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A professional CV writing service, aiming to drive your career forward with a high quality, personalised CV which will help you get the new job you deserve

What is a CV? 

A curriculum vitae (or CV) is a marketing tool to enable you to stand out from all of the other candidates to ensure that you are selected by a prospective employer for interview. In the current economic climate companies are still hiring, but with more candidates on the market it is harder than ever to make your CV shine. 

On average a hiring manager will spend about 30 seconds looking at a CV before deciding if the candidate is of possible interest or not, while Human Resources personnel and Recruitment Consultants will spend even less, probably closer to 10 seconds. CVs that are poorly presented, lacking in basic information or littered with spelling mistakes will be easily overlooked in favour of CVs that look and feel professional. This means that often candidates who are capable of doing the job in question are overlooked, simply because their CV has let them down.

With more than 300,000 graduates joining the UK job market each year, and over 2 million unemployed, it is getting harder and harder for good candidates to stand out and get themselves noticed. Demand for jobs has never been higher, so it is essential that you do all you can to rise above the competition.

CV writing isn't easy. You need to make sure that you grab the attention of the person reading it to ensure that you progress to the next stage of the recruitment process.

So how can we help? 

We can write a personalised CV just for you, that sells your skills and experiences and will enable your CV to stand out from the crowd, thus enhancing your opportunity of gaining an interview. This will be more than simply a record of your life history; your professional CV will be a powerful marketing tool that will help you secure the job you want.

We can help you no matter what stage your career is at, from graduates and school-leavers up to senior management and executives.

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We are happy to accept orders from customers outside the UK, and can tailor you CV for the requirements of the country you are applying to, including different page sizes.

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Bespoke CV Services

A professional CV writing service, aiming to drive your career forward with a high quality, personalised CV which will help you get the new job you deserve.

Schrader Electronics invests £56m in Northern Ireland, creates 241 jobs

Northern Ireland’s Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has announced the creation of 241 jobs in Schrader Electronics facilities in Carrickfergus and Antrim on the back of a significant R&D investment. Foster made the announcement on Tuesday at Schrader Electronics Ltd in Antrim.

Schrader Electronics Ltd will invest more than £56m in the expansion of its production facilities in Northern Ireland, and more than 200 high quality jobs will be created as a result over the next three years.

The company, which is a division of Schrader International, is considered a global market leader in the design, development and manufacture of remote tyre pressure monitoring systems for the automotive sector, supplying products to nearly every major car-maker in the world.

With this investment, Schrader will undertake five R&D projects and a major staff training programme to equip engineers with the latest design and production techniques.

“We expect to double turnover within three years due to both tyre pressure monitoring becoming mandatory this year in Europe, and a number of exciting new product opportunities,” said Stephen McClelland, managing director of Schrader Electronics, who says the company owes its success to its strong R&D base.

“Our Northern Ireland operations are central to R&D, process and systems development and this investment will further enhance their role within the company. Invest NI’s support will ensure that we can move quickly to get the new staff in place and the R&D projects under way,” he added.

Of the investment, £9.7m has been supplied by Invest NI, partly financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.

“This is the second significant expansion by Schrader in the last three years and it is a ringing endorsement of the company’s Northern Ireland operations, which currently employ almost 1,000 people,” said Foster. “The 241 new jobs will generate almost £7m a year in salaries and offer high value employment and training opportunities for local engineers.”

Posted 12 weeks ago

easyJet announces plans for 2,500 new jobs at Luton Airport

Budget airline easyJet has announced that it will create 2,500 new jobs in the town - if the expansion of London Luton Airport is agreed.

The firm has struck a 10-year deal with the airport as it looks to increase its operation from four million to nine million passengers a year.

This spike would bring with it 2,500 new jobs, but is dependent on plans for the expansion of London Luton to be given the go ahead.

Luton Borough Council agreed the increased in capacity from 12 million to 18 million passengers a year, but the government are now reviewing whether the council can give this consent as it owns the airport.

Carolyn McCall, chief executive of easyJet, said: “The speed of easyJet’s expansion at London Luton is in part reliant on the airport’s plans for much-needed improvements being approved.
“Those improvements will unlock the airport’s potential by improving the customer experience of the airport while also increasing the numbers of passengers flying to and from London Luton.”

The new deal between easyJet and the airport brings immediate growth, as the airline looks to increase its capacity by 20 percent over the next year.

Glyn Jones, managing director of London Luton Airport, welcomed the agreement. He said: “easyJet is our largest airline partner, accounting for 45 per cent of all passengers using the airport. We see this as a real vote of confidence in London Luton Airport and its future.”

“The creation of new jobs, the opening up of new routes and the increased frequency of flights to popular destinations is great news for the entire local region.”

Posted 16 weeks ago

New Platinum Mine to Create 3,000 Jobs in South Africa’s North West Province

The Bakubung Platinum Mine in Ledig outside Rustenburg in South Africa’s North West Province is expected to create 3,135 jobs when at full production, says WeSizwe Platinum Limited Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations Executive Hamlet Morule.

Speaking at the 2nd Annual North West BRICS Expo here Friday, he said the 10.69 billion Rand (about 1.0 billion US dollar) project, which involves a Chinese investor consortium made up of Jinchuan and China Africa Development Fund (CADFund) holding a 45 per cent interest in the company, was showcased as a tangible example of a successful BRICS strategic partnership in action. BRICS refers to the grouping of five major emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Wesizwe officially launched the Bakubung Platinum Mine development project on July 4, 2011. The mine will comprise an underground mine with a twin vertical shaft system — a main shaft and a ventilation shaft which will also function as the second escape route — and a processing plant.

Morule said the structuring of successful Chinese-South African strategic mining partnerships and the harnessing of specialist mining expertise and practices from both China and South African mining sectors were some of the valuable lessons that could be learnt from the project.

Morule said an optimisation study conducted by WeSizwe’s management team made up of both Chinese mining industry expertise and highly experienced South African mining industry and corporate executives had resulted in 26 month reduction in time to full production of 250 ktpm (thousand tonnes per month) by October 2020 instead of December 2022.

North West Province Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism Motlalepula Rosho said: “We must always remember that economic prosperity, sustainable development, as well as enhanced trade and investment opportunities are inextricably linked and depended on each other.”

Posted 16 weeks ago

Capita looks to add 1,500 jobs on new contract wins in Scotland

Outsourcing company Capita expects to create almost 1,500 jobs in Scotland over the next two years as it secures new business north of the Border. Yesterday, it announced that 550 Glasgow call centre workers will transfer to the company after winning a £93.5 million deal with department store chain John Lewis.

Capita, which already employs around 5,000 in Scotland said that the John Lewis jobs would be among an expected increase of about 2,000 staff in Scotland on the back of anticipated contract successes. The staff working on the John Lewis contract, currently run by Teleperformance, will transfer to Capita under the new five-year deal.

Capita chief executive Andy Parker, said: “The online contact centre will stay in Glasgow, demonstrating Capita’s ongoing commitment to investing in Scotland and supporting the growth of the local economy.”

He said Capita had extensive experience of working with household names from across the private sector, including major retailers. “We appreciate the importance of becoming fully immersed in a company’s brand values,” he added.

Capita said the 2,000 additional jobs it expects to add to its workforce would also include those expected to be created on the back of the announcement last month that the company had signed a framework contract to deliver the Scottish Wide Area Network. SWAN aims to provide a single IT network for the use of all public service organisations within Scotland and the contract is worth up to £325m over nine years.

Posted 18 weeks ago

Norbert Dentressangle to take on 300 apprentices

Norbert Dentressangle has announced that it is launching a national apprenticeship scheme which aims to recruit up to 300 young people throughout the UK by the end of April.

Around 40 Norbert Dentressangle sites throughout the UK will be taking part in the scheme, offering young people a range of operationally-based apprenticeships including storage and warehousing, transport and distribution and engineering, along with a number of positions in administration and supporting functions such as recruitment.

As an alternative to traditional classroom-based learning, the government-backed Apprenticeships scheme combines formal training with valuable hands-on workplace experience for young people. As well as earning a wage, apprentices work towards an NVQ Level 2 qualification, while also gaining valuable experience in the world of work.

Norbert Dentressangle’s Head of Learning & Development, Chris Dolby - himself a former apprentice - said: “For Norbert Dentressangle, employing apprentices is represents a win-win situation - they earn while they learn, and we have the opportunity to mould enthusiastic youngsters into our type of person.

"Unlike many other professional service industries, where a degree is almost a prerequisite for career progression, many senior people in the logistics industry have ‘come up through the ranks’. As an industry, we are great at recognising and nurturing raw talent and I fully expect that some of the apprentices who join us in the next few weeks will be our senior managers of tomorrow."

As one of the UK’s leading transport and logistics companies, Norbert Dentressangle currently employs around 14,600 people in the UK and continues to experience strong growth, creating further employment opportunities at all levels of the business. As part of its sustainable development strategy, Norbert Dentressangle is committed to filling 60% of vacancies through internal promotion, providing all employees with the opportunity to have a successful career with the company.

Mark Simmons, HR Director for Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK Ltd said: “To continue to deliver the best service, we have to have the best people; the identification and development of internal talent is a key success factor for Norbert Dentressangle and a fundamental pillar of our growth strategy.

"The Apprenticeship scheme provides us with a valuable injection of ‘human capital’ and a great way to strengthen our talent pool in line with our wider development strategy."

Posted 20 weeks ago

Santander and O2 to offer apprenticeship opportunities in UK

Santander, the personal financial services company, will offer more than 200 apprenticeship opportunities in 2014, while telecoms giant O2 plans to take on 30.

Santander is offering its apprenticeship opportunities throughout its main offices and branch network, taking on people for full-time roles in manufacturing, retail and telephone distribution divisions.

The bank’s apprenticeships are aimed at people aged 16+ who have at least two GCSE (or equivalent) grades A-C in both English and Maths.

Successful applicants will join as permanent employees and will study for vocational qualifications in either providing financial services or customer service – the equivalent of achieving five GCSEs.

Marcus Lee, head of resourcing at Santander, says: “These roles provide invaluable professional development and the benefit of a nationally recognised qualification along with the certainty offered by a full time and permanent role.”

O2 is also creating the opportunity for young people to join the company’s apprenticeship scheme and kick-start their career in technology.

Thirty places are available in Slough, Leeds and Warrington, across a range of roles. These include an 18-month advanced apprenticeship in business sales, open to 16-24-year-olds in Leeds and Warrington, while there are opportunities for three-year higher apprenticeships in technical roles such as IT, networks or service excellence, for 18-24-year-olds in Slough and Leeds.

As Santander and O2 announced their apprenticeship plans for 2014, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) called for the chancellor George Osborne to use his forthcoming Budget on 19 March to offer more incentives to employers to take on apprentices.

The BCC wants the government to extend by two years the Apprenticeships Grant for Employers, and the introduction of £1k payment to employers that hire a person aged 16-24 this year.

As for the long-term benefits of apprenticeships, McDonald’s says that since launching its apprenticeship scheme in 2009, more than half of its first level of management have come up through the programme.

Posted 20 weeks ago

R7.5m distribution centre to create hundreds of jobs in Polokwane, South Africa

More than 350 people are expected to be employed following the official opening of a R7.5 million retail distribution centre near Limpopo’s capital city.

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe officially opened the Walk-in-25 Aganang Distribution Centre in Ga Moletjie village, near Polokwane, over the weekend.

“The distribution centre will go a long way in creating employment for many people in the villages of Aganang local municipality, particularly the youth,” said the deputy minister. Local manufacturers and producers of agricultural products such as vegetables, beef, milk, eggs and poultry will benefit greatly from this investment, as the market will be within their easy reach.”

Deputy Minister Thabethe said the jobs will be created through the centre and 10 shops that have been set-up around the centre. She said the department continuously seeks innovative ways to help various regions achieve their economic potential through enterprise development and job creation. She added that community members will be able to buy their daily commodities in a clean, conducive, inexpensive and well-stocked shopping environment.

"This will not only encourage community members to produce more products, but it will also increase the profitability and sustainability of local cooperatives and small businesses due to increased local production and consumption. This will result in the creation of more employment, which will assist in eradication of poverty and bettering the lives of the people,” said Deputy Minister Thabethe.

Aganang local municipality mayor Maria Mokobodi said the distribution centre was a perfect example of how national and local government can work together to improve the lives of people in rural areas. “We believe that the lives of the communities around the municipality will be changed for the better,” Mokobodi said.

Ga Moletjie resident Rosinah Matlala, 45, said retail distribution will also empower them to start their own small businesses. “It will encourage us to establish our own businesses because we will no longer travel to Polokwane to buy our business starter packs,” Matlala said.

Posted 21 weeks ago

Jaguar Land Rover to recruit first 500 in 1,700 jobs drive

Jaguar Land Rover has today begun recruitment for the 500 new jobs at its Solihull manufacturing facility as part of a 1,700 jobs recruitment drive.

The plans, announced last September, will see the first intake consist of semi-skilled production operator jobs to support the production of new vehicles, included as part of the £1.5bn invested to expand the site.

The recruitment of the new jobs will be conducted in three phases to support future growth and investment plans on site, with the next two to open later this year and in early 2015, taking the site’s headcount to almost 8,000.

Alan Volkaerts, operations director at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), said the move illustrates the automotive’s long term commitment to the UK.

“To continue producing award winning vehicles and investing in world-class manufacturing technology, we need to source the best people,” he said.

“Our recruitment drive today reinforces our commitment to the UK automotive industry which also benefits the wider supply chain and overall UK economy.”

Posted 22 weeks ago

AMEC to hire 150 for China contract

Engineering company AMEC estimates it will need to hire another 150 workers after being appointed by China’s state-owned CNOOC to provide services for its substantial North Sea oil and gas interests.

The firm has been hired by Nexen Petroleum UK, which has been a subsidiary of CNOOC since the $15 billion (£9.1bn) acquisition of its Canadian parent in February.

An AMEC spokesman said the value of the contract was “multi-million pound”, but confidentiality restrictions in the deal prevented him from giving more details.

The reimbursable contract, which ensures AMEC is recompensed for its expenditure, will run for six years, with the option of two extensions, each for a further two years.

The company estimates 150 jobs will be created onshore and offshore to support the contract’s operations.

The work will cover ­operational modifications and brownfield projects.

Alan Johnstone, ­managing director for AMEC’s brownfield and asset management business in Europe, said: “This is a great opportunity to demonstrate our strength in delivering engineering, procurement and ­construction services, which complements our leading brownfield capability in project management, operations and maintenance.

"We look forward to ­building on our long-term relationship with Nexen and working with them to achieve safe and reliable operations in the North Sea."

Nexen says it is the second largest oil producer in the UK North Sea.

Posted 28 weeks ago

JCB announces £150m investment and creates 2,500 jobs in Staffordshire

Digger giant JCB has announced plans to invest £150 million to expand its operations in the county and create an additional 2,500 jobs by 2018.

It includes a new purpose-built 350,000 sq ft factory for JCB Cab Systems in Beamhurst, near Uttoxeter, which will replace the current factory in Rugeley. It will also enable JCB to bring to the UK production of cabs currently made by companies in Europe.

Chancellor George Osborne, was today visiting JCB’s backhoe loader factory in Rocester, where he was told about the five-year investment by chairman Lord Bamford. The Staffordshire-based digger maker says it will in turn add a further 7,500 jobs in the UK supply chain and Lord Bamford said JCB was actively looking for more UK component makers to supply its factories.

He said the company expected the entire 400-strong workforce at the Rugeley cab-making plant would relocate to the new site at Beamhurst when it was built, in around two years time. The company would also provide transport to help staff get to the new factory.

He said the plant had outgrown its site at Rugeley but attempts by both JCB and Cannock Chase Council to find an alternative site in the town had been unsuccessful. As a result it had chosen to build at Beamhurst, around 15 miles away.

Mr Osborne, said: “Today’s investment by JCB is a further sign that our long term economic plan is working. It will not only create 2,500 jobs at JCB, but support thousands more through suppliers in Staffordshire and beyond. The Government’s extra investment in improving the A50 in Staffordshire shows the link between improved infrastructure and a strong economy.

"I want Britain to be a country where companies want to invest and create jobs, as JCB is doing today. We will only do that by working through our long term economic plan to secure a responsible recovery for all parts of the country."

Posted 32 weeks ago