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There were 184,000 searches a month for ‘Amazon jobs’

New research by marketing training hub School of Marketing analysed the top searches for jobs and careers on Google, to determine which private sector companies Brits are keenest to work for currently.

Tesco came out as the most popular company, with the multinational supermarket seeing more than 362,000 searches a month on average for openings. There are, on average, 232,000 searches a month for ‘Tesco jobs’ and 130,000 a month for ‘Tesco careers’. It’s by far the most popular company to work for at the moment, with more than 150,000 searches over second place Amazon.

Amazon takes second place, with more than 184,000 searches a month for ‘Amazon jobs’ and more than 12,000 monthly searches for ‘Amazon careers’, adding up to an average of 196,000 searches a month for Amazon opportunities from Brits.

Coming in third place with more than 138,000 searches a month for openings is Asda. This is thanks to more than 114,000 searches for ‘Asda jobs’ and 24,000 searches monthly for ‘Asda careers’.

Sainsbury’s comes in the fourth position on the list, with 111,000 monthly searches for ‘Sainsbury’s jobs’ and 17,000 searches a month for ‘Sainsbury’s careers’, totalling 128,000 searches a month.

Royal Mail comes in fifth place as one of three entries in the top ten that aren’t supermarkets. On average, there are 116,000 searches a month for ‘Royal Mail jobs’ and 11,000 searches for ‘Royal Mail careers’ adding up to a total of 127,000. 

  Company “Jobs” searches “Careers” searches Total monthly searches
Tesco 232,000 130,000 362,000
Amazon 184,000 12,000 196,000
Asda 114,000 24,000 138,000
Sainsburys 111,000 17,000 128,000
Royal Mail 116,000 11,000 127,000
Morrisons 71,000 9,300 80,300
Waitrose 64,000 4,400 68,400
Lidl 44,000 18,000 62,000
Aldi 50,000 10,000 60,000
10  Primark 41,000 13,000 54,000

Ritchie Mehta, CEO of School of Marketing, said: “It’s clear where the interest in the private sector job market lies now, and it’s in supermarkets. Additionally, some supermarkets are much more popular for job prospects than others.

“With major brands at the top of many people’s minds when they begin a job search, smaller businesses need to work harder to find and attract skilled employees. One extremely effectively way to do that is to take advantage of initiatives such as the Apprenticeship Levy scheme to bring in new staff or train current ones in digital and data-led programmes, with the vast majority of the training cost covered by the levy.”

The study was conducted by the School of Marketing, which offers leading digital and data marketing apprenticeships.

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Over 200 companies entered the survey from across the UK 

The UK’s ‘The Best Companies to Work For survey revealed earlier this month the 2022 Q1 winners ‘Best Companies to Work For’ regional, sectoral, and national league tables in a virtual event attended by representatives from the hundreds of participating companies.

St. Albans-based technology recruitment business, Understanding Recruitment was recognised in sixth position on the league table for ‘Best Small Companies to Work For’ in the UK, as well as receiving a 3-star ‘world-class’ accreditation for its commitment to workplace engagement. 

The event was hosted by TV and sports presenter, Dan Walker, and announced the Q1 rankings that highlighted the companies that scored high for employee engagement (across categories including leadership, personal growth, wellbeing and more), as voted anonymously by staff.  

In 2021, Understanding Recruitment reported a record-breaking year of commercial achievements and hiring and grew by over 30 new team members.  

With entries from over 200 companies across different regions of the UK, Understanding Recruitment ranked on all three Best Companies league tables the company qualified for (‘Small’, ‘Recruitment’ and ‘East of England’), with the following positions, all within the Top 10: 

Best Small Companies to Work For : 6th 

Best Recruitment Companies to Work For: 7th 

Best Companies to Work for – East of England: 6th 

Chris Jackson, Founding Director of Understanding Recruitment, commented: “An engaged team is something to be celebrated, and we are thrilled to see Understanding Recruitment further establish itself as a leader in tech recruitment and an employer of choice with this announcement. Ranking in all three categories is testament to the industry-leading workplace and practices we are working towards building every day here.” 

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Staffing firms made up 10% of the 325 organisations shortlisted across four main shortlists by Best Companies – from the top 100 Small, Mid-sized, and Large businesses to the 25 Best Big Companies to Work For.

Based on an annual survey of employee feedback, the rankings were revealed at the Best Companies Live event, hosted by BBC’s Dan Walker, on Friday 20th May.

Only three staffing firms were shortlisted in the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For 2021, where organisations must employ between 200 – 1,999 full-time employees and achieve one of the 100 highest BCI scores in the category. These included: Randstad UK (38), gap personnel (56) and Pertemps Recruitment Partnership (93).

Ten made it onto the top 100 Best Mid-sized Companies to Work For 2021, which must have at least 75 full-time employees. These included:

  • LHi Group (6)
  • Premier Group Recruitment (20)
  • Trinnovo Group (27)
  • Roc Search (28)
  • La Fosse Associates (46)
  • Charlton Morris (53)
  • Cook Investment Group (62)
  • MSI Group (90)
  • Prospero Group (94)
  • MCG Group (97)

Apprentice training specialist Educ8 Group took the top spot with another training provider for young talent, MPCT, ranked 13. Human capital investment company Bluestones Investment Group (81) also made the list.

Nineteen recruiters made the UK’s 100 Best Small Companies to Work For with at least 25 full-time employees this year. These included:

  • Oscar (5)
  • Oyster Partnership (12)
  • Eton Bridge Partners (14)
  • Square One Resources (16)
  • SF Recruitment (18)
  • Gleeson Recruitment Group (21)
  • Eames Consulting Group (35)
  • Quanta Consultancy Services (36)
  • deverellsmith (38)
  • New Street Consulting Group (39)
  • Wilton & Bain (41)
  • Prime People Plc (44)
  • Searchability (45)
  • Empiric Solutions (49)
  • Boss Professional Services (51)
  • Optimus Search (54)
  • InterEx Group (56)
  • Franklin Fitch (64)
  • Leathwaite (95)

A number of talent tech and training firms also made the list. These included: AI-powered matching platform SourceBreaker (10); healthcare recruitment investor Hunter Gatherer Group (17); e-learning provider High Speed Training (19); inhouse recruitment tech provider networx (46); re-skilling and upskilling specialist LifeSkills Solutions (52); and employer brand and recruitment marketing solution Talent Works International (93).

“It’s good to see so many staffing and talent tech firms aspiring to be great employers, demonstrating excellence in employee engagement and showing that the sector practices what it preaches,” said Alex Evans, Programme Director of TALiNT Partners and its TIARA awards programme. “Best company to work for awards enable recruitment firms to differentiate themselves from their competitors to not only win new clients but attract the best candidates and consultants in an intensely competitive market.”

Finalists for the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards were revealed last week and entries are still being accepted for the TIARA Recruitment Awards.

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