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15 UK Companies Hiring Like Crazy in August

It isn’t always easy to find a new job. But there’s one thing we can do right now to make your job search easier, and that’s present you with a list of companies that are looking to hire literally hundreds—and in some cases, thousands—of people right now. So, what are you waiting for? Get your resume ready and be prepared to apply to one of these jobs. 

1. BP

Open Roles: Long Term Crude Oil Market Analyst, Trading Operator, Drilling Engineer, Optimisation Business Analyst, Performance Analyst, Retail Store Manager, and more

Where Hiring: Bracknell, London, Sunbury, and more

What Employees Say: “Good, caring internal culture. Although a little subject to role/team, most people are forward-thinking, want to make a positive contribution and are ready to help each other achieve their goals. Good work-life balance and some teams are also good at encouraging flexible working. Great pay and benefits for engineers.” — Current Employee

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2. HSBC

Open Roles: Business Manager, Senior Business Consultant, Cloud Service Manager, Senior UX Designer, Surveillance Change Analyst, Customer Research and Insight, and more

Where Hiring: Leeds, London, Melton Mowbray, and more

What Employees Say: “Good working hours and flexibility. Great pension and chances to develop. Good people.” — Current Employee

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3. Unilever

Open Roles: Machine Operator, Technical Operator, Europe Marketing Manager, Logistics Operative, Environmental Safety Scientist, Engineering Maintenance Manager, and more

Where Hiring: Burton on the Wolds, London, Sharnbrook, and more

What Employees Say: “Value-driven management, socially responsible, good learning ground and friendly people.” — Former Employee

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4. Aviva

Open Roles: Data Scientist, Junior Firewall Analyst, Investment Strategist, Pricing Analyst, Python Developer, Home Claims Consultant, Assistant Underwriter, and more

Where Hiring: Bristol, London, Norwich, Worthing, and more

What Employees Say: “Nice people, great for flexible working, good facilities, great pension and flexible benefits.” — Current Employee 

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5. Vodaphone

Open Roles: Personal Assistant, Business Analyst, Customer Sales Advisor, Development Lead, Manager, FP&A Reporting Manager, Bid & Contract Manager, and more

Where Hiring: Farnborough, London, Manchester, Newbury, and more

What Employees Say: “Great benefits, relaxed working environment, customer-centric culture.” — Current Employee

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6. Barclays

Open Roles: Project Manager, Business Analyst, Data Engineer, UI Developer, DevOps Engineer, Java Developer, Test Lead, Customer Service Advisor, and more

Where Hiring: Knutsford, London, Manchester, Northampton, and more

What Employees Say: “Great place to work. The scale challenge pushes you both personally and technically. They invest heavily in people and the onsite facilities are brilliant.” — Current Employee

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7. Centrica

Open Roles: Business Improvement Manager, Gas Installation Engineer, UK Installations Contractor, Infrastructure & Security Engineer, Patent Analyst, and more

Where Hiring: London, Runcorn, Uddingston, Windsor, and more

What Employees Say: “Free fruit, flexible working, great pension, employee benefits, health and well-being support, diverse workforce, focus on inclusion.” — Current Employee

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8. Compass Group

Open Roles: Catering Assistant, Receptionist, Barista, Ward Host, General Manager, Chef, Cleaner, Kitchen Assistant, Customer Service Assistant, Security Officer, and more

Where Hiring: Banbury, Cambridge, Hereford, Leeds, London, and more

What Employees Say: “Large organisation, a lot of support from central functions. Your feedback and ideas are listened to by central functions and acted on.” — Current Employee

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9. AstraZeneca

Open Roles: Clinical Project Coordinator, Business Analyst, Lean Manufacturing Excellence Facilitator, Technology Innovation Consultant, Regulatory Project Manager, and more

Where Hiring: Cambridge, Macclesfield, and more

What Employees Say: “Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They valued diversity and inclusion.” — Former Employee

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10. BBC

Open Roles: Content Assistant, Team Assistant, Creative Network Researcher, Resourcing & Talent Advisor, Production Coordinator, Format Sales Account Manager, and more

Where Hiring: Birmingham, Elstree, London, and more

What Employees Say: “Development opportunities, staff are well looked after, lots of training available if interested, pay is fair.” — Current Employee

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11. Arup

Open Roles: Design Manager, Rail Telecoms Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Facade Structural Engineer, Design Automation Developer, Landscape Architect, and more

Where Hiring: Birmingham, London, Manchester, Solihull, and more

What Employees Say: “Good benefits, great workers, interesting jobs, good transparency with upper management.” — Former Employee

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12. Screwfix

Open Roles: Store Manager, Service Assistant, Retail Supervisor, Trade Supervisor, and more

Where Hiring: Bexhill, Birmingham, Harlow, Stevenage, Wembley, and more

What Employees Say: “Opportunities good if you want to progress, they invest in you. Great work-life balance. Fun place to work. Customers [are] at the centre of what they do. Fair rates of pay, [and] bonus structure.” — Current Employee

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13. Meggitt

Open Roles: Trainee Laminator, Quality Manager, Quality & Development Engineer, ERP Specialist, HR Business Partner, Sales Director, Data Manager, and more

Where Hiring: Coventry, Loughborough, Poole, Tyseley, and more

What Employees Say: “The culture is great, really good training provided to improve our performance as a business and everybody is always happy to help.” — Current Employee

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14. Bupa

Open Roles: Financial Accountant, Client Service Officer Switchboard Operator Bank, Associate, Housekeeping Assistant, IT Specialist, Care Specialist, and more

Where Hiring: Bristol, Leeds, London, Salford, and more

What Employees Say: “Company really value its employees, great atmosphere, amazing offices, great benefits! Fab place to work in.” — Current Employee

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15. Diageo

Open Roles: Talent Engagement Manager, Operator, Technical Business Partner, Quality Improvement Coordinator, Change Manager, Trainee Business Leader, and more

Where Hiring: Leven, London, Runcorn, and more

What Employees Say:

“Unique in how the company and people care about the performance we deliver, the inclusion of all employees plus the impact on communities and society. Genuinely have freedom to determine the impact you want to have, the way you want to work, and to try out new ideas and build your career.” —Current Employee

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