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Titanic Belfast Named A Great Place To Work As It Welcomes 8 Millionth Visitor

TITANIC Belfast has been certified as a Great Place to Work following an independent employee survey as the world-leading visitor attraction announces that it has welcomed its eight millionth visitor. The certification, which is backed by validated and anonymous feedback from staff, measures employee satisfaction from company culture to business practices and is collected through […]

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Is The Medical Profession Right For You? Some Deep Considerations

Everyone wants a great job, but that doesn’t mean you should necessarily dive head-first into becoming a doctor. It’s probably not what you think it is.  Most people become medical professionals because they want to help people. However, the reality of being a doctor on the ground is different. It’s not always a heroic adventure. 

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Lucie Snowden’s Journey To Making A Difference As A Young Social Worker In Portadown

Lucie Snowden may just be 22-years old, but she’s already making a difference to so many lives in her dream career as a social worker. Qualifying as a social worker seven months ago, Lucie currently works in Portadown Health Centre. She is completing her Assessed Year in Employment – mandatory for all practising social workers

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The Little-Known Job Perks That Get Your Workers To Stick Around For Longer

Getting workers to stick with your company can be challenging. Most employees are always looking for a better deal somewhere else. And even if they don’t get it once they finally start working at the new place, the grass often looks greener anyway, pushing them to make the move.  Fortunately, there are several ways employers

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Gateway To Strengthening The Creative Sector

Pioneering businesswoman, Rebecca McEvoy is leading the way in how venues in the creative sector can maximise their potential.  The West Belfast native, now living in Lisburn created The Switchboard Network, an online booking platform that makes accessing and finding services more efficient. Its main objectives are to support venues in post-covid recovery with venues

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“Flexible Working Practices Have Potential To Power Productivity” Is The Message Ahead Of Labour Relations Conference

Contemporary flexible working practices, and their potential to power productivity and a more inclusive labour market will be the focal point of the Labour Relations Agency’s (LRA) upcoming annual conference. Taking place on the 14 March at Stranmillis College, Flexible Futures 2024 will be delivered in partnership with the Department for the Economy and Timely

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ESO Belfast Appoints 4 New Directors & Senior VP Of Engineering

ESO, a leading data and software company has announced four new directors and a senior vice president at its Belfast office. The appointments include two new hires and three internal promotions – which will see Russell Beggs take up the role of Senior Vice President (VP) of Engineering – highlighting its commitment to nurturing talent

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Elevate Your Job Search: 7 Crucial Tips to Land Your Ideal Role

In today’s highly competitive job market, job seekers often miss key strategies that could significantly enhance their chances of landing their dream role.  With extensive experience in monitoring job market trends, it’s clear that candidates frequently overlook straightforward yet effective approaches.  It’s not just about applying for the right jobs; it’s about adopting a strategic

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1 In 3 Worried About Keeping Up With Mortgage Payments In 2024

Recent findings from The Clifton Private Finance Mortgage Pulse Report 2024 shed light on the UK population’s perceived ability to keep up with their mortgage repayments in 2024, as many come off low fixed rates onto new, significantly higher rate deals. The data, collected from more than 350 form submissions on the Clifton Private Finance

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Northern Ireland Named Fastest Growing Region In UK For Newly Registered Companies

Ulster Bank and Beauhurst’s New Startup Index finds 14,000 new companies set up in Northern Ireland in 2023, a 59% increase on 2022 Belfast records 123% rise in the number of new businesses in 2023 900,000 new companies were incorporated in the UK in 2023, making it a record year for new businesses Northern Ireland

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Labour Relations Agency Responds To Latest Labour Market Report For Northern Ireland

Commenting on October’s Labour Market Report, released by NISRA this morning, Mark McAllister, Director of Employment Relations Services at the Labour Relations Agency (LRA) says: “Despite a very small increase in the number of workers on the payroll (up 1.9% over the year) the figures are eclipsed by very recent significant job loss announcements and

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6 Reasons Why Employers Love Your Voluntary Experience

Volunteer work is often something people turn their nose up at, not willing to lift a finger unless they’re getting paid.  There comes a time when working without pay does become unethical, most companies have anti-slavery policies for a reason, but volunteering to acquire certain skills or to help others less fortunate can be a

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Raising Awareness Of All-Age Apprenticeships At NI Social Care Council

To celebrate the recent Apprentice Week 2024 the Northern Ireland Social Care Council are highlighting the availability of all-age apprenticeships in the social care sector. We are encouraging employers in the independent and voluntary sector who want to develop their social care workers and support them to gain qualifications to find out more.   We know

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40% Of UK Workers Planning To Jump Ship This Year, With Money The Main Driver

Two-fifths (40%) of the UK workforce are planning to move jobs in 2024, with one in six already beginning their search as staff look to boost their pay packet. That’s according to the latest Candidate Sentiment Survey statistics produced by specialist recruitment firm Robert Half. While this figure is lower than the 47% planning to

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Unleashing Potential: Lewis Aces The Aisles At Asda Dundonald

Asda Dundonald has welcomed Lewis Morrow, a member of Four G Day Opportunity Service, to the store to gain valuable work experience. Four G is a locally based service for young adults with learning difficulties and provides 5-day placements for young adults. Over the years Sharon McBratney, Community Champion at the store, has built a

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Portadown Apprentice Helps Amazon Celebrate 1,000 New Apprenticeship Opportunities

An apprentice from Ardboe working at Amazon’s delivery station in Portadown is encouraging others to start an apprenticeship and boost their careers as Amazon announces the expansion of its apprenticeship programme with the addition of 1,000 new positions across the UK in 2024. Amazon offers one of the UK’s top private sector apprenticeship schemes according

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Synergy Learning Interns Celebrate Growth At Company

To mark this year’s celebration of National Apprenticeship Week recently, a Carryduff intern and Bangor born intern-turned-employee from Northern Ireland based learning technology company Synergy Learning are sharing their stories. National Apprenticeship Week provides employers and businesses with the opportunity to promote the positive impact apprenticeships and early career programmes make to individuals and businesses

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Northern Ireland Sickness Absence Rate Reaches Eight Year High

A new report by Ulster University Economic Policy Centre (UUEPC) comparing and analysing sickness absence across the UK, to better understand the impact for businesses, has found that in 2022, Northern Ireland experienced its highest sickness absence rate since 2015. The findings from the report ‘Sickness Absence. Lessons for Northern Ireland Businesses and Managers’ show that the

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Jet2holidays Provides £650,000 In Apprenticeship Funding To Support Independent Travel Agent Partners

Jet2holidays has revealed that it is providing almost £650,000 of apprenticeship funding to support independent travel agent partners in developing the next generation of talent in their stores and in the travel industry. This funding includes the transfer of almost £500,000 in apprenticeship levy funds to independent travel agents, after a phenomenal response to Jet2holidays’ Appoint an Apprentice scheme.

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Danske Bank To Recruit 12 New Apprentices

Danske Bank has reopened applications to its higher-level Apprenticeship programme Danske Futures for 2024 and is looking for twelve new apprentices to join the bank. The programme, which first launched in 2018 in partnership with Ulster University, allows students to study part-time for a degree while securing a permanent role within the bank’s Personal Banking

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Gossiping At Work Bad For Your Career According To Research

Gossiping in the workplace can have serious negative impacts on your career, according to new research by Durham University Business School and NEOMA Business School. Not only are gossipers frowned upon by other work colleagues, they also become socially excluded in the company, and can experience negative career-related impacts as a consequence of their storytelling.

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5 Productive Things You Can Do To Make Job Hunting Easier

Job hunting takes many forms and means different things to different people. Some people are already in employment but are casually looking for something else.  While others may be a little bit more desperate, for them every moment they’re not looking for a job can feel like a waste of time.  Those who are in

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5 Top Tips To Help You Deliver The Perfect Interview

You mulled over the online application for several days before finally pressing the send button and breathing a huge sigh of relief.  The stress and panic are gone and instead you feel anticipation, excitement, will you hear back? And when? Then the phone call comes, you’ve landed an interview and back rush the stress and

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5 Self Awareness Habits To Help You Get The Best From Your Career

A lack of self-awareness can be a real stumbling block when building a career. Those who lack self-awareness will often find themselves overlooked for promotions and struggling to cement a strong personal brand in their workplace. Becoming more self-aware can be a real challenge for many people, that’s usually because our actions are normally driven

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Navigating Your Career Path: Practical Advice for Making the Right Choice

Selecting a career is one of the most significant decisions you’ll make in your life. It’s a choice that influences not just your professional trajectory but also your personal fulfilment and happiness.  In a world brimming with possibilities, making this decision can seem overwhelming, whether you’re a school leaver, a recent graduate, or an experienced

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Climbing the Ladder: 14 Essential Strategies for Securing That Promotion

In the world of work, securing a promotion is often seen as a key milestone, reflecting recognition, progress, and success.  But climbing the corporate ladder is rarely straightforward. It’s a blend of timing, skill, tact, and strategy.  The journey to a higher position is nuanced, requiring more than just hard work and ambition.  For those

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Time for a Change? 11 Signs It’s Time To Revamp Your Career Path

At various stages in our professional lives, we inevitably reach a crossroads, questioning our career choices.  This introspection often leads to the crucial question: “Is it time for a change?”  A career, unlike a job, is a long journey, and feeling misaligned with your current path can be a source of deep dissatisfaction.  However, discerning

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Letter Sent To Over 230 Schools Asking Students To Say #Yes2SocialWork

As the deadline for UCAS applications draws nearer, the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (Social Care Council) is continuing its campaign to invite students to consider a career in social work. Patricia Higgins, Chief Executive of the Social Care Council has written this week to over 230 post-primary schools in Northern Ireland encouraging principals and careers teachers

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Jet2.com & Jet2holidays Achieve Quadruple Success At Globe Awards

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have triumphed once again at the Travel Weekly Globe Awards, scooping an unprecedented four awards. For the eighth consecutive year, Jet2holidays was awarded the Best Short-Haul Operator at an awards ceremony held at JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London. The UK’s largest tour operator was also recognised for its partnership approach to working with independent travel agents by voting Jet2holidays as Best

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Aspiring Firefighters Encouraged To Apply For Belfast City Airport Apprenticeship Programme

Belfast City Airport has announced it is currently accepting applications for its prestigious ‘High Flyers’ Apprenticeship Scheme, providing a unique opportunity for individuals to join the Airport’s fire service. This initiative offers successful applicants the opportunity to gain invaluable on-the-job experience and qualifications in various areas, including aviation firefighting tactics and techniques, LGV advanced driving of

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Girl Boss Or Girl Doss? Over A Third Find Career-Related ‘Hashtags’ Damaging And Limiting

Two in five professionals (39%) have found the recent rise in career-related hashtags – such as #GirlBoss – to be damaging and limiting for young people. The trend – driven by social media – has seen the emergence of short and snappy ‘hashtags’ to describe emerging workplace trends. These have been a combination of seemingly

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Armagh Shines As A Top Destination For Finance Graduates In The UK

A recent study by InvestinGoal has identified Armagh in Northern Ireland as a leading county for new finance graduates. This analysis, based on nearly 9,000 finance sector job listings, offers fresh insights into the best regions in the UK for those embarking on a finance career. Armagh, ranking seventh with a score of 71.46 out

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Senior Leadership Promotion For 3EN’s Longest Serving Team Member

Laura Blacklock has been appointed chief client relations officer (CCRO) at Holywood-based cloud-computing company 3EN. The move comes as 3EN makes changes to its senior leadership team ahead of the new year. 3EN is one of Europe’s most qualified Oracle NetSuite Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions partners. Its cloud technology helps businesses to drive growth through improving

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Millions Of Workers Considering Second Job Due To Rising Costs & High Interest Rates

Recruitment and Employment Technology Company, CareerWallet recently published an extensive workplace survey to give a true overview of working life globally and how the jobs market is being impacted by economic factors including rising costs of goods and interest rates. The report has highlighted that as employees are continuing to be impacted by the cost-of-living crisis more than

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Six-Figure Investment And 15 New Jobs As MINISO Opens Third Store With Bank Support

Globally recognised lifestyle retailer MINISO has officially opened its third store in Northern Ireland in Rushmere Shopping Centre, creating 15 new jobs as part of a major expansion plan supported by Ulster Bank. It represents the third MINISO store opening in Northern Ireland this year, including Belfast’s CastleCourt in May and Ballymena’s Tower Centre in

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Mills Selig Recruits Newly Qualified Solicitors Signifying Further Expansion Of The Law Firm

Mills Selig has offered permanent positions to their newly qualified solicitors having completed a 2-year training contract with the local law firm in tandem with their studies at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. The appointment of four new solicitors signifies further growth across Mills Selig’s corporate, property, licensing, and banking teams. The expansion is

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Survey Reveals Gen Z Employees Prefer Christmas Bonus Than A Festive Party

Recruitment and Employment Technology Company, CareerWallet has published an extensive workplace survey to give a true overview of working life in the UK and how the jobs market is being impacted by economic factors including the cost of living. The report has highlighted that as employees across the UK are being hugely impacted by the cost-of-living crisis

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