Looking for work during COVID-19?
The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the world of work. Whether it’s learning how to work from home effectively, staff being placed on furlough, or the heroics of frontline workers helping us get through the crisis.
But what happens if you lost your role as a result of coronavirus? And how many companies are hiring in such an uncertain climate?
Well, quite a lot, as it turns out. In fact, there are over 100,000 jobs live on reed.co.uk right now – with thousands more added every single day.
As part of our commitment to help #KeepBritainWorking, here are just five companies searching for staff during COVID-19 – and beyond.
The NHS has, without question, been one of the biggest success stories during the coronavirus crisis.
But even with appreciation for healthcare workers deservedly at an all-time high, they still need help to combat COVID-19. And that means making sure we have as many people as possible working on the frontlines.
They’re looking for more Doctors, Nurses and Support Workers – as well as a whole host of other roles including Cleaners, Porters, 111 Call Handlers and much more. So even if you’re not medically trained, you can still get involved.
Ready to make a difference every day? Find out more about a career with the NHS and join the fight today.
The Department of Work & Pensions are hiring – with roles right across the UK.
In fact, as part of the public service they provide, they have somewhere in the region of 30,000 jobs to fill right now. Yes, you read that right.
There are lots of roles to choose from, across a wide range of different disciplines. Many of the positions they’re currently advertising for include keyworkers, but there’s also huge demand for everything from transport and logistics staff, right through to teaching and warehouse work.
All of which are vital in helping keep the country going during this turbulent time.
And if you’re concerned about commuting during the lockdown period, don’t panic. With many working from home roles also being advertised, there’s something out there for everyone.
One of the many companies keeping the country going in this area is Hermes.
Hermes is the UK’s leading consumer delivery specialist, handling over 260 million parcels each and every year. And, as their network of over 16,000 couriers are self-employed, they’re providing a valuable service to their local communities, whilst also working to their own schedule and enjoying a great work-life balance (well, under the circumstances).
They’re looking for hundreds of Drivers and Supervisors right now, as well as Night Shift Workers and Regional Delivery Managers.
Although the high street has been hit hard by the current climate, one area that continues to boom is online retail. And when it comes to online retailers, they don’t get much bigger than Amazon.
The tech giant currently employs over 20,000 people in the UK alone. And it’s not just the warehouse they need help with.
There are jobs in areas like automation and maintenance engineering, IT, HR, customer service, and more. Not to mention hundreds of tech roles for those looking to work in AWS or development.
Once again, locations are available up-and-down the country – with numerous working from home opportunities also on offer. So you can get your career from A – Z quicker than you can say Amazon Prime.
And, yes. Staff do get discounts.
Continually thinking about our needs throughout this crisis, the likes of Lidl have been implementing social distancing for all of their shoppers – not to mention providing PPE and other critical safety measures for their staff.
It’s because of them that our essential items have continued to be widely available. Which has helped the ‘new normal’ feel a little more normal for all of us during the whole lockdown period.
However, although our heroic supermarket staff have been indispensable – they need relief, and to add to their numbers. Which means more people joining the fight.
So, no matter what shop there is in your area, you can get involved. All you need to do is apply.
Because together, we can #KeepBritainWorking.
We’re proud to support the #KeepBritainWorking campaign – which aims to redeploy workers from struggling sectors into in-demand ones.
To find out how you can get involved, visit keepbritainworking.com now.
Together we can help preserve jobs and protect livelihoods. Together, we can Keep Britain Working.
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