A boost in engineering jobs and talent in the automotive industry has led to an increase in job vacancies, a new report has found.
Martin Warnes, managing director at reed.co.uk, said: "A good news story arising from the figures is the buoyancy of the automotive and engineering sectors.
"Recent developments in the car industry, particularly in the West Midlands and also in the North West, have provided a major boost to job prospects within both fields, which continue to play such a major role in the overall health of the jobs market and wider UK economy."
New job vacancies increased by over 7% last month compared with a year ago, according to a new report.
Employment firm Reed said most sectorswere posting more jobs than a year ago, especially motoring, health andmedicine, social care and engineering.
Part-time working is on the increase,with new opportunities doubling over the past year, said Reed.
Thousands of unemployed young people are to be given free skills training from giants of the food industry.
Farms, factories and shops are throwing open their doors for the scheme, Feeding Britain's Future.
The grocery industry provides 3.5 million jobs in the UK, one in every seven. The training on offer is intended to not only give first-hand experience of the industry but to help in a variety of careers.
Firms such as Marks and Spencer, Asda, Mars, Tesco and Unilever are taking part.