December labour market update

December labour market update

17th December 2020

The latest ONS employment figures released this week paint a comparatively positive picture for the employment sector with the official number of job vacancies starting to recover. Commenting on the latest data, Gi Group UK’s CEO Paulo Canoa said “This week’s data published by the ONS mirrors wha...

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Birmingham 2022 Expands Apprenticeship Scheme with new sport roles

Birmingham 2022 Expands Apprenticeship Scheme with new sport roles

10th December 2020

Sports fans are being given a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a major multi-sport event after Birmingham 2022 confirmed that it was adding two sport specific roles to its popular apprenticeship scheme. The scheme was only launched in late September but more than 1,100 people have alr...

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Gi Group extends levy transfer scheme

Gi Group extends levy transfer scheme

7th December 2020

Gi Group UK are proud to announce the extension of our partnership with award-winning training provider DBC Training. This enables us to continue offering funding for apprenticeship training programmes for businesses across the Midlands. The partnership first launched in December 2019, and togeth...

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Sustainability: Creating opportunities for the Labour market

Sustainability: Creating opportunities for the Labour market

1st December 2020

From employee wellbeing, to new jobs created by the growing need to protect the environment, sustainability is shaping the job market, and is set to accelerate after the pandemic. Over recent years, the importance of sustainability has grown, becoming a very real concern for many economies, indus...

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Gi Group supports the Kickstart scheme

Gi Group supports the Kickstart scheme

19th November 2020

The UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. It’s a fantastic way for businesses to bring new ideas, thinking and innovation into your business ...

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The opportunity for logistics and the need for a driver attraction strategy

The opportunity for logistics and the need for a driver attraction strategy

17th November 2020

Richard Madej, Head of Driving at Gi Group UK, highlights the crucial role logistics operations are playing in the changing economic landscape – and why organisations and drivers in the sector have the chance to thrive like never before in these unique market conditions. As we continue to see the...

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October Labour Market Update

October Labour Market Update

20th October 2020

The latest ONS labour market statistics show an estimated quarterly increase of 144,000 to 488,000 vacancies in July to September 2020, while there was a slight increase in those in payrolled employment during September when compared with the previous month. Commenting on the latest figures, Gi G...

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Birmingham 2022 launches apprenticeship scheme

Birmingham 2022 launches apprenticeship scheme

29th September 2020

Birmingham 2022 has officially launched its search for the first group of apprentices to work as part of the team delivering the biggest sports and cultural event to be held in the UK for ten years. The search for candidates to fill the first business administrator roles, has now begun, with othe...

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Government Apprenticeship and Traineeship Incentive Schemes

Government Apprenticeship and Traineeship Incentive Schemes

20th August 2020

The Government recently announced the Kickstart campaign – a series of incentive schemes to help boost the economy and kick-start jobs growth and recovery post Covid-19. These incentive schemes are designed to support jobs by focusing on skills and young people, with financial incentives for empl...

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August Labour Market Update

August Labour Market Update

13th August 2020

Understandably, record falls in employment and the official economic recession reported in the latest ONS labour market figures have dominated this week’s news agenda. However, the figures below the headlines raise equally alarming concerns relating to the employment landscape. Specific groups – ...

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