December 1, 2023

Travel recruitment dips but stays at record highs

The number of candidates placed in new travel jobs dipped in June but remained at historically high levels, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment.

Although the number of placements fell by 28% compared to May’s record figure, June still saw the fifth highest number of placements in the past four years.

Last month’s figure was up by 271% from June 2021, up by 47% from June 2019 and up by 5% from June 2018.

Meanwhile, the number of new candidates registering for travel jobs dipped in June by 7%, but it was still up by 13% compared to the same month last year and by 23% from June 2019 and up by 18% from June 2018.

After an extremely busy first five months of the year, the number of travel job vacancies has dipped to its lowest level of 2022 so far. However, numbers remained comparable to previous Junes, down by just 1% from June 2019 and down by 3% from June 2018.

Barbara Kolosinska, Managing Director, said: “June may not have quite matched the volumes that we saw in May but it was still an extremely busy month for travel recruitment. Simply put, the last few months have been some of the busiest we’ve ever seen, with hundreds of candidates being placed in new travel jobs.

“Things are likely to cool down slightly over the next two months as we all get distracted by long overdue summer holidays, but there continues to be a fantastic range of attractive new travel jobs to catch the eye of jobseekers across the UK.”

A C&M report out earlier this month for the first half of 2022 showed salaries in business travel jobs have risen sharply.

C&M Travel Recruitment