Since the announcement that the UK would be leaving the EU in June 2016, it’s not surprising that the number of EU nurses leaving the UK register has risen.
Experts at www.dywaj.co.uk have seen what has been happening to the recruitment industry first hand, they have witnessed current trends and explain how they think recruitment agencies and teams should prepare for the impact of ‘Brexit’.
In the 12 months up to September this year, there has been a 67% rise in the number of EU nurses and midwives leaving the UK register. The NMC said that these rising numbers leaving the profession is not only “worrying” but needs a solution.
Across the NHS in the UK, EU immigrants make up about 10% of registered doctors, and 7% of registered nurses. Out of every 1000 NHS staff, 876 are British, 56 are from the EU and 68 are from other countries outside the EU.
It is thought that other organisations that have a substantial number of EU workers, like the NHS, and are therefore likely to be affected by ‘Brexit’ are:
|Job roles||Time stayed||Average salary|
|Enterprise Architect||7 years and 6 months||£80,669|
|Machine Operator||5 years and 8 months||£23,576|
|Shift Manager ||4 years and 4 months||£27,999|
|Team Leader and Director||3 years and 9 months||£21,396, £45,405|
|Coach||3 years and 7 months||£36,118|
|Cashier and Shop Manager ||3 years and 6 months||£23,610, £25,253|
|Social Care Worker||3 years and 4 months||£29,804|
|Cleaner Casual and Chief Executive Officer ||3 years and 3 months||£16,247, £42,673|
|Office Manager||3 years and 2 months||£33,025|
|Chief Marketing Officer||3 years and 1 month||£46,712|
Research has shown that EU migrants have a higher employment rate than the UK average. However, the numbers also show that during the two years of negotiating so far EU nationals are already leaving the UK and their jobs.
Due to the inevitable impact of ‘Brexit’ looming, anyone working in a recruitment agency or team within these industries should prepare themselves to be busy filling roles that were originally occupied by an EU immigrants.
It is important for recruitment specialists to ensure they find enough people with the relevant skill set to fill the positions that are now open.
For the job seekers out there, now is the time to begin sharpening up your CV and applications. It is important that you make sure you’re selling yourself the best you can, and it starts with your CV.
Don’t rush, make it tailored and showcase your skills and abilities the best you can for each individual job or industry you want to work in.
This article is attributed to Darren Diamond CEO of DYWAJ – ‘www.dywaj.co.uk‘
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