Rapier Employment News
Looking For A Change? Become A HGV Driver!
If you love driving and want to see a lot of new places, then becoming a HGV driver might be the new challenge for you.
5 Myths About Forklift Driving You Need To Know
Here we reveal the most common misconceptions about driving a forklift, and what the truth really is.
4 Tips For Your Next Warehouse Job Interview
We've put together these 5 tips to help you make the most of your next warehousing interview.
Driverless Lorries - Blessing, Or Accident Waiting To Happen?
As the time comes closer to drivers being automated, we wanted to take a look at the pros and cons of driverless lorries being out on the roads.
Post-Brexit immigration system must allow for EU workers of all skill levels
There is insufficient volume of UK nationals willing and able to fill the low-skill roles currently done by EU nationals. Can the UK labour force meet demand after Brexit?
Top 10 Reasons Your HGV Could Fail Its Annual Test
To help you prioritise your maintenance, we have collated the 10 most common reasons HGV's failed their tests last year.
Lorry Drivers Stung By Accounting Firm's Tax Dodge
More than 1,000 lorry drivers have been left owing large sums of tax after claims the accounting company they used disappeared with the money.
Birmingham's HGV Open Day
Come and join us for our Birmingham open day on Saturday 14th October!
Net Migration From Eastern Europe Slows Following Brexit Vote
Official figures show that net immigration from the eight eastern European countries that joined the European Union after 2004 was at a record low in 2016.
HerGV - Bringing Women Into The World Of HGV's
HerGV is a wonderful campaign that launched in June of this year designed to draw in more women to the HGV industry.
EU Citizens in the UK
The Government has published a paper setting out their offer for EU citizens in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU.
What to Ask When Hiring a HGV Driver
HGV driving is a highly specialist field therefore it's essential that you are asking the right questions.
EU Driving Regulations And The Impact Of Brexit
Over the last 12 months, there have been a lot of discussions, arguments and speculations on what Britain's vote to leave the EU will really mean.
Not All HGV's Are Created Equal
When looking to qualify as a HGV driver, there are many routes open to you.
Permanent placements increase at slowest pace since last September
Growth for permanent staff placements slowed to its weakest for seven months during April.
FTA calls for national scrappage scheme ahead of air quality plan announcement
The FTA believe that improvements to air quality should be assisted through a national scrappage scheme.
4 Driving Tips To Save You Fuel On Long Journeys
Driving tips for you including stopping idling, using cruise control and block changing gears.
UK unemployment rate drops to its equal lowest in over 4 decades
The number of people in work increased by 92,000 in the 3 months to January 2017.
REC responds to labour market statistics
REC Chief Executive, Kevin Green, comments on the latest publication of labour market statistics by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Rapier Ranks Highly for Customer Satisfaction
Our recent survey results show a 10.2% increase in customer satisfaction, from an already high base.
Briefings to help improve safety in the van industry
With over four million vans on UK roads, it is vital to improve safety and compliance within the industry and help businesses of all sizes professionalise their van operations.
British Safety Council welcomes the HSE Health and Work Strategy
The British Safety Council welcomes the new HSE strategy focused on health and its importance in the workplace, this was launched by Penny Mordaunt, Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and Health.
REC responds to first migration figures since referendum
Today's data shows that the volume of EU workers coming to the UK since the recent referendum has stayed roughly constant.
The UK Modern Slavery Act is reviewed after a year
Recently, several reports have been published which give an insight into the impact of the UK's Modern Slavery Act in its first year.
UK unemployment falls to an 11 year low
Research shows that UK unemployment fell by 37,000 to 1.6 million in the three months to September, hitting an 11 year low.
FTA Driver Shortage - Reliance on EU Nationals
A recent industry analysis by the FTA shows a drop in driver shortages across the UK, but highlights the reliance on staff from the European Union.
REC Responds to UBER Employment Tribunal
REC Chief Executive, Kevin Green, speaks out about the recent employment tribunal with Uber.
Now Recruiting at Tesco Fenny Lock
We are now recruiting for full and part time positions at Tesco Fenny Lock.
REC Report on Jobs
The REC have released their latest 'Report on Jobs', which provides current statistics on today's UK labour market.
Recruitment International Top 500
Rapier came in at 151st on the list of the UK's largest Recruitment Companies.
Home Delivery Vacancies
We are urgently seeking Drivers and Drivers Mates for our Home Delivery Contract.
Customer Service Apprenticeship
We are very pleased to announce the launch of our Customer Service Apprenticeship, aimed predominantly at Home Delivery drivers and mates.
A Driver's Assessment Day
How to prepare for your Driving Assessment.
Rapier's 13th UK branch opens its doors
Rapier proudly opened the doors of its 13th Branch today.
Rapier Ranks Highly for Customer Satisfaction
Our recent Customer Satisfaction Survey shows that our customers rate us in the upper quartile across all indicators.
Christmas Jumper Day
Rapier staff wear their Christmas jumpers to work for charity on 18th December 2015.
UN Global Compact
Rapier recently signed up to join the United Nations Global Compact.
Rapier Employee Portal
The Sabre Employee Portal has been designed with you in mind.
City & Guilds Approval
We are pleased to announce that we have received City and Guilds approval to supply apprenticeship training.
Simplified Working Time Directive and EU Tachograph Laws
Employee Engagement Survey 2015
Rapier launches new Engagement Survey
Rapier joins Stronger Together
Rapier are now proud participants of the Stronger Together campaign.
Rapier Sponsors Abingdon Ladies Hockey Club
Rapier are now sponsoring their local ladies hockey team.
On Friday 12th December 2014, Rapier will be hosting fundraising events in each of its 11th branches, all money raised will be donated to our chosen charity, Macmillan.
Minimum Wage Increase October 2014
From 1st October 2014, National Minimum Wage for adults increases from 6.31 pounds to 6.50 pounds per hour.
Rapier's 11th Branch opens today in Birmingham
Today (5th August 2014), Rapier opens its 11th new branch, nearly 25 years after we first opened our doors for business.
New CPC Course Dates Added!
To match the demand for CPC courses, our Training Department have added new course dates which will be delivered from our Abingdon branch.
How to Reclaim Tax for Workwear Costs
If you wear work uniform, whether a simple polo shirt with logo or full attire like nurses or police officers, and have to wash, repair or replace it yourself you may be able to reclaim overpaid tax from the past four years. Do it FREE, don't pay a claims firm.
Rapier achieves Thames Valley 250 listing
Rapier Employment are proud to announce that they have made the Grant Thornton "Thames Valley 250" list this year, as one of the top 250 companies in the Thames Valley.
Rapier sponsors Help for Heroes European Rally
Rapier Employment are sponsoring an Ex Swindon Branch Driver Richie Oswin and his 21 year old 4x4 vehicle to take part in the 2014 European Rally.