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Feature: Issue 561 21 Dec 2010

The sky’s the limit – even though UK recruitment has fallen to earth

Even though the UK transport sector is caught in the economic doldrums, good opportunities remain for skilled transport personnel... provided they are prepared to contemplate working overseas.

Rik Thomas

The current state of play in the UK transport jobs market is perfectly summarised by Fred Ewing, a transportation jobs specialist at recruitment consultant Meridian. “People today will move to the moon if that’s where the work is,” he simply states. “The mindset has completely changed from two years ago – back then it had to be a really good job on offer to make them move down the road.”

The situation has changed so much in the past couple of years, Ewing...

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