The top companies hiring in October 2017

Need to resurrect your career? We’ve got this…

So it might be October – but that doesn’t mean looking for a job has to be terrifying. In fact, with over 270,000 roles available on right now, and some of the UK’s top employers searching for staff, it could be the perfect time to find something new. Or, at the very least, give you something to do while trying to ignore trick-or-treaters.

To help you find a job that doesn’t make you want to scream, here are five of the top companies hiring this month on


Care UK

Looking for a role you can actually care about? We’ve got this…

Care UK is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of health and social care services – running hospitals, treatment centres and care homes all across the country.

Without the passion and dedication of their staff, more than one million NHS patients could potentially go undiagnosed or untreated every single year. And it isn’t just their Doctors and Nurses that make the difference.

They’re looking to fill hundreds of different roles throughout October, with potential positions on offer including everything from Service Staff and Administrators, right through to Pharmacy Technicians, Nurses and Mental Health Practitioners.

Help other people. Help yourself to a more rewarding career. It’s that simple.

Locations: Throughout the UK

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HM Prison & Probation Service

Sometimes, the biggest changes happen on the inside.

The HM Prison & Probation Service certainly agree with this sentiment – and their staff aim not only to protect the public, but also to help offenders get a new start and turn their lives around.

They realise that it takes a special type of person to become one of their Prison Officers. Not only does it require bravery and integrity, but empathy and strength of character are also key. Which, hopefully, is where you come in.

Positions are on offer throughout the UK, with placements available everywhere from Worcester to Wandsworth.

Aside from an emotionally fulfilling career, successful applicants can look forward to a broad range of other benefits, including childcare vouchers, retail discounts, and excellent training and progression opportunities. Which includes the chance to specialise in different areas.

Interested in becoming a Professional Dog Handler or Investigator? Just looking for a little more power? Apply today.

Locations: Throughout the UK

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Founded in the early 1980s in Liverpool by John Hargreaves, Matalan is a family retail business that set out with a simple mission – to serve its customers excellent quality at great value.

And whether it’s through the great range of clothing, homeware, lighting, lingerie or accessories they sell, it’s hard to argue that they’re not doing the job.

They employ 15,000 staff members across their 200 UK stores, as well as those working on their online offering. But they aren’t content to rest on their reasonably-priced laurels – and are always hiring for more talented individuals to help take their business forward.

Throughout October their recruitment is focussed on expanding their retail teams, as well as looking for technically-gifted Marketing and IT staff.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Find your perfect career with Matalan today.

Your new wardrobe/newly decorated home/Christmas tree can thank us later.

Locations: Throughout the UK

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Here are some things you might not know about McCain.

Firstly, they were founded in Canada – and are still owned by the same family that set up shop in 1957. Secondly, they are the world’s number one brand in frozen potatoes, processing more than 1 million pounds of spuds every hour.

And finally, they know as much about careers as they know about chips. And with a few simple ingredients (and/or an abundance of food-based puns), potential employees might just have what it takes to find their perfect position with the potato peeling giants.

Jobs on offer with this month range are mainly for those working within sales, although there are a number of other opportunities on offer for HR, Operations and Production.

And if working for one of the world’s biggest FMCG brands isn’t enough for you, excellent bonus schemes and commission come as standard for all sales roles. Also, you know, free chips.

Office lunches may never be the same again…

Locations: Throughout the UK

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Attention all career-shoppers: Selfridges wants you.

That’s right. The company recently voted the ‘Best Department Store in the World’ are on the lookout for staff all throughout October. And much like the store itself, there’s something out there to suit everyone.

Some of the roles they’re on the lookout for this month include Loading Bay Operatives, Trainers, Department Managers, and Photographers.

All you need are excellent customer service skills, and a great attitude to apply. And yes, there are discounts across all of their products (see also: an early excuse for Christmas shopping).

Still not convinced? They even have a positons available for an Assistant Buyers – in both Women’s Fashion, and the Toy Department. In other words, you’ll get paid to shop.

Finally, a job the five year old version of you could be proud of…

Locations: Throughout the UK

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