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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.



International customers 


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.

TJ Hughes returns to Manchester, creates 40 jobs

Discount retailer TJ Hughes is making a return to Greater Manchester with the opening of a new store creating 40 jobs. The retailer will open its doors at Stretford Mall at the end of this month.

The news has been greeted by Stretford Mall manager Colin McCrory who is delighted to welcome back the well known homesware store. He said: “We are extremely thrilled and excited to see work already being carried out by TJ Hughes in the unit which our shoppers are very familiar at finding them in. We have been working very hard behind the scenes with TJ Hughes to secure their return and it really is so positive to see it come to fruition.”

“Not only will it return to its status as one of our main flagship retailers for the scheme but it will also create 40 new jobs which is terrific news for our local community. Its return is also perfectly timed to fit in with our preparations for the busy festive period and I know the opening of TJ Hughes will add significantly to the choice on offer to our loyal shoppers as we start the run up to the big day.”

Staff are currently being interviewed and recruited for the new Stretford Mall store which is on track to be opened before the end of the month.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/jobs-boost-tj-hughes-returns-7907729

Posted 1 week ago

American software company to create 100 jobs in Belfast

An American software company is to create 100 jobs in Belfast as it sets up an engineering centre in the city, Oregon-based firm Puppet Labs promises “high quality” positions that will pay around £37,000 a year on average. The moves has been backed by £1 million from Invest Northern Ireland.

Puppet Labs develops software to allow companies to easily automate the configuration and management of machines and the software running on them. It means software businesses can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices across physical and virtual machines.

The company’s software is used by more than 20,000 organisations across the world including the likes of Cisco, CERN, Salesforce.com, Twitter and the London Stock Exchange.

The firm’s founder and CEO Luke Kanies said: “Puppet Labs has been growing rapidly as IT automation is critical for any company that uses technology to compete. This new centre will expand our engineering capacity to support our plans for growth, particularly in the European and Middle Eastern markets. Northern Ireland has strong software engineering talent and offers quality and cost advantages to support our growth. We are also looking forward to working closely with Invest NI to continue to develop the software industry in Northern Ireland.”

Enterprise minister Arlene Foster said: “Against competition from several other sites, Northern Ireland has again proved to be the location of choice for a global trading company with ambitious growth plans. Puppet Labs arrival in Northern Ireland is a further boost to our already strong ICT sector, which is playing a significant role in growing the local economy.”

http://www.irishnews.com/business/american-software-company-to-create-100-jobs-in-belfast-1381385

Posted 4 weeks ago

Aldi looks to create 700 deputy store manager roles in UK

Aldi is to advertise externally for deputy store managers for the first time. The discounter said the move would create 700 positions across the UK.

Deputy store managers at Aldi receive a salary of £8.95 per hour, rising to £10.50 per hour - with additional pay of £3.95 per hour when covering for members of store management.

Key responsibilities include managing individuals and certain areas of the store, and acting as a bridge between the store staff and management teams, Aldi said.

“Aldi is continuing to experience strong growth across the UK, and as a result, we are opening up the deputy store manager position nationwide,” added Aldi regional managing director James Hutcheson.

“Candidates can expect to receive a market-leading salary, a comprehensive training package and realistic progression opportunities.

“We’re looking to attract applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including those with relevant retail or management experience, and with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment,” Hutcheson said.

http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/channels/discounters/aldi/aldi-looks-to-create-700-deputy-store-manager-roles/371089.article

Posted 7 weeks ago

HS2 construction HQ will create 1,500 jobs in Birmingham

The HS2 rail network’s engineering HQ will be based in Birmingham, creating 1,500 jobs in the city, the Department of Transport has revealed.

The employees, employed by HS2 Ltd, will include the engineers and designers responsible for detailed construction plans for the track, stations and signalling, as well as support staff.

Some employees will move their base from London to the new HQ but most will be new recruits.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughin and HS2 chairman David Higgins met with Birmingham Council leader Albert Bore in Birmingham yesterday [21 July] for the launch of the city’s Urban Regeneration Company, which is tasked with maximising the benefits of HS2 for the area.

McLoughlin said: “HS2 is a vital part of our long-term economic plan. By locating the new HS2 engineering HQ in Birmingham we are bringing skilled job opportunities into the area, spreading HS2’s benefits beyond those using the new rail line.”

http://www.recruiter.co.uk/news/2014/07/hs2-construction-hq-will-create-1500-jobs-in-birmingham/

Posted 13 weeks ago

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.”

http://www.siliconrepublic.com/careers/item/36712-job-anc-14/

Posted 25 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.”

http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/community/community-news/easyjet-announces-plans-for-2-500-new-jobs-at-luton-airport-1-5970432

Posted 29 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.”

http://www.namnewsnetwork.org/v3/read.php?id=MjYzOTIw

Posted 29 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.

http://www.scotsman.com/business/media-tech-leisure/capita-looks-to-add-1-500-jobs-on-new-contract-wins-1-3343701

Posted 31 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."

http://www.mhwmagazine.co.uk/LatestNews/Norbert_Dentressangle_to_take_on_300_apprentices-15757.html

Posted 33 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.

http://www.recruiter.co.uk/news/2014/03/santander-and-o2-to-offer-apprenticeship-opportunities/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=

Posted 33 weeks ago