Jobs market with Environment Works

9th February 2017


It has been a strong start to 2017. Environment Works (formerly Shirley Parsons Associates) has reported an influx of new vacancies and the need for services and IEMA members is expanding throughout our client and candidate bases.

IEMA members throughout the UK will benefit from a discernible shift in the market. First, our clients are beginning to demand that job applicants are IEMA members, and have the right level memberships for different positions.

Second, this is beginning to drive up salaries, particularly in London and south east of England. This is a good sign for the rest of the UK – the ripple will spread, and generally what happens in London tends to reach the rest of the country in time.

This market shift is especially pronounced in the manufacturing and infrastructure industries, which are both experiencing growth. It also highlights strong demand for some skills sets. Ecology is experiencing a rise in popularity, as we head towards spring. Demand for several specialist niche skills are cropping up more regularly, principally sustainable sourcing and supply chain management.

These factors, as well as the work of our dedicated team, has resulted in a great start to 2017 at Environment Works and there are no signs of demand slowing.

The growth of the market in these areas looks set to continue into the year, and Environment Works aims to help harness this and continue the early successes.

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