Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – Week 21


Weekly Roundup – Week 21

GEM Partnership – May Spotlight

May sees us mark the third instalment in our new Spotlight series. Missed that last two? Why not read March and April

We’re highlighting another member of the GEM team this month, Dylan King… continue reading


Maintenance Engineer – Newton Aycliffe

Senior Automation Engineer – Newton Aycliffe

Automower Technician – Newton Aycliffe

Maintenance Support Technician – Newton Aycliffe



Production Operative – Shildon

FLT Driver – Billingham



Production Operative – Newcastle


Government announces skills bootcamps for sectors with staff shortages – but will they make a difference?

The government has announced it is launching a series of skills bootcamps to help support industries struggling with worker shortages, work and pensions secretary Mel Stride has announced.

In a speech at a Jobcentre in central London yesterday (21 May), Stride unveiled plans to focus on businesses struggling with worker shortages, including the construction, logistics, hospitality, care and manufacturing sectors… continue reading

Ending ‘sick note culture’ – what employers need to know

In April, the prime minister set out his intentions to tackle Britain’s ‘sick note culture’ by making fit notes harder to obtain. His comment was made after figures in February 2024 showed that a record 2.8 million people were out of work because of long-term ill-health. The prime minister claims that the current system for fit notes is being “undermined” by “subjective and unverifiable claims” about capability. His comments also follow a two-thirds increase in government spending on working age disability and ill-health benefits… continue reading


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