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Fears of Brexit loom within recruitment; here’s how to prepare…

It has recently been announced that there has been drop in the amount of EU nurses wanting to work in the UK

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 rolesTime stayedAverage 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
Coach3 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 Manager3 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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