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Page Personnel recruitment in Manchester
Greater Manchester is home to the largest single economic area outside of London. Across ten local authorities, Manchester's combined population of more than 2.7 million people generate £56 billion in gross added value, according to Core Cities UK. Nearly half a million people work in jobs in Manchester itself, with a further million employed in jobs in Greater Manchester outside of the city.
Recruiters face specific challenges when hiring into Manchester jobs. ONS figures show that within the city, there are around 20% more jobs than working-age residents. This ratio is reversed elsewhere in Greater Manchester, which has a combined working-age population of 1.8 million, but only 1.6 million jobs.
Graduate jobs are particularly well served. This is thanks to Manchester's numerous higher education institutions, including the University of Manchester (which merged with UMIST in 2004), Manchester Metropolitan University, and the Royal Northern College of Music. North of the River Medway, there is also the University of Salford. Across these four institutions, nearly 100,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students study towards degrees in the arts and sciences.
Recruitment advice from Page Personnel
The size of Manchester's metropolitan area and the distribution of the local working-age population poses unique challenges for hiring managers and candidates alike. Page Personnel have the local knowledge and expertise required to make the perfect match between applicant and vacancy, so both parties gain maximum benefit.
If you are an employer looking to cast your recruitment net across the region, or you live in Greater Manchester and are seeking employment, contact Page Personnel today. You can also find out more on our recruitment advice pages where you will discover all our latest articles about jobs in Manchester and other major UK cities.
- To see how Manchester salaries compare with other locations around the country, check the Page Personnel Salary Centre or, if you are interested in a specific sector or industry, try our Salary Guides for our latest insights.
- We work equally with employers and applicants and we welcome enquiries from all clients and candidates, whether you are just embarking on a new job hunt or recruitment drive, or you need some help with a search that has so far proved fruitless.
Our job alerts service can help candidates stay updated with new Manchester jobs as they appear on our website, with notifications when a relevant vacancy is posted. You can see our full current list of Manchester jobs here.
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