150 jobs in various manufacturing roles available in the South West

Jobseekers are being urged to contact Acorn Recruitment as it has more than 150 vacancies waiting to be filled in various roles around the South West.

No experience is needed for the majority of the roles which are based in Avonmouth, Thornbury, Weston, Bridgwater, Highbridge, Ilminster, Weymouth, Tiverton, Ilfracombe and Newquay.

Most of the jobs are temporary, but with the...

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Fast-growing healthcare agency relocates to Plymouth Science Park

Plymouth Science Park has this month welcomed a new company specialising in Healthcare recruitment to their campus.

Acorn Healthcare are moving to the Park to support their growing client base in Plymouth, North Devon and East Cornwall.

Acorn Healthcare specialise in providing tailored recruitment solutions for a range of healthcare clients in the private and public spheres...

Free government-funded training courses available to 250 adults in the South West

An additional 250 learner places have been announced on the #Train4Tomorrow Digital bootcamps which are open to adults in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Cornwall and Dorset.

The #Train4Tomorrow programme is designed to help people enter highly paid growth industries in the region, such as cyber security, data science, software development, digital marketing and IT. The Bootcamps...

South West: Jobs for life become a thing of the past

A job for life is a thing of the past, a new survey had revealed, with people now moving job roles more frequently than ever before.

In the South West, 63 per cent of those surveyed agreed that a job for life was something they no longer expected, with only 13 per cent in the region having stayed working in a role for more than 10 years.

The research revealed that 57 per...

High tech e-commerce firm expanding at PSP

Expansion plans are taking shape at top Plymouth Science Park based IT firm Garsto as demand for its services continues to grow.

Working alongside big brand names, the team of six is able to produce highly bespoke e-commerce packages - specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of the client.

The development and creative agency build applications and websites for...

Plymouth tops the table for the number of recruiting research studies

According to a national league table published last week, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust had the highest number of recruiting studies open in 2015/16 within the region.

A vital part of the work of the NHS, clinical research enables clinicians to gather evidence about ‘what works’ so that treatments for patients can be improved.

In addition, there is research evidence to show that...

Set your sights on a new job in 2016

When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, many people across the country made a resolution; find a new job. Here, Karen Sharpin, Director of Operations (South West) for specialist recruitment and training agency, Acorn, offers her tips on what people can do to get ahead with their job search.

The beginning of the year can hit twice as hard if you are dreading the return to work...

Teaching: A top choice for New Year career changers in Plymouth

The New Year tradition of pledging to make big life changes following the festive break shows no signs of slowing, according to new figures released today by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

Switching to a more fulfilling career in teaching looks set to remain a popular choice for people in Plymouth looking for a new challenge and to make a real difference...

The Arb Academy to hold apprentice recruitment session

The Arb Academy specialises in Forestry and Arboriculture Training qualifications, specialising in high quality Apprenticeships.

We are holding an apprentice recruitment session on Monday 6th July 2015 at 1:30 at the River Dart in Newton Abbot for motivated school leavers and job seekers.

Successful applicants will then be invited to take part in our Arboriculture Traineeship...

Family furniture firm to boost online presence

A FAMILY-run furniture store is looking for two new employees with an ‘eye for detail’ to help continue to develop its online presence. Fairway Furniture, which has four stores based in the South West, is looking to recruit two website administrators and content creators at its Plymouth head office in Billacombe Road. Peter Harding, managing director of Fairway Furniture, said: “In the Autumn...