Back in October last year we asked you how you felt about your commute to work. Now that all the response are in we have analysed the results and they aren’t too surprising: the shorter your commute the happier you are about it.
Of our total responses, 82% of respondents are permanent employees the vast majority living and working in the South East (46%) and South West (36%) of the UK.
Responses did come from across our full range of sectors, but the largest response was from within construction (39%).
How far are people traveling to work?
The average distance travelled, one way, to work was 34.91 miles. Unsurprisingly contractors, although underrepresented in this survey, travelled more with an average of over 100 mile round trip.
The largest number of responses came from those who are travelling over 1 hour each way to work (32%) but we did also have 25% of respondents travelling 46 mins to 1 hour and 21% travelling 16-30 minutes as well.
So the key observations from all of this data are as follows:
If you have any comments on your commute to work you would like to add feel free to reach me on firstname.lastname@example.org or any of our social media profiles.
Alternatively if you would like to reduce your commute and find a job closer to home you can browse our full list of vacancies here or get in contact with one of our Specialist Recruiters on 01489 232 080.
This blog was written by Marketing Manager Marie Malyon. The opinions stated in this article are those of the writer, and not necessarily reflected by the wider business.
We are pleased to introduce 5 new recruits who have joined England Associates this month.
Adam Brutnell (top left) – has joined as a Specialist Recruitment Consultant who is setting up a new division focussing on Engineering.
(from left to right, after Adam) Richard De-La-Hey, Matthew Knibbs, Anthony Cox and Kelly Hankey have joined our Training Academy, a structured 8 week training programme as a fast tracked introduction to Recruitment.
Welcome to the team!
So you are probably reading this post because you are looking to hand in your resignation. Hopefully, by this point, you have spoken to your manager about yourself being despondent toward your job and come to the conclusion you are not looking to stay. If not, we have written about this in more detail in our ultimate guide to counter offers.
It is important to hand in your notice in the correct way to maintain both your professional reputation, but in a worst case that you have continuous employment and can pay the bills!
We have put together the following 3 step process to help make handing in your resignation as simple and stress-free as possible:
Step 1. Let your present employer know that you now have an offer for a new job and you will be leaving. State that you are holding this meeting as a courtesy to say that you will be handing in your notice once the contract is given from your new employer to you; this is the time that you will be present to train your replacement with all the knowledge you know and that they will need.
Step 2. When you receive your contract for your new position, it is now the time to write out your resignation letter. In this resignation letter details of your understanding of your notice period and your last day working must be listed clearly to ensure that there will be no miscommunication.
Step 3. Now that is complete you should give it to your current employer as soon as you can. Hold another meeting, state this is your actual resignation, and hand over your resignation letter.
If successful in handing in your resignation, you will now know:
Now, we wish you all the best in the future and in your new job!
If you do need any additional advice please email us at email@example.com and we would be happy to offer you additional advice.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Just to let you all know that we are closed from 22nd December 21, 2017 at 4:30pm till the 2nd January 2018 at 7:30am.
So, if you need us please either leave a voicemail, send an email to your specialist recruiter or message us on any of our social media platforms and well get back to you once we return!
Thank you for your corporation,
From all at England Associates!
Have you been asked by a recruiter, or a new employer, ‘what would you do in a counter offer situation’ or been asked by your current employer if you would consider a counter offer, but not sure what you are speaking about?
This ultimate guide to counter offers will take you step by step how to manage these offers and come out in the best possible situation.
Christmas is all about giving something back, so this Christmas we have 12 gifts to give away in 12 festive competitions being held on our social media platforms.
12 Gift From England Associates Winners:
Make sure you are following us on all of our profiles not to miss a competition.
For your chance to enter make sure you like/follow us on all platforms, enter by placing your answer in the comments and share the competition.
Good luck & Merry Christmas!
The terms & conditions
Construction has been listed as one of the first industries to benefit from the the new Modern Industrial Strategy in the Government’s latest whitepaper alongside Artificial Intelligence and Automotive.
Economic growth and a boost of productivity is the main targets for this initiative hoping to transform construction, healthcare, Services 4.0 and energy which will gain significant Government funding. The vision for a ‘transformed economy’ is built from the five foundations: Ideas, People, Infrastructure, Business Environment and Places.
Business Secretary Greg Clark explained “Our new, ambitious Industrial Strategy will build on the UK’s strengths, boost productivity and earning power and will ensure we are one of the most competitive places in the world to start and grow a business.”
This is great news for the construction industry, with a positive forecast for the future of the sector, building a Britain fit for the future.
My name is Tazmin Mansbridge (centre above) and I am a Marketing Apprentice at England Associates. In the past five years we have had a total of six apprentices with some real success stories. I decided to look into more about why apprentices choose England Associates.
I have recently spoken to two of the team who have worked as apprentices with us here to learn more about their experience. Kylie Wan (right above) is one of our current apprentices studying for her Level 4 AAT in our Accounts department, Tanisha Noice (left above)completed her Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship in 2016 and I am a Level 3 Marketing Apprentice who has been with England Associates for the last 10 months.
Kylie Wan explained that she originally decided to do her Level 3 AAT as an Accounts Assistant as she was initially unsure that she wanted to do after college and it was a good opportunity to get some skills while she was deciding on what to do next. However she turned this into a long term commitment and decided to continue to develop in this role starting the Level 4 in August this year. In her role she expressed that she learnt a variety of accounting and financial skills including credit control, bookkeeping, bank reconciliations and many more whilst getting her formal qualifications at college.
Kylie continued with “In regards to my apprenticeship England Associates has been highly supportive. The business made sure that the flexibility available and my income was correct in relation to the development of my skills and career. I have to give a special thanks to my manager in regards to all this.”
Tanisha Noice first joined England Associates as Level 2 Business Administration apprentice in 2015. After 12 months of hard work she then completed her apprenticeship and promoted to a Business Support Coordinator.
However Tanisha was ambitious and didn’t stop there, deciding to take an opportunity to become a Trainee Resourcer a few months later and now further progressed to be a Trainee Recruitment Consultant billing over £6,000 this October 2017.
Tanisha revealed “I decided to become an apprentice in level 2 Business Admin with England Associates to gain knowledge and experience of how a small business functions; with the bonus of the help of it developing my skill set. England Associates gave me a lot of support and guidance throughout my whole apprenticeship.”
She studying alongside an apprenticeship company called FNTC to which she felt sure of security in completion.
When asked what advice they would give to someone who is looking at an apprenticeship they added:
Tanisha: “I recommend England Associates as it is a brilliant company to work for. They have always promoted career development and have an amazing support structure.”
Kylie: “England Associates is a small but growing business. It is always keen to bring on new apprentices. They will invest as much time and money that you need to complete your apprenticeship. I would recommend them as an employer.”
I began my journey as a Marketing Apprentice when I attended a Careers Fair in Havant & Southdowns College. I was initially not going to go due to I was still recovering from some personal problems which lead me to be unable to carry on my A-Levels with the college. However my parents encouraged me to attend and it was here that I was lucky enough to be introduced to Marie Malyon; she had a stall at the Careers fair. She gave me her details in how to contact her for more information and now Marie is my Manager at England Associates.
My experience with England Associates and Havant & Southdowns College as an apprentice has been fun and educational. It has offered me many ways to develop my skills set based around different projects I support from designing business cards through to writing articles for our website (like this one).
If you would like to know more about becoming an apprentice with England Associates; then please apply by sending me a copy of your CV or if you would just like to know more information then please email me at T.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our very own Training Academy graduates from our first Graduate Scheme has been acknowledged in the Portsmouth News today.
The clipping is framed and on the wall already and we are really proud to be supporting 3 promising individuals at the start of their recruitment careers.
You can also see the article on the Portsmouth News website.
Find out more about our Training Academy here.