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  • Are you considering relocating for a new job – how about Berlin?

    Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Laura ReeveNo comments

    Deciding to relocate for a job opportunity is a massive decision and not one to be taken without doing some research. We work with a large number of candidates and one location that we place many of our Digital and Data experts is Berlin. Not only are there a number of opportunities working with cutting edge technologies but the city is culturally rich making it the ideal location to move to ...

  • 6 Key Topics that your CV should include

    Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 by Laura ReeveNo comments

    Every CV is different. A CV is the document for you to ‘market’ yourself to prospective and future employers in order to secure your dream job! When formatting your CV it is important to use an easily readable font (e.g. Calibri or Arial) with a point size between 10 – 12. Each section should have a clear heading distinguished by the font being in bold so it is easier for recruiters to glean the ...

  • Contract Vs Permanent Jobs - What type of role is better for me?

    Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018 by Laura ReeveNo comments

    Are you currently looking for a new job? There are a number of factors to think about when considering the change from a permanent role to a contract option. Here are our thoughts on what you need to consider about contract role opportunities: Advantages of Contract Work 1. Job Variation As contract roles usually last 3 – 12 months in duration it gives you the chance to vary the roles that ...

  • Looking to explore a role within the Digital and Data market abroad?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by Laura ReeveNo comments

    As well as placing candidates in the UK we have a dedicated team who specialise in Digital and Data recruitment for job opportunities in Germany and Scandinavia. Thinking about a fresh start? What better way than to start a new job in a new location! International job opportunities not only give you the chance to learn new skills but you get to experience a new way of life and different ...

  • 8 Areas to consider when finding the right candidate for the job

    Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Laura ReeveNo comments

    Throughout the hiring process there are a number of factors that can determine the profile of your ‘Perfect Candidate’. It is essential from the outset that your specific requirements are understood by the person doing the recruiting, either internally or your agency. Every company and role is different, therefore it is important to be clear in order that time is not lost on candidates that do ...

  • 5 Top Tips in preparing for your job interview

    Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by Laura ReeveNo comments

    Receiving the good news that you have been invited for an interview is the first step in securing your dream role! The next step is to have a great interview and the key to this is to make sure you are prepared. Preparation will ensure that you are able to show all your best qualities and leave a lasting impression. Here are our top tips: 1. Location of interview Once you have the interview ...

  • The growth of Cyber risk & the difficulties of underwriting an intangible risk

    Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 by Rebecca OliverNo comments

    The recent Cyber-attack involving digital criminals asking for a ransom is proof that Cyber-crime can no longer be referred to as just a "Threat" or as a topical subject that we mention on the agenda of a boardroom meeting. It is here and it’s spreading like the plague...for all those that are less prepared. In the UK, the National Health Services (NHS) was the most affected, causing much ...

  • MiFID II exposes the need for a regulatory reporting solution

    Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 by David WoolcockNo comments

    “MiFID II and MiFIR will change the way banks around the world do business —particularly with respect to the scope of data, communications formats and records that must be maintained.” -Bloomberg Responding efficiently to the dramatic changes that MiFID II will bring in January 2018 is key to ensuring your organisation continues to succeed and remains profitable. As a bank or branch/subsidiary ...

  • Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Deep Learning

    Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 by Kevin RichmondNo comments

    It is no secret that the traditional (re)insurance firms have a reputation of reluctance to adopt and adapt to new technologies.  However, here we are, in the 21st century and technology is shaping as well as transforming our whole world and fast, and it does not intend to slow down for anyone. Some of the most progressive (re)insurers are starting to pay attention to ‘InsurTech’ and in doing so ...

  • An alarming thought for attendees at the forthcoming International Banking Conference 2017 hosted by the Association of Foreign Banks.

    Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017 by David WoolcockNo comments

    In the FT today comes the news that UK branches of foreign banks will have to adhere to whistleblowing rules that allow staff to voice concerns to City watchdogs without having to tell their employers. With the proximity of the implementation of MiFID II and anecdotal evidence pointing to a slow start to projects, or a scrapping of earlier projects and a re-start of the process, many will ...