As companies continue adapting to doing business in a COVID-19 world, the demand for jobs is changing and evolving all the time. Before the pandemic struck in March the job market look substantially different, fast forward to the present day and a very different picture is painted.
During the peak of the pandemic we saw our retail sector in need of extra staffing due to the increase customer demand and buying behaviour. After entering a second national lockdown it could mean the retail industry will remain near the top of the list for the most in-demand roles.
Research conducted by professional networking site, LinkedIn, identified exactly what job roles where most in demand during the months of June and July 2020. Surprisingly, Personal Shopper ranked top, Customer Service Assistant second and thirdly Pharmacy Manager. 
Specific jobs were not the only things in demand during the height of the pandemic, we also saw a shift in skills demand and what skills were considered the most important to employers. LinkedIn found that communication was the top sought after skill for employers globally, followed by business management and problem solving.  Unsurprisingly, communication is a skill that is considered vital in the current climate. It is more important than ever for employers to keep a line of communication open with their customers, employees, and partners.
Now we have seen the short-term effects of the pandemic on the job and skills demand but what about the long-term effects? How will the pandemic shape the future job landscape in the UK and what jobs will be the most in demand in years to come? We looked at some of the top predictions and what pathways are available to enter those professions.
We have seen longstanding issues regarding shortages of graduates in professions such as nursing, it is more than likely that the demand will remain highly probable in 10 years’ time.  What are the pathways to getting a job in the healthcare industry? Below we have listed what pathways are available and what to expect as your average salary.
Pathways: University, Degree-level Apprenticeship
£22,000 – £50,000
Pathways: University, Apprenticeship, Trainee Scheme
£25,000 – £38,000
Hospitality trades and food preparation
Recent research suggests that while Healthcare and Teaching professions remain the most probable to see increase in demand by 2030, closely following is hospitality trades and food preparation.  This could be down to the fact consumers value this type of industry when it comes to socialising with friends and family.
Pathways: University, College, Apprenticeship
£13,000 – £50,000
With the Government’s recent promise to inject money into construction in the UK, it is no surprise that construction jobs will remain in demand post-COVID.
Pathways: College, Apprenticeship, University
£28,000 – £78,000
Teaching is another profession where we see a continued demand, with a shortage of teachers across the UK. This type of profession offers excellent levels of job security, an advantage many are seeking in times like this.
£23,000 – £43,000
Whilst we can see some roles will remain in demand there is some unexpected results when we look at the future job demand. Whether its teaching, construction or healthcare were your passion lies, CareersInc can guide you through the process to your future.
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