Tag Archives: Skills

Brexit: the decision to leave

June 24th, 2016

The outcome of the EU referendum has been decided and the UK has chosen to leave the EU.  This will have a profound effect on the UK and the businesses operating within it.  There is no question that the impact of the Brexit will be sizable and long term. The skills gap, for one, is […]

We’re proud to pay the Living Wage, as accredited by the Living Wage Foundation

April 1st, 2016

We want to be a company that puts people first. Indeed, Spectromax has always paid close attention to the rising cost of living and factored this into employee wages, which is why we are incredibly proud to be a Living Wage employer. Unlike the Government’s national living wage, which still means minimum pay and minimum […]

Rebranding minimum wage as ‘living wage’ doesn’t make it so

March 31st, 2016

The rebranding of the new legal minimum wage as a ‘national living wage’ on April 1st doesn’t mean people can afford to live on it. Osborne has set a low bar, while telling anyone who will listen how high it is. Every worker in the UK is feeling the pinch of increased living costs, but […]

We’ve launched a recruitment drive in Scotland to address the UK skills gap!

March 22nd, 2016

It’s an exciting time at Spectromax Scotland this week as we announced plans to create a new training programme.  It’ll create in excess of 300 new jobs in Scotland during the next 3-6 months and will help us resource some of the exciting projects we have in the pipeline. Although initially launched in Edinburgh, the […]

UK Budget: Government ignores value of on-the-job digital training

March 16th, 2016

The Chancellor announced the UK Budget today and, while there was reference to the digital economy, this was largely in regards to the communications infrastructure and formal degree-type qualifications. The Government plans to support adults wishing to retrain and up-skill with loans, as well as providing better information on the financial support available and graduate […]