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Key career trends to know about for 2023

The first quarter of a year is a great time to consider progressing your career. If you’re thinking of starting a new career or advancing in your current one, here are some of the key trends that candidates can expect from the job market in 2023.

Upskilling and internal mobility

No one likes being stuck in a ‘dead-end job’ with no room for advancement or upskilling, and more companies are getting the message. Two major 2023 workplace trends are:

  • Upskilling, which refers to gaining new skills while on the job 
  • Internal mobility, which allows you to advance into meaningful and fulfilling roles within your company.


The best companies to work for prioritise ensuring their employees feel valued and helping them build rewarding careers. At Travis Perkins, we are known for our commitment to career development, so you’re bound to find something that can stretch you if that’s what you’re looking for. 

More emphasis on work/life balance

Working from home and adopting new ways of working became hot topics during the pandemic, and we’re now settling into the new normal. In May 2022, 42% of workers reported working from home at least part of the time. Therefore, hybrid and remote working will be adopted more and more as colleagues expect a positive work/life balance.

We’ve found that hybrid ways of working have improved our colleagues’ lives in countless ways as colleagues have found it easier to care for their children and save time and money on their commute, amongst other benefits. 

Money isn’t all that matters

With the ongoing cost-of-living crisis and an uncertain economic market, the continued uncertainty of 2023 will see candidates looking to stay in their roles rather than risk moving to a new employer.

That’s why it’s so important that companies like Travis Perkins continue to champion company benefits and fair pay. With an employer you can trust, you’ll be able to weather uncertain times ahead. 

Employees want to feel valued 

It’s natural – employees want to feel valued and respected while they do their jobs. That’s why initiatives like diversity and inclusion (D&I) are increasingly important in a candidate's job search. More than ever, people want to feel they belong at their company, and in 2023, companies are responding. 

Travis Perkins’ D&I strategy is regarded as one of the most comprehensive in the industry. We have five colleague networks – ability, awareness of cultures and ethnicities, proud, gender balance, and youth. Our networks have been vital to giving a louder voice to important issues, and we’ll always continue to support a culture of openness and fairness so that everyone can be comfortable as their true self at work.

Joining a company that gives back

What’s also becoming increasingly common for prospective candidates is the feeling that the company they’re joining is actually contributing back to society and the environment. They want to know that when considering a new role, the company culture aligns with who they are as a person, with values that aren’t just words.

Here at Travis Perkins, we want to enrich lives, look after the environment, and support communities where we can. Our values, We care, We give our best to be the best, and We’re better together, truly reflect who we are and what we want to deliver, and our partnership with VIY is just one shining example of this. We also recognise the impact our activities have on the natural and built environment and we take our responsibilities to lead on the sustainability agenda very seriously.

Find your next role with career progression at Travis Perkins

Employers like us might be the best option for your next career move. We have several different roles available so you’re likely to find one that suits you best. We are committed to career development and can help you find the right role for you, whether it be as a customer sales assistant, IT technician, or kitchen sales designer. 

Colleagues love the flexibility that we offer in a wide range of roles. You could work in one of our branches, warehouses, or in our head office in a part-time or full-time position. There are plenty of excellent branch manager jobs, warehouse assistant jobs, and HGV driver jobs available for the right candidates. 

Are you interested in a career with flexibility and progression? Find out more about why Travis Perkins is a great place to work, apply for a Head Office and Central Services job, or sign up for job alerts now. 

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