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:
Adrian Flux, an insurance company based in Norfolk, is looking for new staff after relocating its motorbike and online insurance brands to new premises. The firm is creating an estimated 220 new jobs, with full-time and part-time positions available in sales, customer service and administration.
Cambridge Consultants, a product design and development company, is recruiting 100 new members of staff. The company has grown significantly over the past few years, with staff numbers going from 300 to 750. Further expansion is expected as the firm welcomes a new CEO.
Edinburgh-headquartered education software company Gecko Labs has secured a £1m investment to support its growth plans. The firm is opening a new office in London and a new US office is expected to open before the end of the year. 10 new UK jobs are expected as a result of the expansion.
AccessPay, a Manchester-based fintech company, has secured a contract from the AA to deliver a new solutions to manage all payments made to and from the business. AccessPay is currently recruiting.
US bank Goldman Sachs is considering plans to increase its UK workforce. The expansion would support the firm’s plans of bringing its retail banking business to the UK. Goldman Sachs’ UK team currently consists of 15 employees, but this number could rise to between 30 and 50.
Gear4music, the largest UK-based retailer of musical instruments, has acquired new head office premises in York. The move is supported by a £3.7m investment by HSBC and will allow the company, which quadrupled its workforce over the past 4 years, to expand even further.
Select Data Centres
Select Data Centres, an IT firm based in Manchester, has merged with its Leeds-based counterpart Firstnet to form Firstnet Group. The newly formed company will be based at Firstnet’s headquarters in Leeds and plans to double its sales staff by the end of 2017, as well as creating 100 new jobs in total over the next 18 months.
Norton Rose Fulbright
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is opening a new Legal Process Hub in Newcastle. The new development is expected to lead to the creation of around 100 new jobs locally over the coming 2-3 years.
Reference: HN Global