Foresight Recruitment News Latest News from Foresight Recruitment (c) Foresight Recruitment CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple (Dylan Cooper) Join us for our recruitment open day on behalf of B&M Middlewich Distribution centre Foresight Recruitment Solutions are pleased to be working with B&M and assisting with the recruitment of over 300 jobs for their new distribution centre in Middlewich opening August 2015. We have vacancies for experienced FLT Drivers, Order Pickers, and general... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:55:28 +0100 More than a third of firms plan to take on summer staff Four in 10 employers plan to recruit seasonal workers this summer, according to research from online career site The research of more than 400 UK employers shows 39% of those surveyed plan to hire seasonal workers in the summer... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:32:02 +0100 UK unemployment falls again UK unemployment fell by 35,000 between January and March to 1.83 million, official figures show Wed, 13 May 2015 09:42:31 +0100 Budget 2015 – travel and subsistence expenses clampdown In yesterdays Budget Chancellor George Osborne confirmed plans to change the rules to restrict travel and subsistence relief for workers engaged through an employment intermediary, such as an umbrella company. Foresight Recruitment Solutions welcomes this ruling and does not operate... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:40:52 +0000 National minimum wage to rise by 20p an hour to £6.70 The national minimum wage will increase by 20p an hour to £6.70 from October, the government has announced.The changes will benefit more than 1.4 million workers. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:50:58 +0000 8 out of 10 employers plan to create permanent jobs Employer intention to hire permanent staff remains at a record high, with eight out of ten (81%) planning to create more permanent jobs in the next quarter, according the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)’s JobsOutlook survey of employers. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:00:50 +0000 UK car production at seven-year high Car plants in the UK produced more than 1.5 million vehicles last year, the highest number since 2007, annual figures show. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said that demand for premium brands, such as Jaguar Land... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:42:50 +0000 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 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 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 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 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... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:03:58 +0100 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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