New recruitment website aims to tackle skills shortages

In a bid to tackle the skills shortage, The Furniture Makers’ Company has launched a new early careers website to offer businesses a specialist solution for recruitment.

The furniture industry charity has launched the My Furniture Career website, which was developed by Get My First Job and The Talent People, who it says are experts in early careers.

The site is aimed at young people aged between 15 and 24 who are still in the process of choosing a career path, signposting those looking for specific industry training and connecting those seeking a job in the industry with employers.

The Furniture Makers’ Company will be embarking on an advertising and social media campaign to attract young talent to the platform.

The My Furniture Career website will include a free jobs board for the industry to upload vacancies and posts will gain additional exposure on the Get My First Job website, which is said to receive 10,000 new registered users every month.

Companies can opt to create a ‘featured employer’ page, while the site will also have a comprehensive directory connecting users to hundreds of established providers of educational courses and training programmes on subjects from upholstery to product design.

The Furniture Makers’ Company chief executive Jonny Westbrooke said:“As part of our mission to sustain a thriving British furnishing industry with a talented workforce, we have developed My Furniture Career to offers businesses a specialist, dedicated platform to promote and fill job vacancies as well as research suitable training from established providers to upskill their employees. We encourage businesses to utilise My Furniture Career as part of their recruitment strategy.”

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