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Archive for September, 2015

This week’s new roles

September 29, 2015

Here are this week’s roles (please quote the VR reference when applying for each role):   Associate – Investment Management Operations, £25k (London) VR/02610 The role will involve managing regular payments, opening and closing of accounts, and facilitating transfers. The candidate will have strong MS Office skills, and have experience in a similar role.   […]


Ford chooses Bridgend for £181m new engine project

September 25, 2015

Ford’s Bridgend plant will build the company’s new generation of petrol engines in a deal worth £181m. The investment is backed by nearly £15m from the Welsh government with production due to start in late 2018. Economy Minister Edwina Hart said the deal would “safeguard more than 750 skilled Welsh jobs for many years”. “In […]


Drax pulls out of £1bn carbon capture project

Energy company Drax has abandoned a £1bn project to introduce carbon capture technology to cut emissions. Drax is part of a scheme to store carbon dioxide next to its plant in North Yorkshire, which is the biggest coal-fired power station in the UK It is halting further investment because of the government’s decision to reduce […]


This week’s new roles

September 22, 2015

Here are this week’s roles (please quote the VR reference when applying for each role):   Technical Adviser, £32-37k (West Sussex) VR/02535 The role will involve discussing client objectives and undertaking financial analysis to produce reports for the adviser. The candidate will hold the Diploma for Regulated Financial Planning and have good report writing and […]


US interest rates left unchanged by Federal Reserve

September 18, 2015

The US central bank has decided not to raise interest rates, keeping them at the same level they have been at since December 2008. The Federal Reserve made it clear that concerns over the strength of the global economy had influenced its decision not to lift rates. Nine members of its key policymaking committee voted […]


‘Volatile’ oil price hard to predict, says Shell boss

Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden has told the BBC a recovery in the price of oil is hard to foresee. “It is a very, very volatile business in terms of supply and demand. The oil price responds to very small mismatches between supply and demand,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. […]


This week’s new roles

September 15, 2015

Here are this week’s roles (please quote the VR reference when applying for each role):   Assistant Manager of Fund Accounting (London) VR/02585 The role will involve supporting the fund accounting team in monitoring, oversight and performance of fund statutory reporting function. The candidate will have 3 years’ fund accounting or audit experience, relevant qualifications […]


This week’s new roles

September 8, 2015

Here are this week’s roles (please quote the VR reference when applying for each role):   Paraplanner (Glasgow) VR/02576 The role will involve writing suitability reports, researching and paraplanning experience. The candidate will have completed or be in the process of completing the Financial Planning Diploma.   Compliance Monitoring Auditor (South Coast) VR/02577 The role […]


US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August

September 4, 2015

The US added 173,000 jobs in August, the Department of Labor said on Friday, in the last unemployment report before September’s interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve. That was below the 217,000 predicted by analysts, although the Labor Department said that figures for August tend to be revised higher subsequently. The unemployment rate fell […]


Overgrown Australian sheep Chris ‘breaks world record’

September 3, 2015

An overgrown Australian sheep affectionately named Chris has set a new unofficial world record following a hair cut from five shearers. Welfare crews warned it risked death because it was so woolly from living in the wild for several years. More than 40kg (88lb) of wool was removed in what the RSPCA says is the […]


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