Hut Group to hire another 500 tech staff in North West

The Hut Group CEO Matthew Moulding

Manchester-based consumer brand and e-commerce giant The Hut Group (THG) said on Thursday it will create a further 500 permanent jobs in the next three months across its business in the North West of England as it approaches its peak trading period.

THG is also working with local partners to launch an in-house skills academy to retrain people who are out of work as a result of the ongoing pandemic and offer them sustainable employment.

“The recruitment drive will offer opportunities for a huge variety of roles across the region, on top of the 2,000 new roles the business has already created in the last 12 months,” said THG.

“The majority of positions will be in the group’s technology services division, THG Ingenuity, which has seen rapid growth in demand over the past 12 months, as an increasing number of businesses look to diversify and enhance their direct-to-consumer capabilities.”

Job openings at THG can be found at https://www.thg.com/careers/

THG CEO Matthew Moulding said: “It is an uncertain time for many people and businesses alike.

“This uncertainty has led to an unprecedented opportunity for THG to add to our exceptionally talented workforce.

“With our busiest trading period of the year approaching, we are excited to welcome 500 new starters ahead of Christmas.

“Our headquarters are in Manchester, and this recruitment drive will create sustainable and rewarding jobs for people across the North West, and will provide opportunities for all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

“There has never been a greater or more important time to invest in the people of Greater Manchester and the surrounding area.”

THG currently employs more than 8,000 people across its global offices.

Since the beginning of the year, THG has continued to invest heavily in its graduate and apprenticeship programmes, with more than 200 graduates and 120 apprentices joining the business over the last 12 months and the company plans to more than triple the intake in 2021 across all areas of THG, including Technology, Customer Service, Finance and Operations.

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