1500 warehouse jobs created at controversial new East Yorkshire Amazon hub

Up to 1,500 new warehousing jobs are set to be created at a proposed new Amazon facility in East Yorkshire, after the local authority gave the development the green light.  The plans are for a huge new £150 million warehouse and distribution … Read More

Aqumen Recruitment moves to WorkWell at Carrwood Park

 It’s all change here at Aqumen Recruitment, as we’ve recently moved our headquarters to the fantastic WorkWell Offices at Carrwood Park.   The whole team is thrilled with our new premises, located on the prestigious Carrwood Park business centre site in Leeds. Here, we get to enjoy the best … Read More

Are your recruitment processes helping or hindering your diversity strategy?

Diverse workforces offer an enormous range of benefits, for both employees and the organisation itself. Having employees from different backgrounds and life experiences helps businesses to serve a broader customer base, as well as have more creative ideas.   Diversity also … Read More

Can’t compete on salary? How SMEs can attract (and retain) manufacturing talent

Due to increasingly urgent demand for workers, average salaries across a number of UK sectors have rocketed in recent months. According to data from Indeed, manufacturing in particular saw a 4.6% rise in the average advertised salary between February and … Read More

Gen Z could solve manufacturing labour shortage crisis – but how can employers attract them?

Manufacturing has been hit by what has been described as a ‘cocktail’ of challenging problems recently, all of which has contributed to an urgent labour shortage situation. With British manufacturers facing the largest shortage of skilled workers since 1989, UK manufacturing … Read More

UK manufacturing sector growth set to smash forecasts for 2021, with Yorkshire at the helm

After a difficult 2020, there’s very good news indeed for the UK manufacturing sector. The industry is expected to grow twice as fast during 2021, far exceeding predictions made at the start of the year. Furthermore, Yorkshire specifically is undergoing … Read More

Does manufacturing need more younger directors?

A new study has suggested that the UK manufacturing sector has a shortage of young talent at the helm, and that the sector could soon have a major recruitment challenge on its hands. According to research by business management consultant … Read More