Think summer is a bad time to move jobs in recruitment because companies stop hiring? It’s time to think again!  This season, Randstad Technologies busts the summer slowdown myth and highlights why there’s no better time to join the specialist recruiter in the heart of Bristol.

With senior staff on holiday and potential candidates out of the country it may appear at first glance that August is the worst time of year to try to hire new staff – every recruitment consultant’s nightmare. But research from specialist IT recruiter, Randstad Technologies, suggests the opposite making it a prime opportunity for savvy recruiters to reap the rewards and join the expert Bristol team.

An analysis of the ratio of job seekers to vacancies shows that, on average, there are 3.1 candidates for every new job in August – compared to an average of 2.3 candidates over the course of the year. This means recruitment consultants have access to a bigger pool of candidates during the summer months and employers are lining up to scoop the sector’s high flyers this summer. Mike Beresford, MD of Randstad Technologies said, “You might not be able to count on the sun during a typical British August but if you are in the IT and technology industries, you can count on having to fight that little bit less hard for every candidate you want to hire.”

But we all know that a great summer isn’t all about work, work, work. Bristol offers even the most career conscious and target-driven recruitment consultants the perfect work-life balance. Bristol really steps it up another level in summer with bars on boats and family festival favourites including the Harbour Festival and Balloon Fiesta. Whatever your preference, there’s always somewhere to celebrate your latest placement and enjoy your bonus cheque.

Don’t just take our word for it. Did you know that Bristol has been crowned the best city in Britain by The Sunday Times? Bristol boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, varied and beautiful housing, great schools and an incredible nightlife…all with awe-inspiring countryside just a stone’s throw away. Whether you’re an experienced recruiter or a graduate or second-jobber looking for a trainee recruitment consultant job – Bristol really does offer something for everyone.

Did you know Randstad Technologies is hiring 5 new trainee recruitment consultants to join its Bristol team? To read more about our Bristol-based Randstad Technologies roles, click here and apply today