon

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Gatwick Airport announces 1,000 new jobs

03-03-2017

Travel job drive at Gatwick Airport - C&M Travel Recruitment
A major new travel recruitment drive has been announced by Gatwick Airport with more than 1,000 new positions set to be created this summer.

The seasonal roles will include various travel jobs as well as numerous positions at the airport’s retail and restaurant outlets including WH Smith, Boots, World Duty Free, Dixons, Accessorize and JD Wetherspoon.

The news means that 40 per cent more summer jobs will be created this year than in 2016, with the airport claiming that the recruitment drive demonstrates its commitment to boosting employment in the local area.

Speaking about the plans, Rachel Bulford, Head of Retail at Gatwick, said: “It’s great to see so many job opportunities opening up throughout our retail and restaurant offering at the airport. These roles will help to ensure we provide excellent service in all our outlets as passenger numbers increase over the busy summer period.”

She added that many employees working at the base live in the surrounding area, meaning the airport is one of the largest economic drivers in the South East region.

The importance of the airport was recently highlighted in an Oxford Economics report which claimed that its GDP impact in the geographical area between the airport, London and Brighton, known as the Gatwick Diamond, has risen to £2.3 billion and supports 36,000 jobs.

The report, commissioned by the Gatwick Growth Board, also found that the national footprint amounts to £5.3 billion in GDP and over 85,000 jobs.

Also recently announcing plans to create new jobs in travel was Norwegian which revealed that it was searching for travel candidates in Scotland to fill 130 new positions.

Based in Edinburgh, the Cabin Crew and Pilots vacancies will add to the 6,000 roles that the airline currently supports, with extra jobs set to be made available at its bases in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris later in the year.

By Owen McKeon 

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Business travel costs rise post-Brexit

23-01-2017

Business travel costs increase after Brexit - C&M Travel Recruitment
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has resulted in increased costs for business travellers, it has been claimed.

Sixteen per cent of corporate travel buyers said that costs had risen across the UK, with ten per cent saying the same about Europe and six per cent claiming prices had risen in Continental Europe. None said that costs had decreased.

The figures come from a new survey of 178 travel buyers carried out on behalf of the Business Travel Show and found that 11 per cent are delaying purchases for travel across Continental Europe, with eight per cent doing the same in Europe and four per cent holding off from buying in the UK.

Despite this, most agreed that it was ‘business as usual’ with between 80 and 83 per cent of business travel buyers in each region saying that little had changed.

Speaking about the findings, Rosy Burnie, Travel Advisor and Former Global HQ Office Manager at Luvata, said: “Currently, it's business as usual. The world is bigger than Brexit. However, the uncertainty means that future investment projects go on hold.”

Shaun Hinds, Managing Director for the EMEA and APAC regions at Bridge Street Apartments, was also positive, saying: “The extended stay sector was built on, among other things, projects as a mainstay of its customer base. Brexit is the biggest project we are likely to see in a generation and so can only be an opportunity – some reports cite up to 30,000 jobs being required to deliver Brexit.” 

Elsewhere, a report released by the CBI and the Pertemps Network Group last month found that 41 per cent of all UK companies are planning to create more jobs this year.

This compares to 13 per cent that plan to make job cuts, leaving a net balance of plus 28 per cent.

By Owen Mckeon

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Norwegian to create 130 new UK travel jobs

04-01-2017

Norwegian to create new Scottish travel jobs - C&M Travel Recruitment
Candidates seeking new travel jobs in Scotland have been handed a great start to the year after Norwegian announced that it will be creating 130 new positions in the country.

The roles will be based in Edinburgh and will comprise of 100 Cabin Crew positions as well as 30 new Pilots jobs.

The new recruits will join the 6,000 staff that already work for the carrier including 700 based at London Gatwick Airport, with further jobs set to be made available at its bases in Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam later in 2017.

The airline’s travel recruitment drive comes as part of its plans for continued growth at Edinburgh Airport this year which is set to include the introduction of low cost flights from the Scottish city to the East Coast of the USA.

The carrier stated that the new route is due to be formally announced in the next few weeks and is expected to support tourism across Scotland and potentially create new travel and tourism job opportunities in the country.

Alongside this, Norwegian is also due to receive delivery of various new aircraft in 2017 including the brand new Boeing 737 MAX.

Speaking about the plans, Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at the carrier, said: “Edinburgh is a central part of our UK growth plans and together with new aircraft and new flights, we are also creating new jobs in Scotland.”

He added: “More jobs in the air will help also create more jobs on the ground and Norwegian’s plans for new flights into Edinburgh will help support tourism, business and hospitality opportunities in the UK’s second most visited city.”

In other job news, a survey released last month found that many UK companies plan to create new jobs in 2017. The CBI and the Pertemps Network Group report found that a total of 41 per cent of businesses said they expected to make new positions available this year, while 13 per cent plan to cut their workforce, leading to a net balance of plus 28 per cent.

By Owen Mckeon

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UK companies remain positive about job growth in 2017

19-12-2016

Job growth set to remain positive in 2017 - C&M Travel Recruitment
Jobseekers have been given a boost after a new survey found that a third of all companies across the UK are planning to create new jobs next year.

In total, 41 per cent of companies expect to increase their workforce in 2017 with 13 per cent saying the opposite, creating a net balance of plus 28 per cent.

In addition, 33 per cent of employers plan to create more permanent roles next year compared to 14 per cent who plan to cut their work force, leaving a balance of plus 19 per cent.

The outlook for temporary positions was slightly less positive, with 14 per cent expecting to create new temp jobs and 12 per cent forecasting a cut, leaving a balance of plus two per cent.

The report, carried out by the CBI and the Pertemps Network Group, also found that 30 per cent of businesses expect to create new apprenticeships this year with only four per cent saying the opposite, while 20 per cent also plan to expand their number of graduate roles.

However, Britain’s decision to leave the EU appears to have affected confidence, with the balance of employers considering the UK to be an attractive place for businesses to be based falling from plus 16 per cent in last year’s survey to minus 21 per cent in 2016.

In terms of future concerns, 64 per cent of companies cited a lack of skilled workers in the marketplace, while 58 per cent were worried about access to skilled migrants compared to only 31 per cent who said the same in 2015.

Finally, 57 per cent of businesses expect to offer pay increases in line with or above RPI inflation next year, while 50 per cent said they were impacted by the introduction of the National Living Wage with 28 per cent passing on some of the additional costs by raising their prices.

Speaking about the survey, Carmen Watson, Chair of Pertemps, said: “2016 may have been a year of uncertainty for businesses but what we are seeing, looking ahead to 2017, is renewed optimism with employers continuing to invest in their workforces leading to jobs growth across the UK.

“It appears also from the survey that the majority of businesses are now working hard to push diversity and inclusivity to the fore as it is proven to bring benefits including increased talent and improved attraction and retention levels. However, skills gaps remain a concern for employers as having the right people with the right skills is crucial for any organisation’s performance.”

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One in four workers say their job brings them down

08-11-2016

27% say their job brings them down - C&M Travel Recruitment
More than a quarter of all employees in the UK say their job depresses them with many not experiencing a single positive working day a week, according to a new report.

The survey of 1,500 people by Robertson Cooper and the Bank Workers Charity found that 27 per cent of employees think their role brings their mood down, with many now set to begin their search for a new job. Ten per cent said they regularly do not have a single good day at work each week.

Of those who are unhappy in their position, 42 per cent said their Manager was inaccessible, while just 16 per cent considered their boss to be people focused and only one in three (35 per cent) thought their Manager liked them.

In total, around six in ten people (57 per cent) said that work makes them happy, with 18 per cent saying they regularly have five positive days in their job each week.

Analysing the stats, Paula Brockwell, Psychologist and Head of Client Experience at Robertson Cooper, said: “Work is no longer about just getting the job done and we need to ask ourselves more often, ‘Did I have a good day at work?’ It’s a simple question — but it’s linked to a broad concept of employee wellbeing, including physical and emotional energy, health, sustainable job satisfaction and performance.

“What we need organisations to understand is that employee wellbeing is intrinsically linked to business priorities. Business goals cannot be met if people are not happy, healthy and thriving.”

Unhappy workers were recently given some positive news in a report which found that many UK companies are continuing to create new jobs despite the uncertainty regarding Brexit.

The stats from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) showed that 23 per cent of businesses in the UK plan to increase their number of permanent staff members in the next three months, with only three per cent intending to make cuts.

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Quarter of companies still hiring post-Brexit

28-10-2016

Companies still hiring despite Brexit - C&M Travel Recruitment
Almost one in four companies in the UK are still creating new jobs and looking to take on more staff in the near future despite an overall reduction in confidence, according to a new survey.

A total of 23 per cent of UK businesses plan to increase their number of permanent staff in the next three month, compared to only three per cent that intend to make cuts.

A huge 81 per cent of companies also said they planned to either increase or maintain their number of temporary staff in the run up to Christmas.

The figures were found in the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) which also revealed that smaller businesses were more likely than large companies to create new permanent jobs.

However, there appears to have been a dip in economic confidence since the Brexit vote, with only 25 per cent of companies surveyed between July and September believing that conditions were improving, compared to 48 per cent in the previous three months.

The report also found that regional differences appear to be developing across the country, with 98 per cent of northern employers intending to maintain or increase their temp staff in the next few months compared to just 77 per cent in London and the south east.

Speaking about the stats, Kevin Green, Chief Executive at the REC, said: “Small businesses in particular are performing well and are seeking to grow. Strong consumer spending over the last few months has been a boon to the UK economy.

“However, there are signs that business confidence in the economy is slipping. Whilst it is still too soon to draw conclusions about the impact of the decision to leave the EU, the data suggests that London is feeling the brunt of the referendum result.”

By Owen Mckeon

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Hotel chain to fill 1,000 jobs by Christmas

17-10-2016

1,000 new jobs at Travelodge - C&M Travel Recruitment
Travelodge has announced plans to create and fill 1,000 permanent leisure and travel jobs in the run up to Christmas.

The budget hotel chain is opening six new properties in the coming months and will make 160 new jobs available at the hotels in London Finchley, East Grinstead, Kings Lynn, Stockport, Peterhead and Andover.

Among the jobs on offer at the new branches will be Hotel Managers, Assistant Hotel Managers, Housekeepers, Receptionists, Bar Café Team Members and Guest Room Cleaners.

Fifty new jobs will also be available at the chain’s head office in Thame, Oxfordshire, which include positions in the likes of PR, sales and digital marketing, while another ten roles will be based at its in-house maintenance team.

The remaining 705 roles will be spread across its other UK outlets, with 75 Hotel Manager and Assistant Hotel Manager jobs on offer.

Speaking about the chain’s recruitment drive, Debbie Husband, Operations Director, said: “At Travelodge, we have hundreds of colleagues who joined the company, from an entry level position and are now in a management or executive role. The world certainly is your oyster in the hospitality industry.”

The news quickly follows the plans by Ryanair and Jet2 which will also see thousands of new jobs in travel created at the airlines.

Ryanair is set to make 3,500 positions available over the next 12 months, with 2,000 Cabin Crew roles, 1,000 Pilot positions and 250 Aircraft Engineers jobs on offer. In addition, 300 First Officers are set to be promoted to more senior travel roles.

Additional jobs in sales, marketing, digital, IT, finance and commercial will also be created at the carrier and will be based at its Dublin office and the Travel Labs Poland base in Wroclaw.

Meanwhile Jet2 is to recruit for around 1,000 new jobs itself, with 700 Cabin Crew, 180 Pilots and more than 80 Engineer roles being made available.

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Ryanair to create 3,500 new travel jobs

05-10-2016

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Thousands of new jobs in travel and tourism are set to be created at Ryanair as part of the carrier’s expansion plans.

The major new travel recruitment drive will take place over the next 12 months and will coincide with the airline taking control of 50 new aircraft.

Among the new roles on offer will be 2,000 cabin crew positions, 1,000 pilots and 250 aircraft engineers, while 300 first officers are set to be promoted to more senior travel jobs.

As well as this, the carrier revealed that various new roles in sales and marketing, IT, digital, finance and commercial will be made available at its Dublin office and at the Travel Labs Poland base in Wroclaw.

Speaking about the plans, Eddie Wilson, Ryanair’s Chief People Officer, said: “2017 is set to be our busiest recruitment year to date, and we are continuing to invest heavily in talent for the future.”

Also recently announcing their recruitment plans was Jet2, which is set to create almost 1,000 new jobs in travel in the coming months.

As part of the plans, the airline held a series of recruitment roadshows across the UK last month, which visited locations such as Manchester, Leeds, Belfast and Castle Donington.

The shows allowed candidates to find out more details and apply for a variety of new travel jobs, with 700 cabin crew, 180 pilots and more than 80 engineering roles on offer.

Announcing the airline’s new travel recruitment drive, Steve Heapy, Chief Executive Officer of both Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “We have exciting plans to expand the number of destinations we fly to, as well as the number of UK bases we fly from, and this means that our team is growing all the time too.”

The carrier’s plans quickly follow its purchase of 30 new B737-800 aircraft as well as its expansion to a new base in Birmingham.

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Jet2 set to create 1,000 new travel jobs

02-09-2016

New travel jobs at Jet2 - C&M Travel Recruitment
Almost 1,000 new travel jobs are due to be created in the UK over the coming months as part of a major recruitment drive from Jet2.

The airline is set to hold a series of roadshows across the UK where it will advertise for various new positions, including 700 cabin crew, 180 pilots and more than 80 engineers.

The roadshows will take place at a variety of airports and locations throughout September including Belfast, Manchester, Leeds and Castle Donington.

The recruitment plans follow the carrier’s recent purchase of 30 new B737-800 aircraft and its expansion to an eighth UK base in Birmingham which will launch flights from next year.

Speaking about the news, Steve Heapy, Chief Executive Officer of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “We have exciting plans to expand the number of destinations we fly to, as well as the number of UK bases we fly from, and this means that our team is growing all the time too.”

The airline’s plans to create various new jobs in travel comes as welcome news after a report from the CIPD and Adecco Group UK and Ireland suggested that businesses were cutting back on their hiring intentions as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

The latest Labour Market Outlook survey found that 36 per cent of companies expect to hire in the next quarter, compared to 40 per cent in the previous survey.

However, there was no rise in the amount of companies planning to make redundancies in the next few months, with the figure remaining at 19 per cent.

The survey also found that the majority of companies (76 per cent) do not expect the Brexit decision to have any impact on their recruitment plans. Around one in ten (11 per cent) thought it would have a large to moderate effect, with nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of these expect to see a positive impact.

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Recruitment intentions dip post-Brexit

15-08-2016

Recruitment plans hit by Brexit - C&M Travel Recruitment
Fewer jobs may be coming onto the market in the coming months, after companies indicated that the Brexit vote may alter their recruitment plans.

According to the new Labour Market Outlook survey from the CIPD and Adecco Group UK and Ireland, 36 per cent of businesses said they intended to create new jobs in the next three months, compared to 40 per cent who said the same thing in the previous survey in May.

On a more positive note, there was no increase in the number of companies that plan to make cuts to their staffing levels, with the figure remaining at 19 per cent, meaning the net employment balance has fallen to plus 17 from plus 21.

There was a notably bigger fall among private sector firms, with the net balance decreasing to plus 25 from plus 39.

Despite the dip, 76 per cent of employers said the EU vote would have no impact on their recruitment plans, while only 11 per cent said it would have a large to moderate impact, with 23 per cent of these forecasting a positive effect.

The survey also found that a third (33 per cent) of companies expect the decision to leave the EU to lead to increased costs, while 21 per cent say they may have to reduce their investment in training and skills development as a result.

Speaking about the findings, Ian Brinkley, Interim Chief Economist at the CIPD, said: “There is clear evidence some employers have become more cautious about hiring following the vote to leave the EU.

“While many businesses are treating the immediate post-Brexit period as ‘business as usual’, and hiring intentions overall remain positive, there are signs that some organisations, particularly in the private sector, are preparing to batten down the hatches.”

In separate news, figures from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) found that there was no immediate dip in recruitment in the run-up to the EU vote, with the number of jobs being created holding steady in May.

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Half of UK workers at “risk of burnout”

10-08-2016

UK workers "at risk of job stress" - C&M Travel Recruitment
Almost half of all employees across the UK are at risk of work related stress, according to new research.

In total, 46 per cent of workers admit to having negative thoughts about their job several times a week, with the most common stress factors including excessive overtime, too few breaks and a lack of job satisfaction.

The stats from Viking found that 47 per cent of UK employees work overtime at least once a week, while 62 per cent of women said they had someone to talk to about job stress, but only 45 per cent of men said the same thing.

The survey of 2,000 workers found interesting contrasts between those who work from home and those based in the office, with the latter being more prone to stress. Four in ten remote workers take three or more breaks in the working day, but 52 per cent of office based staff take no breaks apart from to eat lunch.

Conversely, home workers are more likely to work overtime, while 67 per cent feel they have no-one to confide in about stress and around half say they have no-one to talk to at all, leading to feelings of isolation.

The research suggests that the amount of overtime being worked directly relates to workers’ stress levels, with nearly half of those in the West Midlands working in excess of their contracted hours every other day, and 54 per cent in the region saying they had regular negative thoughts about their job. Northern Ireland, Liverpool, Belfast and Worcester also had above average numbers of stressed workers.

On the opposite end of the scale, Wales had the lowest stress level of any area of the UK, with more than a third of all employees in the country never having to work overtime.

Speaking about ways to relieve workplace pressure, Dr. Mariette Jansen said: “Stress is the result of ‘stretching’ yourself too much, so any action to stop the stretching, will avoid stress. If you consider that the average attention span of an adult is about 20 minutes, you can understand that it’s important to have regular breaks.

“A break doesn’t have to take ages, though, it could be as simple as standing up and having a stretch or walk around.”

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Top CEOs see 10% pay rise

08-08-2016

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Most people in the UK would probably have been pleased to receive a pay rise of any kind in 2015, but new figures show that top Chief Executives were awarded huge salary hikes of around ten per cent last year.

The average Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at a FTSE 100 company saw their pay packet jump by double digits to around £5.48 million in 2015, according to research from the High Pay Centre.

The salary is a huge rise from 2014’s average figure of £4.964 million and continues the trend of recent years which has seen FTSE 100 CEO wages increase from £4.129 million in 2010.

Despite this, there was a fall in the ratio between the salary of CEOs and typical employees with the figure dipping from 148:1 in 2014 to 140:1 in 2015.

The report also found that median pay for a FTSE 100 CEO rose by around 2.6 per cent from £3.873 million to £3.973 million, suggesting that the overall average salary is being driven up by very large pay rises for the top Chief Executives, such as WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell who saw his salary jump from £43.98 million in 2014 to £70.5 million last year.

However, no women featured in either of the past two years’ top ten lists of the highest paid Chief Executive Officers, while ten per cent of FTSE 100 companies had no female Executive Directors and no female remuneration committee members.

Speaking about the findings, Stefan Stern, Director of the High Pay Centre, said: “There is apparently no end yet in sight to the rise and rise of FTSE 100 Chief Executive Officer pay packages. In spite of the occasional flurry from more active shareholders, boards continue to award ever larger amounts of pay to their most senior executives.”

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Brits favour healthy work-life balance over pay rises

14-07-2016

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Despite the obvious allure of a big salary hike, the average Brit is more likely to stay with the same company if their job offers a healthy work-life balance, it has been claimed.

New stats from The Workforce Institute at Kronos and Coleman Parkes Research found that just under half of all UK employees believe that businesses that want to boost employee engagement need to place a greater emphasis on providing their staff with a good work-life balance.

Interestingly, when looking at the reasons for searching for a new job, the lack of a decent wage was only ranked as tenth most important out of 11 options, which was well behind the top answer of not feeling valued (60 per cent).

In terms of daily pressures, 85 per cent of employees said that the main issues hampering their ability to perform their duties were a lack of staff, high levels of absenteeism, poor technology and insufficient support from colleagues.

The survey also found that 59 per cent of employees think the Chief Executive Officer of their company is only interested in turning a profit, rather than on ensuring they have a motivated workforce, while only 34 per cent consider their company to have strong employee engagement.

Analysing the stats, Joyce Maroney, Director at The Workforce Institute at Kronos, said: “This research shows that the prospect that SMBs [small and medium sized businesses] often promote, of providing a healthy work-life balance and a flexible working environment, holds a strong appeal for employees. If these are actioned properly, employee commitment to the organisation will increase, improving retention rates and increasing business efficiency.

“For SMBs, the impact of employees ‘going the extra mile’ will be much more impactful pound for pound against their larger counterparts and can be achieved through better communication and collaboration.”

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Vacancy numbers remain steady ahead of Brexit impact

06-07-2016

UK recruitment holds steady ahead of Brexit vote - C&M Travel Recruitment
The number of new jobs being created across the UK held steady in the run-up to the EU referendum, according to a new report.

Permanent new vacancies saw zero year on year growth in May, with many businesses potentially choosing to take a cautious outlook about recruitment in the weeks leading up to the public vote.

The figures were revealed in the latest data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which quizzed professional recruitment firms across Britain about their activity during the month.

The report claimed that the stats were broadly similar to those released recently by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which found that the overall employment rate remained flat at 74.2 per cent in the three months up to April 2016.

However, the APSCo figures presented a more encouraging picture for contract jobs, with year on year growth of one per cent, while the financial services sector saw a 27 per cent annual rise in contract roles.

Finally, the report showed a small increase in salaries over the past year, with wages rising by 0.9 per cent annually.

Speaking about the outlook for the recruitment industry following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, John Nurthen, Executive Director of Global Research for Staffing Industry Analysts, which compiled the APSCo report, said: “If the majority of economists are right, we are looking at less optimistic economic prospects over the next few years, if not an outright recession.

“On the plus side, the staffing industry benefits from periods of uncertainty so, while permanent hiring might struggle, demand for temporary and contract supply may still prove buoyant. The one thing we can be certain about at the moment is that there will be uncertainty!”

The report quickly follows the release of a separate survey from the Institute of Directors (IoD) which found that 32 per cent of companies will make no changes to their recruitment plans following the referendum, but 24 per cent expect to freeze all job creation and five per cent will make redundancies.

In total, 64 per cent of companies expect the EU decision to have a negative impact on their business, while 23 per cent expect a positive reaction.

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Businesses split on Brexit job impact

27-06-2016
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A third of companies will continue to create new jobs in the near future, although some also plan to make redundancies following last week’s EU Referendum decision.

A new poll from the Institute of Directors (IoD) found that 32 per cent will make no changes to their recruitment plans, although 24 per cent will freeze all job creation and five per cent of companies plan to make staffing cuts.

The IoD quizzed 1,092 of its members and found that almost two thirds (64 per cent) think that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will have a negative impact on their business, while 23 per cent think it will be positive and nine per cent expect there to be very little impact.

More than a third (36 per cent) of businesses said that the decision will cause them to cut investment in their company, compared to nine per cent who plan to increase investment, while 44 per cent foresee no changes.

The decision means that 22 per cent of companies say they will now consider moving some of their operations away from the UK, while one per cent say the opposite and 71 per cent plan to make no changes.

Looking forward, an overwhelming 74 per cent of businesses say that stabilising the economy should be the number one priority for the government, with nine per cent of companies prioritising new EU trade arrangements.

Speaking about the survey, Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors, said: “There is no point crying over spilled milk. We will not lose our faith in the ability of British firms to overcome these obstacles, but these results highlight the importance of the Bank of England maintaining stability in the financial system. It is crucial that the banks do not starve businesses of cash.”

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