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Java Developers with DV clearance Posted on 7 Nov 2016

Open Spaces is currently working with a major global IT solutions integrator who is involved in delivering large scale programs for the UK Government. Consequently we have an on-going need for Java Developers with current DV security clearance to work on multiple projects located around the UK. If you have current DV clearance please get in contact with us on 01932 562900 for further discussions about locations and rates.

Agile/Devops Posted on 7 Nov 2016

Open Spaces is currently involved in some strategic global Agile/DevOps recruitment within the IT outsource sector. We have been working with Senior Agile and DevOps professionals from all over Europe. The global demand for Agile/DevOps professionals for large scale business transformation is extremely high. We can help in this area if you need any Senior Consultants with Agile Coaching and DevOps experience.

Pega PRPC Posted on 12 Apr 2016

As a result of our involvement with two large IT Outsource companies, we now have on-going opportunities for Pega PRPC professionals at all levels.
We would be very interested in hearing from all Pega PRPC’s who are seeking further opportunities in taking their careers to the next level either on a contract or permanent basis within the UK, subject to work status.

News update Posted on 14 Jan 2016

Open Spaces are pleased to announce that we are now working with Morson International at AECOM.

Open Spaces – Client Feedback Posted on 15 Aug 2014

 "I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support, flexibility and humour in the last year while working with us.

 I have found the service provided by Open Spaces, be that the technical service offered by the contractor or the administrative service by yourselves to have been of an excellent quality."

Feedback in from one of our UK Government Clients

Open Spaces - New Public Sector Job Board Launch Posted on 17 Jul 2014

Open Spaces are very proud to announce that as part of our Social Media and longer term overall media strategies  we have launched a new Job Board specifically for the Public , Charity and Not for Profit  sector. www.public-sector-jobs.org combines advanced spatial mapping functionality to aid the job seeker in being able to identify local amenities and transport links located around the job location. This is the first job board of any type to offer this to job seekers. It also provides the ability for advertisers to provide the job seeker with a more detailed overview of their organisation and what disabled facilities, parking and car share schemes they have available to employees. All Job adverts are simultaneously advertised on Twitter and Facebook as part of the inclusive package. 

Public Sector Jobs

 

 

Open Spaces – Client Feedback Posted on 11 Mar 2014

 “Open Spaces performance has been one of the standout highlights during Year 1.  The difference in success from the previous account worked with is poles apart and for one we are really pleased. Open Spaces not only have been successful in the IT sector where they came onto the supply chain for but have expanded out into the Business Transformation channel and have been successful in booking interviews. We hope that year 2 is just as successful - thank you for the support.”

Feedback in this Morning (11/03/2014) from Europe’s Leading Energy Provider

National Apprenticeship Week 2014 Posted on 3 Mar 2014

Open Spaces are pleased to confirm that we are taking part in National Apprenticeship Week 2014.

This year we have Police Inspector Roger Nield from Surrey Police coming into our offices to do some Apprentice ‘work experience’ with our apprentice Daniel Bimson and to undertake some of the tasks that Daniel performs on a day to day basis. This will also involve making some tea for everyone!

Roger is the Runnymede Neighbourhood Police Inspector.

Roger will be working on our central client database and also doing some live activities on our Social Media Platforms.

Roger will be working with us on Friday 7th March 2014 from 10:00 – 11:00am in Chertsey.

We very much look forward to Roger coming into work with us!

 

 Information about National Apprenticeship Week 2014

The National Apprenticeship Week 2014 takes place from 3– 7 March 2014.

Now in its seventh year, National Apprenticeship Week is the time when all eyes are on Apprenticeships and it’s all about raising the profile amongst employers, individuals, teachers, parents and the media. Everyone with an interest in Apprenticeships across England is encouraged to get involved in the Week.

 

 

Information about Weir Training

Weir Training is a leading approved provider of vocational training throughout Surrey, Berkshire and the South East, working in partnership with local businesses to offer both development solutions for existing staff and Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities for young people looking to kick-start their careers.

 

Social Media Posted on 17 Dec 2013

Open Spaces are pleased to announce that we have now formalised all of our social media platforms. These are as follows:

Open Spaces Ltd on Facebook
Open Spaces Ltd’s IT Twitter Feed
Open Spaces Ltd’s GIS Twitter Feed
Open Spaces Ltd’s EAM Twitter Feed
Open Spaces Ltd’s ITSM Twitter Feed
Open Spaces Ltd on LinkedIn
Open Spaces Ltd on Google+

Open Spaces are now publishing all of our new job opportunities via our social media platforms.

You can now apply for any vacancy through our Open Spaces Facebook page via the easy to use application located under the Candidate button.

Perspective clients worldwide can contact us directly through our Open Spaces Facebook page if they need any of our specialists IT people in their region or require further information about our services via the request form located under the Clients button.

Join our ever growing global network of clients and candidates. Visit our Facebook page and Like us at www.facebook.com/openspaces.it

Open Spaces Welcomes Our First Apprentice Posted on 5 Nov 2013

Open Spaces would like to welcome our FIRST APPRENTICE Daniel Bimson to the team!

Daniel is settling into his new role as Trainee Office Administrator/IT Recruitment Consultant. Having come from a largely media background and experience being a Games Maker and part of the Team Heathrow Meet & Greet for Athletes and VIPS coming through the airport.

Mark Jordan, Managing Director of Open Spaces said “this is a new and wonderful experience not only for Daniel but also those presently at Open Spaces. We are looking forward to introducing more apprentices early in 2014.”

The apprenticeship scheme is a brilliant way for young people to gain qualifications and new skills while working in a business environment. We are committed to a long term relationship with Daniel and all subsequent apprentices who join Open Spaces. Our ultimate combined goal is for all apprentices to become full time members of our team and that they also exceed the academic requirements within the government apprenticeship scheme. Open spaces is very proud to be part of this.

Open Spaces appointed as preferred supplier to Citrix (UK) Limited Posted on 14 Jan 2013

Open Spaces is proud to announce we have been appointed as a supplier to Citrix UK Limited. We very much forward to working with Citrix in the UK.

 

More exciting news for London Olympic Park Posted on 16 Aug 2012

Open Spaces is proud to announce we are working with the London Legacy Development Corporation  
 
Andrew Altman, Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, says on their website http://www.londonlegacy.co.uk/about-us/london-legacy-development-corporation/
“London’s Olympic Legacy was rooted in the creation of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a place that will become one of the most thriving parts of London. The creation of thousands of new homes and jobs will bring huge benefits to the area. “The transformation will take the Park from an Olympic site, to a new piece of London that’s owned and shaped by the community in and around it. Above all, the Park will create a place of practical benefit for the surrounding community – a place to take your children swimming at weekends, go to school, walk your dog or go to a festival in the summer.”
 

Open Spaces appointed preferred supplier to Tata Consultancy Services Posted on 5 Jul 2012

Open Spaces are extremely pleased to announce our appointment as preferred supplier to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in EMEA. We very much look forward to working with TCS .

 

We have moved Posted on 21 May 2012

Open Spaces have moved to larger premises in Chertsey, check out our new surroundings on our facebook page.

We are now located at Churchward House, Foundry Court,  Gogmore Lane,  Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9AP.

 

Oil and Gas recruitment Posted on 5 Apr 2012

  April 2012 – Open Spaces becomes preferred supplier to Petroleum Services Group at Deloitte

Oil and Gas Recruitment Consultant Posted on 19 Dec 2011

 Open Spaces Ltd are recruiting an experienced Oil and Gas Recruiter. If you would like to start the new year with the opportunity to build your own team of IT Oil and Gas specialists then check out our vacancies here

Tender Update Posted on 17 Nov 2011

Open Spaces (Energy Division) are pleased to announce that we have won a Tender contract at Tullow Oil  for the Supply of Permanent Recruitment Services.

AWR Guidelines - August 2011 Posted on 11 Aug 2011

Openspaces have done the groundwork for you.

We have taken the time to wade through all the advice from REC, BIS and PCG in order to compile this quick guide for our clients and contractors to understand how AWR will affect them. In brief, we believe that the answer is, the high level professionals that contract with us will not fall into the category of "temporary agency worker" and therefore the AWR does not apply. Having said that every client, contractor and assignment is different so please take the time to read the guidelines and if in doubt take independent advice.

View the guidelines here AWRGuidelines

Latest on AWR - June 2011 Posted on 15 Apr 2011

The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) and implementation of the Agency Workers Directive is the most significant legislation ever to hit the UK’s private recruitment industry.

The government guidelines published on 6th May 2011 give an example of which temporary worker would be out of the scope of AWR;

An individual has set up his own limited company through which he provides IT services. He is engaged by a TWA and supplied to work on a specific project with an anticipated duration of 12 months. The individual has no fixed working pattern and can determine how and when he performs the services; he can also send a substitute to perform the services at any time or payment is made on specific deliverable or on a fixed price and not simply on an hour, daily or weekly rate. However, he is subject to the hirer’s reasonable and lawful instructions. Given the absence of personal service and mutuality of obligation, the company is a client or customer of the individual, therefore the individual is out of scope. This must be a true reflection of the reality of the relationships between the parties involved and not simply a reflection of the contractual term

Openspaces are closely monitoring developments to make sure that we are working within the latest legislation for AWR and IR35.

Check this website for the latest update of AWR in July 2011
 

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