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More than ever, businesses are seeking to recruit young people

More than ever, businesses are seeking to recruit young people

Out of an average of 5,500 job offers published in July 2022, 80% sought profiles with less than 5 years professional experience.
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According to the latest figures compiled by the website, the leading job board in Luxembourg, out of 5,552 job ads published in July 2022, 80% (that is 4 out of 5) concern profiles with between 0 and 5 years professional experience.

The number of vacancies in Luxembourg has never been so high, as confirmed by the latest figures published by Adem on July 20th. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of available positions  rose 39.7% to what the state employment agency called an "absolute record".

Graduates are more likely to be hired by employers

A degree is still an essential element for companies that are hiring in the Grand Duchy.

According to the job board, a bachelor's degree is the most sought-after qualification: featured in 34% of the offers published in July 2022. Right behind comes the master's degree with 32% of positions requring this level of educational achievement. In third position came technical qualifications such as the BEP and CAP, cited in 21% of offers, mainly in the construction sector. Regarding the offers that do not require any diploma, they represented only 12% of vacancies.

Luxembourg is seeking the engineers of the future

Engineering is top of the podium in terms of the most sought after profile among young people in the Grand Duchy. Specifically, the country’s employers are actively looking for new engineers in the fields of IT, construction, mechanics and transport. The second and third most requested profiles are in finance and IT, still highly in demand in the Luxembourg recruitment market.

Most job offers seek candidates with limited experience

Young graduates with less than 5 years of experience are the most sought after profiles. With more than 80% of the job offers dedicated to them (equating to more than 4,000 job offers), the competition is fierce among the country’s employers, who have to work hard to convince their future star employees to join them.

Companies focus on people

As the new generation seeks greater transparency, flexibility and improved work-life balance, companies are having to rethink the workplace to attract and retain their young talent. It is essential to ensure human, core values based on face-to-face contacts.

The Unicareers fair returns on September 30th at Luxexpo The Box

Co-organized by the University of Luxembourg and Moovijob, the event will this year feature more than 150 companies who will introduce themselves to students seeking an internship or a work-study programme, as well as graduates looking for a junior starting position in Luxembourg.

In addition, the fair will offer participants the opportunity to discover - in just one day - the main jobs and employers in the country, operating in a wide range of sectors.

To facilitate access to the fair, free shuttles will be run from several major cities in France, Germany and Belgium. Students and graduates from any school and country are welcome. As well, free conferences on various recruitment topics will also be held to help candidates find the opportunity of their dreams in the Grand Duchy.

If you wish to participate in this fair, or if you know someone who might be interested, please note that registration is mandatory before the event. Want to know how to register ? Look here.