April sees new travel jobs boost, finds study

April sees new travel jobs boost, finds study

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Average travel salaries continued a recent trend by remaining relatively static in April with a dip of just 0.21% to £24,767 over the previous month.

However, overall pay has risen annually by 3.82%, while wages for standard travel roles have jumped in the past year by more than 6% to £19,698.

This came as more new travel jobs became available than at almost any point for the last eight years, according to the latest travel salary index produced by C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment.

April saw the second highest number of new positions since March 2007, and was beaten only by January this year.

The overall figure was boosted by a strong rise in new executive travel jobs as well as those in the southeast and north of England.

Director, Barbara Kolosinska, said: “April saw more new travel jobs being made available than almost another month in the past decade, so it was clearly a great few weeks for candidates.

“Particularly in the southeast, job seekers now have a much wider choice of roles available to them, and we expect this to result in more people returning to the jobs market in the next few months to explore their options.”

But she added: “Despite an increase in the number of new roles, there was no sign of a rise in average travel salaries this month with pay remaining largely static.

“We shouldn’t ignore the impact of the recent general election, which always have a knock-on effect on the recruitment industry.

“The uncertainty that they create, particularly this year with the prospect of another coalition government, mean that many job seekers simply choose to stick with their current role and delay their job search until after the election.

“However, the stability of a majority government is welcome and should help both the recruitment and travel industries, for at least the short-term.”

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