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Receptionists – What They Do Vs What You Think They Do

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Smiling sweetly is only half the story. Receptionists are amongst the most important employees of any company, from the freshest SMEs to the most internationally renowned law firms. The quality of receptionist can make the difference between happy and disgruntled customers — and is a wider reflection of the company as a whole. Yet you […]

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Want to work in the UK? How to land your perfect job

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International jobseekers would be hard pressed to find a more productive job market than the UK. Wages remain high despite political uncertainty, and the unemployment rate sits at a minuscule 4% — one of the lowest in Europe, and on a par with Germany.  This means jobs are generally available across many different sectors. The […]

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TempaGoGo signs petition for agency workers to access apprenticeships

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TempaGoGo has put its name to a petition calling for the government to extend its apprenticeship schemes to temporary workers.  Over 350 people have shown their support for this reform of the 2017 Apprenticeship Levy, organised by the Recruitment & Employment Council (REC). The REC argue that these changes will boost progression, address current chronic […]

Why are there shortages of bricklayers and how to address the crisis?

How to solve the bricklayer skill crisis?

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The latest Federation of Masters Building Survey in Q1 2019 indicates that 64% of construction businesses are struggling to hire bricklayers. While the situation is not new, it has worsened steadily since 2013. According to ONS data, there were nearly 60,000 people involved in brickwork in the UK as of August 2018. What is the scale of the bricklayer skill shortage in the UK? The Letwin report commissioned by the UK government in 2018 estimates the shortage of bricklayers to 15,000, almost […]

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What is the difference between a main contractor and a sub-contractor?

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If you have come close to the 315,000 construction firms in the UK, you will have come across the construction lingo “main contractor”, “sub-contractor”, “builder”… This article explores what the difference is between a “main contractor” and a “sub-contractor”, and provides a list of the main construction contractors in the UK. It also clarifies the […]