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SSE: The UK’s biggest Living Wage employer


SSE is the biggest British company by market capitalisation to introduce The Living Wage and one of only three in the FTSE 100. It is also the first major energy company to sign-up to the Living Wage. SSE Chief Executive Alistair Phillips-Davies said: “SSE is proud to become one of the first big companies to pay its employees the Living Wage. “With a workforce of over 20,000, this demonstrates that we value the people who work for SSE very highly and we’re willing to pay them at a level which shows them we mean it. “It also shows that ... Read More »

APM Terminals’ observes 7th Global Safety Day


“It’s about taking personal responsibility, not passing the buck or hoping somebody else will take action to avoid an unsafe situation. The leadership of APM Terminals is fully behind the ongoing expansion of our Safety Culture around the world; everyone has the right to stop the operation, everybody has the responsibility to intervene to avoid the risk of accidents” explained APM Terminals Safety Activist, Martin Poulsen, who participated in the Global Safety Day activities at APM Terminals Bahrain. Other APM Terminals senior leaders also t... Read More »

GDF SUEZ signed his contract deal generation: 8000 youth recruited in France by 2015


Applicable to all subsidiaries in France, this agreement is part of a human resources policy for a triple objective: to strengthen the actions of recruitment and training involved for many years in favor of youth, continue the momentum since 2009 on employment and careers of seniors, and better address the challenges of imparting skills in an economic environment increasingly demanding. The signatories of the agreement contract generation and want to continue and expand affirmative action for employment and career management of employees ove... Read More »

Thales to deliver helicopter training services in Norway


One of the further objectives for the centre will also be to open up new areas of training for the supporting of defence and rescue operations (SAR) in the country. Commenting on the announcement, Glenn Pedersen, CEO of Thales Norway said “Thales as a leader in safety is in the best position to answer the need for local helicopter training and simulations services in Norway. Norwegian Oil & Gas helicopter pilots operate in one of the world’s most challenging airspaces. Our aim is to provide our clients with the best in class helicopter t... Read More »

Altran backing the YUMP Academy


As Chairman of the YUMP-candidate selection committee, Philippe Salle, the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Altran Group, declared: "It is logical that Altran should want to back this initiative which is geared to identifying and providing operational support to candidates with the most promising company projects. Altran, like YUMP, selects and develops the skills of those who are the most talented and driven by a real entrepreneurial spirit to ensure that our clients’ ideas and projects become an industrial reality. " In the coming year,... Read More »

National training centre puts Keepmoat staff on the fast track to success


The cutting-edge facility, inspired by the English FA’s new National Football Centre, is Keepmoat’s first dedicated nationwide training facility for its almost 3,000-strong workforce. Spearheaded by Lee Cattermole, a trainer with 20 years’ experience, the centre is expected to welcome all Keepmoat’s 2,900 employees through its doors over the next year. The flagship centre in Coleshill, near Birmingham, will be used to train everyone from Senior Managers to on site staff with all Keepmoat workers set to receive at least one day of training... Read More »

Second quarter of 2013 compared with first quarter 2013, Employment down by 0.1% in euro area, stable in EU27


Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment fell by 1.0% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU27 in the second quarter of 2013 (after -1.0% and -0.5% respectively in the first quarter of 2013). Eurostat estimates that, in the second quarter of 2013, 221.8 million men and women were employed in the EU27, of which 145.0 million were in the euro area. These figures are seasonally adjusted. These quarterly data on employment provide a picture of labour input consistent with the output and income measure of national accounts.... Read More »

Bank of Scotland: Permanent placements continue to grow at record pace


Further sharp rise in permanent appointments Demand for permanent staff grows at fastest pace in 25 months Aberdeen posts strongest rise in permanent placements, while Dundee sees greatest increase in temporary appointments The Bank of Scotland Labour Market Barometer – a composite indicator designed to provide a single figure snapshot of labour market conditions – signalled a further improvement in Scotland’s job market during August. At 59.7, down slightly from July’s 60.3, the Barometer was the second-highest since September 2007, and... Read More »

393 new apprentices recruited by E.ON in Germany


An apprenticeship at E.ON lasts between two and three and a half years, depending on the type of training. For example, E.ON offers young people with university entrance qualifications or an advanced technical college certificate the opportunity to study for a degree parallel to their apprenticeship, which then already ends after two years. By contrast, the vocational training of the industrial apprentices generally runs for three to three and a half years. Traditionally, vocational training is very important at E.ON, out of a sense of both ... Read More »

5,600 new jobs predicted for Scotland’s food & drink industry by 2018


The Bank of Scotland report, An Appetite for Growth: Ambition and Opportunity for Scotland’s food and drink industry, which launched today, surveyed a broad cross section of over 100 Scottish food and drink businesses with an estimated aggregate turnover of £6 billion. The results help to cement the industry’s position as one of Scotland’s fastest-growing sectors. A mean five-year growth expectation of 19% has been reported by respondents looking to expand. Two-thirds of companies surveyed also expect to increase their workforce in the next ... Read More »

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