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Keith

A day in the life of Keith Oliver…

This month we find out how one of the company’s newest additions goes about a normal working day in the office, as well as getting to know him a little better away from the working environment. Keith Oliver joined Zenith People’s sister company, Rising Star, just before Christmas in the role of Recruitment Consultant. His

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Apprenticeship Levy: what is it?

In April 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers. The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3

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Busy summer ahead for Rising Star…

Zenith People’s sister brand, Rising Star, has got a busy summer planned driving recruitment campaigns for four of the region’s leading employers. Rising Star, who’s office and training suites are based in South Shields, will be recruiting a number of apprentices and trainees for McDonalds, Keepmoat, NHS and Port of Tyne. Rising Star is a

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Apprentices reach their Zenith…

Zenith People has recently completed a recruitment campaign for a leading utilities company, resulting in the employment of a number of new apprentices. Utilitywise, a fast-growing energy company that helps businesses manage their utilities and reduce their consumption and cost, were looking for apprentices to work predominantly within their customer service department at their site

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And the winner is…

A multi – national manufacturing company based in County Durham has recently been named winners of a competition we ran at an exposure event. Wilsonart is the UK’s largest manufacturer of laminate worktops, producing on average 66 miles of them every single week at their UK manufacturing facility based in Shildon. A member of the

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Recruitment market update…

A recent survey has shown that permanent placements through recruitment consultancies in the North of England have gained considerable momentum. The ‘Report on Jobs: North’ is a monthly publication produced by Markit Economics and sponsored by the recruitment industry governing body, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The survey has also unveiled that permanent appointments

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A day in the life of Tammy Farrer…

This month we are focussing on one of our three fantastic Apprentices that we are lucky have in the business. Tammy Farrer is our Payroll & Accounts Apprentice and works closely with our Payroll & Accounts Co-ordinator, Denise Driver. In her role she is responsible for processing, weekly, fortnightly and monthly payroll, as well as

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Forward Assist adds to their ranks…

Zenith People has just completed the recruitment for a local charity, free of charge! Forward Assist, based in Dudley, Northumberland, were in the market for an Administrator however struggled to find the right candidate themselves. The Veteran Support Charity provides advice, information and guidance, ‘life changing’ projects and opportunities to former servicemen and women who are

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Talent Match – ed…

Zenith People has recently secured funding to help tackle youth unemployment in the North East. Talent Match, part of the Big Lottery Fund, aims to target young people who are furthest away from the jobs market, including those who are completely outside of the benefits, work and training system and facing severe barriers to gaining

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Happy Birthday to us…

Zenith People will be celebrating their 15th birthday this year. Zenith was set up back in 2001 by Managing Director Angela Anderson and it has been a whirlwind of a journey ever since. Just two years after establishing the business we achieved a turnover of £1m and by 2006 the company had recruited its fifth

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