New jobs boost for young people as Worcestershire firm Sigma joins Kickstart

New jobs boost for young people as Worcestershire firm Sigma joins Kickstart

A Worcestershire outsourcing business has announced it is creating 15 job placements for young people whose career prospects have been scarred by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sigma Financial Group, which offers ‘white label’ customer contact centre services across the energy, water, retail and financial services sectors, has signed up to the Government’s Kickstart scheme, which creates short-term...

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Training boss welcomes Budget but Kickstart Scheme still needs fixing

Training boss welcomes Budget but Kickstart Scheme still needs fixing

The boss of one of the Midlands’ largest training companies has welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget boost for skills and employment. Chris Luty, managing director of BCTG, said: “We welcome the extension of the Furlough Scheme as this will help avoid the predicted unemployment cliff edge. “The increase in the Incentives available for employers to recruit new Apprentices to £3000 is very welcome,...

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Partnership to provide new skills and jobs in Birmingham

Partnership to provide new skills and jobs in Birmingham

A successful training and employment programme is set to give more than 200 people in and around Birmingham the opportunity to retrain and secure full-time work. The jobs initiative is part of a partnership between Birmingham-based call centre outsourcing specialist Sigma Financial Group, BMet, Birmingham City Council and JobCentre Plus. Funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority, it will...

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Midlands firm wins contract to recruit for £33m maritime transport project

Midlands firm wins contract to recruit for £33m maritime transport project

Midlands recruitment company Consilium Recruit has secured a deal to work on a project that aims to decarbonise maritime transport. The specialist jobs firm has been chosen by Belfast-based Artemis Technologies, which has been awarded £33 million from the Strength in Places Fund to lead on the development of new zero emissions hydrofoil ferries and future maritime transport systems. Artemis...

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New contract wins deliver another year of growth for MET Recruitment

New contract wins deliver another year of growth for MET Recruitment

A series of new contract wins is helping one of the Black Country’s leading recruitment agencies post an increase in sales. MET Recruitment, which specialises in placing temporary or permanent industrial, commercial and technical staff, is on course to hit £5.8m turnover after it put in place a number of measures to support existing and new clients to cope with the pandemic. Free consultancy,...

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