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UK Facing Growing Digital Skills Gap

24 Sep 2017

Whether you’re applying for FMCG jobs or printing jobs, in today’s world you’ll need to have at least some basic digital skills. However, new research by Barclays has found that 43 per cent of people in the UK don’t have the digital skills required by most jobs. What’s more, the survey revealed that by improving […]

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UK Manufacturers Planning To Boost Staff Numbers

19 Sep 2017

More than half of the manufacturing and engineering firms questioned as part of the annual MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Report 2017/18 plan to hire new staff in the coming year. 57 per cent of the businesses who took part in the survey said they intend to employ new staff in the next 12 months, a […]

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£100m For GP Recruitment

4 Sep 2017

UK recruitment agencies will know how hard it is to get workers to fill roles in sectors affected by skills gaps, whether that is the construction or agricultural industry. The trials of the healthcare sector are well known with many people pointing the finger at a lack of workers in the sector. In an attempt […]

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A Million Building Services Jobs Needed By 2020

1 Sep 2017

One million construction and building services jobs will be required to fill the need for the British market by 2020. This looming skills shortage has not gone unnoticed by chief executive of one of the country’s leading construction companies Balfour Beatty. Leo Quinn was appointed to the Balfour Beatty Board as chief executive in January […]

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Citizens Advice Reveal Most Botched Building Jobs

30 Aug 2017

When starting in the building services jobs industry, knowing how to deal with complaints and conflicts between homeowners and construction teams is a must, especially when trying to find a resolution. This week, Citizens Advice revealed how many homeowners sought their advice in the previous year for ‘botched’ home improvements by professionals, as well as […]

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Brexit Could Leave Britain With ‘Bare Larder’, Say Farmers

18 Aug 2017

While many believe that food and drink industry jobs will be poorer after Brexit down to the loss of skilled EU workers, however, none more fear this than farmers, according to a statement by the National Farmer’s Union. In a statement meant to draw attention to the UK’s lack of self-dependency for produce, the union […]

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Starting Salaries ‘On The Increase’

17 Aug 2017

If you’re looking for new print management jobs, there’s no better time to be applying for roles, or so it would seem according to recent analysis. A survey carried out by Markit and the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) found that a lack of suitable candidates for jobs, coupled with growth in the number of […]

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Employment Tribunal Fees Scrapped

16 Aug 2017

Recruitment specialists should be aware of the recent victory by trade union Unison in successfully getting tribunal fees scrapped. The union had been fighting the decision to introduce fees for employees who wished to take their employers to a tribunal, for a number of years since they were first introduced in 2013. The union had […]

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Interview Discrimination: Have You Experienced It?

27 Jul 2017

Almost one in four British job seekers claim to have experienced interview discrimination, a new survey has revealed. OnRec reported on the research by CV-Library, which questioned 1,200 workers and found that 22 per cent believe they have been discriminated against during an interview. Of those, almost 40 per cent thought it was down to […]

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First HS2 Contracts ‘Will Support 16K Jobs’

22 Jul 2017

Construction of the HS2 railway will support 16,000 engineering jobs over the next six years, an announcement from the Department for Transport has promised. Workers within the engineering jobs recruitment sector could be among those contracted to take on the upcoming civil engineering tasks, including the construction of tunnels, viaducts, bridges and embankments as part […]

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