Reed.co.uk becomes ‘careers marketplace’

Reed.co.uk announces changes senior leadership and shifts focus

Reed.co.uk has made changes to its senior leadership team as well as making moves to become a ‘careers marketplace’. The changes, say the company, reflect the evolving UK jobs market and consequent jobseeker behaviour.

As Reed.co.uk has observed, jobseekers appear to be more flexible and open-minded than ever before with 70 per cent open to changing the sector they work in to find the right opportunity and over half (52 per cent) willing to relocate. At the same time, two-thirds (66 per cent) of jobseekers spent time in 2020 learning new skills, with the main ambition being to improve their career prospects in 2021.

With the business, after more than 10 years working for Reed.co.uk commercial director, Simon Wingate has been appointed as managing director of Reed.co.uk. He will be supported at the senior level by Reed Courses director, Pierre Vangrevelyngne, who has been appointed managing director of the subsidiary company, Reed Learning.

James Reed, chairman said: “I’m delighted to announce both Simon and Pierre’s promotions, as we look to bring Reed.co.uk’s jobs, courses and career advice offerings closer together than ever before. It’s been a privilege seeing the company go from strength to strength since its inception and I’m personally very excited by the opportunities in this next chapter.”

The leadership changes come at the same time as the company refreshes its brand identity as it sets its focus on becoming a careers marketplace.

Simon Wingate explains: “We know that careers don’t follow a linear path and we’ve therefore made it our vision to ‘connect people to a world of career opportunities online’. What this means is that Reed.co.uk will be focusing efforts over the coming years on building out and integrating our jobs, courses and career advice services. This will ensure that everyone – no matter their age, background, stage of career or location – can feel empowered to advance their careers in the way they want.”

Visitors to Reed.co.uk can apply to vacancies from over 30,000 recruiters a year, enrol on any of the 70,000 courses advertised and read thousands of articles with expert tips and advice on CVs, cover letters, interviews, professional development and more. Recruiters can search a CV Database with over 20 million candidates, while learning providers can advertise their brand and courses to over 11 million active course seekers.

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