New PlymClean MD Amanda Barnes (right) with former directors Stuart and Gail May

Devon Cleaning South Hams bucks the downturn by expanding into Plymouth during lockdown

Authored by sharon goble

As the impact of social-distancing and lockdown threatens the viability of many South West businesses, an established Devon cleaning company - whose inspirational owner literally started from nothing - has bucked the trend by taking over a family-run cleaning business in Plymouth and taking on more staff.

Entrepreneur Amanda Barnes, who runs Devon Cleaning South Hams and its sister...

Devon needs you: Get a job in health and social care

Authored by Mary

Devon residents including job seekers, students back from university, college leavers and former care and health staff are needed now to support the county’s most vulnerable.

Healthcare Assistants are a frontline role to support Devon's NHS and social care as coronavirus puts even greater pressure on existing services and staff.

Both temporary and permanent workers are...

Job opportunities across Devon and Cornwall for those impacted by Coronavirus

Authored by News Desk

The UK’s leading funeral provider, Co-op Funeralcare, is actively recruiting a range of temporary and permanent roles across Devon to support communities and families through a time of loss.

The organisation is recruiting for roles across its operations, including funeral arranger positions and funeral service crew. With many people joining the industry as a second or even third-...

Hundreds of health and care jobs available at next month’s Jobs Fair

Authored by Mary

Hundreds of health and care jobs will be on offer at a series of ‘Proud to Care’ jobs fairs next month.

The job and careers fairs will be held at different locations across Devon over four Saturdays from March 7 to March 28 2020.

The events give those thinking of entering a health or care profession, as well as existing professionals who want develop their careers, the...

South West: Jobs for life become a thing of the past

Authored by News Desk

A job for life is a thing of the past, a new survey had revealed, with people now moving job roles more frequently than ever before.

In the South West, 63 per cent of those surveyed agreed that a job for life was something they no longer expected, with only 13 per cent in the region having stayed working in a role for more than 10 years.

The research revealed that 57 per...

Drake Circus helps young people kick-start their career with free training programme

Authored by Sophie Rayner

Drake Circus is calling for young people in Plymouth to take the first step in their retail careers by registering for its free training programme, Bright Lights Starting Out in Retail.

The five-week programme starts on the 10th September and will give young people in Plymouth access to high quality training, including advice from industry experts, support with interviews and CV...

Find your future career with Skills South West 2018

Authored by News Desk

Are you aged 14 – 19 and thinking about your career, or a parent, carer or teacher of someone in that age group? Why not come to Skills South West 2018, a free major two day regional event returning to Plymouth next month, to help you decide.

Skills South West is run by Prospects Events and sponsored by Plymouth City Council, the National Careers Service, and UTC Plymouth.


Sitel to create 300 new jobs in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

With a nationwide network of contact centres, global outsourcing leader Sitel is one of the big employers in the South West. Continuing the growth of their well-established operation in Plymouth, Sitel is set to create a further 300 jobs in January and February 2018.

Since opening earlier in 2017, Sitel Plymouth located in the iconic grade II-listed building “The Ship – Spirit of...

Over 150 jobs to be created for city with Next new store

Authored by News Desk

Work has started on a new 7,000 square metre Next store at the city’s Marsh Mills Gateway retail park.

Over 150 jobs will be created as the multi-million pound project, which once complete, will strengthen the city’s position as a regional shopping destination.

The brownfield site, which was recently acquired by Plymouth City Council, has been empty for many years and the...

Private sector employment in the South West has grown at the fastest pace in over two years

Authored by News Desk

Private sector employment in the South West grew at the fastest pace in over two years in August, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI®).

The South West PMI recorded its highest reading in four months after climbing to 54.3 in August, up from 54.0 in July. The rate of expansion was also slightly faster than the UK average (54.0). A PMI reading...


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