We have recently received notification that our tender has been successful for the supply of temporary Electricians, Welders and Fitters to the Foreign Commonwealth Office on a global basis. The contracts will run from a few weeks to several months and will include supplying DV and SC cleared candidates to volatile areas such as Afghanistan and Libya. It's an excellent Framework to be a part of and we have been involved in the tender process for over 2 years. So if there are any qualified Electricians or Welders interested in working on very challenging and interesting projects throughout the world please get in touch.
More news to follow.
An independent opinion poll published by YouGov shows that a clear majority of the British public want more wind farms to be built.
55% of those questioned say the number of UK wind farms should be higher than it is at present.
14 % say it should be maintained at current levels.
The survey (commissioned by the Sunday Times) also shows that wind energy has much greater public support than nuclear power and fossil fuels.
Only 40% of British people want more nuclear, just 17% of people want more gas and coal-fired power stations, and 11% support more oil.
Less than a third of those questioned (32%) supported “fracking” – fracturing rocks to extract shale gas, which, the survey notes, could risk contaminating ground water as well as causing minor earthquakes. (30% opposed fracking and 38% didn’t know).
The only source of energy more popular than wind was solar power, with 72% in favour.
Most of the figures tally broadly with those revealed by the same survey carried out a year ago, showing a consistent level of support for renewables.
New figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show renewable energy is now providing almost 12% of the UK’s electricity.
Wind energy made the biggest contribution of all the renewable technologies, generating 45% of renewable electricity.
More wind turbines are being built in Britain than ever before as the country becomes the third highest wind power generator in Europe.
Our Oil & Gas Division is going from strength to strength and we are currently recruiting into France, Norway and the UK. We are currrently looking for Piping Engineers, Subsea Systems Engineers, ROV Pilots, Riggers, Drillers, on-shore/off-shore, FPSO/FSO experience.
We are pleased to announce the opening of a new Trades & Labourhire Division. The business will be managed by two very experienced Consulants who have a combined 20 years in the Industry. Further details to follow...........
Here at Apex Engineering Solutions we are big Football Fans, it keeps us in heated arguments most of the year.
If you're like us and believe you would make a better manager, maybe buy different players or have a different starting 11. You might be interested in joining a Fantasy Football League as well!
So this year we have decided to do something about it, we at Apex Engineering Solutions have started a Fantasy Football League on Fantasy Premier League, it is Free to Join and we are inviting our Clients and Candidates to Join our Private League.
To keep things interesting, we have a number of prizes on offer:
1st Place - Apple iPAD
2nd Place - Apple iPhone
3rd Place - iPOD Nano
We are also offering a Special Prize for the Best Team Name, which will be voted for by the Apex Engineering SolutionsLinkedin, Facebook & Twitter Groups later in the Year!
Its 100% Free to create your team and Join the League.
To start, Go to Click Hereor Visit http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ set up your free account and create your fantasy team.
Once created, click join league, and enter the code: 1645053-361309
* All teams must be entered before GameWeek Two (Friday - 24th August 2012).
Click Hereto Join in the Fun and Start your Fantasy Football Team.
The government has announced a “rail revolution”, with a £4.2bn investment in Britain’s rail network today, focused on the North of England, Wales and the Midlands.
The new spending will bring the total funding for construction work on the railways to £9.2bn, in what the prime minister has dubbed the “biggest modernisation of our railways since the Victorian era”.
The previously unannounced funding, for the 2014-2019 High Level Output Specification programme, is expected to be targeted at the Northern Hub of Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpooland Newcastle, with additional projects in the Midlands andWales.
And the prime minister promised that more investment announcements would be made this week as Parliament prepares for its summer recess.
Mr. Cameron hailed the “rail revolution” at a Cabinet Office meeting in the West Midlands, and said the investment was aimed at “a fast, modern, reliable railway with more capacity and cleaner, electric trains.”
He added that “by the time this is complete, around three quarters of all rail journeys in England and Wales will be made on electric trains”.
The new projects will include:
- An ‘Electric Spine’ for passenger and freight traffic, linking the Midlands and Yorkshire with the South of England and electrifying the Midland Main Line.
- Targeted electrification of the Great Western Main Line from Cardiff to Swansea, between Micklefield and Selby in Yorkshire and between Walsall and Rugely in the West Midlands.
- £700m for investment in capacity for commuters in London and the South East, with £400m for other cities.
- Great Western Main Line investment, including Bristol and Oxford stations, with additional track capacity on the Bristol approach.
- £900m in investment in smaller schemes.
See the attached files for an illustration of all the HLOS schemes.
Speaking on the Today programme this morning, transport secretary Justine Greening claimed that “£5.2bn of this was work that we’d already announced that we wanted to get along with, whether that’s trans-Pennine electrification, the northern hub, which was massively important”.
“Obviously we’ve got CrossRail happening, Thameslink happening, all of that was already announced, what I’m announcing today is a further £4.2bn that will be spent over that 2014-19 period and that will complement what we’ve already announced.”
“It’s improving access to Heathrow, improving passenger services, making sure we’ve got all that in place. And I think a further piece of it that it’s easy to miss is investing in freight so we can get more of our roads and onto the rail.”
“It’s about increasing capacity where we need it for the increased demand, as you say, a lot of it’s about electrification. This is cheaper trains that’ll be more cost-efficient to run, and it’s about investing in stations and track around the country so that we improve reliability and improve service too.”
The investment programme is to be funded by two years of fare rises announced in 2010, as well as efficiency savings from electrification. Work will not begin before 2014.
“We announced this investment in government in 2009 - over half of it is completing programmes that were already started like Crossrail and Thameslink. Most of the rest of the electrifications were announced in 2009.”
Shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle
The announcement comes after a week of sustained pressure in which the UK Contractor’s Group launched a campaign for greater investment in construction, with Kier chief executive Paul Sheffield giving details at last week’s Construction News Awards 2012.
“A fantastic day”
The plans were greeted warmly by figures in the industry. Network Rail chief executive David Higgins said “the pledge to invest billions of pounds in projects to improve, update and transform our railway is not only welcome but essential”.
Meanwhile, Railway Industry Association director-general Jeremy Candfield said the announcement “rightly recognises the importance to the economy of fast, reliable train services.”
Mr. Candfield added: “Greater confidence in future workloads will help suppliers to invest in the people and equipment that we need for tomorrow’s railway. The central role given by the Statement to a rolling programme of electrification work, which industry has long advocated, will facilitate the economic delivery of this important upgrade.”
Greater Manchester Council’s transport committee chair Andrew Fender, meanwhile, said the announcements marked “a fantastic day” that would “change the face of rail services in the North of England in a manner that hasn’t been seen for several generations”.
Civil Engineering Contractor’s Association director of external affairs Alasdair Reisner welcomed “the government’s continuing commitment to investment in a modern and efficient rail system that supports growth and improves competitiveness”.
He added that: “it is that the government maintains its support for investment, working with industry to deliver efficient improvements to the network.”
“What we need is investment in rail today, not yet another political promise of jam tomorrow.”
National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers general secretary Bob Crow.
But the announcement was met with scepticism in some quarters, with Institute of Economic Affairs head of transport Richard Wellings commented that “the government’s main priority should be phasing out taxpayer subsidies to the railways rather than investing in additional loss-making projects”.
“Claims that the schemes can be funded through higher fare revenues and efficiency gains should be treated with scepticism. In reality taxpayers are likely to end up paying a significant share of the costs.”
Dr Wellings also accused the government of using the investment to curry favour in certain regions: “If economic objectives were the priority, the government would be investing the money in road schemes, which generally produce far greater economic returns.”
We are proud to announce that we have been in business for 10 Years this year. It's been a difficult last few years but we are still here and as strong as ever. We have all our clients and candidates to thank for that and we would like to offer our appreciation for all your support.
We will be holding various events throughout the year, so watch this space for further details....
We have been successful in our bid to be a supplier of non clinical temporary workers to the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust.
We have been successful in our bid to supply the FCO Business Development Managers, Marketing Managers and Account Managers for the next 4 years.
We are pleased to announce that we have been successful in our application for Link-up accreditation through Achilles. This means we can offer our services to the Rail Industry, in particular Network Rail and the London Underground.
Permanent Recruitment PSL
We are pleased to announce that we have successfuly tendered and been awarded preferred supplier status to Interserve FM for the next 2 years. This will be for the supply of permanent Facilities and Maintenance staff, hard & soft services.
We are pleased to announce that we have been successful in our tender to supply Temporary Specialist Agency staff to Cambridgeshire County Council.
This is a 4 year framework agreement, due to commence on 1st April 2011.
We are rebranding and updating our current logo from the Red Triangle which has been synonymous with the Apex name to a design inspired by Escher. (www.mcescher.com)
Using Escher as inspiration, this logo portrays technical ability and the desire to tackle problems at high levels as well as representing an A. This is a simple, bold and modern execution which will allow the company to stand out from the crowd for years to come.
We hope you like our new design.
We have recently been successful in our bid to tender for the Buying Solutions Framework agreement for the next 4 years.
This will enable Apex Engineering Solutions to supply temporary and fixed term non-medical agency staff to the NHS, as well as looking at other Public Sector Organisations.
This is an exciting and challenging new opportunity which we are all very much looking forward to getting involved with.