Our Employee Of The Month Goes to Cathy Magree

A massive congratulations goes to Cathy Magree who is our employee of the month for December 2016! She has been working as a Chef at several local care homes and feedback we receive is always very positive and nothing is too much trouble for Cathy. Keep up the good work!  ...

National Minimum Wage Increase April 2017

The national minimum wage is being increased The current national minimum wage for over 25 year olds is £7.20 per hour. This is now being increased to £7.50 an hour.  For 21-24 year olds, the national minimum wage is currently £6.95 an hour and will be increased to £7.05. 18 to 20 year olds are earning £5.55 but this is also being increased in April to £5.60. 16-17 year olds are currently being paid £4.00 an hour and in April this will be increased to £4.05. Apprenticeship national minimum wage is £3.40 per hour and will be £3.50 per hour in April.  These rates will change for the 1st April 2017. This is the current National Minimum Wage Graph: For more information regarding this, you can click on this link: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1902...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all from Alpha People! We hope you had a great time relaxing over the festive period, celebrating with loved ones. And so, back to work we go and here at Alpha we start 2017, sadly, by saying goodbye to our dearest Melanie who worked at Alpha as our Office and Social Media Administrator. As much as we miss her here in the office, she has gone onto new and exciting adventures and we wish her all the luck in the world. We now welcome bubbly Siobhan to our team. She has been temping with us and will be covering Melanie’s position.  So a new year and a warm welcome to new staff. Wishing everybody health and happiness for 2017....

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours Our office will be closed from noon on the 23rd December 2016 and will reopen at 9am on the 3rd January 2017. Mulled Wine and Mice Pies… Our joint Christmas party was a great way to say thank you to clients who have worked with us across the year. With our raffle we have raised £100 for the Salvation Army and the Trussell Trust. Special thanks to Kate and Kayleigh at Five Rivers for the wonderful organisation & decoration. Everybody at Alpha People would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!           ...

Employee of the Month: Tom (Kitchen) & Cliff (HGV)

Tom and Cliff were the winners of the Employee of the Month Award (October and November resp.) They have both been taken on permanently by our Clients which only confirms how well they did at their temporary jobs. Congratulations to you both on your new jobs and for winning the award!

Super LGV Driver Leaves Alpha After 4 Years…

Last Friday, one of our favourite temps Cliff came in to say good bye after working for us as a LGV driver for 4 years(!). He is an old-school boy, so he doesn’t fancy a picture or his full name on the internet. Cliff has now moved on to a permanent contract and we are very happy for him, but sad to see him go…

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!

It’s now dark when my colleagues and our temps go home after work, especially after last week when the clock has been set one hour back. Everything is the same, but it just feels very different. However, isn’t it weird that it isn’t even winter yet and still, it won’t be more than 50 days until the days are getting longer again? It is that time of the year when you are suddenly shocked by how time flies. Nearly another year over. What was the year like? Are you still in the same job, or have you changed jobs? Are you happy in your job?

Thanks for your help and your company Nick!

Nick has been with us for two months as a temp and has been great company and help to Ivor in the Alpha office, especially during the busy summer period. As Ivor put it, ”This top bloke left our employment today and I have no doubt will go on to greater things. Thanks for your help and your company Nick. It was a pleasure. Keep on strumming but put the knife down.”

Laura Dudman scoops Employee of the Month Award for June 2016

‘Laura is professional, friendly, and always goes the extra mile’! We are happy to announce that the winner of the June Employee of the Month Award is Miss Laura Dudman! Having received a glowing report from her supervisors at Stonehenge, which referenced her professional attitude, reliability and willingness to get stuck in, it was with great pleasure that we were able to award Laura for all of her hard work. Ivor and Nick paid Laura a surprise visit on site to present her with her certificate and £25 gift voucher. During the visit, many of Laura’s colleagues expressed their excitement and delight for her, agreeing that she has definitely earned her place upon the Alpha People wall of fame. Laura was very gracious in her acceptance and marginally modest, saying ‘I was just doing my job.’ Humble and hard working! Well done Laura, you thoroughly deserve...