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.
Gov.uk releases new careers guidance for colleges
The Government has newly released (27th August) a guidance document entitled Careers Guidance for Colleges. Have a look at their advice here.
Business trips to UK tops 8 million
The VisitBritain International Passenger Survey has found that the number of business trips being taken to the UK has increased by 5% over the last year. International flights for business purposes are now sitting at around 8 million a year, the study has shown.
Construction careers campaign unfolds across social media
A new social media campaign has been launched by Construction organisation UK Contractors Group to enhance the reach of construction careers opportunities, and to ensure industry careers are portrayed in a positive light. The campaign is called Born to Build.
CV-Library have contributed to the newest issue of employment advice magazine Career Savvy. Check out their September issue here.
Data operator boss receives huge termination payout plus £45,000 careers fund
Data operator Telecity is due to see the departure of their CEO, Michael Tobin. The London-based firm will lose their boss of 10 years, who is due to receive a payout of over £750,000 and an additional £45,000 to pursue careers advice alone!
Armed Forces holds first ever careers fair in Belfast
The Armed Forces are holding their first ever careers fair at Kings Hall, Belfast. The event will take place on the 30th and 31st of August and will aim to recruit applicants for regular and reserve posts across Northern Ireland.
Pasta firm goes into administration as 170 jobs are lost
Crawley-based pasta manufacturer Pasta Reale has gone into administration, causing the loss of around 170 jobs. Administrator BDO moved in, after 35 years of trading.
Automotive industry targets school leavers in recruitment campaign
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is due to launch a week long social media campaign to steer young people, including school leavers, towards a career within the automotive industry. The campaign is backed by over 30 companies.
And some news from across the pond…
A few dozen fire fighting job opportunities in the Las Vegas region have seen an unusually high number of applicants, with more to come, authorities have revealed. The jobs are thought to be so popular due to their good pay and benefits and the fact they don’t require candidates to hold university degrees.