Big firms create 1000's of Jobs

Big firms create 1000's of Jobs
19th Jan 2016

 BT, British Airways (BA), Aldi and John Lewis are collectively creating thousands of jobs across the UK, according to recent announcements. 

BT yesterday announced a recruitment drive for 1,000 customer care recruits between now and April 2017.

The first city to benefit will be Swansea, where the company will recruit an additional 100 customer service roles to add to the 50 additional advisers recently hired at the site.

The remainder of the jobs will be spread across the UK at BT’s other existing contact centres with further details be announced in coming months.

BA last week said it will recruit more than 350 pilots and 1,600 cabin crew this year, a record recruitment target and, if successful, will take its flying crew to 20,000.

The airline will look to three channels for its pilots – its cadet programme, from other carriers and from the military. All new recruits will be trained at the airline’s new global learning academy at Heathrow. 

Budget supermarket chain Aldi has launched a recruitment drive to fill 350 West Midlands roles and support continued expansion in the area. A company statement says it is targeting candidates with numerical skills for 225 store and stock assistant roles. Candidates with retail or people management experience are being targeted for other roles on offer, including store manager.

Milton Keynes news service oneMK reports department store John Lewis has launched a recruitment drive for 60 roles for a national distribution centre set to open at Magna Park, Milton Keynes.

And finally, Carryduff, Northern Ireland-based beauty business He-Shi Enterprises is creating 10 jobs with £85k support from Invest Northern Ireland. A range of roles are on offer, including business development manager, operations manager and brand managers. 

The positive job creation news comes at the same time as news of more than 1k job losses from Tata Steel UK, as announced by the firm yesterday and, according to the BBC, 300 job cuts by supermarket giant Asda.

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