Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – Week 6


Weekly Roundup – Week 6

This week at GEM has been largely dominated (as you will have seen from our social media) by National Apprenticeship Week. We’ve included some highlights below:

Apprentice Spotlight

As a recruitment and training provider we’re in the fortunate position of being able to not only provide our partners with talent but also to help train and shape that talent into the future leaders of the industry.

In our first spotlight of 2024, we spoke to Ella Coleman who is working toward her Business Administrator Level 3 with GEM Partnership (which you can read here: https://www.gempartnership.com/apprentice-spotlight-january-2024/).

For this months Apprentice Spotlight we’ve spoken to Kyle Bartle who is working toward his Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 whilst working at Husqvarna… continue reading

Employer and Apprentice Feedback

Husqvarna UK launches LMO Apprenticeship programme in their new Battery plant

Following successful delivery in other departments Husqvarna UK have launched an LMO apprenticeship programme in their new Battery plant… continue reading

Gestamp Apprentices Go Permanent

In the middle of 2022, we were approached by our partner Gestamp Tallent to help address a skills shortage within the business. Gestamp had their own skill shortage issue in the form of Welding staff, likewise with many businesses all over the country… continue reading

Production Operative – Days (Newton Aycliffe)

Production Operative – Twilight (Newton Aycliffe)

Counterbalance FLT Driver – 3 Shift (Newton Aycliffe)

Production Operative – 2 Shift (Peterlee)

Production Operative – 2 Shift (Seaham)


Employment Law Reform: What is changing?

On 1 January 2024, the government’s highly anticipated legal reforms to retained EU employment law came into force. The changes are intended to simplify the current laws on holiday entitlement, streamline the transfer of undertakings (TUPE) information and consultation requirements, and reduce the record-keeping requirements of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR)… continue reading

Retiring at 71? Experts react to proposed change to pension age

The UK will need to increase its state pension age to 71 by 2050 to maintain the number of workers per retiree, the International Longevity Centre has warned… continue reading


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