My move to Cumbria - Tihomir Velkov

When MacArthur Recruitment found a new job for Tihomir Velkov, they helped him find a new life as well. Tihomir is an architect who came to England from Bulgaria a year ago with his partner, a psychology practitioner now working in the NHS. Her family live in London, but it was in the north-west, in Cumbria, that she and Tihomir settled when he started working for M & P Gadsden Consulting Engineers Limited.

“MacArthur Recruitment concentrate on listening to what we need, rather than telling us what they have.”

A chance meeting at a networking event has changed the way that a Lancaster construction company recruits new staff. James Titterington, managing director of JT Construction, met the team from MacArthur Recruitment a couple of years ago. His wife Michelle, who is company director and company secretary, said that JT had used recruitment companies in the past. “But it just didn’t work for us,” says Michelle.

Candidate Case Study - Sarah Burgoyne

Once you start a new job, the people who recruited you have done what they set out to do; that’s the common perception and, probably, a common experience. But as Sarah Burgoyne discovered, the “after-care” service provided by MacArthur has made the deepest impression on her.

Top 5 reasons to come and live and work in Cumbria

This is the view I stepped out of the house to this morning – it put a big smile on my face. We all know the highest mountain and deepest lake in England are here, but locals can take advantage of these and countless other natural wonders daily, after work, and early on the weekends before day-trippers arrive. You can enjoy picnics on the lake shore (or a quick dip in it) after school pick-up, go sledging on your local fell in the evenings, spend the weekend exploring, and discovering new places to go and things to do whenever you feel like it.

United Utilities takes on Cumbrian Graduates and Apprentices

Graduates and apprentices, many from Cumbria, have been recruited to the United Utilities graduate and apprenticeship programme. In total, there are 35 new apprentices and 13 graduates, who made it through rigorous testing and interviews from the almost 2800 applicants that applied for the positions.

Update that CV with confidence #1

When re-writing your CV, sitting with a blank page in front of you can seem daunting. It’s tempting to just pull up your old one and tweak it a bit, and that can be a good place to start – however, there are a number of CV mistakes that you need to watch out for and make sure that you edit out. Here are some major pitfalls to avoid, to set you on the right track to a successful CV and hopefully an interview:

What do recruitment agencies look for in a CV at first glance?

Following the well-publicised news that you have around 6 seconds to catch the eye of a recruitment consultant, we thought we’d pass on some tips to help you maximise those 6 seconds, along with reassurance that once we’ve found a CV with the basics required, we certainly do look in more depth!

Ulverston Blue Light Hub; new completion date

Bringing together local police, fire and ambulance services under one roof - the first building of its kind in Cumbria, the delayed ‘Blue Light Hub’ in Ulverston is continuing to take shape, as a new December 2018 completion date has recently been set.

Number of people in employment is the highest it’s ever been

Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) director of policy Tom Hadley said on Tuesday 15th May: “Candidates are now in a better position, if moving jobs there is a strong chance of getting a pay rise. Businesses want to grow and with employment rates high they are having to compete with each other to attract people. Our data shows that one way they are making themselves more attractive is by offering higher starting pay for new recruits.

A unique development opportunity at a high-profile site near Penrith has hit the market.

The seven-acre site next to the A66 and Rheged Centre in Redhills, near Penrith, is being marketed as a place for a hotel, leisure or commercial development, subject to planning permission.