Technical, Craft & Manual Talent Trends

People in a variety of technical, craft and manual roles really add to the learning experience and provide the vital support institutions need to run smoothly and maintain the highest quality standards. However, there’s growing competition for top talent from the private sector, as well as a wide range of organisations and institutions nationally.

Which is why the team at has carried out an in-depth study to provide you with a greater insight into the latest recruitment trends and all kinds of information to help you recruit the best talent. Our report takes a closer look at the 4,548 technical, craft and manual opportunities placed by UK and Irish higher education institutions on our job board during 2015.

Just some of the key findings:

  • Technical, craft and manual roles account for 8% of all jobs advertised on
  • 4,548 of these opportunities were advertised on by higher education institutions in the UK and Ireland during 2015.
  • On average craft and manual opportunities are advertised for a shorter length of time (16 days) compared to academic opportunities.
  • Technical roles tend to be offered on a full-time basis (88%).
  • On average craft and manual roles tend to offer lower salaries than technical roles.

You can find out more by downloading the full report using the link below.

Download the Technical, Craft & Manual Talent Trends now!

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