Emerging talent

Clegg urges recruiters to be a bridge between clients and candidates from ‘lower-caste’ backgrounds

With the UK suffering from a “social caste” system, recruiters need to be the bridge between clients and candidates to boost social mobility across the UK, according to former Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.

Kandidate eyes European expansion after RiseHigh buy

Shoreditch-based HR tech firm Kandidate, which finds top talent for start-ups, is eyeing European expansion following its acquisition of talent matching platform RiseHigh.

HR 24 April 2017

Gorkana blocks unpaid internship job ads

Gorkana’s job board has moved to no longer allow “expenses only” internship vacancies to be posted to the site.

Airswift expands into Mozambique with JV Airswift Embrace

Global workforce solutions provider Airswift has launched a locally incorporated joint venture (JV) in Mozambique.

Oil & gas/Energy, HR 12 April 2017

New to the Market: 27-31 March 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry: 27-31 March 2017

Gibbs Connects with Work to help apprentices

International technology and digital workforce management solutions business Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions has agreed a partnership with banking giant Barclays Citizenship team and social business Catch 22.

Network Rail and Santander among big firms to take on apprentices

As National Apprenticeship Week comes to an end, KFC, Mitchells & Butlers, Network Rail, Redrow and Santander have been among the big companies making apprenticeship commitments.

Retail, Transport & logistics 10 March 2017

Woodrow Mercer Finance launches new division

Woodrow Mercer Finance, a joint venture between Yorkshire-based financial consultancy and recruiter FDYL and Birmingham-based recruiter Woodrow Mercer, has launched a division specialising in recruitment of entry level and part-qualified finance staff.

Investing in early pharma talent

A training academy run by pharmaceutical research & development staffing company Clinical Professionals is proof that efforts to help jobseekers into entry-level employment are not confined to those at the lower ends of the labour market.

ARC campaigns for Apprenticeship Levy amendment

The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) is to campaign for an amendment to the Apprenticeship Levy charge on recruitment agency payrolls, having consulted its members and getting legal advice.

2 December 2016

SThree Foundation launches to get youth into STEM jobs

International recruiter SThree has launched the SThree Foundation.

28 November 2016

Lombard Risk creates 140 jobs in Birmingham

Lombard Risk Management, a provider of integrated regulatory reporting and collateral management solutions for the financial services industry, is opening a new technology centre in the UK, creating 140 new posts.

IT/Telecoms 25 November 2016

Engineering specialist Costain calls for a ‘recruitment revolution’

Engineering solutions provider Costain has called for a ‘recruitment revolution’ to attract a new wave of would-be engineers with the skills and backgrounds to meet the demand for an array of infrastructure projects expect to be announced by the Chancellor in today’s Autumn Statement.

CMI signs Armed Forces Covenant

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has signed the Armed Forces Covenant giving family members of Service personnel, who are CMI members, greater access to civilian skills and career development.

23 November 2016

Employment remains at record high

The UK’s employment rate has remained at record levels, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics, while unemployment also fell.

Cooper Lomaz partners with Nelsonspirit to help young leaders

East Anglian recruiter Cooper Lomaz has sponsored the inaugural Nelsonspirit Future Leaders Crew, a leadership programme for young people in Norfolk aged between 16 and 17.

Education, Engineering 16 November 2016

Apprenticeship Levy could put intermediaries out of business, warns FCSA

The Apprenticeship Levy could see intermediaries across the country go out of business, the FCSA, a trade association for professional employment service providers, has warned.

15 November 2016

Don’t look for ‘usual suspects’ when recruiting new talent

Completely rethinking their view of what a desired recruit looks like has enabled Fujitsu to take on loyal, passionate apprentices that “blew the company’s socks off”, according to Michael Keegan the ICT company’s chairman.

IT/Telecoms, HR 11 November 2016

Peace Child ambassador used ‘inner recruiter’ to change career plans

Embracing her ‘inner recruiter’ has helped a ‘Work the Change’ ambassador for youth empowerment organisation Peace Child completely change career path.

Education, HR 9 November 2016

Government seeks more clarity around employment rights for interns

A new requirement on in-house recruiters to ensure interns receive at least statutory minimum levels of pay moved one step closer after business minister Margot James called on Matthew Taylor to include internships in the scope of his modern employment practices review last Friday.

7 November 2016

Dyson launches engineering institute to find talent

Dyson is to develop its own engineering talent through the launch of The Dyson Institute of Technology.

Virgin Atlantic recruits take to the skies

The first batch of recruits to take part in Virgin Atlantic’s Future Flyers Programme will take to the skies this January.

HR 2 November 2016

Raw Talent Academy helps A&E Agency find new talent

South Oxfordshire sales recruitment business Raw Talent Academy has hosted an ‘Apprentice’-style audition day for London-based medical recruiter A&E Agency.

2 November 2016

Recruiters warned over proposed ban on unpaid internships

In-house recruiters will need to ensure interns receive at least statutory minimum levels of pay should government green light a ban on unpaid internships, an employment lawyer has warned.

1 November 2016

Construction sector must appeal more to kids say recruiters

Recruiters have called on the UK construction sector to reach out to a broader group, including top tech talent and school students, to help attract the construction professionals of the future.

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