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Jobs for night owls: What it’s like working the night shift

The country never really sleeps – every night people across Northern Ireland work throughout the country’s warehouses, factories, hospitals and airports. Without these people, so many industries would come to a halt as soon as the sun goes down, having a severe impact on the economy and public health.

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Minimum wage increase 2019

On the 1st of April, the National Living Wage (NLW) and Minimum Wage are set to increase again, with the NLW increasing by nearly 5%. The rates, which are reviewed yearly by the government, are advised by the independent body Low Pay Commission and rise to match inflation.

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What it’s like to work in a call centre

Everyone you speak to will have a different opinion of what working in a call centre is like, but believe it or not the negative stereotypes aren’t always true. Working in a call centre can be rewarding and fun and provide you with the skills to kick start your career.

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Driver training programme now open

Specialist recruitment and training provider, Bluestones Staffing NI has launched a programme to provide training to people wanting to launch a successful career in logistics and distribution and help combat the current LGV driver shortage in Northern Ireland.

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Bluestones Staffing celebrates first anniversary

Specialist staffing and training provider, Bluestones Staffing is celebrating its first anniversary throughout the whole of February. 

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Bluestones Staffing welcomes new consultant

We’re very pleased to announce Christina Wroot has joined the Bluestones Staffing team. Christina has joined us at a time of business growth and will be running our industrial desk in her role as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant. 

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Bluestones Staffing partner with Henderson Foodservice

Specialist training and staffing provider Bluestones Staffing NI has partnered with a leading food service provider and The Grocer Employer of the Year to offer people throughout the Newtownabbey, Larne and Greater Belfast area with industry-recognised qualifications and employment opportunities.

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Seasonal Opening Hours

Here at Bluestones Staffing, we understand that just because it’s the Christmas period our candidates and clients don’t stop and neither do we. So, over the seasonal break, we are fully contactable – either via email or on our main office number 028 95 219313.

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Don’t be scared: Why newly trained staff are great

We know it can be scary to employ newly trained staff or qualified workers – are they up to the job? Do they have enough experience? But trust us, it doesn’t have to be a terrifying experience. The positives of bringing a newly trained or qualified candidate into your team far outweigh the negatives.

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Why it’s great to live and work in Northern Ireland

Obviously, we’re biased, but we think it’s great to live and work in Northern Ireland. Not only are the people brilliant (again, we’re biased!), but the job opportunities in the country are booming and it’s the “happiest place” to live in the UK.

This is why we think Northern Ireland is the best place to work and live.

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