Apprentices/Grads/School leavers

Trade bodies call for proper definition of ‘self-employed’ and delay to IR35 extension

Recruitment trade bodies have called on the chancellor to use today’s Budget to legislate for a proper definition of the self-employed and delay the roll-out of the extension of IR35 rules into the private sector.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 9-13 MARCH 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: Acorn Recruitment, Acorn HR, APSCo, DMA Recruitment, GradTouch, Lorien, Memset, Meridian Business Support, Rota, SRS, Synaco, Ten Live Group

Supplier, Technology 9 March 2020

Think students know about agriculture? Think again

A UK farming newspaper has launched #ThisIsAgriculture – a campaign aimed at highlighting the agricultural industry as a career destination of choice.

Diversity/Inclusion 3 March 2020

Recruiters ready to supply HS2 workforce but fear short-term skills gap

Northern Powerhouse recruiters stand ready to help deliver HS2 following government’s decision to give the controversial rail project the green light.

More firms announce new apprenticeships

As National Apprenticeship Week (3-9 February) draws to a close, Recruiter brings readers more UK employers making apprenticeship announcements.

Firms announce new roles for National Apprenticeship Week

To mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week (3-9 February), a number of UK employers have already announced they are bolstering apprenticeship numbers.

In-house recruitment 3 February 2020

Microsoft’s new cyber security centre creates 85 jobs in Belfast

Tech giant Microsoft is to create 85 new jobs at a new cyber security centre in Belfast.

Technology, In-house recruitment 28 January 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 27-31 JANUARY 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adecco Group, CV-Library, Hays, IPSE, JSA Services, MyKindaFuture, NRG

Supplier, Temporary workforce 27 January 2020

Hays Travel recruits for apprentice travel consultants

Hays Travel is recruiting for 699 new apprentice travel consultants for branches around the UK and roles in the head office in Sunderland.

In-house recruitment 24 January 2020

MiddletonMurray looks to buy up recruitment firms in 2020

Apprenticeship training provider and Apprenticeship Levy consultancy MiddletonMurray is hitting the acquisition trail in 2020.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 13-17 JANUARY 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: Cross Country Healthcare, Intequal, IPSE, Omni, Pertemps, Saba Software

Got a placement going on? Bang a gong

A Surrey-based recruitment agency has taken inspiration from English rock band T-Rex in marking new placements.

Your recruitment business 10 January 2020

PeoplePlus to manage Heathrow employment academy

Staffline’s PeoplePlus division has agreed a deal to manage the Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy (HESA) from this January.

In-house recruitment 9 December 2019

Thomas Cook buyer Hays Travel launches recruitment campaign

The travel agency, which acquired Thomas Cook following its collapse, is to recruit an additional 1,500 staff.

In-house recruitment 25 November 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 25-29 NOVEMBER 2019

This week’s launches include: APSCo, Chesamel, Circal, Indorse, Leadoo, Sanderson, Supertemps

OU calls for greater access to apprenticeships for disabled apprentices

The Open University has called on government to help businesses further attract and recruit more disabled apprentices through its apprenticeship programmes.

Diversity/Inclusion 27 September 2019

Govia Thameslink and The Prince’s Trust extend joint training programme

UK rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and young people’s charity The Prince’s Trust have extended a joint training programme by a further two years.

UK workers would embark on apprenticeship for career change

Around two-thirds of the UK workforce (62%) harbour hopes to change their career path, according to research by the global job search engine Jobrapido.

Diversity/Inclusion 11 September 2019

Big talking point: Training for temps

The REC has launched a petition to end the scandal of locking temporary workers out of the Apprenticeship Levy system. Here’s why it matters

NEW TO THE MARKET: 12-16 AUGUST 2019

This week’s launches include: C4S Search, CareNow, Challenge-trg Group, Cross Country Locums, Exam Results Helpline, Investigo Consulting Solutions, NonStop Recruitment, QA, Qdos, Quanta Consultancy Services, rhi

Parkdean Resorts to deliver 200 apprenticeships for its resorts nationwide

Parkdean Resorts is to start delivering up to 200 apprenticeships nationwide after being awarded employer provider status by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

26 July 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 22-26 JULY 2019

This week’s launches include: First Advantage, Meridian Business Support, Salesforce, ThriveMap, WMCA

Supplier, Emerging talent 23 July 2019

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 15-19 JULY 2019

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adepto, CV-Library, HireXtra, Morgan Hunt, Job Sender, Recruitive Software, SaaS Holdings, SCP Aberdeen, Search Consultancy, WhiteHat

Construction firm Dowds Group creates jobs in Northern Ireland

A County Antrim firm is set to create 68 new jobs over the next two years.

In-house recruitment 2 July 2019

REC launches petition to reform Apprenticeship Levy

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has launched a petition calling for the government’s Apprenticeship Levy to be changed to a flexible training levy.

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