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  • UK Rail industry receives growth and support from industry body

    February 19, 2016

    The UK’s rail industry is about to experience the “biggest rail modernisation programme since Victorian times”, according to the Rail Supply Group, which announced its plans to drive productivity and opportunities in the rail sector. The Rail Supply Group brings together the Government’s stance on the UK’s economic growth via the rail industry and the […]

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  • Lack of apprenticeships highlighted as one of the issues behind Britain’s worst skills shortage for 30 years

    February 26, 2015

    Britain is in urgent need of plumbers, engineers and builders as it encounters its biggest skills shortage for a generation which threatens to disrupt projects just as the economy is starting to recover from the recession. Major companies have warned that talent gaps across key sectors have been caused by a continuing decline in apprenticeships. […]

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  • Legislation & Compliance

    January 23, 2015

    Now more than ever it is essential that clients choose to engage with a recruitment company who understands how current legislations may affect their business. At NRL we have dedicated compliance departments within each branch ensuring that all workers and clients operate within current legislations, protecting both our clients and the workers we supply to […]

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  • Employers Plan To Hire More Staff and Temporary Workers

    August 26, 2014

    A recent Jobs Outlook report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) showed that employers are gaining confidence in the economy and as a result are planning to hire more staff. This positive trend in the UK economy spans across both permanent and temporary workers in the short- and medium-term with around 80% of employers […]

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  • The Skills Gap

    The skills gap is a growing concern within the engineering and technical sectors as graduates are falling short of the standards needed to replace the currently ageing workforce. Six out of ten engineering employers are concerned that the lack of engineers will threaten businesses in the UK. Employers are currently seeing a lack of practical, […]

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