Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – Week 20


Weekly Roundup – Week 20

GEM Partnership – Training Offering

At GEM Partnership we can provide training aimed at supporting and upskilling companies and growth sectors across the North East of England – whether this is via fully funded training, commercial training or apprenticeships.

We will engage with you as the employer to analyse your business needs and identify specific training opportunities tailored towards the individual needs of your employees.

To view our complete service offering – download our brochure here.


Maintenance Engineer – Newton Aycliffe

Senior Automation Engineer – Newton Aycliffe



TIG Welder – Newton Aycliffe

Quality Inspector – Durham

Accountant – Peterlee

Metal Dresser – Durham

What is the ‘Big Stay’? New trend has replaced the ‘Great Resignation’ amid falling staff turnover, says CIPD

A declining job market is leading to what the CIPD has dubbed the ‘Big Stay’, according to its latest Labour Market Outlook.

It found more than half (55 per cent) of employers were looking to maintain their current staff level – the highest proportion since winter 2016-17. The report further anticipated that both staff turnover and vacancies were likely to decline in a period of “normalisation” following the pandemic… continue reading

North East manufacturing and service sectors see growth

A new report on business activity in the North East has recorded the second successive rise in output.

The headline NatWest North East PMI Business Activity Index – a seasonally adjusted index that measures the month-on-month change in the combined output of the region’s manufacturing and service sectors – posted 54.0 in April, up notably from 50.2 in March… continue reading

New guidance on supporting menopausal women in the workplace

With the number of women experiencing menopause while in employment rising, as well as increased media awareness of the issue from celebrities such as Davina McCall, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published guidance for employers on how to make reasonable adjustments for menopausal women… continue reading

Mental Health Awareness Week

‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’ is the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

Since 2001, the Mental Health Foundation has been leading Mental Health Awareness Week – bringing together the UK to focus on getting good mental health. Each May, millions of people from every part of society take part. They include people in schools and further education; private, public and charity sectors; families and individuals… continue reading

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