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16-Nov-16
Congratulations to St. Cuthberts Hospice, who picked up the Employer of the Year award at the Durham Business Group Anniversary Awards ceremony last Friday. The black-tie Durham Business Group 35th Anniversary Awards were held on Friday 11th November in the opulent surroundings of Beamish Hall Hotel, to celebrate the longevity of Durham...more
12-Oct-16
GEM Partnership golfers once again travelled to Northumberland for the annual GEM Golf Competition, with MD Lee Rankin leading the pack with a consistent performance across the full 3 days, closely followed by runner up Graeme Clark. The weekend provided perfect golfing weather with minimal winds which left no excuses for the...more
04-Oct-16
GEM Partnership are recruiting for outstanding individuals to join BT as part of their Apprenticeship Program. These posts offer an opportunity to join one of the UK’s largest companies, and earn while you learn. During your apprenticeship you will study towards and achieve an Edexcel Level 2 qualification in Supply Chain...more
28-Sep-16
      GEM Partnership are delighted to have been named today in the Ward Hadaway North East Fastest 50 companies for 2016, a shortlist of the fastest growing businesses in the region put together by UK Top 100 law firm Ward Hadaway in association with Durham Business School. The Ward Hadaway North...more
22-Sep-16
On Friday 16th September Durham University’s Procurement Service hosted its annual Supplier Recognition Event at St Aidan’s College, Durham.  This prestigious event aims to recognise suppliers who have made an outstanding contribution to the University during the course of the previous year, with a number of award categories covering all aspects...more
19-Sep-16
Nathan Pardoe has joined GEM Partnership to head up and drive forward the already successful IT Recruitment team. Nathan has fast approaching 20 years IT recruitment experience with 10 years focused here in the North East. His experience of heading up recruitment team’s spans Plc’s, regional recruitment firms and start-up organisations....more
07-Sep-16
Each month REC conducts in depth analysis and insight into the UK’s labour with detailed responses from employers about workforce planning and demand for both temporary and permanent staff to create a UK Market Jobs Outlook. The latest August edition which looks in detail at the REC’s July survey of UK employers...more
06-Sep-16
A recruitment drive to find key technical people for the UK’s first bank built exclusively for mobile is underway here in the region.   Durham based Atom Bank, which launched in April this year has plans to revolutionise the face of banking in the UK thanks to a commitment to customer service and...more
23-Aug-16
Gem Partnership have launched a referral scheme for anyone who recommends a friend, colleague or contact for any permanent vacancies who are then subsequently hired for that position. GEM recognise the importance of strong personal networks and want to incentivise our candidate population in a positive way to facilitate introductions to...more
12-Aug-16
After 8 years’ experience working as a Commercial Consultant overseeing mainly all office & HR Recruitment, Sarah joins GEM as the Commercial Team Manager, heading up a fantastic commercial division here at GEM Partnership.   When asked about her first couple of weeks here at GEM, Sarah explained that “After a busy two...more
28-Jul-16
Britain’s vote to leave the EU, one of the most significant political and economic shifts of many a generation, has heralded a period of uncertainty both in the UK and across the globe. The initial response to the ‘out’ vote was alarming, although not unexpected, with the FTSE falling 8% in...more
22-Jul-16
Charlotte joins GEM Partnership as a Client Relationship Manager following a successful 12 year career within the recruitment industry. Her career began in the industrial sector which bolstered her skills, operating in a fast-paced environment where reacting to the ‘unexpected’ became the norm.   Charlotte’s natural progression was into management roles, owing to...more
08-Jul-16
The REC conducted research into companies’ opinions on how their permanent staff headcounts will change both in the short term (up to 3 months) and in the longer term (4-12 months) for the June Jobs Outlook market overview, along with research in to companies’ confidence in the current economy as the...more
01-Jul-16
On Tuesday 28th June GEM partnership appeared in the East Durham business report. This article gave the opportunity for GEM to reflect on the fantastic growth within the last 6 years, some of the recent crowning achievements of GEM and an opportunity to talk about what the future holds for the...more
27-Jun-16
On Thursday the 23rd June Britain voted to leave the EU. The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting. It was the highest turnout in a UK-wide vote since the 1992 general election. England voted strongly for Brexit, by 53.4% to 46.6%, as did Wales, with Leave getting...more
24-Jun-16
Recently a group of individuals from GEM partnership travelled to Leeds to sit their exams in a bid to attain their REC certificate in recruitment practice. The Certificate is an industry recognised qualification administered through distance learning by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) – our industry body. GEM are a positive...more
23-Jun-16
On Friday the 17th of June GEM’s Newcastle Head office within Generator Studios received a further boost of investment with a significant upgrade of furniture to the main office and finance environments. This is the latest stage in the overhaul of the company’s branch network, following the move of our HQ...more
09-Jun-16
On Thursday 23rd June 2016 the UK will vote either to remain in or leave the European Union. On the morning that Sarah Wollaston, who chairs the Commons health committee, changed her opinion from leave to remain due to the threat to the NHS through economic uncertainty; this article will outline the major...more
02-Jun-16
The latest Markit/REC Report on Jobs – published on the 10th May provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers across the UK.   Availability of permanent staff The availability of permanent candidates fell again in April, marking 3 years...more
23-May-16
Jason joins the GEM Engineering team as Senior Engineering Consultant following a successful career in engineering and technical recruitment with another local agency. Jason will spearhead business development to expand GEM’s presence in the North of England, and will deal with both permanent and temporary recruitment specialising in Automotive, Manufacturing, Precision...more
18-May-16
·         70% of job seekers have never applied for a job using their mobile. ·         100% of job seekers save adverts on their mobile to look at later. ·         100% of job seekers use multiple devices when searching, researching and applying for jobs. Job seekers don’t trust their mobiles when applying for jobs, new...more
13-May-16
After months of planning and numerous discussions about outfit options…Last week the ladies of GEM came together from across all three sites to participate in our annual Ladies Day in recognition of all their hard work throughout the last year! This year the ladies went to Babucho on Newcastle quayside for a...more
05-May-16
In celebration of the Queen’s recent 90th birthday, Gem partnership recently held a ‘tea with the queen’ inspired day to help both celebrate the Queen’s birthday and raise funds for a very good cause in the North East Autism Society. The day consisted first of dressed down attire for all staff across...more
27-Apr-16
Permanent and Temporary Demand Continues to rise. Recently the REC has reported that Perm placements have risen at the slowest rate in sixth months, whereas temp billings rise at the fastest pace in four months.   Report Overview Over the last quarter permanent hiring has continued to grow, but the rate eased in March to...more
22-Apr-16
Following over 12 months of preparation and planning, Gem Partnership’s Assessment to achieve Investors in People Accreditation took place on 30th and 31st March 2016. 17 staff from throughout the company were interviewed and questioned across all 10 areas of the Investors in People Framework, an intense process for everyone involved. We...more
07-Mar-16
In a recent report by the REC’s Recruitment Matters Magazine, March Edition. They look at why apprentices are great for businesses and specifically recruitment firms. Let’s start with a few interesting facts about Apprenticeships… Building Skills – 82% of UK employers take on Apprentices to build the skills capacity within their business. Increased Employee...more
23-Feb-16
As many of you may well have heard, GEM Partnership have been named in the top 1000 companies to inspire Britain in 2016, an annual celebration sponsored by The London Stock Exchange of some of the fastest growing and most dynamic small & medium sized enterprise (SME’s) in the UK today. But...more
17-Feb-16
February 2016, Recruitment Matters Magazine by The REC The Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed that the employment rate in the UK to be the highest since records began in 1971, currently standing at 73.9% of the UK population. In addition to this the number of job vacancies is at a record...more
10-Feb-16
On January 2016 : by REC, Job Outlook Report,  The recruitment and employment confederation (REC) published a Job outlook report in January stating the changes to different types of recruitment. In this article we will be looking at the short-term and medium-term outlook of recruitment. This focuses on both permanent and temporary...more
25-Jan-16
The recruitment and employment confederation (REC) published a report in January stating the level of growth the recruitment sector has seen over the last 12 months. The report showed record breaking levels of turnover at £31.5 billion, with high single figure growth for the second consecutive year. Of this the temporary...more
18-Dec-15
The crew at GEM have once again excelled in the annual tustle across the 3 branches for Christmas Jumper of the year. The votes are being counted, who will be victorious?? Special prizes go to Luke for taking the initative having forgotten about the whole thing, Jack for clearly not having any...more
19-Nov-15
The team got into the good cause spirit on Friday 13th in support of Children in need. The troops right across the branch network  got involved in a range of activities to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic cause. Highlight of the day was the Great GEM Bake off, with...more
19-Nov-15
Massive congratulations to Jenine Martin from the Short Richardson Forth Debt team in Newcastle who won our 'Operation' game and a bottle of champagne this week at the North East Expo, held at the Newcastle Falcon's rugby ground on 18th November.  All those hours practicing really paid off!   Also a big well...more
09-Nov-15
Huge congratulations to Nick Megson from Reprotec UK in Durham, who won our Charity "Operation" competition recently at the Durham Oktoberfest event held in Newton Aycliffe.  He bagged a nice bottle of champagne for his efforts by removing 5 items in a very rapid 1 minute and 4 seconds in a game...more
01-Oct-15
A Sunderland-based communications agency is to embark on a recruitment drive as it looks to increase its headcount over the next two years. Narrative Integrated Communications has teamed up with professional services recruitment consultancy GEM Partnership in Newcastle ahead of hiring up to eight senior staff. The agency underwent a management buyout led...more
30-Sep-15
Congratulations to - Andy Senior, Business Development Manager, Precision 2000 ltd.   Winner of a boxed vintage bottle of Moet Champagne - for guessing the number of ball bearings in the tube at the North East Automotive Expo on the 24th September at the Stadium of Light. There were 270 ball bearings, he guessed 268...more
02-Apr-15
This week saw the big move from Mosley Street, our home for the last 6 years, to a shiny new HQ at Generator Studios on the outskirts of the city. The team have been settling in all week and are really excited about our new home, which is a fantastic contemporary...more
03-Dec-14
With less than six months to go to the general election, major surprises were unlikely to appear in today’s Autumn Statement.     George Osborne presented an economy on the front foot, saying that 1,000 new jobs have been created every day in this Parliament and outlining the government’s expectation that  unemployment will fall...more
06-Oct-14
GEM Partnership golfers and a party of non golfers from the team offering moral support once again travelled to Northumberland for the 4th annual pilgrimage played out over 3 days. The weather played a big part in the scoring again this year over the links and parkland courses, with howling winds and downpours...more
29-Sep-14
GEM Partnership put together a team at a recent fundraising event to help raise money for Teesside University development fund, a fantastic £7,000 was raised. Forty players enjoyed the wonderful weather and the championship course with sweeping fairways and panoramic views. In his speech the University's Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor...more
11-Aug-14
Five of our brave employees are taking part in a planned Skydive on 21st September 2014 to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, you can support us on our justgiving page https://www.justgiving.com/teamgempp/  or text GEMP61 with either £2, £5 or £10 to 70070 Help us make a difference......more
10-Jul-14
In recognition of all the hard work year to date, the ladies at GEM spent an enjoyable afternoon at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse learning how to make cocktails. Guiding them through the lesson, were 2 of MPW's most experienced cocktail makers, who passed over some of their tips and secrets. The results were...more
27-Feb-14
GEM Partnership have passed the new REC Compliance and Professional standards audit 8 months ahead of the required deadline with a 1st pass score of 98%. This is fabulous news and further evidence of GEM's commitment to maintaining exceptionally high standards with both clients and the candidates we represent. All corporate members of...more
03-Feb-14
GEM Partnership’s ongoing commitment to supporting local charities continues. We have teamed up with a local blind charity to put our expertise to task and support them with a key appointment free of charge.  The Hartlepool Blind Welfare Association is looking to replace Elizabeth O’Rourke who is retiring from the organisation after...more
18-Dec-13
  A BIG thank you to all the candidates, contacts and clients who have so far helped us to gather a warchest of toys for the Star Radio Toy appeal. There is still time to bring your donations along to one of the 3 branches in Newcastle, Peterlee and Newton Aycliffe. Those...more
03-Dec-13
Many congratulations to all the winners at the North East Contact Centre Awards 2013.  GEM this year sponsored the Award for Team Leader of year.  A special congratulations goes to our winner Ian Humphreys, of Virgin Money who was presented his award by Rebecca Hutchinson Manger of GEM Contact Centre.   The team at GEM...more
07-Nov-13
It is that time of the year again Where all the boys team up and become men. GEM Partnership is taking part in Movember supporting men’s health throughout the UK. Supporting Prostate & Testicular cancer and Mental Health. Follow the link for more information: http://uk.movember.com/mens-health Regardless of up and coming events and client meetings...more
25-Oct-13
The North East Contact Centre Awards celebrate the success of one of the region’s leading industries and to recognise and reward the achievements of employees and businesses who make North East contact centres among the best in the world.  GEM are proud to support the industry and this is our fifth successive...more
24-Oct-13
L-R: TSF Retail Solutions CEO David Craggs; GEM Partnership’s Lee Rankin; and TSF Retail Solutions MD Malcolm Foulis One of the North East’s longest standing shop outfitters is embarking on a 12-month recruitment drive at their Peterlee operation. TSF Retail Solutions Ltd, which designs, manufactures and installs commercial fixtures and fittings, is setting out plans...more
15-Oct-13
GEM Partnership is delighted to be hosting a stand at the Durham Oktoberfest on 17th October 2013 at the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe   The Durham Oktoberfest is an engineering and manufacturing exhibition organised by the Engineering Forums in County Durham and other regional stakeholders - not-for-profit organisations formed to promote engineering and manufacturing...more
15-Oct-13
GEM Partnership directors Rob Dunbar and Maria Miller were part of a delegation of employment professionals who stopped by at St Stephen's Primary School in Newcastle to talk to the children about the world of work. This was part of a week long focus on Careers, which saw representatives from the Fire...more
09-Oct-13
GEM Commercial is delighted to announce that we are sponsoring a key award at the forthcoming Business Superstar Awards.   The event is aimed at rewarding commercial support staff for their hard work in ensuring businesses across the North East run smoothly and efficiently. GEM will be supporting the PA Extraordinaire prize: Personal Assistants are often the bedrock of...more
19-Sep-13
GEM MD Rob Dunbar takes the spoils at the Sintons annual golf tournament. The competition was fought over the challenging colt course at Close House Golf Club in Northumberland on the 19th September 2013. Lee Rankin and Rob Dunbar represented GEM Partnership in a mixed team format,  with representatives from a broad range of...more
12-Jul-13
GEM Talent Search has supported a key engineering leadership appointment in the North East's oil and gas sector. Following an illustrious 20 year career with SMD - where he was most recently Chief Engineer - Newcastle University graduate Jason Riby joined DUCO Ltd, the HQ for Technip Umbilical Systems (TUS), as Engineering...more
24-Jun-13
Congratulations to Ruth Jackson and Ian Miller, GEM's answer to Dame Kelly Holmes and Mo Farah, in their sterling effort on Sunday at the 10k fun run in Gateshead. Ian completed the rather formidable course in a fantastic 00:49:38... Ruth was hot on Ian's heels in a brilliant 00:59:18.... BIG WELL DONE...more
06-Mar-13
Lucia serves up a recipe for Hospitality Recruitment success. GEM Partnership is delighted to announce the appointment Lucia Stephenson, who will head up our Hospitality & Catering division, and re-launch this brand in the North East. Lucia's background includes management posts within hotels both here in the North East and in the USA,...more
12-Nov-12
The team at GEM rasied a fantastic £517 across all the branches in support of Children in Need 2012. A sterling effort by all in reaching this total. Some of the highlights included: Sponsored leg wax by Keith Mouter from our IT team. Great british bake off style chocolate cake baked by Rebecca Hutchinson...more
15-Oct-12
Gem Partnership will be attending the annual Durham Oktoberfest at the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe on Thursday, October 18th, 2012. Many of the region's engineering & manufacturing organisations will be present with the objective of promoting themselves both regionally and nationally. The Durham Oktoberfest is one of the most high...more
23-Aug-12
GEM Partnership golfers once again travelled to Northumberland for the 2nd annual pilgrimage, with Dave Evans victorious in an exhibition of down the middle golf. The weather played a big part in the scoring this year over the 2 links and 1 parkland course, with howling winds and downpours challenging the most...more
18-May-12
Two representatives from GEM Engineering manned a stand at the UK Offshore Wind Supply Chain Event at Newcastle United Football Club on Thursday 17th May 2012. This was the third such event to be held in the North East and it brought together some of the leading companies operating within the...more
17-May-12
It was with genuine sense of pride that GEM Catering & Hospitality was invited to be part of this annual event as the NECTA Recruiter of Choice alongside some of the country's top catering supply companies. There was one common goal; to encourage, raise awareness and showcase the catering and hospitality...more
02-Nov-11
GEM's Hospitality & Catering Division supports All Saints College - Gateshead prestigious awards evening on the 2nd November, recognising outstanding acheivement across the academic year. Paul Lawson; principle consultant at GEM's hospitality division was in attendance for the entire evening with internationally acclaimed chef Shaun Dalton. The night was a major success...more
10-Sep-11
On the 10th September, GEM Partnership in association with Fish4jobs and Channel 4's Fairy Job Mother, Hayley Taylor, took part in the North East leg of the Fish4jobs national roadshow in Northumberland Street Newcastle. Jobseekers were able to book a personal career advice session with Hayley and have their CV reviewed by...more
03-Aug-11
A crack internal team of eight golfers from GEM descend upon Northumberland for three days of intense stableford competition, with clear winner Rob Mayman emerging triumphant in the first ever GEM annual golf weekend. With rounds at Percy Wood, Seahouses and the formidable Dunstanburgh links, the final scoring had Rob Mayman way...more
25-Jul-11
GEM is delighted to announce the launch of the third operating division under the highly successful GEM Premium People brand - GEM Hospitality & Catering. GEM Hospitality & Catering will focus on the provision of a highly flexible pool of fully prepared and validated candidates for both high volume and ad hoc...more
04-Jul-11
Following a very positive 2nd year, GEM Partnership have opened a third branch on the Newton Aycliffe Industrial Estate.  This branch will support the local industrial and commercial business community with a range of temporary and permanent recruitment solutions and will replicate the success of the Peterlee satellite office which is also...more
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