This week’s new launches include: Access Training UK, Astriid, Harvey Nash Group, Petroplan

• Online learning portal Access Training UK has launched a new recruitment arm to help its students find a position and develop their career after their initial training. The new service will allow trainees to benefit from three years of career support from the moment they start training. The service will extend beyond the course completion and will cover CV support, interview preparation, setting up your own business and ensuring trainees have the support they need.

• UK charity Astriid has launched a consultancy service to help UK employers deliver diversity and inclusion within their recruitment processes. A former Recruiter Charity of the Year for two years, Astriid’s consultancy service will see its invisible talent pool experts collaborate with any business helping to attract candidates with chronic conditions such as long Covid. It will provide training and support to ensure inclusivity, and remove unconscious bias in the recruitment process. Astriid will work closely with employers to identify suitable vacancies and help HR teams to identify where reasonable adjustments can be made to better support candidates living with chronic conditions.

• Global provider of talent and technology solutions Harvey Nash Group will be moving headquarters to a new office in London on 4 January 2022 to Noble Street from Bishopsgate in the City of London. The new space will provide digitally enabled meeting rooms, an app-based desk booking system to support hybrid working, and a work environment designed for collaboration and innovation, from shared meeting and break-out areas to a roof top terrace.

Petroplan, a global energy talent acquisition group, has opened a new office in Manchester city centre. The company says its decision to open office space at Arkwright House was driven by a hotspot of energy-related skills and availability of jobs in the region.

Waterfield joins Petroplan as director, North America

Specialist energy talent acquisition group Petroplan has appointed David Waterfield as director for North America to support the company’s growth in the US and Canada.

People 17 May 2022


This week’s new contracts & deals include:

Contracts 17 May 2022

LHi Group gives staff stake part ownership of business

International recruitment specialist LHi Group has moved to an employee ownership structure where all employees have a stake in the company.

10 May 2022

ANALYSIS: Businesses need to be ‘fluent in the language of geopolitics’

The risks for undertaking business in Ukraine “are beyond severe and really quite bleak”, according to the head of advisory at security intelligence firm Dragonfly.

24 March 2022