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Apr

22

2016

Link2recruit Pass with Flying colours in our Ethical Audit

Link2recruit were audited onsite at one of our major clients in the Midlands yesterday and has passed with flying colours, Our recruitment team work extremely hard to ensure that we are 100% fully compliant when we supply our clients with temporary workers, which includes providing the right protective clothing, taking correct identification and pay-rolling them through the correct PAYE methods.  Jade has worked hard to...

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Feb

09

2016
Record January for Jaguar Land Rover as global sales soar

Record January for Jaguar Land Rover as global sales soar

VEHICLE manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has announced record global sales for January, with 46,016 vehicles dispatched to owners – a 24% increase on the same month last year. The West Midlands-based company said retail sales were up year-on-year across all regions: 65% in Europe, 36% in the UK, 9% in North America, and 5% in China.  Other overseas markets were up 15% year-on-year. Commenting on...

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Aug

21

2015
Government launches new apprenticeships initiative

Government launches new apprenticeships initiative

PRIME Minister David Cameron has unveiled plans to increase the number of quality apprenticeships across England – from nuclear engineers to tailors and butchers. Businesses are set to be given a say in how the apprenticeship schemes are run and what they will offer. Employers across the country are also to be asked for their views on the introduction of an apprenticeship levy, set to be...

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Aug

02

2015
Snow way Jaguar is taking chances on new F-Pace

Snow way Jaguar is taking chances on new F-Pace

JAGUAR has been putting one of its most anticipated new products through its extreme climate testing. The new F-Pace crossover is due for public debut in September and while for many owners of the new vehicle the closest they will ever get to a monsoon is their local car wash, the company has a reputation to maintain and has put the new vehicle through some...

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Jul

03

2015
Jaguar Land Rover announces new overseas production deal

Jaguar Land Rover announces new overseas production deal

JAGUAR LAND ROVER has signed a new deal that will see it produce future vehicles at a plant in Austria, the company confirmed today. Indian-owned JLR has agreed a manufacturing partnership with Magna Steyr, an operating unit of Magna International, that will see it produce vehicles at a plant in Graz. The company said that with its three UK vehicle plants approach ear capacity, the...

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Jun

18

2015
RHA to deliver emergency driver shortage petition to Downing Street

RHA to deliver emergency driver shortage petition to Downing Street

The RHA and a delegation of hauliers will deliver an emergency petition to 10 Downing Street this afternoon, calling on the government to take immediate action to tackle the driver shortage. Faced with a national driver shortage of more than 45,000 drivers – and conscious that 35,000 more are estimated to be due to retire within the next two years – the RHA believes the...

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Jun

03

2015
Haulage rates barely changed since 2012

Haulage rates barely changed since 2012

Haulage rates have barely changed at all since early 2012, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In its Services Producer Price Indices report for Q1 2015, the ONS provisionally records the index for freight transport by road at 104.8 at the end of March – the same as it was in Q4 2014 and only fractionally up on the...

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May

28

2015
4,500 jobs as West Midlands sees most foreign investment in a decade

4,500 jobs as West Midlands sees most foreign investment in a decade

The region recorded 65 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects across the year, which represented an increase of 38 per cent on 2013 figures   The West Midlands recorded its best year for foreign investment in a decade with more than 4,500 jobs created in 2014. In all, the region recorded 65 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects across the year, which represented an increase of 38...

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May

27

2015
Cameron Pledges £7bn Tax Giveaway To Millions

Cameron Pledges £7bn Tax Giveaway To Millions

David Cameron promises tax cuts for 30 million “hard-working” people but warns more cuts will be needed to drive down the deficit. He has promised to raise the 40p tax threshold to £50,000 if the Tories win another five years in power as part of a £7bn tax giveaway. The pledge, which would help thousands of middle income earners, was among an array of sweeteners...

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May

27

2015
1,000 more jobs on the way as Jaguar Land Rover doubles size of factory

1,000 more jobs on the way as Jaguar Land Rover doubles size of factory

Jaguar Land Rover is to almost double the size of its factory on the outskirts of Wolverhampton and create around 1,000 more jobs. proper jag factory The new JLR development on the i54 site on the border of Staffordshire and Wolverhampton. The existing plant is in the bottom right corner with Wobaston Road, running in the top left The new L-shape development alongside the company’s...

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May

27

2015
Online driving licence checking service goes live

Online driving licence checking service goes live

The DVLA’s online driving licence checking service has now gone live ahead of the abolition of the paper licence counterpart on 8 June. The View Driving Licence service allows drivers to view licence information such as penalty points, endorsements and driving entitlements on the DVLA website. Drivers can also share their licence information with their employer or a vehicle rental provider by giving them a...

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May

15

2015
Business leaders urge support for West Midlands Powerhouse

Business leaders urge support for West Midlands Powerhouse

BUSINESS leaders in Greater Birmingham have urged local authorities in the West Midlands to work urgently for a devolved combined authority. Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) said it was essential that the seven authorities in the West Midland capitalised on the announcement by Chancellor George Osborne that he would give more power to those English regions “who want to take this bold step into...

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May

14

2015
Is a contingent workforce the new normal workforce ?

Is a contingent workforce the new normal workforce ?

Contingent workers work for an employer on a non-permanent basis and can be freelancers, independent contractors or temporary contract workers. The use of contingent workers has been rising due to changes in the economy, seasonal talent needs and skill shortages in specific industries or locations. Especially due to the high levels of instability that appeared in the job market during and after the recent financial...

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May

12

2015
Deben Transport collapse highlights need to address container transport rates

Deben Transport collapse highlights need to address container transport rates

The collapse of Deben Transport highlights the urgent need to address the poor rates plaguing the container haulage market, the boss of Pentalver has said. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk, Chris Lawrenson said Deben’s demise did at least take 200-plus vehicles out of “a network that’s already creaking”. However, “the benefit to the container industry overall is that it highlights how the rates have to be increased”. Lawrenson said present rates...

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May

11

2015
FTA urges Cameron to give logistics the attention it deserves

FTA urges Cameron to give logistics the attention it deserves

6 hours ago Freight Forwarding The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging David Cameron and his new Government to recognise the importance of logistics which is crucial to keeping the people of Britain supplied with essential goods they need, adding that to overlook its needs would be failing the industry and the economy.FTA has said that the new Government will have a “real challenge” ahead...

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May

01

2015
Aston Martin commits to new £200m investment programme

Aston Martin commits to new £200m investment programme

WARWICKSHIRE-based sports car manufacturer, Aston Martin Lagonda is to commit to a £200m funding programme for the production of its latest models – including a new crossover vehicle. The Gaydon company said the investment, which has the backing of its major shareholders, would drive the future of the company as it sought to develop its strategic business plan. The investment could mean further expansion for...

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Apr

29

2015
200,000 families reaping the benefits of Jaguar Land Rover’s success

200,000 families reaping the benefits of Jaguar Land Rover’s success

The Midland car-maker’s growth – which shows no sign of slowing – has seen its workforce doubled since 2008 and thousands of further jobs created in the UK supply chain. Around 200,000 families across the country are now benefitting from Jaguar Land Rover’s success according to its UK managing director. The Midland car-maker’s growth – which shows no sign of slowing – has seen its...

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Apr

24

2015
General Election 2015: Tories pledge 160,000 new jobs to West Midlands

General Election 2015: Tories pledge 160,000 new jobs to West Midlands

THE Conservatives have pledged to create 160,000 new jobs for the West Midlands should they be elected to Government following the General Election. Many of the jobs would be created by an extension of the Birmingham Enterprise Zone. This would cover all of the Curzon Street regeneration masterplan area, and extend the period over which business rates are retained locally. This would allow the Local...

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Apr

24

2015
Driver CPC can now be bypassed

Driver CPC can now be bypassed

Driver CPC can now be bypassed Professional drivers wanting to make a return to the industry can bypass Driver CPC training and sit part of the initial qualification instead in an effort to solve the driver shortage. It means that drivers with acquired rights who did not complete their 35 hours periodic training by September 2014 can now sit modules two and four of the...

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Apr

21

2015
Larger Evoque tipped to be next addition to Range Rover family

Larger Evoque tipped to be next addition to Range Rover family

The model tipped to be the next arrival in the Range Rover family is a longer and larger version of the Range Rover Evoque, bridging the gap between the standard version and the Range Rover Sport As Land Rover welcomed sister brand Jaguar to its Lode Lane plant for the first time with production of the new XE saloon starting in Solihull, speculation has been...

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Apr

17

2015
Aston Martin urged to choose Longbridge for new factory

Aston Martin urged to choose Longbridge for new factory

Aston Martin is being courted by Birmingham to invest in Longbridge after it emerged the luxury carmaker was considering a new plant to build 4x4s . The brand is said to be considering Birmingham or Bridgend, in South Wales, for the new factory. But Midland business and civic leaders are desperate for the luxury carmaker to choose Longbridge as the ideal base to connect with...

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Apr

17

2015
Parade of historic Jaguars and Land Rovers made possible thanks to £100m classic car collection purchase

Parade of historic Jaguars and Land Rovers made possible thanks to £100m classic car collection purchase

A parade of historic Jaguar and Land Rover cars that took place to mark the start of Jaguar production at the Lode Lane plant in Solihull was made possible thanks to the car-maker acquiring one of the UK’s largest collections of classic cars - worth an estimated £100 million. The parade, which took place within the road network of the Lode Lane factory, featured 40...

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Apr

15

2015
First Jaguar XE rolls off the line at Land Rover Solihull plant

First Jaguar XE rolls off the line at Land Rover Solihull plant

Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull plant has begun production of the Jaguar XE. It is the first time Jaguar cars have been manufactured in Solihull, the home of Land Rover. A total of 55 UK based suppliers were awarded £4bn in contracts to support the introduction of the new model In five years the plant, which features Europe’s largest aluminium body shop, has almost trebled production and doubled...

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Apr

10

2015
Government Launches a Scheme to Get 7M Electric Vehicles on Road by 2020

Government Launches a Scheme to Get 7M Electric Vehicles on Road by 2020

Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Anant Geete, yesterday launched Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) with an aim to promote and encourage sale of electric and hybrid vehicles. Its implementation could mean benefits and subsidies of up to 1.38 lakh per smart car. The Government aims to bring 6-7 million (60-70 lakh) electric and hybrid vehicles...

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Apr

02

2015
Speed limit for HGV vehicles increases from the 5th of April 2015

Speed limit for HGV vehicles increases from the 5th of April 2015

  The 5th of April will see the speed limit for HGV’s increase. This move reflects the needs of a modern transport network and bring HGV vehicles in line with other large vehicles on the road. The dual carriageway speed limit will increase from 50mph to 60mph and the single carriage limit from 40mph to 50mph. The government hope this move will stop the slow...

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Apr

02

2015
320,000 new jobs to be created in the Midlands by 2030

320,000 new jobs to be created in the Midlands by 2030

The KPMG report says the UK will be a global leader in driver-less car production, with 25,000 of the jobs created in automotive manufacturing – the majority of which are expected to be in the Midlands. John Leech, KPMG’s head of automotive, who is based in the firm’s Birmingham office, said: “KPMG has produced the first authoritative forecast of the impact of connected and driver-less...

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Mar

13

2015
FTA calls on the road transport industry to solve the driver crisis

FTA calls on the road transport industry to solve the driver crisis

The FTA has said the driver shortage is a crisis the haulage industry must solve for itself. At today’s FTA  summit, Solving The Driver Crisis, in Coventry, FTA’s MD of policy and communications, James Hookham, said: “The shortage of qualified drivers is a problem that only the road freight industry itself can solve.” More than 700 people registered to attend the oversubscribed summit, which has...

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Mar

13

2015
Engineering Growth in the Midlands

Engineering Growth in the Midlands

Local Engineering Firm secures a £15 million Investment showing immediate growth in the Midlands, boosting unemployment significantly.  This is one of many companies recruiting for skilled engineers, this is also good news for new apprenticeships in this industry.  


Mar

05

2015
Booming in the Automotive industry

Booming in the Automotive industry

Link2recruit have recently won some exciting new business to supply Quality Inspectors to all the main Automotive companies around the UK, we are currently recruiting for Solihull, Castle Bromwich, Liverpool, Ellesmere Port and Swindon.  Coupled with our other recent new Automotive clients, we are now becoming one of the leading Recruitment Firms in the Midlands to supply Assembly, Production and Quality staff to the ever...

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Feb

23

2015
8 Simple ways to Implement Lean Manufacturing – INFOGRAPHIC!

8 Simple ways to Implement Lean Manufacturing – INFOGRAPHIC!

Lean manufacturing is used by companies of all sizes. The success of lean manufacturing processes have encouraged even smaller organisations to implement the practice. The success in implementing lean manufacturing is to action a roadmap. Here are some tips that can help you implement lean manufacturing into your organisation.


Feb

22

2015
New Website and Significant Growth!

New Website and Significant Growth!

Link2recruit have seen significant growth in the Industrial and Driving sectors across the Uk recently and this shows further strength in the economy and suggests that recruitment agencies will continue to grow this year, Birmingham has seen the best growth in terms of employment for many years and link2recruit is capitalising on this, by investing in additional staff at our head office in Birmingham and...

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Feb

22

2014
Link expansion prompts further recruitment

Link expansion prompts further recruitment

Due to our current expansion we have recruited more staff in our office at link2reruit to cope with the demand, specifically in the Payroll and Accounts department and also our Industrial division, we would like to welcome Lisa Esprey and Sam Watson to our team.  Our National Driving division has seen some significant growth supplying companies such as Biffa waste and DHL Group and is...

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