Foresight Recruitment News http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk Latest News from Foresight Recruitment (c) Foresight Recruitment CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple info@foresightsolutions.co.uk (Dylan Cooper) IT contractor specialists in high demand http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/27/96/IT-contractor-specialists-in-high-demand The number of IT specialists moving into self-employment has increased by 48% in five years, up 143,000 in 2009 to 211,000 in 2014, according to research by international professional services consultancy Procorre. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:06:57 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/27/96/IT-contractor-specialists-in-high-demand Wage growth picks up as UK unemployment falls http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/26/96/Wage-growth-picks-up-as-UK-unemployment-falls Wage growth in the UK is picking up, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate. In the August to October period, average earnings excluding bonuses were up 1.6% from a year earlier. Including bonuses, earnings rose by... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:04:18 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/26/96/Wage-growth-picks-up-as-UK-unemployment-falls Degree apprenticeships launched to boost hi-tech skills http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/25/96/Degree-apprenticeships-launched-to-boost-hi-tech-skills Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a scheme backed by government and industry. The new Degree Apprenticeship qualifications will be taught in England from next... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:31:42 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/25/96/Degree-apprenticeships-launched-to-boost-hi-tech-skills SMEs spearhead UK jobs growth http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/24/96/SMEs-spearhead-UK-jobs-growth More than half of UK firms expect to hire more staff in the next 12 months, with medium-sized businesses (SMEs) leading the way, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).In its latest Workforce Survey it finds that 54% of... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:13:56 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/24/96/SMEs-spearhead-UK-jobs-growth UK industrial output sees biggest rise for six months http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/23/96/UK-industrial-output-sees-biggest-rise-for-six-months UK industrial output saw its biggest monthly rise in six months in July as electricity generation increased, official figures show. Industrial output rose by 0.5% in July after a 0.3% rise in June, according to the latest figures from the Office... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:03:58 +0100 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/23/96/UK-industrial-output-sees-biggest-rise-for-six-months UK manufacturing enjoys strong quarter http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/22/96/UK-manufacturing-enjoys-strong-quarter UK manufacturing output grew by 1.4% in the first quarter of the year, the strongest quarterly pace since 1999, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show. Separate figures showed that construction output grew 5.4% in the quarter. Separately, research organisation... Fri, 09 May 2014 11:50:31 +0100 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/22/96/UK-manufacturing-enjoys-strong-quarter Foresight Director wins recruitment professional of the year award at the prestigious ‘Insider Awards 2014’ http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/21/96/Foresight-Director-wins-recruitment-professional-of-the-year-award-at-the-prestigious-Insider-Awards-2014 We are extremely proud to announce our very own Steph Cooper has won ‘Young Recruitment Professional of the year ‘. We were among 300 guests at The Lowry hotel Manchester last night to reveal the winners, and had a great... Fri, 02 May 2014 12:05:43 +0100 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/21/96/Foresight-Director-wins-recruitment-professional-of-the-year-award-at-the-prestigious-Insider-Awards-2014 Economic outlook is 'exceptionally strong' says CBI http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/20/96/Economic-outlook-is-exceptionally-strong-says-CBI The outlook for the economy over the next three months is "exceptionally strong" according to the employers' organisation the CBI. Its latest monthly survey of 675 firms, indicated that growth expectations were the strongest since the CBI started collecting... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:03:51 +0100 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/20/96/Economic-outlook-is-exceptionally-strong-says-CBI Young Professional in Recruitment Shortlist Announced! http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/18/96/Young-Professional-in-Recruitment-Shortlist-Announced We are proud to announce that our very own Steph Cooper, one of our owners and directors, has been shortlisted for the Insider young professionals in recruitment awards 2014. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:04:51 +0100 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/18/96/Young-Professional-in-Recruitment-Shortlist-Announced UK car production rises in March http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/19/96/UK-car-production-rises-in-March UK carmakers increased production in March, helped by demand from Europe and after a number of firms finished upgrading their plants for new models. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said output had increased to more than... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:15:39 +0100 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/19/96/UK-car-production-rises-in-March UK manufacturing rises in February as employment surges http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/17/96/UK-manufacturing-rises-in-February-as-employment-surges UK manufacturing grew faster than expected in February, with employment in the sector expanding at its fastest pace in almost three years. It is the eleventh consecutive month that UK manufacturing has expanded. Jobs growth in the sector rose at... Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:34:54 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/17/96/UK-manufacturing-rises-in-February-as-employment-surges Staff go red for British Heart Foundation http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/16/96/Staff-go-red-for-British-Heart-Foundation  Foresight Recruitment Solutions, organised a ramp up the red day to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation.  By wearing red onesies, Baywatch outfits and selling red cupcakes we managed to raise over £700. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:29:50 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/16/96/Staff-go-red-for-British-Heart-Foundation Warrington Industrial team Ramp up the RED http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/96/Warrington-Industrial-team-Ramp-up-the-RED You will all be aware that Foresight actively take part in charity events throughout the year, whether it be our annual charity ball or one off charity events! So, it was an easy decision to make when we heard about... Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:30:33 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/96/Warrington-Industrial-team-Ramp-up-the-RED Car Manufacturing at 6 year high. http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/14/96/Car-Manufacturing-at-6-year-high The news that car manufacturing in the UK has hit a six-year high of 1.5m vehicles, and that engineering firm Dyson plans to hire 3,000 engineers by 2015 is great news for the Automotive industry. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:29:02 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/14/96/Car-Manufacturing-at-6-year-high Government to investigate employment agencies that have been mis-selling insurance to thousands of low paid workers. http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/13/96/Government-to-investigate-employment-agencies-that-have-been-mis-selling-insurance-to-thousands-of-low-paid-workers The move follows claims in the Commons that top employment agencies have been needlessly selling personal accident insurance to low-paid workers. The shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna accused the agencies of "profiteering" out of the practice. But the... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:17:41 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/13/96/Government-to-investigate-employment-agencies-that-have-been-mis-selling-insurance-to-thousands-of-low-paid-workers UK unemployment rate drops to 7.1% http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/12/96/UK-unemployment-rate-drops-to-7-1 The UK unemployment rate has dropped to 7.1%. The number of people out of work fell by 167,000 to 2.32 million in the three months to November. The drop in the number of people out of work was bigger than... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:22:46 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/12/96/UK-unemployment-rate-drops-to-7-1 UK new car sales highest since 2007 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/11/96/UK-new-car-sales-highest-since-2007 UK car sales in 2013 recorded their best year since 2007, industry figures have shown, helped by cheap credit deals and stronger consumer confidence. It means that the UK overtook France to become Europe's second-biggest car market, after Germany. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:56:16 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/11/96/UK-new-car-sales-highest-since-2007 UK unemployment rate at lowest since 2009 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/10/96/UK-unemployment-rate-at-lowest-since-2009 The UK unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2009, official figures show. At 7.4%, this is the lowest rate since the February-to-April period in 2009, the office of National Statistics (ONS) said. This compares with... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:28:40 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/10/96/UK-unemployment-rate-at-lowest-since-2009 UK car production picks up pace http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/9/96/UK-car-production-picks-up-pace UK car production in October rose at the fastest pace so far this year, the industry's trade body has said. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 160,854 cars were built in the UK last month, up 17%... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:29:07 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/9/96/UK-car-production-picks-up-pace UK services sector growth at six-year high http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/7/96/UK-services-sector-growth-at-six-year-high The UK service sector grew at its fastest pace in six years in August, according to the latest survey by Markit and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0100 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/7/96/UK-services-sector-growth-at-six-year-high New UK car sales jump in August http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/8/96/New-UK-car-sales-jump-in-August New car sales have risen in August for the 18th month in a row, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A total of 65,937 new cars were registered last month, up 10.9% on the same month... Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:59:56 +0100 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/8/96/New-UK-car-sales-jump-in-August UK unemployment falls by 4,000 to 2.51 million http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/6/96/UK-unemployment-falls-by-4-000-to-2-51-million UK unemployment fell by 4,000 in the three months to June leaving 2.51 million out of work, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in July fell more sharply, down by 29,000... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:29:20 +0100 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/6/96/UK-unemployment-falls-by-4-000-to-2-51-million Grange Packaging & Foresight Recruitment Solutions sign 2 year deal http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/5/96/Grange-Packaging-Foresight-Recruitment-Solutions-sign-2-year-deal Warrington based businesses Grange Packaging & Distribution have signed a 2 year deal with Foresight Recruitment Solutions to be their sole provider of temporary staff to both of their production and packing facilities in Woolston, Warrington. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:07:31 +0100 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/5/96/Grange-Packaging-Foresight-Recruitment-Solutions-sign-2-year-deal Minimum wage to increase to £6.31 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/4/96/Minimum-wage-to-increase-to-6-31 The national minimum wage is to rise by 12p an hour to £6.31 for adults and by 5p to £5.03 for 18-to-20-year-olds from October, the government has announced. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:37:33 +0100 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/4/96/Minimum-wage-to-increase-to-6-31 Temp workers becoming the norm as organisations secure corporate agility http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/3/96/Temp-workers-becoming-the-norm-as-organisations-secure-corporate-agility The latest employment data from The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) suggests the marketing and media sector is suffering from a massive talent shortage. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:42:41 +0100 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/3/96/Temp-workers-becoming-the-norm-as-organisations-secure-corporate-agility Nine in 10 firms will hire in next 12 months http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/1/96/Nine-in-10-firms-will-hire-in-next-12-months In a recent survey business were more positive about recruitment over the next 12 months Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:33:52 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/1/96/Nine-in-10-firms-will-hire-in-next-12-months UK industrial production beats expectations http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/2/96/UK-industrial-production-beats-expectations Industrial production rose by more than expected in February, lifting hopes the UK will avoid another recession.   Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:27:35 +0000 http://foresightrecruitment.co.uk/news/2/96/UK-industrial-production-beats-expectations