Top companies hiring February 2022

Good news, everyone. January is officially over…

That means the days are getting longer, the post-Christmas lull is well and truly a thing of the past, and spring is (slowly) on its way. And things are also looking up when it comes to your career. In fact, there’s a whole host of amazing companies searching for staff right now, and with National Apprenticeship Week taking place from the 7th of February, there’s something out there for everyone. 

If you’re thinking about a career change, or if you’re looking to learn a new trade or gain a qualification while working, here are just five of the top employers hiring in February: 

 

The RAF

The RAF (short for the Royal Air Force) is the UK’s air and space force. The RAF was founded at the end of the first World War, and forms a key part of the UK’s defence against attack or invasion.

Currently, there are seven RAF bases in the UK and several overseas bases, in countries such as Cyprus, Canada and the Falkland Islands. The RAF recruits active personnel (anyone who can be called upon to participate in missions), and a range of support staff, including technicians and facilities. But what it’s really looking for right now is apprentices – making it the perfect choice to kick off National Apprenticeship Week. 

If you want to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst working in a fast-paced and exciting environment, and possibly get to travel the world (for free!), an RAF apprenticeship could be for you.  

Roles in demand: 

Why join the RAF: 

  • Subsidised accommodation, food and free health and dental care
  • Opportunity to travel 
  • Fantastic career progression opportunities 

Location: Throughout the UK 

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Liberty Group

The Liberty Group is one of the UK’s largest providers of property services, covering repairs, maintenance, gas services and more. 

It currently operates from 11 regional offices across the country, managing tasks including undertaking essential services for landlords, local authorities and private sector property managers. The Liberty Group’s goal is to ensure that its clients’ properties are a safe and comfortable environment for their tenants. And, as you might expect, it all comes down to having the right people in place to get the job done. 

Liberty Group’s February recruitment drive is focussed on finding a number of eligible engineers, as well as those looking to take on an apprenticeship. So, if you want a job with excellent training, development and career progression, apply to work with the Liberty Group today. 

Roles in demand:

Benefits of working for Liberty Group include: 

  • Access to Liberty Group’s internal training programme, The Liberty Academy 
  • On-the-job training to help you progress in your career 
  • Excellent health insurance 

Location: Throughout the UK 

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Butlins

Looking to work in hospitality? Think a red coat could be your colour? Then why not work at Butlins?

For over 80 years, Butlins has provided fun and cost-effective British seaside holidays for holidaymakers in the South East of England and beyond.

The first resort was opened in Skegness in 1936 by Billy Butlin, and it continues to operate there today. Accommodation on site was originally chalets and caravans, but the choice now includes upscale hotels, stylish apartments and spacious lodges –  with two other resorts at Bognor Regis and Minehead rounding out the options.

Team members don the famous bright red blazers, and undertake a variety of duties such as meeting and greeting guests, and providing entertainment, through to cleaning and performing general customer service duties. Think you’ve got what it takes? The question you need to answer is: Are you ready to Butlins? 

Roles in demand: 

Why work for Butlins include: 

  • Free access to the resort and its facilities outside of your working hours (perfect for people who love water slides and high ropes!)
  • Lots of different roles on offer, and a variety of hours (with full time, part time and also seasonal work opportunities available) 
  • To help guests make special memories 

Location: Skegness, Bognor Regis, Minehead

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Wagamama

Wagamama has been dishing up delicious asian-based cuisine since 1992, when its founder Alan Yau opened the first restaurant in Bloomsbury, London. Today, there are around 150 restaurants in the UK and a further 50 located across Europe and America. 

Styled on the famous fast service ramen bars that you find across Japan, Wagamama serves up great food, made from the freshest ingredients, at great prices. Which is why it’s always on the lookout for culinary experts to join the team.  

Wagamama has lots of openings right now for chefs and sous chefs, as well as front of house and kitchen staff. And yes, staff discount is available. 

Itadakimasu…

Roles in demand: 

Three things you might not know about Wagamama:

  • In Japanese, Wagamama means selfish
  • Wagamama has cooked up enough noodles to go round the earth 64 times
  • 50% of its dishes are either vegan or vegetarian, part of Wagamama’s ongoing commitment to helping the environment

Location: Throughout the UK, including London, Sheffield, Reading and Cambridge 

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Timpson

Timpson has been a notable fixture on British high streets for over 150 years. It was founded in 1865 by William Timpson and his brother-in-law, Walter Joyce – and the Timpson family still owns and operates the business today.

Timpson specialises in shoe repairs, key cutting, locksmith services, and engraving, as well as jewellery and watch repairs. It has around 2000 branches, including high street stores and concessions in large supermarkets, employing approximately 5000 people across the country. But no matter how big it’s become, Timpson never forgets that without employing great colleagues it wouldn’t have a business in the first place. 

It’s looking to fill a range of roles right now, with retail, customer service and transport and logistics staff high on the list of priorities. If you want to join the family and unlock your true potential, find out more about opportunities with Timpson now. 

Roles in demand: 

Benefits of working for Timpson: 

  • An annual pay review for all employees
  • Staff discount of up to 90% off
  • The opportunity to use the company’s holiday homes in Bournemouth, Spain and Turkey for free (no, really)

Location: Throughout the UK, including Nottingham, Wigan, Watford and Plymouth

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