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Customer Service Advisor

Thrive Group are delighted to be working with our fantastic client in Melksham, who are looking to recruit a Customer Service Administrator to join a friendly and busy team What you will be doing: As Customer Service Administrator you will be taking and processing of customer orders, in addition you will be responsible for: Answer questions about a company's product range via telephone, email and in person. Accurately process orders and deal with all aspects of account changes and related customer care. Resolving issues and troubleshooting sales orders and enquiries. Handling customer complaints. Identify opportunities to turn dissatisfies customers into happy customers. What you will need to succeed: Outgoing and positive attitude with a passion for Customer Care, balancing customer needs/expectations with business KPI's. Previous customer service experience. Good communicator, with excellent attention to detail. 'Can do' attitude to problem solving. Team player with the ability to always portray a positive attitude. IT Literate- MS Office, Excel, Outlook What you will receive in return: The opportunity to join an established and growing team and to develop your career with us. Salary: £21,000 (Negotiable DOE) Working hours 9-5pm Monday to Friday (37.5 hours a week) Free Parking onsite so no parking costs. Employee discounts

Commercial

Melksham

Up to £21000 per annum

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Samples Co-ordinator

Thrive Group are delighted to be working with our prestigious growing client in Melksham who are looking to recruit a Samples Co-ordinator to join the team on a permanent basis. What you will be doing: You will be proving support the Warehouse Manager, duties to include: Manage and collect materiel samples (fabric and leather) and sent out to clients. Assist in the Warehouse with shipments Trips to London as required (no overnights) Help at trade shows if required What you will need to succeed: Highly organised and able to use initiative. Physically fit as there will be some heavy lifting Computer literate for MS Outlook and updating stock systems. What you will receive in return: £19,000 per annum Monday to Friday 0900AM to 17.00PM Pension Employee Discount Great working atmosphere. What you need to do next: If this position sounds of interest and you would like to be considered. Please contact Sarah at Thrive Group on Direct line 01225 632666 or email Thrive Group are acting as an employment agency in relationship to this vacancy. If you have not heard from a consultant within 7 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. TrowPerm/SE

Commercial

Melksham

Up to £19000 per annum

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Marketing Executive

Thrive Oldham are recruiting on behalf of our well established client for a talented Marketing Executive to join their innovative marketing team in the Manchester head office. You will need to be a collaborative, creative and enthusiastic person who can influence through insight and thoughtful communication. As Marketing Executive you will be a key part of the marketing department. Main Responsibilities: POS Management Development of retail point of sale (POS) Working closely with the wider marketing and sales team you will own the POS process from concept to execution and work closely with a 3rd party print agency. Product Management Development of product presentations for sales team and retail buyers Overseeing control of product imagery for packaging, catalogue and online Develop detailed product copy for retail catalogues and online web pages Assist with set up and maintenance of company showroom Present products to sales team and monthly meetings Development of web banners, retail catalogues, consumer, and trade adverts Working alongside PR agency in generating PR support plans Undertake regular market research & competitor analysis Work alongside UK sales team, Hong Kong, and internal design studios To support the Marketing Director with ad hoc requests Qualifications & Experience Essential: 2-year Relevant experience within Marketing or POS Organised with good attention to detail Strong Analytical Skills Ability to communicate at all levels both internally and externally Able to work well under pressure Knowledge of software packages and functions, PowerPoint, Excel, Word Strong presentation skills & creative flair Driving Licence Desirable: Experience within toys and games industry Degree in Business/Marketing Product Management experience Role Conditions & Benefits Full Time - flexible working with up to 2 lieu days per month Office Based (Oldham) 22 Days Holiday increasing to 30 with service Life Assurance Sick Pay Private Medical Medicash Staff Purchases Free Parking Salary Very Competitve

Industrial

Oldham

Negotiable

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Product Sales Engineer

Product Sales Engineer based in Wiltshire, new and exciting career opportunity for a Degree Educated (Mechanical or Science related) Engineer who is looking to develop engineering knowledge within the telecommunications sector. Working with the design and process development team, you will receive first class product knowledge training to ensure that you provide technical product advice to UK wide clients. The role of Product Sales Engineer will help 'springboard' your engineering career with a well-established global telecommunications manufacturer offering a salary up to £35,000, plus an end of year performance bonus, exceptional employee benefits package and ample training and personal development. A hybrid working pattern is offered to allow for a healthy work/life balance. Main responsibilities will include providing response to all client technical specifications via the telephone, in person and through email communication, driving through best solutions and product requirements. You will meet and work closely with key clients, understanding specific designs and materials, working with design prototypes to ensure that the products are manufactured in line with client requests. As a Product Sales Engineer you will possess 'rounded' technical and mechanical engineering 'know how', a keenness to learn new products, excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to proactively solve client queries and deliver new and innovative technical manufacturing options for a diverse range of UK clients. Other key tasks will include supporting the loading of all product types onto an Oracle database, assisting the Product Manager with quotations, and pricing structures, helping to support bid/tender/pricing decisions plus full product range analysis and product development. As a Product Sales Engineer, you will possess an excellent work ethic and be able to respond quickly to client enquiries as they arise. You will have a solid understanding of scientific and engineering principals, ideally educated to Degree Level (n Engineering or Scientifics) or equivalent, with the ability to understand fundamental problems, offering solutions and outcomes for the client and the business. Naturally, you will have Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to effectively articulate information at all levels in the business. A good working knowledge of MS Office package (Word, Excel and Access) is essential with previous engineering or product sales a distinct advantage.

Industrial

Swindon

£30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Bonus Scheme, Life Assurance

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Resource Administrator

We are a trusted an established Recruitment Agency, based in Trowbridge, we are looking for a Resource Administrator over the next 4 months. This position could go permanent for the right candidate. What you will be doing: You will be providing administration support to the consultants with temporary assignments within the driving & industrial sector Taking and fielding inbound calls for the consultants and take details from candidates looking for work. Contact candidates that have applied for roles, via phone, text and email to pre-screen, and register. Candidate registration process, email the link to candidates, upon return uploading registration forms onto our database with eligibility to work documents. Source for potential candidates for jobs, from the job boards and short-list for the consultant. Help with creating advert for the window and sharing on social media To assist with on-site check ins as required What you will need to succeed: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Good IT skills Ms Word, Outlook, and Database. Need a driving licence and car (no more than 3 points) What you will receive in return: £11 per hour / £22,880 per annum Hours: Monday to Friday 08.00AM to 17.00PM, need to be flexible. Holiday: 20 days + 8 Bank holidays, increasing with service Great working atmosphere What you need to do next: If this position sounds of interest and you would like to be considered. Please contact Sarah at Thrive Group on 01225 632666 or email Thrive Group are acting as an employment agency in relationship to this vacancy. If you have not heard from a consultant within 7 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. TrowComm/SE

Commercial

Trowbridge

£22000 - £22280 per annum

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Production Operatives

Thrive Group are seeking reliable Production Operatives/Packers to work for our prestigious client on the outskirts of Frome. This can either be on a Full Time or Part Time basis (odd days/nights). Our client produces chilled desserts and supply these into major supermarkets across the UK. Previous experience would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given. Main duties include: Working on a busy packing line and following client specific packing instructions Loading raw materials and ingredients into machines Moving Stock Palletising, wrapping and labelling products Quality Control Weighing ingredients and raw materials Following health and safety guidelines Permanent positions available! Working hours; 0600-1400 / 1400-2200 / 2200-0600 - Due to fluctuating demands Part Time workers can be considered, if you are looking for odd shifts, not full time hours. We can consider Fixed Shifts, no need to rotate! Access to own transport is essential as location is not on public transport routes. Part-time hours: 8-40 per week Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Permanent Salary: £10.00 per hour to £11.00 per hour indtrow

Industrial

Frome

£10.00 - £11.00 per hour

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​Preparing your business and workforce for a recession

After the tense lockdown period in 2020, many businesses are still experiencing challenges which, now coupled with rising inflation and the threat of a recession, can be incredibly overwhelming. So, what can leaders and owners do to protect their business?It’s been widely discussed that a global recession is on the way. How severely it’s going to hit, or its duration, is not yet known. Many people and businesses are already feeling the strain as costs rise all around us, from food to fuel, energy, transport and going out. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sadly many companies have already closed their doors, but for many businesses, alternative arrangements such as budget cuts, redundancies and reduction of operations may be put in place to stay afloat.  With all this in mind, it’s time to consider safeguarding practices to ensure minimal damage and disruption for your staff and your business. So how can you prepare your business and your workforce for the recession? Look early for efficienciesDon’t wait for commercial problems to spiral and erode financial viability. Putting the work in early to evaluate the core processes and roles needed to maintain a successful business will pay dividends. Use this time to identify the activities that are less essential or can be done more efficiently and effectively another way or, if necessary, stopped. It will be easier to manage the change with your current resource, perhaps reallocating people to new roles or tasks and avoiding the need for more major disruption. Don’t rush the processThere is a great amount of time and planning that goes into implementing real change into your business, especially when these changes are needed due to a recession. It is important to make sure that you are constantly monitoring any changes made so that you can easily alter them if they aren’t the right fit for your business. It is better to approach the implementation of change gradually rather than rush to get things 100% perfect the first time. In the event that the new changes are not the right fit, it may be a lengthier process to reverse some of the changes you’ve made and could pose some serious implications for your business and staff if this process was rushed. Think permanentThere has been a 24-month high in recruitment for permanent positions (80% of all vacancies while temp fell to 9%). Care assistants, customer service and support workers are among some of the hardest positions to fill, but vacancies for cleaners, delivery drivers and sales assistants are also on the rise. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find candidates for lower salary ranges and the harder-to-fill vacancies offer salaries below £40,000. In these hard-to-fill positions, many candidates are seeking permanent roles rather than temporary work to ensure some stability when the recession hits. Try to identify which roles in your business would be harder to fill should you decide to make redundancies ahead of the recession. It is a good idea to consider whether permanent staff could be the most suitable solution for your business to secure the workforce you need in the roles that you need them, or if your business needs are better suited by temporary cover. Don’t panic and rush redundancies or recruitmentMany of the world’s best companies take extra care to retain their most driven and focused employees, who are considered the most important to keep. Replacing people who already had the skills and assets required for your business can be detrimental, so make sure to keep an eye on competitors as they aim to recruit and even steal the best performers from your business. Combine this with the possible impact of redundancies, cutting costs on training and development, you could be harming your business structure more than you think. In addition, it is critical that any decisions made regarding redundancies are made wisely and not rushed; they are difficult decisions to reverse if got wrong and the talent has already left the building.Re-evaluate pay and incentive schemes with caution Many businesses link employee benefits to company performance as part of an inclusive, performance-focused culture through stock ownership and profit-sharing. However, when a recession looms, these factors are put under pressure which is often first noticed by the workforce. A workforce will want to see consistency in decisions on incentives, working practices and policies as it underpins their trust in the business and their commitment to going the extra mile when a recession puts more strain on the business. If it is a requirement that salaries or bonuses need to be cut, you may be tempted to reduce them equally throughout your business in an effort to be seen as ‘fair’ and indicate that everyone is in the same unfortunate position. However, consider this carefully because for some employees this may feel as though they are being under-appreciated for their work, causing them to seek employment elsewhere. Whilst it is sometimes a necessity that costs are reviewed to help a business navigate a recession it is vital to think broadly about the message this will send not only to your workforce but to your competitors.  Workforce planningFlexible and effective workforces are at the heart of what we provide at Thrive. From the strategic to the short term, we help clients deliver their capability & perform at their best, through workforce recruitment, management & planning.If you would like to hear more about how we could support you and your business during the uncertainty of a recession, please get in touch.

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How to find your ideal job

​Looking for a new job can be time-consuming, difficult, tedious, and very frustrating which is why it's useful to seek help from an agency! No matter what stage you are at in your career, having dedicated individuals to guide you throughout your job search can make all the difference when securing a role that’s right for you. Instead of scrolling through hundreds of job adverts, which might not be suitable to your skills, experience level or availability, Thrive can help you find a role and save time throughout your application process. What do you need to apply? The first thing you will need is a CV. Think about the type of things you can include on your CV. Make sure you include any previous roles, work experience and any volunteering work. Make sure you include your skills and mention if you have a driving license as this can expose you to more opportunities in your area that require you to drive. Some other important things to watch out for:  Check spelling and grammar. A good CV is clear of any spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. Enlist a second pair of eyes to proofread your CV and give some feedback before you send it off with any applications. Tailor your CV. Explore the company’s website and social media to make sure you are up to speed with any latest news and updates so you can target your experience to the role. Do not lie or exaggerate on your CV. Dishonesty to a new potential employer is not only unprofessional but it carries consequences. For instance, lying about your degree result is classed as degree fraud and in some cases can result in a prison sentence. Avoid using common and overused phrases. Whilst it is great to highlight that you are a ‘team player’ and a ‘multi-tasker’, it’s more important for employers to see real-life examples of when you’ve demonstrated these traits. Covid-19. Employers will understand the challenges and consequences caused by lockdowns. So, if you’re worried about a gap in your CV due to the COVID-19 lockdown, there are plenty of other things you can include instead, such as: -       Details of online courses or webinars you attended-       Volunteering work -       Charity work -       New hobbies such as sports, crafts or reading -       Share if you gained any new skills such as learning a new language or coding   Find and secure a role with Thrive Now you have your CV, what’s next? There are two ways you can start your job search with Thrive:Contact us directlyGet in touch with your local Thrive branch. Across our network, the Thrive teams are dedicated to securing the finest individuals for temporary roles and permanent vacancies in opportunities across the essential Logistics, Commercial and Industrial sectors. We have 6 branches located across the UK dedicated to helping you secure a role that’s right for you – so click here to get in touch. Keep up to date on live roles via our websiteBrowse the latest jobs on our website, you can filter by contract type, location, sector & part-time/full-time hours. Once you find a role that is suitable for you, click apply where you will be asked to fill in some personal details and upload your CV.  Top tip - Something that may save some time when searching for a new role is to sign up for job alerts via email. By doing this you can filter the type of alert you receive by keywords. For example, if you are seeking a part-time role in retail, you could set up alerts for roles that include ‘sales’, ‘sales assistant’ ‘sales associate’, ‘cashier’, ‘store team member’ & ‘part-time’. ​Preparing for an interview Once you have applied for a role, if suitable you will be contacted by a team member from the relevant Thrive office to arrange an interview. To ensure you are ready for your interview, make sure you have read up on the role, and the requirements and have an idea of what will be expected of you in this role. Regardless of which job you are applying for, it’s important to ensure you make a good first impression. This means presenting yourself professionally, dressing appropriately, offering a handshake, and being friendly and personable when you meet the interviewer. Even if you are applying for an informal role, it’s great to present yourself professionally as a potential new employee. Another top tip would be to prepare ahead and make sure that you study the job description so nothing unexpected comes up.  Looking for a change? Want to find a new role that’s the right fit for you? Take a look at our vacancies or get in touch with your local Thrive office to find a new role that suits you and your needs.  ​

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Student tips for summer work

Student tips for summer work This summer, why not get ahead of the crowd and land a summer job before the rush? If you'll be home from university this summer and want to gain some extra experience and extra cash, pay rates are typically £9.50 per hour + , then Thrive can help!  Summer jobs are a great way to earn some extra money. They also look great on your CV as they enhance your skillset and work experience which will be incredibly valuable when applying for roles as a graduate.  According to the Office for National Statistics, 52.9% of individuals aged 16-24 were employed during the months of May to July 2020. This isn’t surprising as this is the start of the prime summer holiday window meaning many businesses need cover for their staff and students are home all summer looking for something to do!  We have put together some tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your time off from university so you can get a summer role that you’ll enjoy!   1.     Update your CVThink about the type of things you can include on your CV. Make sure you include any previous work experience and don’t forget to talk about any extracurricular activities you’ve been involved in such as sports teams or societies at universities. These are great skills that employers look for as it shows you can work in a team and manage your time efficiently.  Additionally, if you have done any volunteering work or received any awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh award, don’t forget to include these on your CV. Other important things to include are skills. These can be skills you’ve picked up whilst are University such as specific software’s from your course, leadership roles, perhaps you have been involved in a committee? Don’t forget to include if you have a driving license too as this can expose you to more opportunities in your area that require you to drive. 2.     Take the time to decide what type of role you’d enjoy working inJust because a summer job is temporary, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t enjoy it. Why not take the time to research industries and types of temporary roles you could do that will complement your CV in the future and career later down the line?  Additionally, if you pick up a temporary role for the summer and enjoy it, this could leave open a window for opportunity for more work during more holidays such as Christmas and Easter.​3.     Be flexible with your availabilityIf you are flexible where you can be with your availability over the summer, you may be more likely to get hired as you’ll be able to assist with more holiday cover. That said, this doesn’t mean that you can’t go on holiday at all or enjoy yourself and relax during your summer holidays from university, it would just be helpful to provide flexibility where you can. ​Here at Thrive, we currently have temporary jobs available for: Production Operatives, Packers, Pickers and more. These roles can be full time, part time or occasional shifts that are flexible to your requirements.Check out our latest vacancies here.   4.     Get ahead of the game If you want a summer job to earn some extra cash, ideally you want to make the most of the time you have off from studying and have a role lined up so you can be ready to start as soon as you finish University for the summer. It is easy to waste time during the summer that could be spent working by completing applications for short term summer roles. That’s why our first tip for you would be to start looking in advance.Why not get ahead of the game and look online or make contact with your local Thrive branch to see what companies are hiring to make sure you can get your application sent in early? 5.     Take a walk in your local area & apply in personLots of places advertise casual roles with a poster in the window as this is more time efficient than uploading the vacancy to a website. For employers it is also often ideal if they can hire someone who lives locally as this reduces time spent commuting and the risk of any delays due to transportation issues.  Additionally, you can get in touch with your local Thrive recruitment office to see what opportunities are available with us.They will be up to date with the newest roles and could even have a section dedicated to temporary/summer roles.By going through the local job centre, they can also take into consideration your location, age and circumstances, as well as offering useful advice about what to avoid.  6.     Apply online  Another way to find summer roles is to search and apply online. Often employers will post out a digital job advert if they have lots of vacancies to fill and because it will reach more applicants. You can either search directly on a business’s website to see if they are advertising any vacancies or look at online job boards.  View Thrive latest jobs to see if there is a temp role for you: Depending on the type of role you are applying for, you may need a CV and cover letter to support your application. However, some roles require you to answer a few short questions via an online application. It is worth taking the time to make sure your CV and cover letter are up to date and reflect your experience/qualifications.   7.     Sign up for job alerts Something that may save some time when searching for a summer role is to sign up for job alerts via email. The benefit of doing this is that you can filter the type of alert you receive by keywords. For example, if you are seeking a role in retail for the summer months you could set up alerts for roles that include ‘sales’, ‘sales assistant’ ‘sales associate’, ‘cashier’ ‘part-time’ ‘summer’ or ‘store team member’. ​ Sign up for job alerts with Thrive here:  Thrive offers many temporary and short-term roles that would be perfect for university students looking for something during the summer holidays.  Find out more about our latest roles here. *You must be 18+ to apply​

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