Employment help and advice as it’s feared one in three jobs could be lost due to coronavirus – The Sun

A SHOCK new study claims one in three jobs could be lost in parts of the UK due to the coronavirus crisis.

Experts from the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce say jobs in hospitality, retail and tourism are most likely to be hit — and a plan revealed by British Airways this week to make 12,000 staff redundant shows huge job cuts are already starting to bite.

If you’re one of the unlucky workers already laid off, The Sun is here to help.

Today we’re profiling thousands of jobs ready to apply for TODAY — and each and every week we’ll bring you thousands more.

Plus we’ve teamed up with the Government’s new JobHelp site to help you get work ready in lockdown.

The site helps to connect jobseekers to essential key worker roles and to prepare jobhunters to take up new careers once the crisis eases.

Employment Minister Mims Davies said: “Spending some time updating your CV or exploring potential new avenues is always a sound investment, especially in these difficult and uncertain times.

“Doing so now can really help you get ahead and be ready to pivot roles if you need to.”

For more information on vacancies and advice on applying for jobs go to jobhelp.dwp.gov.uk.

Get work-ready on lockdown

Steve McCall, an employer and partnership manager at the Department for Work and Pensions, said: “With people across the UK staying home, now is a great time to get work-ready, whether it’s to support the national effort or prepare for that golden opportunity.”

Get on the VIP list: We all hate spam mail but early alerts from recruiters and job sites can help you get first sight of that all-important job.

Subscribe to vacancies notifications in your preferred field so you don’t miss out.

Job-winning CV: Check that your CV is up-to-date and ready to go.

If you’re applying for a job in a different sector or role, really draw out those transferable skills that demonstrate you have the knowhow and attitude to thrive in the job.

Be a brainbox: Make the most of online training to help you upskill or reskill.

The DWP’s new page provides links to training, including the new Skills Toolkit that launched this week.

Network, Network, Network (remotely): If you haven’t got one already, set up a LinkedIn profile.
Ensure you have your settings so recruiters know you’re looking for opportunities so they can reach out to you.

Hang out at the fair: There are some great virtual careers fairs taking place which can build contacts and give you face time with employers.

Just remember that looking smart still counts.

Squeaky-clean social profile: Look through your own social media and check there’s nothing you wouldn’t be happy for a potential employer to see.

Go easy on yourself: Times are tough, we’re stuck indoors and putting yourself out there and applying for jobs can take its toll — this is normal.
It can feel relentless but putting the hard yards in now will pay off in the end.

Show your caring side

Need a role with security and regular pay? Then consider care.

You’ll be helping the nation’s most vulnerable at their time of need, as well as starting a new career with excellent prospects.

Care home specialist CARE UK has 500 jobs across the country.

As well as frontline care roles, there are opportunities for kitchen hands, head chefs, receptionists and housekeepers.

Chef Andrew Bedwell began his career at Raymond Blanc’s world-famous restaurant Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford and ran catering at Blenheim Palace before deciding to become the head chef at Millers Grange care home, in Witney, Oxon.

He said: “I spend time eating with the residents to ensure we know what they really think and what they enjoy – and it works.

“You can’t argue with empty plates.

“It’s such a fantastic feeling knowing you are contributing to the wellbeing of older people.”

Care UK HR director Leah Queripel added: “We offer a wide range of benefits, including locally competitive wages and roles that give the enormous satisfaction of enabling our 7,000 residents to live fulfilling lives.” Apply at careers.careuk.com.

BLUEBIRD CARE is one of the UK’s largest providers offering care for people in their own homes.

The company has hundreds of jobs for care and senior care assistants, live-in care assistants, care managers and supervisors.

Bluebird’s Neil Murray said: “Everyone we work with is dedicated to making a real difference to our customers’ lives. You could do the same.”

Apply at bluebirdcare.co.uk/careers.

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE has 2,500 vacancies for caregivers to look after older people at home.

There are also jobs for care managers, recruiters and schedulers.

UK CEO Martin Jones said: “Looking after some of the most vulnerable in our society has always been incredibly important work, but at this time it is perhaps more important than ever.

“For those that are looking for work and are passionate about helping those in need of assistance and want to deliver high-quality, person-centred care, please do get in touch.”

See homeinsteadjobs.co.uk.

EXEMPLAR HEALTH CARE has 1,000 vacancies across its 32 care homes.

Most jobs are associate carer roles but there are also domestic, maintenance and catering jobs.

See exemplarhc.com/careers/job-search.

Expert advice for start-ups

With many small start-ups seriously struggling, entrepreneur Julian Hearn from nutritionally-balanced food specialist Huel has launched the #PLEDGE30 campaign, encouraging business owners to give 30 minutes of their time to mentor young firms hit by Covid-19.

The multi-millionaire has launched two successful business and is passionate about small firms building the nation’s economy.

He said: “The Government has provided unprecedented financial relief.

“However, many small business owners might be feeling uncertain or anxious during this time.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and those in a more fortunate position need to help others pull through.

“Giving up our time is the least we can do.”

Search #pledge30 on social for more details.

Tech training expert MTHREE is offering an Aspire Scholarship to train specialist software developers during lockdown.

The 12-week course helps students graduating with STEM degrees to become full-stack java developers.

The online course, which normally costs £8,500, has start dates throughout May, June and July. Mthree will help graduates secure a role at a blue-chip firm on completion.

Chief Operating Officer David Hanks said: “Our scholarship will empower ambitious graduates to take the next step in their career, and give them the necessary training required to fast track their development.”

Apply at tinyurl.com/yabejhg9.

Professional networking site LINKEDIN has set up a Coronavirus Resource Hub, including a service to quickly connect medical professionals to urgent healthcare roles.

New medical job vacancies are being automatically shown to members such as nurses who have matching skills.

Candidates can then apply immediately.

The site is also offering free job posts for frontline roles, including medical device manufacturing, mental health care, warehousing and freight.

UK country manager Josh Graff said: “Every day we are hearing heroic stories of how those on the front lines are working around the clock to protect the public.

“It’s clear, however, that more help is needed to fill the most urgent open roles.”

See news.linkedin.com/coronavirus-resource-hub.

My new start without going out

What if you’ve already accepted a new role? Starting a new job is always stressful, but beginning it under lockdown away from your new colleagues is even tougher.

Neda Kinduryte recently joined online used car marketplace Heycar under lockdown as a website engineer.

Neda, 23, from London, said: “I was excited to meet the team, but when I learned I’d be working remotely, I wasn’t too disappointed.

“As companies increasingly move towards remote working possibilities, I saw this situation as an opportunity to test something that might be considered a new normal in the future.”

Here are Neda’s top tips for tackling a remote start to a new job.

ASK QUESTIONS: It’s crucial to understand your new company’s culture so you quickly feel part of the team.

HR departments or line managers should talk you through this in your first week, and ask as many questions as you need.

GET YOUR FACE KNOWN: Normally in a new job, you’d meet your colleagues and quickly get to know them.

As that’s not possible right now, arrange video one-to-ones and group calls so you can piece together what everyone does.

STICK AROUND AFTER HOURS: While Friday drinks are out, socialise online.

It’s a great way to get to know your new colleagues away from work and find out about their personalities.

LITTLE THINGS MATTER: Attending lots of video meetings in my first few weeks has meant I’ve seen inside almost all my new workmates’ homes.

I’ve met pets, children and partners.
You really get to know them quickly and it makes for great conversation-starters too.

BE BUSY: Nothing makes you feel part of a company more than rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck into some work.

Always be first to put your hand up to volunteer for something new.
To work with Neda, visit heycar.co.uk/careers.


SUPPORTED living homes company CASCADE CARE needs eight care support workers and two team leaders to look after adults, young people and children living with autism, learning difficulties and other complex needs.

See cascade-care.com/jobs.

ORBIS EDUCATION & CARE needs support workers, catering assistants and learning support assistants in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff area.

Call 02922 671855 or email [email protected]

Interest rise in bank roles

With everyone managing their money a little more closely right now, we are seeing a mini boom in banking jobs. There are full-time, part-time and temporary roles all on offer.

Tax and audit accounting giant KPMG is taking on 83 new staff with jobs ranging from team leaders to audit assistants. See kpmgcareers.co.uk.

BARCLAYS needs another 170 new recruits with roles including customer service advisers, IT experts and call centre staff.

See search.jobs.barclays.

TSB is seeking customer service call centre staff in Swansea and Sunderland.

Apply at tsbcareers.co.uk.

NATWEST needs telephone mortgage advisers, team leaders and customer service staff.

Find your role at jobs.rbs.com/search/natwest/jobs.

METROBANK has 38 vacancies with salaries up to £65,000.

There are also customer service roles available on a salary of £20,600.
A spokesman said: “Whether you’re looking for a part-time or full-time role, or just want the option to work flexibly, we’d love to hear from you.”

See metro bank.avature.net/amazingcareers.

LLOYDS has 28 jobs including social media planner and cybersecurity roles.

See lloydsbankinggroup.com/careers.

ASK the expert

WITH lockdown expected to ease over the coming months, firms are already planning how to social-distance staff. Digital pharmacy nowpatient.com is already operating social distancing in its huge warehouse.

Here CEO Lee Dentith explains how to get it right. He said: “All firms should have policies in place to keep team members working safely.”

  1. Ensure all employees have their own work- station or desk, which is located at least two metres or more apart from other colleagues. Mark out the distance on the floor.
  2. Keep it individual. Make sure that each employee has their own items, such as pens, a computer, coffee mug and stationery.
  3. Wipe down workstations, chairs and tables daily with antiseptic wipes. Ensure all crockery and cutlery is washed immediately after use. Bins must be emptied and cleaned daily.
  4. Place all chairs and tables in the communal areas at least two metres apart and only let a few people use the space at any one time.
  5. Place hand sanitisers in all areas and have signs up so all staff ensure they clean their hands before and after lunch.
  6. If any employee is showing signs of illness, especially signs of Covid-19, ensure you follow all government regulations.
  7. Place disinfectant wipes and sprays in all communal toilets and ask all employees to spray the facilities after use.

Delivering job satisfaction

Looking for a super keyworker role? Supermarkets across the UK have pledged to reach three million delivery slots a week within the next fortnight – and they need your help to do it.

There are hundreds of new delivery jobs available, so sign up today to help get food to the nation’s most vulnerable.

SAINSBURY’S is taking on drivers at several locations, from Kent to Scotland.
A spokesman said: “It’s a fun role with fabulous colleagues in a team where you can be yourself and trusted to do a great job.”

Apply at sainsburys.jobs.

WAITROSE is recruiting drivers and night stock replenishment staff at jlpjobs.com/search-jobs.

TESCO has almost 40 jobs nationwide.

See tesco-careers.com.

ASDA’s roles are updated daily at asda.jobs.

OCADO also has jobs at ocadogroup.com/careers/drivers.

Be a hero…

DELIVERY giant UPS needs parcel sorters and delivery drivers around the UK.

The firm also has roles for HGV drivers, warehouse operatives and freight forwarders. Search at jobs-ups.uk.

CHURCH FARM CARE has ten roles for care assistants and night nurses. No experience is required as full training is given.

Patrick Atkinson, owner of Church Farm Care, said: “We are always looking for the right people to join us and provide a standard of care that goes way beyond the level required by law.”

Search “Church Farm Care” at indeed.co.uk.

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