The UK’s independent job board, CV-Library, has announced the manufacturing sector saw the strongest growth in job applications last month.
Compared to May 2014, job applications saw an overall rise of 36.5 per cent, resulting in higher volumes of skilled candidates applying for each job.
Despite a drop in jobs between April and May 2015, jobs in the industry have still seen a year-on-year rise of 24 per cent.
Whilst May 2014 saw an average of 26.2 job applications per role, the figure has increase to 31.3 in May 2015, a rise of 19.75 per cent, which is greater than any other sector last month.
These figures are way ahead of the current average ‘application to job ratio’ of 16.6:1, which actually dropped nationally by 2.6 per cent.
Lee Biggins, Founder and MD of CV-Library, explains: “The growth in the number of candidates applying for jobs in manufacturing sector is excellent news for businesses in the industry.
“This rise means organisations have a broader spectrum of skilled professionals to choose from, meaning they can be much more selective when filling roles.”