Time for a break from your job search? Check out our run down of the news which caught our attention from the UK employment industry this week.
Careers in accountancy – new initiative piloted in Sheffield
A scheme hoping to provide an alternative to university for young adults interested in accountancy is to be piloted in Sheffield next month. The programme will enable students to train in an apprenticeship instead of taking the traditional higher education route. If successful, the scheme will be rolled out nationwide.
Huge meat firm investment to open hundreds of jobs in Cornwall
Meat producers Tulip – child company of Danish Crown – have announced de-boning operations will move from Denmark to Bugle in Cornwall following a huge investment. Up to 250 jobs will be created.
Financial firm creates major employment opportunity for Cardiff professionals
New financial company, Open Resolution, have chosen Cardiff for the location of their head office. With the business focussing on credit file correction, there will be nearly 90 opportunities for financially-minded individuals once the office has been set up.
Council opens up new apprentice roles
North Lincolnshire Council is set to open up 10 new council apprenticeships in Scunthorpe. The roles will last at least 12 months and are open to candidates from any educational background.
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Jobs could be lost as Norwich insurers shake up business
East Anglia insurance brokers Towergate Insurance have announced plans to restructure its organisation, meaning up to 80 jobs may be lost in Norwich. The shake up could involve office moves and rebranding which could see 12 national sites consolidated to only five.
Forestry Commission creates up to 1,000 jobs
Plans which propose a £23 million investment and nearly 1,000 job prospects have begun. ‘Roots to Prosperity’ is a new action plan based around sustainable economic development, and is the brain child of the Forestry Commission in the north of England.
Self-employment report reveals work beyond pension age has doubled
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a report analysing self-employment in the UK. The study reveals that recent years have shown the lowest outflow rate from self-employment in recent history. Additionally, more people are continuing to work in self-employment beyond the state pension age, with those aged 65 and over in self-employment doubling between the years of 2009 and 2014, from 241,000 to 248,000.
Government study reveals employment amongst older workers across the UK
A recent government study has revealed that certain parts of the country exhibit high rates of employment amongst older workers. The promising statistics show locations such as The Shetlands (88%) and Dorset (87%) have the highest number of 50-64 year olds in work, whereas locations such as Tower Hamlets and Barrow-in-Furness have an unemployment rate in this age group of nearly half.
And some news from across the pond…
Tech giant Google plans to formally intervene in a lawsuit filed by Amazon against a former employee. Amazon are currently seeking to prevent former employee Zoltan Szabadi from working with Google Cloud Platform, citing their worries about the sharing of trade secrets.