September sees 41% surge in travel jobs created

September sees 41% surge in travel jobs created

A 41% jump in new travel jobs being created emerged in September over the previous month with a 10% rise in the number of candidates registering for new positions.

The new yearly high for job creation in the industry came as last month saw a record number of travel jobs being filled, with the total rising to its highest level since records began in 2011, according to data compliled by C&M Travel Recuitment and C&M Executive Recuitment.

But there was minimal movement in salaries for standard travel jobs paying up to £40,000 a year for the third month in succession.

September’s figure fell by 0.19% or £42 to £21,820, continuing a recent trend that has seen wages fall no lower than £21,747 and rise no higher than £21,866 since June.

However, standard travel salaries remain historically high and have now risen annually for the past 16 consecutive months.

Overall, the average pay for a new job in travel fell by 2.54% in the month to £24,974, although this still remains 1.13% more than September 2015.

C&M director Barbara Kolosinska said: “With many new travel jobs being created and many new candidates actively looking for these roles, it’s now clear that the quiet summer period is, thankfully, behind us.

“What’s even more encouraging is that we saw more travel jobs being filled in September than in any month since our records began in 2011.

“Considering all the events that have affected both the travel industry and the wider economy over the last few months, it’s hugely reassuring that companies in our industry are still choosing to recruit in record numbers.”


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