What’s scarier than Halloween? A job that you can’t stand (obviously)…
OK, so grown adults dressed like killer clowns or their favourite cult TV characters is undoubtedly pretty terrifying. But whilst we can’t stop Tim from Accounts coming in as a White Walker on the 31st, we can help you find a job you love this October. No costume necessary.
To help bring your career back from the dead, here are five of the top companies hiring this month on reed.co.uk:
Looking for life skills? You should work for Barclays.
They have over 325 years’ worth of experience in investing in people – whether it’s empowering individuals to start their own businesses, or giving them the capital to find their first family home.
And when it comes to investment, their staff are certainly no exception.
They strongly believe in making sure they have the right people, in the right places, doing the right things. Which is why they’re looking for hardworking and empathetic employees to join their team all throughout October.
Roles on offer include everything from Analysts and Mortgage Advisors, right through to positions in product, and wealth management.
Aside from working for one of the world’s biggest names in banking, successful applicants will have the opportunity to work globally – as well as the chance to incorporate flexible hours as part of the package.
Still not sure? Barclays was the first bank to use a cash dispenser. Which, at the very least, is a nice thing to remember the next time you get stuck at a ‘cash only’ bar.
30,000 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in October.
Just 50% of these people are likely to survive.
Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research charity, are completely committed to changing these facts. They see a world where 150,000 people don’t have to die of cancer in the UK every year. A world where all cancers can be diagnosed, treated and cured.
But they can’t do it alone.
Every step they make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person. And their 4,000 members of staff – and nearly 40,000 volunteers – work relentlessly every day towards this goal.
They’re looking to fill hundreds of different vacancies this month, with a range of great retail and marketing roles coming pretty near the top of their list.
Other jobs available include Pharmaceutical Scientist, HR Administrator, Delivery Driver, and much more. So whatever skills you have, you’ll always be in demand – you just need to want to make a difference.
Thirsty for a new challenge? There’s always Coca-Cola…
Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. Across 13 countries, their employees make, sell and distribute the world’s most loved drinks brands to more than 300 million people. And it’s not just for fans of keeping things Classic.
Aside from the headliners, other brands distributed by the company include Fanta, Powerade, Glaceau Vitaminwater, Monster, Capri-Sun, Oasis, Dr. Pepper, Schweppes, Appleitiser and even 5 Alive (yes, it’s still actually a thing).
And what does it take to own over 20 individual brand names and almost 80 products in the UK market alone? Well, about 4,600 members of staff, if you’re asking.
Their latest recruitment drive is focussed on filling a range of sales, marketing, engineering and tech roles, as well as a number of apprenticeships. Benefits of working for the company include everything from industry-leading salaries, through to free iPads and company cars (depending on the position).
See also: all the free Coke Zero one person could legitimately ever drink.
When it comes to cutting edge careers in tech, they don’t come much bigger than Dixons Carphone.
Not only does the company comprise three high-tech high street heavyweights (Dixons, Carphone Warehouse & Curry’s PC World) all under one brand, it’s also home to a whole host of other lesser-known subsidiaries – including Team Knowhow (the services brand for all their products).
So, whether you want to work with all the latest mobile handsets (and get paid for it), sell 4k technology to the masses, or just fix faulty fridges for a living, they have the right career for you.
There are literally thousands of retail roles on offer, including management positions, as well as jobs with the legendary Geek Squad. Marketing, CX and Consultancy professionals are also in demand.
All you need is the right attitude, an agile approach to your work, and excellent interpersonal skills. Not to mention actually being able to use the latest gadgets without resorting to the instruction manual.
One of the biggest names in Great British beer, Fullers have been brewing award-winning beverages in the nation’s capital for well over two hundred years.
In that time, it’s fair to say they’ve learned a few things about running a successful business. One: you’re only as good as the people you employ. And, two: never underestimate the importance of London Pride.
It’s on those principles that they’ve gone on to build a portfolio of over 400 pubs, inns and hotels right across the country – ranging from Grade II listed buildings, to bussing modern bars, and everything in between.
They’re looking to add to their growing team throughout October, with bar staff, managers and supervisors high on their list of potential hires. They also have a variety of different catering roles available –from Junior Sous Chef, all the way up to Head Chef.
For a great career on tap (and/or 20% off food, drink and hotel stays) start your career with Fullers today.