Job announcements for May week 1…before the job ads are written


If you intend to approach a company directly for an employment opportunity, it makes sense to pick one experiencing growth or a period of investment. Keep your eyes on the newspapers, they are full of good stories if you really look. Here are a few from this week:

Data storage firm Seagate is investing £47m in a research and development project at its factory in Londonderry. The company has received a grant of almost £10m for the project from Invest NI. 25 new highly skilled jobs will be created to support the project.

Alder Training
Alder Training, a training and apprenticeship provider based in Liverpool, has appointed a new managing director. The firm is set to undertake a major rebrand as well as moving into new offices. New jobs are expected as the firm continues to grow.

Harworth Group
Listed property development and investment company Harworth Group has appointed its first chief operating officer. New jobs are expected.

London-based challenger bank OakNorth has announced plans to expand its operations outside of London. The firm has increased its recruitment efforts in Manchester, the Midlands and the South West. OakNorth’s Manchester office is expected to grow its staff headcount from 20 to 50 over the next six months.

Homes for Students
Harrogate-based student accommodation specialist Homes for Students has announced plans to create new jobs after securing a number of new contracts. New roles will include sales, marketing, asset management and compliance positions.

CatSci, a Cardiff-based firm specialising in helping pharmaceutical companies bring new therapeutics to the market, is creating 16 new jobs after receiving a £125,800 grant from the Welsh government another £350,000 loan through the Development Bank of Wales.

The Data Shed
Leeds-based data services company The Data Shed has expanded its offices following three years of rapid growth. New jobs are expected as the firm continues to grow.

Strategi Solutions
Strategi Solutions, a professional services firm based in Staffordshire, has moved to new, larger offices in Newcastle-Under-Lyme. New jobs are expected.

Source: HN Global