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20 Companies Eager to Hire Amid COVID-19

Posted by Glassdoor Team

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Last Updated March 27, 2020

COVID-19, the novel virus sweeping the globe, has caused much disruption and uncertainty to people’s livelihoods in the UK. Despite the crisis, many companies—from supermarket chains to hospitals and educators— are continuing to hire in droves. If you’re looking for a new (or second) job, then here are 20 companies hiring now. So, get your CV ready, and be prepared to apply to one of them today!

Supermarket & Retail Jobs

Tesco supermarket

In March many of the country’s largest supermarket chains announced substantial recruitment drives to cope with the increased demand. Take a look at these open vacancies at the country’s favourite supermarkets to keep shelves stocked, queue times down and to help ensure families have access to the essentials in these difficult circumstances.


The country’s largest supermarket is currently hiring 20,000 temporary workers to help keep its stores running from food to fashion as well as online.

Where are they hiring? Bar Hill, Castleford, Hammersmith, Leicester, Nottingham, Raleigh, and more.

Open Roles: Customer Assistant, Customer Service Assistant, Pharmacy Customer Assistant, Customer Delivery Driver, Warehouse Operative, Kitchen Team Member, and more.

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Asda is on the lookout for over 5,000 temporary staff to help keep its stores and services running. Take a look through some of Asda’s open jobs, which span its wide range of services beyond just groceries.

Where are they hiring? Crawley, Leeds, Reddish, Rushden, Taunton, and more.

Open Roles: Section Leader, Security Guard, Fresh Replenishment Manager, OD Coordinator, E-Commerce Trading Manager, Deputy Store Manager, Contact Lens Optician, and more.

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Like Asda, ALDI is also looking to fill 5,000 temporary roles in its 870+ locations. Offering everything from groceries to wines and spirits to home décor, ALDI has a great number of varied positions available right now.

Where are they hiring? Birmingham, Cardiff, Reading, Tamworth, Wetherby, and more.

Open Roles: Store Assistant, Area Manager, Deputy Manager, Stock Assistant, Cleaner, Store Management Apprentice, Selector, Global Business Coordination Specialist, and more.

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Iceland Foods

While Iceland has been overwhelmed with applications for in-store positions recently, the supermarket chain is still hiring for drivers and staff to help with their online delivery services. Take a look at some of Iceland’s open vacancies available at some of its 850 locations across the UK.

Where are they hiring? Coventry, Croydon, London, Manchester, Poole, Staines, Uxbridge, and more.

Open Roles: Online Picker, Retail Assistant, Home Delivery Driver, Store Manager, Cleaner, Senior Supervisor, and more.

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As one of the largest supermarket chains in the UK, Morrisons is currently on the lookout for 3,500 staff to help grow its home delivery service with many driver distribution centre jobs available.

Where are they hiring? Johnstone, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newlands, Sheffield, Winsford, and more.

Open Roles: Customer Assistant, Multi-Skilled Engineer, Florist, Home Delivery Driver, Manufacturing Operative, Store Manager, Store People Manager, Key Operative, and more.

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Lidl is on the lookout to fill 2,500 temporary jobs in some of its 760 stores to help keep shelves stocked during these challenging times.

Where are they hiring? Acton, Crook, Exeter, Hamworthy, Sunderland, Warrington, and more.

Open Roles: Stock Assistant, Warehouse Operative, Customer Assistant, Shift Manager, Deputy Store Manager, Store Manager, Area Manager, Catering Assistant, Chef, and more.

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Co-op has already managed to fill 5,000 temporary vacancies in a matter of day,s but one of the world’s largest consumer cooperatives still needs to fill roles across many of its other services.

Where are they hiring? Andover, Barnet, Greater Manchester, Mallaig, Worcester and more.

Open Roles: Warehouse Operative, Member Pioneer, Medical Negligence Paralegal, Customer Assistant, Payroll Specialist, Funeral Service Crew, Mobile Funeral Arranger, and more.

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Health Care Services & Hospital Jobs

Healthcare worker


It goes without saying that the NHS is being put under severe pressure as a result of this crisis, but it has been promising to see over 500,000 people volunteer to help those in need. The NHS also has a number of open roles across the UK, all helping to support our National Health Service.

Where are they hiring? Birmingham, Blyth, Cramlington, Hexham, Wolverhampton, and more.

Open Roles: Clerical Officer, Nursing Assistant, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Ward Manager, Point of Care Testing Officer, Clinical Photographer, Estates & Facilities Manager, and more.

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Lloyds Pharmacy

What do they do? Lloyds Pharmacy’s 1,500 locations dispense medication—but the company also offers private consultations, medicine-use reviews, screening services, self-care advice and more.

Where are they hiring? Bedford, Billericay, Horsham, Rotherham, Soham, York, and more.

Open Roles: Healthcare Partner, Pharmacist Manager, OPD Pharmacist, Prison Pharmacist, Retail Manager, Relief OPD Pharmacist, PR Manager, Pharmacy Dispenser, and more.

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What do they do? According to its Glassdoor profile, HC-One offers professional residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for older people in more than 300 care homes in the UK.

Where Hiring: Bexhill-on-Sea, Chandlers Ford, Harefield, Liverpool, Manchester, Morpeth, and more.

Open Roles: Home Manager, Kitchen Assistant, Care Assistant, Senior Care Assistant, Housekeeper, Assistant Chef, Domestic Assistant, Registered Nurse, Clinical Lead, and more.

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Spire Healthcare

What do they do? Spire Healthcare has 39 private hospitals throughout the UK, according to its Glassdoor profile, and employs experienced consultant surgeons and other specialists.

Where are they hiring? Cambridge, Havant, Horley, Leicester, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, and more.

Open Roles: Marketing Executive, Clinical Pharmacist, Mammographer, Accounts Assistant, Medical Secretary, Outpatient Nurse, Health Advisor, Surgical Ward Staff Nurse, and more.

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BMI Healthcare

What do they do? According to its Glassdoor profile, BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group, and it has more than 54 hospitals and clinics throughout the country.

Where are they hiring? Birmingham, Cheadle, Northampton, Nottingham, Orpington, Rochdale, and more.

Open Roles: Patient Administrator, Theatre Practitioner, Healthcare Assistant, Specialist Nurse, Senior Radiographer, Patient Liaison Officer, Clinical Lead, Physiotherapist, and more.

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Nuffield Health

What do they do? Nuffield Health offers a nationwide network of hospitals, medical centres, and gyms, helping people from diagnosis to cure—as well as through their fitness journeys.

Where are they hiring? Bournemouth, Bristol, Guildford, Hensol, Oxford, Worchester, and more.

Open Roles: Staff Nurse, Beauty Therapist, Part-Time Physiotherapist, Theatre Practitioner, Sales and Services Manager, Sales Executive, Receptionist, Staff Nurse Scrub, and more.

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Education & Universities Jobs

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Cardiff University

What do they do? According to its Glassdoor profile, Cardiff University is an ambitious, innovative university “with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city.”

Where are they hiring? Cardiff

Open Roles: Research Associate, Lecturer, Centre Manager, European and International Officer, Examination Supervisor, Programmes Administrative Assistant, ESRC Impact Manager, and more.

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University College London

What do they do? University College London is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, its Glassdoor profile says, with a community of approximately 50,000 students and staff.

Where are they hiring? London

Open Roles: Research Assistant, CRUK Clinical Research Training Fellow, Head of Business Change, Study Coordinator & Tissue Collector, WEISS Communications Manager, and more.

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What do they do? Kaplan offers higher education programs online and at campuses, as well as test preparation, and professional training, according to its Glassdoor profile.

Where are they hiring? London, Manchester, Remote, and more.

Open Roles: Applications Coordinator, Tutor, Director of Client Services, Curriculum Editor, Enrolment Specialist, and more.

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Digital & Technology Jobs

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Babylon Health

What do they do? Babylon Health provides on-demand, virtual health consults with doctors and specialists via smartphone using its AI technology.

Where are they hiring? London, Remote

Open Roles: Product Analyst, Sexual Health Nurse Specialist, Social Media & Communications Executive, Business Intelligence Analyst, Engineering Director, Digital Advanced Nurse Practitioners, and more.

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What do they do? Arm is a technology company that, according to its Glassdoor profile, produces energy-efficient processor designs and powers products from sensors to smartphone to computers.

Where are they hiring? Cambridge, Manchester, Sheffield, and more.

Open Roles: Senior Test and Automation Engineer, Graduate Engineer, Junior Business Analyst, Engineering Director, Staff Software Engineer, AMBA Architect, and more.

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What do they do? Deliveroo is an app that matches customers, restaurants, and riders together to deliver food. It operates in 13 countries, and delivers orders from more than 80,000 restaurants.

Where are they hiring? London, Manchester

Open Roles: Outbound Support Agent, Software Engineering Director, CRM Life-Cycle Manager, Sales Development Representative, Senior Copywriter, Senior CRM Executive, and more.

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What do they do? Improbable seeks to power previously unmakeable games and answer previously unanswerable questions that lead to a better functioning world.

Where are they hiring? Cambridge, London

Open Roles: Lead UX Researcher, Product Analyst, Senior Build Engineer, UI Engineer, Senior Gameplay Programmer, Games Engineer, Technical Writer, Partner Engineer, and more.

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