Global recruitment consultancy Robert Walters Group announced the launch of Walters People in London today.
The expansion into London marks the sixth office opening for the brand across Europe in the last 15 years.
Walters People London will initially focus on contract and permanent recruitment in accounting and finance and business support fields.
The launch comes off the back of what has been a positive half year for the contract and interim job market. In the last quarter (April – June 2019) contract and interim job vacancies grew by 20%.
In fact, a recent survey by Walters People found that almost half of professionals in London (40%) would be open to switching to a contract, interim or temporary position.
Director of Walters People London, Phill Westcott, has over 16 years of experience in recruitment. He comments:
“Contracting has always been a popular solution for a number of organisations in London – from large multinationals to small start-ups.Contracting really is a different field of expertise and in order to provide an excellent quality of service we need to have a team of dedicated specialists who know how this market operates. This is why now is the right time for us to launch Walters People in London.”
Walters People will also be recruiting for contract and permanent positions in areas of Business Support – namely Personal and Executive Assistant, Office Management, Administration, HR, Marketing Exec & Assistants, Admin, and Sales Support.
Phill adds: “The business support field has really turned a corner in 2019 and we are now seeing London-based businesses invest from the ground-up.”
According to Walters People insight, job vacancies increased in 2019 by 18% in junior marketing and HR positions, and by 16% in secretarial and support positions when compared to the same period last year.
Walters People London will continue to build on the market leading reputation for recruitment within the accounting and finance field. In 2019, job vacancies increased by 15% in the accounting and finance sector when compared to the same period in 2018.
Phill comments: “London has some of the best accounting and finance professionals in Europe, and through our connection with the Robert Walters Group our database of talent in this area is unrivalled.
“Our speed of service, quality assurance, market leading skills testing, and digital innovation – with the use of video CV’s, are our key pillars and clear differentiators.
“We’re in a great position to be able to support our clients in this fast-moving market, and we’re passionate about building strong relationships with skilled professionals and match these people in the right-fit roles.”