New year, new career? January is a classic time for us to step back and think about our careers. The Christmas festivities that were tiding you over through December are gone and the cold dark nights seem to be endless. At the low point of the year, you need to be thinking about how you can improve things for the future and that might mean a change in jobs.

Manchester is growing fast and in 2016 there was a 17% boost in the number of vacancies.

One of the best things you can do is think about the skill sets you would like to be using in your job and then having a look at the industries that are hiring and see where you might fit in.

So which Manchester industries should you be looking at?

I’m a Creative

The creative, media and digital industries are growing in Manchester. With MediaCityUK came the BBC, ITV and plenty of other big names. This means that there are lots of vacancies available but there’s also a lot of competition. Get your CV up to scratch and then jump in!

I want to Share My Knowledge

Higher Education is also big business with 3 universities here. In fact, there are lots of jobs available in the education sector in general so if you if you think teaching might be for you then now is the time to start making plans.

Show Me the Numbers

Manchester’s largest sector is Financial & Professional Services and it has driven the economic growth of the area in recent years. The sector accounts for a sixth of employment in the city and contributed 45% of all gross value added growth across Greater Manchester 1998 to 2008.

I’m a Social Butterfly

If you want to spend the day chatting then there are lots of industries that can make the most of your ability to talk to anyone. Social care is a growing industry across the UK and Manchester is no different. If you want to make a real difference to someone’s life then social care is a great way to go about it.

I’m Practical

Manufacturing and engineering is the second largest sector in Manchester and while there is plenty of competition, there are lots of jobs to go for. Making things is what the fabric of Manchester is made from and our industrial heritage is all around us. This is where Mr. Rolls met Mr. Royce afterall, so who might you meet?
Manchester is growing at an amazing rate and England’s second city isn’t slowing down. If you are searching for something new then our growing industries might just have the perfect thing for you.