interview questions
5 tricky interview questions and how to answer them

Interviews can be grueling and even the most prepared candidates can be caught off-guard by a difficult and unexpected question. Often, tricky questions aren’t asked to trip you up but

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contract recruitment
6 golden rules for a successful CV

It may be stating the obvious, but when searching for a new job, your CV is vital. You could be the perfect person for the job but if your CV

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staff engagement
Staff Engagement – First Impressions & Inductions

Perpetual Partnerships’ Managing Director, Garry Rogerson, talks about the importance a great induction and why it is vital to staff retention and staff engagement. Most businesses hugely underestimate the cost

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Advance Engineering
We’re attending Advanced Engineering 2017

Our sister company, Cygnet Texkimp is exhibiting on stand K144 at the NEC show on 1st and 2nd November and we’ll be there with them. Advanced Engineering is the UK’s

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PEP vs Snowdon – We did it!

On Friday 15th September PEP took on the challenge of climbing Mount Snowdon for Macmillan Cancer Support. After much anticipation and preparation (and having spent a small fortune collectively in

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PEP vs Snowdon

On Friday 15th September, the team at PERPETUAL are going to climb Mount Snowdon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. As the highest mountain in Wales and England, Snowdon

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How to Handle Your Resignation Without Burning Bridges

Some words of wisdom from Charlene Howie, Senior Recruitment Consultant at PEP. Break ups are tough, even with your employer! When you’ve accepted a great new job, you need to

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Engineering Talent – Brexit Talks will be Decisive

The recent ‘The Engineer’ article highlighted three crucial aspects for next week’s Brexit negotiations which included low tariff trade deals, access to skilled EU workers and training/education incentives for domestic

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Your Recruitment Career Starts Here!

Your Recruitment Career Starts Here! Whether you are an experienced recruiter or new to the industry contact us now to find out what it is which separates Perpetual from the

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2017 Recruiter Awards shortlist!

We received some exciting news Recently that we have been shortlisted for 2 categories in the 2017 Recruiter Awards. The categories we have been shortlisted for are best construction and

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What is the Northern Powerhouse – by Ben Appleton (Head of Senior Appointments)

The long anticipated “Northern Powerhouse” funding was recently confirmed by Theresa May’s government. This is viewed as a really positive step towards funding the continued growth of Northern industry and

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wind energy
Lack of energy policy affecting new UK projects

On 18th November the UK government ratified the Paris Agreement to mitigate CO2 emissions from 2020.  Greg Clarke, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is hailing

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The apprentice levy

Overview It is a common theme that the UK has a huge Engineering skills shortage in the UK. Every year, the UK faces a shortfall of over 81,000 people with engineering

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Steve Higham
LTD but not limited

Over the past 12 months Perpetual Partnerships have seen a huge growth in personnel and are now heading in new and exciting directions.  A fundamental area of this growth is

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A History Of Engineering In The UK – Part 2

Britain was the birthplace of true civil engineering, thanks to the work of George Stephenson, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Thomas Telford, who brought us techniques which are still in use

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Cygnet Group welcomes the Leadership Team

On the 16th November Perpetual hosted the Leadership Team at Cygnet, our parent group site in Northwich. The Leadership Team is an Alumni club made of business leaders from numerous

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retaining people
Retaining Top Industry Talent

On 19th October Perpetual Partnerships welcomed 30 HR and leadership professionals from the Engineering, Manufacturing and Built Environment sector to our parent engineering company, Cygnet Group in Northwich. The subject

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history of engineering
A Timeline Of UK Engineering

What Is Engineering? The accepted definition of engineering is ‘the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building and use of engines, machines and structures’. It isn’t surprising

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upskills
Better Skills Key To A More Productive UK

We’re regularly told that, while the UK’s economy is currently faring better than those of many of its main competitors, it is being held back by persistent low levels of

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5 Ways To Attract Top Talent To Your Business

5 Ways To Attract Top Talent To Your Business If you’re running a small business which you want to see expand, are you being held back because it’s an uphill

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How Manufacturing Has Changed Over The Years

The landscape and main features of the UK’s industries and manufacturing have changed beyond all recognition over the past two centuries – and in turn, these have wrought massive transformations

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recruitment search
The 7 Top Qualities That Make A Good Recruitment Consultant

The recruitment sector has mushroomed in recent years, as businesses in a wide variety of fields decide to outsource the responsibility for searching for candidates, and administration of the processes

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happy recruitment
How To Build A Better Workplace

Every year, hundreds of companies put themselves forward for recognition for their efforts to attract and retain the right staff through their efforts to create a great place to work.

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Female engineer
Call For More Women Engineers To Stand Up And Be Counted

The major imbalance between the sexes when it comes to employment in engineering and technology in the UK is regularly flagged up as an issue of importance to the long-term

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Will Brexit hit UK Manufacturing?

It’s a hot topic just now – as the country starts to take in the ramifications of the decisive vote on 23 June, when the electorate decided by 55% to

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Perpetual appoints Gavin Spencer as Development Director

Specialist technical recruiter Perpetual Partnerships has appointed Gavin Spencer as development director. He joins the Northwich-based firm from oil and gas recruiter Air Energi, where he was associate director for

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Robots replacing people
How We’re Losing Our Jobs To Robots

As many as four out of 10 young people are concerned that they will find the work they do replaced by a robot within the next decade, with the potential

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Perpetual Partnerships launches pioneering recruitment apprenticeship

Cheshire technical recruiter Perpetual Partnerships has an apprenticeship programme designed to help young people build careers in the recruitment industry. The scheme will be delivered as a joint venture with

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Responsible people
The Outlook For Hiring Staff In 2016

2016 is likely to be the year here in the UK when we really find out how strong the much-touted economic recovery is. On the face of it, many of

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Garry Rogerson
How Engineering firms can get the most from the contractor market

Drawing from a flexible pool of employees on short-term contracts can help engineering firms iron out the highs and lows of a lumpy business cycle. But the value of using

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Outbound Weekend Team Building

At the beginning of October we took a trip up to Gisburn in Lancashire for a team building weekend away. We stayed in Dalehouse camping barn that was set in

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Recruitment Challenges highlighted at Made in Manchester event: The view of a Recruiter

The recruitment industry has over 500,000 consultants working for around 7000 different recruitment organisations across the UK. We attended the Insider’s Made in Manchester Breakfast to develop a ‘under the

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here to support
Going the extra mile

Recruiters think clients don’t care. Clients think that recruiters are only in it for the money. Not exactly the basis for a trusting relationship. The truth is, in the majority,

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Female engineer
There’s A Lack Of Female Engineers

Engineering The Future: Exploring The Lack Of Women In The Industry Great engineers have never been in such short supply. Here in the UK, projected figures suggest that, as a

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Adapting to the Vacancy Vacuum

The latest UK labour market report on jobs (sponsored by KPMG and REC) highlights the continuing trend of increasing candidate demand and falling availability has resulted in the slowest rise

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Perpetual Partnerships Corporate Event 2015 – Pageant of Power, Cholmondeley Castle

Described as ‘the UK’s most dynamic motorsport event’ the Pageant of Power at Cholmondeley Castle was an obvious choice to host a number of our self-described ‘petrol-head’ clients and it

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Subsea Expo

Aberdeen, 13-15th February 2015 Perpetual visited this year’s Subsea Expo, which was a record-breaking event with almost 9,000 recorded visits by 6,500 registered delegates over the three days. Perpetual took

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IET Dinner

On Friday 6th February, I was invited to the Institution of Engineering and Technology annual dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool. It was described as ‘the premier networking event in

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Cygnet Texkimp Ltd

Assignment: – Cygnet Texkimp had announced some significant structural changes which required a series of senior management positions filling to head up the key areas of the business. The positions identified

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Cortland Fibron Ltd

Assignment: – We were tasked with recruiting a new Global Sales Director into the business to support its expansion internationally. The individual needed extensive oil and gas experience, to have

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SCA Hygiene Ltd

Assignment:– Perpetual were tasked with exclusively recruiting for a variety of manufacturing based roles to function within a brand new manufacturing hall following recent competitor acquisitions from SCA. The candidates

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Queens Award Cygnet Group

We are delighted to announce that our parent company, the Cygnet Group is one of winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2014. Matthew Kimpton-Smith commented “It’s a tremendous achievement

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as good as your people
The ‘Real’ Challenge of Recruiting Recruiters

As we continue on our high growth strategy following the Goldman Sachs and Growth Accelerator programmes the realisation that we are only as good as our people could not be

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

As we approach the end of the Goldman Sachs programme we reflect on the valuable expertise we have been exposed to over the last 6 months. The curriculum is designed

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finding people
Paying for Candidate Quality

This month’s REC report hits home with the struggles facing the UK recruitment market as permanent and temporary staff availability tumbles as the demand rises sharply. This is despite a

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