Top companies hiring May 2021

Remember when you said you’d find a better job when lockdown was over? 👀 

OK, so we might not be in the clear quite yet. But with sectors such as non-essential retail and hospitality reopening up over the last month, and more venues due to open back up over the coming weeks, we certainly have reason to be optimistic in May. 

As a result, some of the top companies across the country are hiring on right now. So if you’re looking for a sign that it’s finally time to take your job search off hold, this article could be it. 

To help inspire you, here are just five companies that could be your perfect fit in May.


Barchester Healthcare

When founder Mike Parsons was struggling to find a good quality care home for two relatives back in 1992, he did the only logical thing he could think of. He started his own care home. 

From one converted 17th-century farm in the Cotswolds, Barchester now owns and operates over 240 care homes and six independent hospitals across England, Scotland and Wales. And what does it take to deliver exceptional levels of care to over 11,000 residents and patients every single day? Exceptional people. An amazing 17,000 of them, in fact. 

Barchester is looking to fill a range of roles in May, including hundreds of roles in healthcare, admin, accountancy, and everything in between. If you’re ready to find a career you really care about, apply today. 

Roles in demand:

Benefits of working for Barchester Healthcare include:

  • Automatic enrollment onto its profit share scheme – allowing you to take home a share of the company’s end of year profits
  • A golden handshake for new care workers and nurses (giving you the opportunity to earn up to £2,000 just for joining) 
  • A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts, all easily accessed via Barchester’s ‘It’s All About You’ employee app

Location: Right across the UK. 

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Connells is part of The Connells Group, one of the largest and most successful estate agency and property services providers in the UK.

As you might expect, the last 12 months have been pretty hectic for the company – and with the current property boom showing no signs of slowing down, Connells is on the lookout for aspiring estate agents to join its ranks.  

Many trainee and entry level positions are on offer, so previous experience isn’t necessarily a prerequisite. And with a number of jobs available which include the option to work from home, you might not even need to relocate to an actual office to get the job done. 

Roles in demand:

Three quick facts about Connells:

  • It has a network of over 180 branches across the country
  • It has 8,485 properties nationwide at the time of writing (which you can check in real time via the counter on its website)
  • The first house sold by Connells was in Luton in 1936 – where it still has a branch to this day

Location: Throughout the UK, including Bristol, Braintree, Bournemouth (and lots of other places that don’t begin with the letter ‘b’). 

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Is your career giving you sleepless nights?

Whether it’s through the impressive range of mattresses, bases and bedframes it carries, or the excellent advice given out by its advisors, Dreams help thousands of sleep-deprived customers get a better night’s sleep – every single year.

It’s always looking to add excellent members of staff to the team, whether it’s in one of the 180 Dreams stores across the country, or at its Buckinghamshire-based ‘bedquarters’ (yes, this is actually what they call it). So if you’re looking for the career of your Dreams…well, you get the idea.

Just make sure you can resist the urge to nap at work before you apply…  

Roles in demand:

Things you might not know about Dreams:

  • The Dreams Bed Factory manufactures over 5,000 mattresses, divans and headboards each and every week
  • It’s the official sleep partner for Team GB and ParalympicsGB, supporting every GB athlete with their sleep performance training for Tokyo
  • Dreams doesn’t just do beds – it also sells furniture, such as wardrobes, dressing tables, mirrors and more 

Location: Throughout the UK. 

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Jewson’s aim is simple: to be the best timber and builders’ merchant in the eyes of its customers. And with almost 200 years’ worth of experience under its tool belt, it’s hard to argue it’s not achieving that aim.  

With Jewson branches practically everywhere, from the Scottish Isles to Penzance, you’re never far from expert advice, reliable service and the highest quality building materials. It’s currently recruiting for customer service staff and delivery drivers to start throughout May. 

Successful applicants must have the right tools for the job. For Jewson, that means a friendly and knowledgeable approach and being able to provide the best customer service in the business. 

Ready to build a better career? Sometimes you need to do it yourself…

Roles in demand:

Benefits of working for include:

  • Excellent training and career progression packages
  • 31 days of holiday every year for full-time employees, with the option to buy more
  • Discounts across the store (as well as discounts at hundreds of other retail outlets, for those who don’t buy too much MDF)

Location: Throughout the UK. 

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The RAC has been driving people forward in their careers since 1897. 

In that time, the company has consistently been at the forefront of developing services and solutions for all motoring needs – whether it’s breakdown cover with roadside assistance, insurance, used car sales, connected car technology solutions, or up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information.

It’s looking to fill a whole host of roles in May, primarily for vehicle technicians and mechanics. However, there are also jobs in the sales and customer care teams, for anyone who likes talking about cars all day but would struggle to use a spanner. 

Fun fact: did you know that RAC originally stood for Royal Automobile Club? It won’t necessarily help you get the job, but at least it’ll make your next breakdown feel a whole lot more regal.

Roles in demand:

Benefits of working for RAC include:

  • You’ll get your very own RAC vehicle and necessary tools (mechanics/vehicle technicians only)
  • Flexible working hours and benefits scheme, so you can choose the incentives that matter most to you
  • Comprehensive breakdown cover comes as standard 

Location: Yep, you’ve guessed it…throughout the UK.

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