After the Covid-19 pandemic caused the largest public health crisis in living memory, interest in working in the UK healthcare industry has increased.
Over the last 12 months, new analysis shows that recruitment is high, with a 37 per cent increase in the number of people hired by the sector in 2022.
Recruitment software company Occupop has found that there has been a 36 per cent increase in the number of job applications in the industry through sites like Indeed, Careers Page and LinkedIn.
The most in demand jobs in the sector include:
- Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) – 59 per cent of applicants applied for HCA roles and they don’t require a degree in a specific field
- Healthcare Administrator – 14 per cent of jobseekers sought admin jobs, rather than a medical role
- Nursing and Midwifery – there was a seven per cent spike in applications for nursing and midwifery roles
- Social Care Workers – there is a seven per cent increase in demand for roles in this area, which already currently employs 1.54 million people
- Allied Health Professionals – Allied Health is a broad term used to describe a range of medical professionals who are not doctors or nurses but still perform specialist tasks and there was a five per cent increase.
The month with the most applications was July 2022, while March of the same year was the month with the most hires as firms look to increase their headcount ahead of the new financial year.
Jobs search engine Indeed proved the most lucrative source of hires attracting 40 per cent of applicants while Careers Page received 29 per cent, LinkedIn 11 per cent and Facebook seven per cent.
It’s not just the UK that is popular for healthcare recruitment, with the Bali International Hospital in Indonesia also having a recruitment drive.