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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 your 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.

Sainsbury's to create 150 digital and technology jobs in Manchester

Sainsbury’s is to create 150 new digital and technology jobs in Manchester over the next 18 months as it looks to expand its in-house digital and technology capability.

The news follows the supermarket creating 480 digital and technology jobs in London and Coventry over the past year.

The new roles will include agile coaches, software developers and software development managers in addition to DevOps engineers.

Jon Rudoe, digital and technology director at Sainsbury’s, said: “Our vision is for Sainsbury’s to have a world-class digital and technology function to ensure that we can deliver great services for our customers whenever and wherever they want to shop with us.

“This announcement demonstrates our commitment to that goal and to attracting the best talent in this ever developing sector. As Manchester is the UK’s second largest technology hub, it’s a natural step for us to recruit there.”

The new digital and technology team will be based at Sainsbury’s Store Support Centre in Manchester’s Arndale Centre.

Posted 9 weeks ago

BAE Systems to recruit record number of higher level apprentices

BAE Systems has announced it will take on a record 142 higher and degree level apprentices as part of a wider recruitment of more than 680 apprentices in 2016. For the first time the Company will also offer a masters level apprenticeship, with 18 employees due to start the Systems Engineering Level 7 apprenticeship at Cranfield University this year.

Today’s announcement is part of BAE Systems’ ongoing commitment to nurture talent and high end skills as one of the largest recruiters of apprentices in the UK. The BAE Systems’ apprenticeship scheme offers vocational experience as well as training up to degree and masters level, providing apprentices with the opportunity of full time employment with a recognised qualification at the end of their training.

The BAE Systems’ apprenticeship scheme is open for applications until the end of February 2016. Successful candidates will join the Company’s three to five year training programmes working towards designing, building and supporting some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions.

Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director, Programmes and Support, BAE Systems, said: “BAE Systems is a company with great ambitions and nurturing a high calibre workforce is vital to our future. We take great pride in the record number of higher level apprenticeships on offer this year and the exciting introduction of master level degrees for our existing employees. BAE Systems remains committed to developing the skills needed in our sector and our apprentices enjoy not only high quality training but real hands-on experience developing, building and supporting the cutting-edge products that will safeguard our national security in years to come.”

Half of the 680 apprentices joining the business this year will be based at the submarine design and manufacturing site in Barrow-in-Furness shipyard in Cumbria, delivering the remaining Astute class attack submarines and developing and building the new ‘Successor’ submarines.

Posted 22 weeks ago

Amazon to create 2,500 UK jobs

Amazon says it will take on 2,500 new permanent staff in the UK this year, bringing its total number of UK employees to 14,000. The online retailer will also create thousands more jobs elsewhere in Europe.

It is investing to expand its European operations, including its warehouses, known as fulfilment centres. The company currently employs 40,000 people in Europe and last year created 10,000 jobs. It says it has invested more than €15bn (£11.5bn) on European infrastructure and operations since 2010, with £4.6bn in the UK.

Amazon said the jobs would be added across its business operations in the UK. These include posts at its new London head office, which is under construction, and at three research and development centres, in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London, as well as at a customer service centre in Edinburgh.

It will also be hiring people for its 10 warehouses and its new fashion photography studio in London. The new Amazon Web Services data centre, due to launch next year, will also need new staff as will local delivery centres.

“Britain has a world-class tech sector with a reputation for innovation and excellence,” said Amazon UK’s managing director, Christopher North. “These new jobs we are creating up and down the country are testament to the quality of the workforce in the UK and our confidence in its economy, which we are proud to support through our continued investments,” he said.

Posted 22 weeks ago

McLaren adds second shift to production line, recruits 250 new staff

McLaren Automotive is adding a second shift to its production line and recruiting 250 new staff to cope with “unprecedented levels of demand for our cars”, in the words of chief executive Mike Flewitt.

The Woking-based sports and supercar manufacturer set a new sales record in 2015, as it has done every year since the company began car production in 2010. A total of 1654 cars were delivered to customers across 30 markets, with McLaren exporting 90 per cent of the cars it builds.

Posted 24 weeks ago

Ireland – Apple to create 1,000 jobs in Co Cork site expansion

Apple is to create 1,000 jobs in Ireland, the country’s state investment agency has said. The tech giant is adding a new building to its site in Hollyhill, Co Cork, which will include new office space for the staff by the middle of 2017, the IDA announced.

As the company’s chief executive, Tim Cook, visited Ireland, plans were also revealed for a link-up with the country’s Sustainable Energy Authority to research offshore energy technology.

A one million euro (£710,000) Ocean Energy Industry Fund is to be set up under the initiative, aimed at finding new ways of capturing wave energy and converting it to renewable electricity.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Apple’s plans for new facilities which can house a further 1,000 employees is a very welcome boost of confidence in Cork and the south west region.

“These new jobs come on top of 1,000 additional jobs already created at Apple in the past 12 months, which brought the workforce in Ireland to over 5,000 in 2015,” he said.

“This continued expansion by the company is testament to the quality of the talent pool, the infrastructure and the business environment that this country has to offer and further cements Apple as one of the leading employers in Ireland.”

Apple has had a presence in Ireland since 1980, when the company opened its first facility in Cork.

Posted 31 weeks ago

Shanghai Disney Resort begins recruitment

Shanghai Disney Resort will hold a job fair in Shanghai from Oct. 21-24 in preparation for opening in early 2016.

The job fair, the first of several planned in Shanghai for the coming months to recruit thousands, aims to attract talent with experience in the tourism and services industries.

“Shanghai Disney Resort is committed to building a world-class resort destination and delivering the highest level of service to our future guests, and our cast members are at the core of this promise,” said Philippe Gas, general manager of the resort.

The job fair will recruit a large number of local people in areas including ride operations, guest services and maintenance. The resort currently employs a team of over 1,500.

The resort is likely to open to the public in the spring of 2016 at a date yet to be disclosed.

The resort is a joint venture between the Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group. Initial investment stands at 24.5 billion yuan (US$3.86 billion). An undisclosed amount of additional investment was announced in April last year. The companies expect 10 million visits to the resort each year.

Posted 36 weeks ago

Yodel to create 7000 jobs to handle the Christmas post - including neighbourhood couriers

Yodel, the UK parcel carrier group, is seeking to hire 7,000 temporary drivers to handle Christmas deliveries, include 3,000 flexible or part time workers to deliver parcels in their local area.

The company wants to hire 800 direct employees and 3,000 self-employed drivers with their own vehicle. It’s also looking for another 3,000 self-employed couriers who will be based at home and carry out deliveries in their own neighbourhood.

The 7000 new hires amount to a 70 per cent boost to Yodel’s employee numbers, adding significantly to its current army of between 8,000 and 10,000 drivers.

Yodel had a bad Christmas in 2014 when it had to stop collecting parcels from retailers because it was swamped in orders following Black Friday sales, at the end of November.

It was not the only courier caught out by the busiest shopping day of the Christmas period. Sales of retail goods amounting to £800 million made Black Friday 2014 the biggest day for shops that the UK had ever seen, and Yodel thinks 2015 could break that record.

This year, Yodel plans to be more prepared. It hopes the home-based delivery roles will appeal to those looking for work to fit around child-care, hobbies and other part time work. Many of the temporary jobs are expected to become permanent. The company is also offering full training on working as a courier and being self-employed.

“Many of the vacancies are flexible and perfect for those who want to fit work around families, or who have retired but want to remain active and earn some extra cash. Others are full-time and we expect many people to stay on beyond peak season,“ Dick Stead, executive chairman of Yodel, said.

Posted 36 weeks ago

McAuley Announces £5m Investment and 87 New Jobs in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland

Advanced engineering businesses McAuley Precision and McAuley Fabrication are undertaking expansions that will cumulatively create 87 new skilled advanced manufacturing jobs in Ballymoney by 2019. The £5 million investment, supported by Invest Northern Ireland, was announced by Invest NI Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton during a visit to the companies’ premises.

Hamilton said: “McAuley Precision and McAuley Fabrication are established indigenous engineering firms and this announcement is positive news for the Ballymoney area and local manufacturing industry. The significant investment in new technology, marketing and people marks a step change in the development of these businesses. Their growth plans are aimed at enhancing McAuley’s position to successfully target high value engineering sectors and in particular the rapidly growing global aerospace sector. “The 87 new jobs to be recruited over the next four years will generate an additional £2.1m annually in additional salaries and create valuable advanced manufacturing employment opportunities in the Causeway Coast and Glens region.’

Invest NI has offered McAuley Precision £500,000 and McAuley Fabrication £120,000 to support their growth plans. 57 jobs will be created at McAuley Precision while the remaining 30 positions will be recruited by McAuley Fabrication. 23 of the 87 new jobs are already in place.

Posted 37 weeks ago

Ocado To Deliver 1,800 Jobs Before Christmas

Ocado, the British online supermarket, is to bring some festive cheer by delivering 1,800 new full and part time jobs before Christmas 2015. The new supermarket jobs at Ocado will all be permanent positions and the majority of vacancies will be for drivers jobs, grocery packers and loaders. Other roles on offer at Ocado before Christmas will include customer service positions, HR vacancies along with openings within their operations and technology departments.

Ocado has been in talks with supermarket businesses from abroad - such as Safeway in the US and Carrefour in France - and is looking to form some sort of partnership with a suitable company and expand the reach of their business. However, a spokesperson for Ocado said that the 1,800 new jobs before Christmas were to be advertised to fill demand within the UK rather than to anticipate growth overseas.

Ocado is building a new five floor distribution facility in Andover, Hampshire which is set to be operational in the next few months. The warehouse will be the company’s third such facility and will have the capacity to fulfil 70,000 orders each week with a fleet of almost 100 delivery vehicles. It is thought that at least 700 new jobs will be based at the new Andover facility once it is up and running early in 2016.

Ocado’s director of human resources, Julie Markey, said that her company offers highly competitive wages to their staff, and provide premium rates for employees that work at weekends and during the evenings. In addition, all Ocado workers are entitled to 15 per cent discount with the firm and enjoy a range of other employee benefits too.

“We have been rapidly expanding our business across the country. Our new recruits, at all levels, will play a vital role in our business and will be the driving force behind our next stage of development so it’s an exciting time to join us,” added Ms Markey.

Posted 37 weeks ago

Hitachi opens £82m train manufacturing facility in County Durham, creates over 700 jobs

Train manufacturing has officially returned to the North East as the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Transport Secretary opened Hitachi’s new £82 million facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Hitachi’s decision to move train manufacturing back to the North East comes just a few years after the government awarded them with the £5.7 billion Intercity Express contract.

The new train factory, the firm’s first in Europe, will build the next generation of trains for the East Coast and Great Western main lines, as well as the Scottish commuter trains.

It will create over 700 direct jobs and support thousands more in the supply chain, providing a huge boost to the Chancellor’s plans to build the Northern Powerhouse.

Posted 42 weeks ago