6 July 2015

Job announcements for July week 1 ...

If you intend to approach a company directly for an employment opportunity, it makes sense to pick one experiencing growth or a period of investment. Keep your eyes on the newspapers, they are full of good stories if you really look. Here are a few from this week:

Virgin Media
Virgin Media has started work on a £75m project to bring super-fast broadband to Manchester, creating 500 jobs and benefiting 150,000 homes and businesses. The £467m turnover company will eventually invest £3bn across the country to bring ultrafast connectivity to four million premises.

US-based NuoDB is opening a software engineering centre in Belfast, creating 20 new jobs, after securing £100,000 of support from Invest NI. The new software engineering team will be recruited over a three year period to help meet growing demand for NuoDB's database management system.

Telecoms firm BT is to recruit over 100 new engineers across Scotland. The jobs are with the firm's local network business Openreach. BT is also investing £126 million in the digital Scotland superfast broadband fibre rollout.

Bennett Verby
Bennett Verby, the Stockport-headquartered accountant and business adviser, has opened offices in Manchester and London, and is recruiting 13 members of staff to meet growing client demand for its services. The firm is also taking on three graduates.

Biotech company Biogelx, a spin-out from Strathclyde University, intends to double headcount at its Scottish headquarters, and double turnover over the five years to 2020.

Riverview Law
Riverview Law is recruiting lawyers and other professionals to work at its centre in Wirral, where is already employs 100 people. 

Bristol Airport
Bristol Airport is investing £24m to further extend the terminal building and transform the way passengers pass through the security process. The extension will feature state-of-the-art security technology, and new customs facilities and shops. The investment will create employment opportunities.

Johnson Design Partnership
Johnson Design Partnership, the Shropshire-based architecture firm, has secured £1.8m worth of new business, which allowing the company to create up to 100 jobs.

July 15

30 September 2014

Job announcements for September week 4....

Nucleus Financial Services
Nucleus Financial Services, provider of investment administration services to selected independent Financial Advisors in the UK, has grown turnover by 37.56% over the last twelve months. The company is currently recruiting.

Pearson is a group engaged as an international media group with market-leading businesses in education, business information & consumer publishing. The group currently has 43 vacancies.

Aberdeen-based Nautronix, manufacturer of communication systems and subsea acoustic tracking equipment has increased turnover by 42%. The company is currently recruiting for engineer and accountant positions.

Cobham has announced 36 vacancies. The group provides a suite of end-to end avionics products, law enforcement and national security solutions, and satellite communication equipment for land, sea and air applications.

Geo. Robson & Co.
Geo Robson & Co, a group engaged in design, manufacture and installation of specialised material handling plant and steel fabrications, has increased turnover is currently recruiting.

Archant Community Media
Archant Community Media publishes all newspaper and magazine titles owned by the Archant Group, and prints newspapers for both third party titles published by the company. The business is recruiting for 14 new jobs.

Deloitte has delivered record aggregate revenues thanks to growth of the organisation's consulting division. A period of growth is often the best time to approach a business for job opportunities.

Sep 14

Labour Market Across the UK - September 2014

This short video from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) provides a summary of the UK labour market: May to July 2014. It shows the latest employment and unemployment figures, as well as taking a look at the claimant count, those not in the labour force, average weekly earnings and employment in the public sector.

Sep 14

29 September 2014

Barclays ranked as top undergraduate employer

Barclays has been voted as top undergraduate employer of the year by student users of RateMyPlacement.co.uk. Based on over 7,000 student reviews submitted throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, the table ranks organisations that recruit over 15 students a year on placements, internships... read more

Association of Graduate Recruiters
Sep 14

3 September 2014

Aldi advertises 700 store management jobs

Budget supertmarket chain Aldi will be advertising 700 deputy store manager roles across the UK.... read more

30 June 2014

More vacancies than jobseekers in 20 cities

Twenty UK cities now have more vacancies than jobseekers, according to the latest Adzuna Jobs Report... read more

June 14

17 June 2014

Job announcements for June week 2....

Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley Investment Management is engaged in the provision of investment management and other related services and currently has 219 vacancies.

GE Capital
GE Capital Corporation has 463 vacancies to fill. The business is engaged in the provision of management services to fellow group companies.

The British Land Company
The British Land Company operates in the fields of property investment and development, finance and investment. It has 101 positions available.

J.P. Morgan
J.P. Morgan Europe Limited currently has 137 job opportunities. J.P. Morgan is engaged in the provision of marketing, custody and payment services to clients on behalf of affiliated entities.

There are 24 roles to be filled at National Westminster Bank. The group is engaged in the provision of a wide range of banking services and other financial products in the UK.

Bae Systems
BAE Systems operates in both the defence and commercial aerospace markets and has 153 current vacancies.

There are 23 new roles available at Santander Asset Finance. The organisation is engaged as lessors and financiers of assets in the corporate sector.

Logica UK, a business engaged in marketing, design, production, integration and maintenance of custom-built software and hardware systems integration, will be hiring 25 additional staff.

Provident Financial
There are currently 228 vacancies at Provident Financial, the financial services group specialising in the provision of personal credit products for consumers in the UK non-standard lending market.

Deutsche Asset Management
As part of its business expansion, Deutsche Asset Management will be recruiting 84 new staff. The group act as the holding company for certain companies within the Asset Management Division of Deustche Bank AG.

June 14

16 June 2014

US F1 team to create 250 jobs in UK

US businessman Gene Haas has said his plans to locate an American Formula One team in the UK will create up to 250 jobs in the country.... read more

June 14

9 June 2014

Who is hiring in June?

The intention among UK employers to hire permanent staff is at a record high. Eight out of ten employers are planning to hire more people in the next three months, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)’s JobsOutlook survey of employers.
In addition to the positive hiring intentions, employers also voiced their concerns over skills shortages in the jobs market with one in five (20%) predicting a problem finding people to fill  technical and engineering roles in the next three months, and one in four (25%) predicting significant shortages in the next 12 months. Also the following companies are hiring new staff this month.
Home Retail Group is the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer with sales of almost £6billion in the past financial year. It sells products under two distinctive and complementary brands, Argos and Homebase, which combine to serve some 200 million customers every year. Home Retail Group employs approximately 53,000 people.
Available positions: There are openings at Argos and Homebase in buying/merchandising, operations, supply chain or one of the many other departments.
Capita is one of the largest providers of integrated professional support services in the UK. With over 52,500 employees and a turnover of £3.4bn, Capita continues to grow year on year. Their capabilities include customer and administration services, IT services and financial services.
Available positions: Capita is hiring for all industries across the UK, but especially seeking applicants for the following IT roles: Build & release software engineer, solution architect (.Net, C#), agile project manager, test team manager, user interface designer, development manager and business analyst.
Tascor was the first private company in the UK to provide police custody assistants, with services commencing for West Mercia Police in 1999. It now employs 585 skilled custody staff operating in 38 centres with over 781 cells across 9 forces.
Available positions: Tascor is recruiting detainee custody officers in different locations to join them on a permanent basis.
Pets at Home has all the pet supplies, pet food, toys and accessories pet owners and their pets need. The company was founded in 1991 by Anthony Preston in Chester and now has over 360 pet stores across the UK. In 2013, Pets at Home was voted the Best Big Company to work for in the Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For.
Available positions: Careers are available in all areas of the business – in Pets at Home retail stores, their groom rooms, the support office and in their distribution centres.
With more than 12,800 employees across 195 sites, with 1,800 vehicles, 2,923 trailers and around 2.5 million square metres of warehousing, Norbert Dentressangle is one of the UK’s largest logistics and transport companies.
Available positions: Norbert Dentressangle is hiring drivers, transport co-ordinators, business development managers and more for different locations across the UK.
UPS, or United Parcel Service Inc., is the largest express carrier and package delivery company in the world. Every day UPS manages the flow of goods, funds and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Available positions: UPS is hiring multi-drop drivers and warehouse operatives and in addition has openings in marketing, HR and sales.
UK Parking Control (UKPC) have more than 25 years’ experience in the parking management business and currently have over 180 staff covering more than 1400 sites across the UK and Ireland. Their front-line personnel are trained to defuse tense situations, and are required carry out their jobs with courtesy and professionalism.
Available positions: UKPC is hiring parking attendants full time and part time, for locations across the UK.
King is a world-wide leader in cross-platform, bite-sized games on mobile, Facebook and the web. King has experienced massive growth, opening three studios in 2012 and growing from under 200 employees to over 550 over the same period. The company offers more than 150 exclusive games in 14 languages through www.king.com, on mobile and tablets, Google+, and on Facebook.
Available positions: King has open positions in engineering, data science, data analytics, marketing, finance and more departments in London.
Holland & Barrett is the UK’s leading retailer of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements. The company operates over 620 stores in almost every major city and town across the United Kingdom and Ireland. New outlets are opening up all the time as interest in natural food supplements has increased considerably over the last few years.
Available positions: For their stores across the UK, Holland & Barrett is hiring store managers, associates, supervisors and more.
Care UK is a leading independent provider of health and social care, working in close partnership with local authorities, primary care trusts and strategic health authorities. Drawing on over twenty five years of experience, we provide tailor-made service solutions covering residential, community, specialist, primary and secondary care.
Available positions: With rapid expansion plans, Care UK needs to recruit more than eight thousand new team members across the country: doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals, carers, support workers, consultants, operational managers and facility and hospitality workers.
Meridian Health is one of the largest privately owned recruitment companies in the UK. In 2014 Meridian will celebrate 25 successful years in the recruitment industry. Meridian has an extensive network of 66 branches nationwide, providing over 5,500 temporary staff on a weekly basis and placing over 900 permanent candidates each year.
Available positions: Meridian offers offer permanent, temporary, contract and interim placements in in seven core markets: construction, office, education, health, industrial, professional and international.

Healthcare Homes was launched in 2005 with the main objective to create an environment where residents receive the highest standards of care. They have remained 100% focused to these objectives, and today continue to deliver high quality residential and nursing care to all residents who live in any one of their 23 homes across East Anglia.
Available positions: Healthcare Homes has a range of different care jobs available across East Anglia.

The Corner Office
June 14

Derby employer Syntax growing to meet demand

Syntax Consultancy has announced a major expansion programme following increased IT and engineering recruitment activity.... read more

Marketing Derby
June 14

27 May 2014

Jobs boost to East Midlands following UAE deal

Around 850 UK jobs will be created or secured at Nottingham-based Chinook Sciences and its UK supply chain.... read more

May 14

12 May 2014

Job announcements for May week 1 ...

Mazars, a growing London-headquartered accountancy firm, has opened a new office in Leicestershire. Twenty-five people are employed at the new office, in Braunstone, and further recruitment is expected.

Customer contact business Webhelp UK is to create 50 jobs at its Dearne Valley site after winning a contract with IT services provider Jigsaw24. The new contract will create the jobs during the next 12 months including sales support roles.

Wiltshire-based Knorr-Bremse is taking on 20 new employees, including accountants, project managers and engineers following and increase in volume of work. The firm employs around 360 people at its site in Melksham. It is also recruiting elsewhere within the company.

Online supermarket Ocado is undergoing a recruitment drive to find over 800 staff for its new Dordon hub. vacancies are available for new team members in all areas of the organisation.

Brewster Bye Architects
Leeds-based architecture practice, Brewster Bye is creating 12 new jobs following a 25% increase in turnover.

Recruitment firm Blusource has continued its national expansion programme with two offices opening in Reading and Cambridge, and plans to open a London office in 2014. Jobs are expected as activity nationally continues to grow.

PDMS, a software development company based in the Isle of Man, has opened a new office in Glasgow. The company hopes to create 20 jobs in Scotland over the four years.

May 14

Hiring intentions at their highest level for six years -

Hiring intentions among UK employers are at their highest for more than six years, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD’s) latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook... read more

May 14

NHS voted most popular graduate employer for the second year running in the UK’s largest undergraduate careers survey

For the second time in a row, the NHS was voted by undergraduates as the most popular graduate employer in a survey of nearly 30,000 undergraduates conducted by international research firm trendence – the trendence Graduate Barometer 2014... read more

May 14

6 May 2014

Strong Exports at Denby

Denby Pottery has announced it will be creating dozens of new jobs thanks to booming export sales.
A total of 37 new manufacturing positions will increase the workforce to 238 and allow the firm to produce almost 120,000 pieces of pottery a week... read more

Marketing Derby
May 14

30 April 2014

Derby based design agency set to create more jobs

Derby-based creative design agency, DE22, have been based at Banks Mill Studio since launching in 2010, but following several account gains are now planning to move into larger offices in Friar Gate. The move will allow the company to employ more graphic designers and account handlers for the next two years... read more

East Midlands Business Link
Apr 14

28 April 2014

Job announcements for April week 4 ...

Marlow-based Softcat is creating 200 new jobs. The firm provides cloud-based infrastructure and allows customers to build their own clouds. The company employs 387 staff in 13 locations.

US headquartered Convergys is opening a customer service centre in Londonderry in June 2014 in collaboration with phone network EE, creating 300 call centre jobs, including managerial positions.

Gordon Dadds LLP
London-based law firm Gordon Dadds is opening a new office in Cardiff and will create 14 new jobs.

EMaC, based in Cheshire, has diversified from its core role as a service plan provider, and has developed new services and technology to support customer retention activities. EMaC has increased employee headcount by a fifth and continues to recruit.

Essendex, the SMS text messaging service provider,intends to increase its staff count to 100. Staff numbers are expected to increase further by more than a half in the future.

Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport is undergoing a major expansion which is expected to create 1,330 jobs a year over a six-year period. 8,000 jobs will be created in total, 4,000 at the airport and 4,000 across the supply chain.

Apr 14

Job announcements for April week 3 ...

Accenture, the management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, is planning to recruit 2,000 employees across the UK in 2014. The new roles include entry-level, management and graduate opportunities, and cover areas such as technology, retail, finance, IT strategy, and digital.

Asons Solicitors
Bolton based solicitors, Asons, will create 300 new jobs when their new offices are built, due for completion in 2015.

Wrexham based financial services company, Avox is to create 200 jobs due to growing demand.
Babcock International

Babcock International, a leading engineering, defence and support services company, is expanding rapidly. The company is recruiting 300 staff across 14 UK locations, including 150 new posts across a range of disciplines.

Capital One
Nottingham-headquartered Capital One, a leading credit card company, is recruiting to fill 75 new jobs across a range of disciplines and is also taking on graduates in Marketing & Analytics, IT and Operations roles as part of an active graduate programme.

US software company Concentrix is to create around 1,000 new jobs in Belfast.

Covea Insurance
Reading-based insurance firm, Covea has created 40 new jobs and plans to recruit a further 80 more at its new offices in Halifax.

Irish TV
Satellite television station Irish TV is creating 150 jobs in Northern Ireland and in various locations in the UK. There will also be 5 posts in the USA.

Belfast-based IT firm, Kainos Software is moving to Bristol and creating 50 new jobs.

Lifestyle Services
Crewe-based insurance specialist Lifestyle Services Group is creating 100 jobs as a result of business growth in the UK and Europe.

Lowell Group
Leeds-based Lowell Group is creating 60 new jobs and is in the process of moving its head office and northern operations centre to bigger offices in the city. The company is a provider of credit management services.

Parseq, a Business Process Outsourcing company, is expanding its call centre in South Yorkshire and recruiting 200 staff. Uniting Ambition will be managing the recruitment campaign.

Apr 14

Failure: your passport to the top, says Tesco executive resourcer

Experience in failure is “the litmus test” for candidates being interviewed for senior leadership roles at Tesco Banking & Mobile… read more

Apr 14

23 April 2014

Record start-ups in Derby

2013 saw a record-high number of new businesses forming in Derby for the second year in a row.  Last year, the city saw 2,144 companies starting up, a rise of 13% on the previous year... read more

Marketing Derby
Apr 14

9 April 2014

Job announcements for April week 1 ...

Apple (UK)
As part of its business growth strategy, technology company Apple is recruiting to fill approximately 50 high level roles within its UK operations. Based mainly in London and at its UK headquarters in Middlesex, the vacancies include opportunities for IT, finance and e-commerce specialists.

Deloitte LLP
Professional services firm Deloitte has secured a contract to establish a national Centre for Excellence in the North East, which could lead to the creation of 100 jobs over two years. The new centre will support Deloitte offices nationwide with audit services.

Amazon, the international online retailer, is recruiting 400 new UK staff to support business growth and expansion. The jobs include HR vacancies, I.T. roles, sales & marketing positions and others in legal, customer services, admin, finance and operations.

UBS, a global financial services firm, is expanding its London office with the appointment of 130 staff in areas such as administration, customer services IT, finance, risk, sales and marketing.

Telecoms company Vodafone, is to recruit 113 new staff at their call centre in Ireland to meet demand for services. The new roles will be created in technology and networks, customer service, HR, finance, sales and marketing. 57 of these new positions will be permanent.

Liberty Marketing
Liberty Marketing, the Cardiff-based digital marketing agency, will relocate to a larger office in Cardiff. The company has created 23 new jobs with more expected to accommodate the growth.

Reckitt Benkiser
Reckitt Benckiser Group, the manufacturer of health, hygiene and home products, is actively recruiting to fill 60 jobs in Marketing, Research, IT, Sales and Customer Services.

Santander UK
Santander Corporate & Commercial has opened a new corporate business centre in Truro, creating 10 jobs. The bank is planning to open another centre in Plymouth later in 2014, with further jobs expected.

Edge Testing Solutions
North Lanarkshire-based software and web testing business, Edge Testing Solutions is looking to expand in England and Scotland. The group has opened a London office and is to create a further 12 jobs across its English and Scottish operations in 2014.

Apr 14

8 April 2014

Top 50 Tech Business Expands

A Derby firm that sends 10 million text messages a month has moved to a larger building on Pride Park, supported by Derby City Council's  Derby Enterprise Growth Fund (DEGF), and will create dozens of new jobs.... read more

Marketing Derby
Apr 14

7 April 2014

On Track for £1.6bn Investment

The Government has approved a £1.6bn investment in the local rail network with a significant chunk heading to Derby over the next five years. The investment by Network Rail will also create and safeguard hundreds of jobs... read more

Derby Telegraph
Apr 14

25 March 2014

Siemens gives 1,000 jobs boost in UK

Siemens, the multinational engineering and electronics manufacturer, is to invest £160m in wind turbine production... read more

Mar 14

Graduate recruitment set to grow in Japan

Major Japanese firms want to boost their graduate recruitment levels over the next year with a particular focus on female hires.... read more

Mar 14

Sky Recruitment Solutions takes off in Derby

Multi-sector recruitment agency Sky Recruitment Solutions, based in Derby, has officially launched.... read more

Mar 14

17 March 2014

Job announcements for Mar week 2 ...

A legal software business, Rekoop in Manchester is to create ten new jobs. Rekoop, assists legal professionals in 35 countries.

Nuclear Engineering Group
Nuclear Engineering Services, which designs and manufactures solutions for the nuclear sector, is actively seeking design, mechanical and software engineers to join its workforce. NES has headquarters in Wolverhampton and two further sites in Cheshire and Cumbria.

Serco Group
Serco, the international service company is recruiting around 150 new members of staff to be based at its state-of-the-art contact centre facility in Sheffield. Serco has developed its centre of excellence taking its employees over 700 and the number of customer contacts to over 7m a year.

DocuSign, which provide electronic signature technology, expects to increase employee numbers to 1,000 in 2014 and expand its London office, support product development and increase marketing activities.

Studio West School
Studio West, a new Tyneside school, expects to create 16 new jobs when it opens in September 2014. The school is recruiting learning coaches, personal coaches and administration staff. The coaches will work with local businesses to set assignments for students.

RMSpumptools, which provides artificial lift and subsea connector technology, plans to create 10 new jobs. The company has its Head Office and Mechanical Design Centre in Aberdeenshire, and an Electrical Design Centre, and Manufacturing facilities in North Yorkshire.

Jones FM
Jones FM, a building services and facilities management company, has doubled in size and will relocate to a new headquarters in Kent. The company has increased its workforce from 18 to 34 staff. It expects to create a further 16 jobs.

March 14

10 March 2014

Job announcements for March week 1 ...

BT is creating graduate jobs in the North East as part of a nationwide expansion drive. The company is looking for science, tech and business graduates.

Adviserplus Business Solutions
AdviserPlus, the Yorkshire-based professional advisory and support services provider is creating 80 new jobs are also being created as a result of new contract wins.

Sony are creating 26 new permanent jobs at its site in Bridgend. The positions are being created to support the increased demand across all areas of the manufacturer's business and the new employees will work across all areas, including logistics and product testing.

HS Direct
Sheffield-headquartered HS Direct, which provides online health and safety solutions, has opened a branch in Cambridgeshire, creating up to 15 new jobs.

Vodafone, the national telecoms firm, has launched a store expansion programme which will create 200 new jobs and 50 new outlets. The company has a turnover of GBP 14.3bn, currently employs 91,272 staff. Chief Financial Officer Andy Halford.

Synectics Solutions
Synectics Solutions, a provider of fraud prevention and risk management solutions, has invested in personnel, increasing its team to 247.

Software firm SpeechStorm is creating nine jobs at its headquarters in Belfast after securing international contracts. SpeechStorm plans to significantly grow its revenues in the three years to 2017 and expand in the UK, Ireland, US and Europe.

Mar 14

3 March 2014

Derby Wins 'City of Future' Awards

Derby has sealed its position as a leading European ‘city of the future’ by ranking high in this year’s fDi Intelligence shortlist. It was placed in the ‘Top 25 European Cities Overall’ alongside major cities London, Berlin and Paris, one of only 8 in the UK cities to make the list. Derby also came 3rd in the ‘Top Ten Small European Cities – fDi Strategy’, the first UK city in the list, behind Eindhoven and Ghent... read more

Marketing Derby
Mar 14

18 February 2014

Jaguar starts process to recruit 1,700

Luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has begun the first phase of its 1,700-job recruitment drive... read more

Feb 14

17 February 2014

Job announcements for Feb week 2 ...

Online retailer Amazon is offering permanent contracts to 330 temporary workers at its base in Staffordshire, and further recruitment is anticipated as the company continues to grow.

BAE Systems
Defence company BAE Systems is to recruit 287 graduates across the UK, with approximately 120 joining BAE Systems Applied Intelligence in Surrey, London and Leeds.

Edududes, a developer of education software systems, is creating 15 jobs and is expanding into a new headquarters in Derby.

Willis & Company
400 new jobs are to be created at insurance brokers Willis in Ipswich.

Southend Airport
The second phase of the new terminal of Southend Airport is due to be opened at the end of February 2014, creating 300 Jobs will be created.

Hastings Direct
Insurance company Hastings Direct is creating 80 jobs at its office in East Sussex, and 20 new positions at its Suffolk office. Hastings Direct has doubled in size in the last 3 years.

Meridian Delta
Newcastle marketing company Meridian Delta plans to create 25 jobs, increasing its workforce to 70, after signing contracts with Manchester United, Nestle, Ford and Asda.

Travelodge Hotels
Hotel chain Travelodge is to create 1,000 new jobs in 2014 with the opening of 15 new hotels across the United Kingdom. There is a likelihood of a variety of roles available.

Feb 14

11 February 2014

Job announcements for Feb week 1 ..

Freeth Cartwright
National law practice Freeth Cartwright has become corporate legal partner to the Institute of Credit Management (ICM), which could create employment opportunities at the firm in a wide variety of positions.

Autonet Insurance Services
Burslem based insurance broker Autonet is recruiting more than 50 staff to support the growth of the business in a range of roles between now and March, with further recruitment drives later in the year.

Sunderland-based software firm SaleCycle is creating a further 150 jobs to meet growing demand. The company has launched a new service designed to help its retail clients increase their online sales.

Lloyds Banking
Lloyds Banking is creating 90 new roles within their risk, operations and commercial departments.

Ideoba has opened a research and development centre in Pencoed, Wales, creating 100 jobs. The company is using data-mining and profiling technologies to develop an expert search engine for the financial investment sector.

Oricom, a telecommunications company, are set to expand their business in Irvine with the creation of around 15 jobs. The Irvine site will be the new head office and nerve centre where sales, service and finance come together.

IKEA is expanding its customer contact centre in Fletton and is expecting to create 200 new jobs, with the possibility of supervisory and management positions.

Feb 14

10 February 2014

Bombardier Wins £1bn Crossrail Deal

Bombardier, which employs 1,500 staff at its base in Derby, will build 65 Aventra trains, each featuring air conditioning, inter-connecting walk-through carriages and real-time travel information, and capable of carrying up to 1,500 passengers.... read more

Derby Telegraph
Feb 14

4 February 2014

£760m chopper investment secures 1,000 jobs

More than 1,000 UK engineering and manufacturing jobs have been secured by a multi-million pound MoD contract.... read more

Feb 14

Labour Market across the UK January 2014

This video from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) provides the latest information on the UK labour market from September to November 2013.

Feb 14

28 January 2014

Internship Opportunities for Computing/IT Students and Graduates - CEBIS Software

Soutron has been developing and supplying systems to librarians and information professionals since 1989, and is the longest serving software supplier to special libraries in the UK market today.

The company has recently acquired the worldwide rights to a new software system called CEBIS (Clinical Evidence Based Information System). The CEBIS software is a tool used to collect and share information to promote, educate and facilitate the use of research evidence within a hospital.

Soutron is looking for a number of bright, enthusiastic, and skilled paid interns to work on the resource at their Derby offices.

If you'd like to develop your skills, work on a new system, be part of a team then read on. One of these vacancies could be ideal for you.

Project CEBIS - Technical Evaluation Internship 

Project CEBIS - Software Application Help Guides Internship 

Project CEBIS - Reporting and Update XSL Transformation Tool Internship 

Project CEBIS - Software Tester/Quality Assurance Internship

Project CEBIS - OPAC Lite Project Internship 

All of these internships are a real opportunity to get experience in a fast paced environment. Each internship is paid and can fit in around your studies.

If you'd like assistance with your application, or would like a chat then drop into the Careers and Employment Centre on the Lower Ground Floor of the Library or call 01332 591316 to make an appointment.

Good Luck!

27 January 2014

Recruitment industry poised for recovery in permanent market

The UK recruitment industry is poised for a recovery in the permanent jobs market following the announcement that unemployment fell to 7.1% between September and November 2013… read more

Jan 14

21 January 2014

Job announcements for Jan week 3...

Autonet Insurance Services
Staffordshire based insurance broker Autonet Insurance has entered into a partnership with Affiliate Window, a performance marketing network agency, and continues to invest in personnel to support its ongoing growth.

Tesco Personal Finance
Tesco Bank is creating 300 new jobs at its offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, as it prepares to launch a current account in 2014.

Johnson Health Tech
Johnson Health Tech, which has its head office in Staffordshire, is actively recruiting technical support and sales staff. The company, which manufactures and distributes commercial and home fitness equipment, has increased employee numbers by 13%.

Retail Solutions
Retail Solutions, which provides distribution and in-store merchandising services, has installed a Nutmeg childrens' clothing area in 150 Morrisons stores, and is actively recruiting merchandisers and managers as it continues to expand.

Tropical Sky
Tropical Sky, a rapidly-growing travel company, has opened new offices in Suffolk. The company, which specialises in long haul flights, has recruited almost a hundred new staff.

Geely Auto
Car giant Geely is to develop a new range of cars. The project is expected to create about 100 hi-tech jobs near Nuneaton.

Amec, the North West-based civil engineering and construction firm, is to create 150 new jobs after securing a major North Sea deal with Nexen Petroleum.

Butlins Skyline
Butlins, the camping site and holiday operator, is to open a new resort hotel in Somerset, creating 100 jobs.

Jan 14

IT recruiters comprise nearly a fifth of 2014’s FAST 50

IT recruiters make up nearly one in five of the FAST 50 2014, the 50 fastest-growing privately owned staffing companies in the UK... read more

Jan 14

13 January 2014

Graduate positions at seven-year high in 2014

Employers are upping their graduate intake by 8.7% this year, the biggest recruitment rise in four years, according to.... read more

Jan 14

24 December 2013

11,000 new jobs for Ford in 2014

Global motor company Ford is to create 11,000 new jobs across the US and Asia in 2014… read more

Dec 13

Tech firm says graduates have global mindset to take on world

The HR director of a tech firm launching a new graduate scheme, which will see new hires work in different countries... read more

Dec 13

Vacancies strongest in smallest and biggest firms

Vacancies grew most in the UK’s smallest and largest firms in the three months to November, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)… read more

Dec 13

18 December 2013

Job creation set to rise in 2014

More than half of companies expect to create new jobs over the next 12 months, a new survey has found.
This is the first time since the recession in 2008 that of those companies asked, more expect to create new jobs than those who don't, with 51% expecting their workforce to be larger in a years' time... read more

Dec 13

10 December 2013

Job announcements for Dec week 1 ...

Capita is to create more than 500 jobs in its Dearne Valley and Leeds call centres, meaning more supervisory and central business positions are likely to be available. The vacancies have been created in Capita's customer services business.

Customer experience company Webhelp is to recruit over 600 new people throughout its UK network over the next two months. Webhelp is looking to recruit 177 new permanent positions in Derby, over 150 in Dearne Valley and 75 in Falkirk. Jobs will also be created in the Glasgow, Kilmarnock and Greenock sites. The increase in staff suggests the potential for more managerial positions.

Minster Law Group
Yorkshire-based Minster Law is expanding into London with the launch of a 30-strong city-based team, as part of its strategy to become a market leader in multi-track and catastrophic personal injury.

Asons Solicitors
Bolton firm Asons Solicitors is to develop a 7m office building and revealed plans to create 300 jobs. It will serve as the hub of the firm's operations, while Satellite offices are planned for Singapore, London, Dubai, New York and Pakistan.

BT Group
BT is creating 165 new jobs at its contact centre operation in Belfast. The new roles will bring the total number of new jobs BT has brought to Belfast since August 2012 to 270.

Watson, Farley & Williams
Watson Farley & Williams, the London-based law firm, has seen a 12% increase in turnover for the first six months of 2013, now at £52m. The company has also created 15 new jobs.

Collingwood Insurance Services
North Shields based car insurer Collingwood Insurance Services is to bring 100 new contact centre jobs to the borough after securing new offices in the area.

Sitel, providers of outsourced customer care solutions, has created a further 75 jobs in Watford. This expansion follows the earlier creation of 150 new jobs at its Stratford upon Avon site.

Imagematch Social Enterprise
Imagematch are to take on 100 apprentices to reduce youth unemployment in Shropshire. The company has recently moved to large new offices and is to employ the apprentices full time before placing them with companies.

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9 December 2013

JCB promises new staff in Staffs

Industrial machinery manufacturer JCB is to create 2,500 jobs by 2018 in a £150m investment which it says could add a further 7,500 supply chain jobs... read more

Dec 13

Vacancies at 15-year high as recruitment rises

The number of vacancies across UK business grew in November at its fastest pace since July 1998, finds the REC/KPMG Report on Jobs... read more

Dec 13

2 December 2013

Edinburgh Woollen Mill spins out a thousand jobs!

Clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group says it intends to open a further 100 stores and create 1,145 new jobs... read more

Dec 13

It’s official – the best job is ‘accountant’

According to a survey of 5,000 UK workers by leading financial mutual LV=, accountancy scores higher than any other sector in terms of what people look for in a good job today... read more

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26 November 2013

Job announcements for Nov week 3....

Dac Beachcroft
Law firm DAC Beachcroft is acquiring a 54-strong Bristol-based team from Morgan Cole, as part of its expansion strategy. The volume claims and catastrophic insurance team comprises 5 partners and 54 staff members. DAC Beachcroft has a turnover of 163.5m, and 1,840 employees.

Capita, the customer management services firm, is creating 200 new jobs at a call centre in Leeds. It is also hoping to fill another 300 vacancies at its two call centres in the Dearne Valley. The expansion follows new contract wins and the extension of existing contracts.

Sf Recruitment
Recruitment company SF Group has opened a Leicester office with 11 consultants and aims to increase staff numbers to 20 over one year.

Tolerant Systems
Tolerant Systems, an IT security and compliance company, expects to turnover 600,000 in its first year. The firm employs 20 people and expects to create further jobs as it continues to expand in the UK and internationally.

Harvard Engineering
Harvard Engineering, the Yorkshire-based manufacturer, has sold a minority shareholding to ECI Partners to help pursue its growth plans. The funding will allow the firm to increase staff numbers from 300 to 500 as well as build a new R&D and manufacturing facility.

Active Industrial Services
Active Industrial Services is growing rapidly and is targeting £60m turnover as part of a 5-year business development plan. Employee numbers have grown from 29 to 37, with further employment opportunities expected as expansion continues. The Staffordshire-headquartered group provides supply chain management and industrial engineering services.

Civica Uk
Civica UK has continued to expand with a 10% increase in turnover to 109.6m, while staff numbers have increased from 841 to 1,060. The company, which has a regional office in the West Midlands, has secured a presence on all four lots of the latest iteration of the Government G-Cloud framework.

Grindeys Solicitors
Law firm Grindeys Solicitors Limited, which operates from three offices in Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire, has more than doubled its staff team from 160 to 331. Turnover has also grown substantially, by 133.6% to £17m. The company has a national client base and operates an active recruitment strategy.

New Call Telecom
New Call Telecom, the London-based telecoms firm, is relocating its Lancashire base to Burnley, and is currently recruiting 30 new staff to deal with its expansion. The firm currently employs 110 people. Turnover £13.5m.

JCT600 is looking to recruit 50 new staff in a wide range of roles. JCT600 is a family-run business with 47 dealerships.

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