New to Market

27 September 2021


Affinity Workforce will launch a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course aimed at upskilling the supply teaching sector and address the current skills shortage. The 10-session course, titled ‘CPD Supply Toolkit’, will run from September to December. Affinity Workforce supports organisations and workers at the forefront of public and private services provision in the UK, across education, healthcare and social care.

• Recruitment firm STR Group has launched a new IT infrastructure for its business. All employees at the company will receive a laptop to enable hybrid working and multiple screens, as well as a choice of the latest Bluetooth comms to work with a new softphone application. Along with the use of the latest videoconferencing, recruitment database and desktop publishing software, this solution will provide flexibility to the group’s employees, whilst ensuring that everyone remains connected.

20 September 2021


• Distance learning provider Open Study College has launched OSC Recruitment, a subdivision “dedicated to enhancing its offering for jobseekers and employers alike”. Recruitment consultant Jak Whitehouse, with more than 15 years’ industry experience, will lead the division. OSC Recruitment will focus on sourcing and placing individuals from its existing pool of students, and will also provide CV writing and workshops, interview tips, employability guidance and career advice.

Skillzminer, a new job-matching platform, has launched claiming to “change people’s fortunes in just four minutes”. Skillzminer says users answer a few quick questions and find jobs they are suited to based on their skills, interests and styles. It removes any background or gender bias, meaning employers improve their social responsibility by recruiting people based on their true skills, abilities and potential.

Wren Kitchens is recruiting more than 60 new tech/IT positions, following the launch of its new IT facility in Barton-Upon-Humber. Wren will offer remote working for its developers and welcomes people from across the UK to apply. A Tech Recruitment Event will take place on Saturday 2 October at The Nest in Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, where technologies will be showcased.

6 September 2021


• HGV recruitment agency Driver Require has opened a new office in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The company now has seven branches providing drivers to clients across the Northern Home Counties, the South Coast and the Midlands.

Huzzle, a new university recruitment tool, has launched to help recruiters find more “appropriate and engaged” students for the job. Huzzle shows students the precise opportunities that suit them guiding them from their interests to specific roles while taking account of their year and degree. Students receive a few opportunities a week and can apply in the app.

• Recruitment agency Oyster Partnership has launched a new podcast titled Rule No.1. Oyster says the podcast aims to “lift the lid on the topics people care about”. The podcast launches today on all major streaming platforms.

• Global employment platform Remote has launched Remote for Refugees, a programme to help businesses invest in refugee talent in a cost-effective way. Remote will offer free global employment services for businesses to employ refugees in 60 countries around the world legally without any processing fees. Refugees with documentation of their refugee status and right to work or a work permit in their host country can apply for this offer.

• The Prince’s Trust is running an ‘Opportunity Hour’ online live show this Thursday (9 September) at 19:00 to help young people land a Kickstart job. It is aimed at young people aged between 16-24 based in England, Scotland or Wales who are looking for work. The talk will provide young people with valuable insights into Kickstart and they will find out about The Prince’s Trust’s free follow-up courses, enterprise initiatives and mentoring opportunities that will help young people achieve their goals.

YoungCapital, a Dutch recruitment company, has announced that it has opened its first office in the UK located in Birmingham. The recruiter says it is focusing on the recruitment of young talent for the UK employment market. The company will serve various sectors.

23 August 2021


• Dublin-based recruiter Reliance Talent Acquisition has launched with the backing of James Caan CBE’s investment service Recruitment Entrepreneur, which supports recruiters with the infrastructure to set up and run their own business through REflex.

Headed up by Alan McGrath, Reliance Talent Acquisition specialises in the transport & logistics, food & beverage production, engineering and commercial sectors.

Ross Jelf, a talent acquisition manager and an Australian living in London, has created to assist Youth Mobility Visa holders and young Australians to find jobs in the UK. Currently eligible to 18-30-year-olds, the Youth Mobility Scheme allows around 30,000 Aussies every year to work in the UK for up to two years.

UK employers will start advertising their vacancies on from today [23 August] during the pre-launch of the site. The official launch is on 13 September creating a new job community connecting Youth Mobility Scheme jobseekers from participating countries with UK employers.

20 July 2021

Hays relaunches IT business as Hays Technology

The Hays Technology brand will operate globally, and has launched in Australia and New Zealand so far.

Since 2008, the Hays IT business has grown from being Hays’ third-largest specialism, generating around 14% of group net fees, to its largest specialism, with annual fees of a quarter of £1bn, a company statement said.

James Milligan heads the company’s global technology business. He is based in Ireland.

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19 July 2021


• Birmingham-based energy recruitment agency Consult Energy has launched a new clean energy division. Extending its services for energy companies in emerging markets, such as clean energy, renewable energy, sustainability and EV, Kevin Tyler and Ashley Pitt will lead this new service for the energy recruitment firm.

Red Diamond Executive Headhunters has launched a new middle market recruitment company called Red Diamond Recruitment. The new company will operate from its head office in Huddersfield alongside the headhunting business, with clients in sectors including manufacturing, accounting, aviation, construction, pharmaceuticals, electronic products and the beauty industry.

• Global recruitment firm Spencer Ogden has opened a new office in Taiwan. The recruitment firm has been working with clients in Taiwan for four years remotely, with demand for recruitment solutions to support clean energy – and offshore wind leading much of the resourcing needs.

TheJobApp has launched to “change the temporary recruitment industry in the UK”, according to a company statement. The app will be available from mid-July and support businesses by sourcing workers quickly and effectively, allowing them to manage their staff requirements, while offering shift workers a chance to be paid immediately after their shift has ended.

15 July 2021


Budweiser Brewing Group is recruiting for 25 roles in the UK throughout its commercial teams, in addition to six apprentices. The available positions range from key account managers to tech sales managers. Other roles include trade marketing executives, as well as various regional field sales positions around the UK.

Budweiser’s six apprentice drinks technician vacancies are within its drinks dispense team. Apprentices will take part in a 12-18-month course to achieve their Level 3 Drinks Dispense qualification.

• Fuze, a cloud-based communications provider, has launched Fuze for Recruiting, a new tailored solution for recruiting agencies and corporate recruiting teams. Fuze for Recruiting enables organisations to address the needs of recruiting professionals by introducing two new packages – Fuze for Recruiting Essentials and Fuze for Recruiting Contact Center.

7 July 2021


Practice to Progress (P2P), an organisation focused on preparing candidates for the police recruitment process, has announced a new scholarship programme in partnership with Motorola Solutions UK to help applicants wanting to join the police service.

P2P will hire 10 successful applicants who will then gain individual support from its team of former senior police officers and staff, to prepare for the three exercises they need to pass at the College of Policing’s online assessment centre. The closing date for applications is Friday 30 July 2021.

• Global workforce and advisory solutions provider Resource Solutions has launched Rejoin, a new community programme to help experienced professionals return to work after a career hiatus.

The service provides candidates with access to exclusive training, wellness partner and coaches, and connects them with Resource Solutions’ client base of global brands and corporates.

Rejoin candidates are provided with training from Resource Solutions to help upskill and prepare for new working environments, as well as personal one-to-one advice from partner wellness coaches on everything from their physical and emotional health, to dealing with the anxieties of returning to employment after time away, and managing a transition of care for dependent family members.