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OSP Group now supporting Gillingham Town FC

OSP Group now supporting Gillingham Town FC

OSP Group is now supporting Gillingham Town FC, founded in 2010 by Richard, Dave and Darren Hasemore and Paul Pickford.  Paul Pickford: “I’m a former alcoholic and was living in a hostel. My peers stayed in their rooms all day so I told them to get outside and...

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Congratulations to 11 year old Molly from Gillingham

Congratulations to 11 year old Molly from Gillingham

Thank you to everyone who sent in their entries for our poster competition. OSP is also happy to announce that we will be donating £250 to Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity, to show our support for all of the great work hospital staff are doing each and every...

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OSP Group joins Essex Chambers of Commerce 

OSP Group joins Essex Chambers of Commerce 

Dan Maund, Industrial Manager at OSP’s Colchester office: “Given our increasing activities in the county it made huge sense to join the Essex Chambers of Commerce. I have no doubt that we can help each other, particularly as we navigate our way through these extremely...

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OSP Group donates to Medway foodbank

OSP Group donates to Medway foodbank

OSP Group donates to Medway Foodbank after the Invicta Dynamos v Oxford City Stars game at Planet Ice, Gillingham on 1 December. OSP Group, the Gillingham-based specialist recruitment company, sponsors Invicta Dynamos and donated to Medway Foodbank, the charity chosen...

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OSP Group opens new office in Colchester

OSP Group opens new office in Colchester

OSP Group, which specialises in the construction, transport and industrial sectors, has launched its new premises at the Weston Business Centre, in Hawkins Road. OSP Group, which specialises in the construction, transport and industrial sectors, has launched its new...

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Invicta Dynamos

Invicta Dynamos

OSP Group is delighted to announce the extension of our corporate partnership with Invicta Dynamos, the premier Kent ice hockey team, for the 2019/20 campaign. OSP Group Ltd supported the Dynamos during 2018/19 to support the club and help us face the unique financial...

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Views

Getting our wires crossed

The UK’s education and training system as well as our social culture continue to fail to connect with the needs of our young people and our economy. by Guy Lane, Consultant There has been a great deal of public discussion around the reliance of the UK economy on...

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Labour market overview

Labour market overview, UK: lowest unemployment rate since 1974. Here are the main points for March to May 2019 (Office for National Statistics) The UK employment rate was estimated at 76.0%, higher than a year earlier (75.6%); on the quarter, the rate was 0.1...

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Interviews, advice for candidates

Employers want to know about your attitude, temperament and personality as much as your technical skill. They will also be keen to know about your competence regarding site safety, whether you will fit into the existing team, whether you will be reliable, diligent and...

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What is the best way to manage people on building sites?

The most important issue on a site is safety. Tight management and discipline is needed to ensure zero accidents. For this reason there has to be quasi-military discipline and non-negotiable rules at least as far as safety procedures are concerned. But this does not...

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What can building sites learn from sports?

1. SimplifyKeep your eye on the ball and focus on the next play. When faced with a daunting, big project, break it down into components and concentrate on what can be achieved in the next hour and across the day. This builds confidence. 2. Play to your strengthsEach...

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How do you solve the UK skills shortage?

Before the industrial revolution and indeed, well into the twentieth century, the British establishment frowned upon ‘trades’. This was because the old class system worked on the basis of the landed gentry shying away from commercial activity in favour of country...

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