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Real estate industry sees 11% jobs growth as homes for sale in the UK increases

As more Brits take steps to sell their homes (there has been a 7.1% increase in new listings in the past month according to recent research), Indeed’s employment data demonstrates that this is being reflected in the job market as the industry looks to hire to manage this need.

It seems we’re not expecting the real estate industry to slow down any time soon with Trainee Estate Agent, Quantity Surveyor and Property Manager all appearing in the top 5 job titles seeking hires.

Meanwhile, the number of people actively looking for careers in this industry has increased 10% since 2014, suggesting jobseekers are starting to realise the potential within this market.

However, this increase isn’t all down to Brits selling homes. With summer in full swing, the data reveals many of us are looking to make the most of our gardens with & lsquo;gardener’ having the highest number of job openings in June. From business gardens to private estate gardens, Indeed is currently listing over 17,000 jobs to fill this role around the UK.

Gerard Murnaghan, VP EMEA, Indeed comments, “The return of positive conditions in the UK housing market for both buyers and sellers, suggest it’s prime time for job seekers in this sector to take advantage of such opportunities.

“Recent reports cite the biggest growth is coming from the UK’s major towns and cities, perhaps unsurprisingly, and this in turn is reflected in Indeed’s national employment data with London, Manchester and Birmingham topping the list for job opportunities in Real Estate in the UK. Job seekers in such areas should keep an eye out for not only the more obvious estate agent roles, but also those focusing on engineering, construction and manufacturing, such as CAD technician and quantity surveyor.

“Meanwhile as demand for employees grows, employers in this sector need to make sure they are attracting the best talent to their roles – and assessing candidates to ensure they employ people who are the right fit for the role.” 


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