Job announcements for October week 3…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:

Access UK
London-headquartered software company Access UK is moving to new premises at the Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park. 500 new jobs are expected as a result of the move, with roles in sales, marketing, support and consultancy.

Hamlyn Williams
Hamlyn Williams, a financial services recruitment company headquartered in London, is creating 100 new graduate level jobs in Cardiff. The move was supported by the Welsh government.

Hedgehog Lab
Newcastle-headquartered mobile app developer hedgehog lab has received £1m in funding from private equity house Maven. The investment will allow the company to invest in its sales and marketing departments, broaden its overseas presence and create new jobs.

Budget airline Easyjet has announced plans to expand its operations at Liverpool and Belfast airports by adding two aircrafts. The planes will start operating in June and July of next year. New jobs are expected as a result.

Business and IT consultancy Waterstons has opened its first Scotland office as part of its expansion plans. 30 to 50 new jobs are expected to be created within the next 5 years, with recruitment for an initial 4 or 5 new staff members ongoing.

Marsh, a car finance firm located in Greater Manchester, has moved to significantly larger premises. The newly renovated building cost the company £1.7m. 10 new jobs have already been created, with director Andrew Marsh announcing plans to double the firm’s workforce to 120 over the coming 5 years.

Hull-based internet connection provider Connexin has secured £10m in funding from Digital Alpha, an equity fund based in Silicon Valley. The company plans to build a new data centre over the year to come as well as creating 100 new jobs.

Cathcart Associates
Edinburgh-based IT recruitment firm Cathcart Associates is planning to expand its business in Manchester, projecting a 100% increase in turnover year-on-year over the three years to come. The company also intends to double its headcount and has set up a training programme for graduates.

Reference: HN Global