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By SDW Rec / May 18, 2018

A Career in Shipping, Logistics & Freight Forwarding

As Southampton & Felixstowe's leading recruitment agency to the shipping, logistics and freight forwarding industry, we are always looking for...

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By SDW Rec / May 11, 2018

Southampton port has key role in Brexit says maritime minister

Southampton is in a prime position to make the most of the benefits after the UK leaves the EU according...

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By SDW Rec / May 9, 2018

5 Signs You’ve Found the Best Person for the Job

One of the hardest decisions to make is knowing when you’ve found the best person for the job. In a...

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By SDW Rec / May 4, 2018

Maritime trade worth £77.5billion passes through the Solent

Trade worth £77.5billion pounds passes through ports in Southampton & across the Solent, it has been revealed. The new report...

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By SDW Rec / May 2, 2018

SDW at Multimodal 2018

SDW attended Multimodal again this year, and what a great event it was, capturing all freight forwarders, logistics providers, transport...

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By SDW Rec / April 9, 2018

Pentalver charts a course for Greater Safety with 26 new trucks

A clients of ours, Southampton based container  shipping specialist Pentalver has invested in a new fleet of 26 Mercedes-Benz tractor...

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By SDW Rec / March 27, 2018

Our top tips to help you ask for a pay rise

As April is fast approaching, for a lot of shipping & freight companies it is pay rise time, or not...

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By SDW Rec / March 22, 2018

How to prepare if you are conducting a job interview

Great news, you have a shortlist of good potential candidates to interview. Surely it is the candidates that need to...

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By SDW Rec / March 20, 2018

Five things to consider when you receive a counter offer

So, you’ve got yourself a new job… you’ve handed in your notice and just as you start preparing for a...

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By SDW Rec / March 12, 2018

Southampton Shipping Industry Welcomes CMA Giant

This weekend, Southampton's shipping & freight forwarding community, along with many local shipping enthusiasts welcomed another record breaking giant to...

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By SDW Rec / February 19, 2018

Why new recruits leave

In recent years, there has certainly been a shift if the UK labour market & this is certainly reflected across...

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By SDW Rec / February 19, 2018

5 reasons why you didn’t get the job

Let’s face, you are not going to get every job you attend an interview for. But I know rejection can...

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By SDW Rec / February 19, 2018

New Freight Service from Southampton to the Isle of Wight

A new dedicated freight service across the Solent is to be introduced, ferry operator Red Funnel has announced. A £10m...

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By SDW Rec / February 7, 2018

Fire breaks out in Southampton docks

A FIRE has broken out in Southampton docks. Firefighters are tackling the blaze which reportedly broke out at around 7.30am...

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By SDW Rec / February 6, 2018

Europa Worldwide managers celebrate 25 per cent growth in 2017 at their annual conference, held this year at their Southampton branch

TOP brass from shipping & logistics firm Europa Worldwide Group’s 12 sites came together at the firm's Southampton office. The...

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By SDW Rec / February 5, 2018

Southampton port ‘brings in £2billion’ to the region’s economy

A RECORD breaking two million cruise passengers visited the Port of Southampton in 2017 bringing around £2billion into the regional...

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By SDW Rec / January 29, 2018

Port of Southampton acquires Eling Wharf to expand

ABP has announced a multi-million pound investment in Southampton to provide a further boost to UK exports. Booming trade at...

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By SDW Rec / January 29, 2018

Man attempts to smuggle nearly 650,000 cigarettes into Southampton docks

A man smuggled hundreds of thousands of illicit cigarettes into a Southampton Port. Mitchell Scott, who set himself up as...

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By SDW Rec / January 23, 2018

10 of the worst people you can work with

Unfortunately, you can’t choose your work colleagues… No matter where you work or how long you’ve worked for, I expect...

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By SDW Rec / January 23, 2018

Poaching your staff

Let’s face it, the recruitment industry has a bad name. You only need to go on LinkedIn and within a...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2018

Port of Southampton to lose call by Maersk/MSC Asia-Europe service

The 2M alliance of Maersk and MSC is to leave the UK port of Southampton. It has announced it will...

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By SDW Rec / January 15, 2018

Southampton RoRo handler breaks records

Following the announcement on 10 January of record volumes at ABP Southampton, RoRo shipping company SCH said on 11 January...

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By SDW Rec / January 11, 2018

Port of Southampton Anticipates a Record Breaking 2018

Port of Southampton director Alastair Welch believes 2018 will be yet another record breaking year for the port as UK...

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By SDW Rec / January 10, 2018

Southampton hits back at haulier claims of container logjams at the port

Port executives at Southampton have defended its record in handling containers, after hauliers yesterday said they would be looking for price...

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By SDW Rec / January 9, 2018

Costs rise at Southampton as bigger ships and new services drive box congestion

Hauliers and logistics operators are warning UK shippers and consignees using the country’s second busiest container gateway, Southampton, of higher landside rates, as costs...

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By SDW Rec / January 8, 2018

Geest Line relocates cargo handling from Portsmouth to Dover

A valued client of SDW's, local shipping firm Geest Line is relocating its south of England cargo handling from Portsmouth...

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By SDW Rec / December 11, 2017

Millions of Christmas deliveries threatened by growing shortage of lorry drivers

A growing shortage of lorry drivers is putting millions of Christmas deliveries at risk. Recruitment firms say they are struggling...

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By SDW Rec / November 20, 2017

How what you post on social media can affect your career

I’ve decided to write another brief blog this week on social media, as after a meeting with a client last...

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By SDW Rec / November 17, 2017

Job search tips for graduates entering the shipping industry from CV-Library

This week we are delighted to publish an article from one of online recruitment advertising partners CV-Library, written by Laura...

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By SDW Rec / November 14, 2017

Is it acceptable to be friends with your employees?

I am sure you agree that all good managers should get on well with their employees and it would certainly...

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By SDW Rec / November 14, 2017

Top Tips to have a Successful First Day in your New Job!

So, you’ve got yourself a new job and you are looking forward to starting. But a little apprehensive and want...

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By SDW Rec / November 8, 2017

The largest container ship Milan Maersk has just arrived in Southampton

The largest container vessel to visit Southampton has just arrived at DP World's container terminal this afternoon at just after...

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By SDW Rec / November 7, 2017

Southampton prepares to welcome the largest container ship ever

ABP Southampton is preparing to welcome the largest container ship yet on Tuesday November 7. In 2016 the largest container...

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By SDW Rec / November 6, 2017

As an employer, here are 5 question you don’t want be asked at the end of an interview

Having held many interviews over the years, I am sure you’ll agree it can be disappointing when a promising candidate...

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By SDW Rec / November 6, 2017

Common interview questions & how to answer them

Okay, so some interview questions are easier to answer than others & whilst you can’t predict exactly what you’ll be...

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By SDW Rec / November 6, 2017

Our client Regional Express has sold the business to Xpediator (Delemode) for just over £2m.

Xpediator, which operates freight services under the Delamode brand, is to buy Southampton freight forwarder Regional Express for just over...

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By SDW Rec / October 31, 2017

5 reasons to find a new Recruiter!

Let’s face it, working with a recruiter can be a great way to land your next perfect job. It can...

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By SDW Rec / October 31, 2017

Top 100 Container Ports

Discover how the world's leading shipping ports compare against each other by downloading the full report from Lloyds List by...

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By SDW Rec / October 23, 2017

Should you go to the interview, even if you don’t think you really want the job?

Going to job interviews is time consuming, stressful and can leave you feeling anxious - no one likes to feel...

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By SDW Rec / October 23, 2017

Recruitment – Simple but not easy!

There is a difference between simple and easy, but sometimes people get the two confused. I had a conversation with...

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By SDW Rec / October 23, 2017

How container shipping could reinvent itself for the digital age

As the leading recruiter to the shipping, freight forwarding & logistics sector, we like to keep an eye on the...

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By SDW Rec / October 17, 2017

Do you avoid Job Hoppers? Maybe worth thinking again

So just to be clear, when I say ‘Job Hopper’ I mean a person who changes jobs frequently, typically every...

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By SDW Rec / October 17, 2017

How to explain in an interview, why you left your last job

It’s inevitable that during your interview, questions about your last position are going to come up, and if you have...

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By SDW Rec / October 10, 2017

Workers who feel challenged are more engaged & more likely to stay

Having worked in recruitment for the shipping & freight forwarding industry for over 15 years now, the first question we...

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By SDW Rec / October 10, 2017

Looking for a new job? Clean up your online presence on social media first!

So, you’ve decided it’s time to look for a new job – great! But before you start applying for jobs...

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By SDW Rec / October 3, 2017

How to keep your job search under the radar

Finding a new job can feel like a fulltime job in itself, and along with other work & personal commitments...

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By SDW Rec / October 3, 2017

How to write the perfect job advert & attract the right candidates

At SDW, we have seen a lot of companies looking to recruit themselves or some companies utilizing our recruitment services...

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By SDW Rec / October 3, 2017

Pentalver sees rise in demand for shipping containers for non-cargo use

With the popularity of programmes such as Channel 4's Grand Designs and George Clarke's Amazing Spaces extolling the virtues of...

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By SDW Rec / September 7, 2017

Unique ship due in to Southampton today – MV Auto Eco

MV Auto Eco is the world’s first duel-fuel car and truck carrier capable of running on liquid natural gas or...

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By SDW Rec / July 31, 2017

New and Improved Cranes at the Port of Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe has ordered two new gantry cranes for its Berths 8 & 9 and work has started...

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By SDW Rec / June 29, 2017

How to answer why do you want to leave your current job?

“Why do you want to leave your current job?” Is the most commonly asked interview question, but what’s the right...

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By SDW Rec / June 26, 2017

World’s largest container ship calls at the Port of Felixstowe

The world’s largest container ship, the 21,413 TEU OOCL Hong Kong, has made its maiden call at Hutchison Ports Port...

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By SDW Rec / June 15, 2017

Why your employer brand matters to recruiting

Our latest blog is going talk about the importance of building an employer brand – something that many corporates and...

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By SDW Rec / June 12, 2017

The largest container ship to call in North Europe so far has made its maiden call at Felixstowe

The largest container ship to call in North Europe so far has made its maiden call at the Port of...

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By SDW Rec / May 31, 2017

Japanese liner shipping trio becomes ONE, ready for launch next spring

The container businesses of K Line, MOL and NYK will operate under the tradename Ocean Network Express (ONE) from 1...

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By SDW Rec / May 12, 2017

Ultra-large MOL Triumph container ship docked in Southampton yesterday

The biggest ship to dock in the UK arrived in Southampton yesterday, and has been a hot topic in the...

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By SDW Rec / May 11, 2017

Good news for shipping in Southampton – Dibden Bay plans ‘could be unveiled later this year’

The Daily Echo has reported that new plans to develop Dibden Bay could be unveiled before the end of the...

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By SDW Rec / April 24, 2017

How to prioritise recruitment, when hiring isn’t your only job

At SDW, we understand more than most that finding the right person for your role can be pretty time consuming....

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By SDW Rec / April 12, 2017

SDW makes a donation to the Piam Brown Ward in Southampton General Hospital for every placement we make in Hampshire

The team at SDW Recruitment are very passionate about supporting as many charities and good causes as we can –...

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By SDW Rec / April 10, 2017

Average Salary Snapshot – Shipping, Logistics & Supply Chain

The team at SDW often get asked by both clients & candidates about average market salaries within the logistics &...

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By SDW Rec / March 30, 2017

How to talk about money in your interview

Let’s face it, being interviewed is a nerve wracking experience at the best of times and although no doubt you’ve...

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By SDW Rec / March 17, 2017

How do you write the perfect job advert & attract the right candidates?

So, you have a vacancy. You’ve decided to advertise the role directly, either online using Job Boards or your own...

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By SDW Rec / March 6, 2017

The best 30 minutes you can ever spend with your recruiter? To give them a full brief

It’s surprising, but time and time again we have clients contact us with a vacancy, mostly via email and 9...

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By SDW Rec / February 27, 2017

We are celebrating our 15th year in business!

2017 marks a massive milestone for SDW Recruitment - Logistics and Supply Chain Jobs specialists - their 15th year in...

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By SDW Rec / February 23, 2017

What is the cost of not using a specialist recruitment partner when hiring?

In a recent survey, we have found that hiring managers within SME logistics & supply chain companies are spending up...

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By SDW Rec / February 8, 2017

Using recruitment agencies as a job seeker – the good & the bad…

A good recruitment consultant should be well placed to help you find your next job, and they will definitely add...

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By SDW Rec / February 6, 2017

Freight forwarders fightback against ‘death threats’ from online freight marketplaces

A great article published in today's Loadstar (6/2/17) by Kate McCauley (marketing & communication)s at Tuscor Lloyds Global Freight Forwarders....

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

SDW is rapidly growing our presence across Essex, London, Heathrow, Liverpool & throughout the UK!

Since the company inception in 2002, SDW - Logistics and Supply Chain Jobs specialists, has seen steady growth year on...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

10 Tips for solving conflicts as a manager

In this week’s blog, I’ve decided to provide some advice on solving conflicts at work. From past experience, this can...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

The hidden costs of recruiting yourself

Over the years I have had countless conversations  with business owners, hiring managers & HR professionals across the UK who...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

Brexit & Shipping / Logistics Recruitment – SDW’s Director’s View

As a specialist recruiter to the shipping, supply chain & logistics industry, we are regularly asked our thoughts on Brexit,...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

How can you retain your ‘star employees’?

With the current job market being hit with the skills shortages across all sectors, combined with the uncertainty of what...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

Recruitment Fees! Value for Money? Or Extortionate Daylight Robbery?

Ever since our first day of trading back in 2002, some clients have and I am sure some always will,...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

So what do candidates really look for in a job?

In a candidate short market is imperative that you attract the best talent to your company. This is not all...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

Most Hiring Managers Prefer to Hire Active Candidates Opposed to Passive Candidates – Here’s Why

Some recruiters heavily promote the pros of executive search & spend a lot of time pursuing hard-to-get candidates—those who are...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

How recruitment has changed & what does the future hold?

When I first started SDW Recruitment back in 2001, I thought we were embracing technology – I had a Samsung...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

The Importance of Employer Brand in the Recruitment Process

At a time when there is a severe candidate shortage and companies need to attract top talent away from their...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

The War for Talent is on in the Shipping & Logistics Sector!

If you are a Hiring Manager or HR Professional looking to recruit within the next 12 months, you should certainly...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

Why your best employees may leave

It’s probably no surprise that January is the month when employees are most likely to think about changing jobs. A...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

Why use SDW to source top talent within the logistics & supply chain sector?

Of course we could start with; we have been established for 13 years in which time we have placed thousands...

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By SDW Rec / January 19, 2017

Five hiring mistakes you need to avoid in a candidate short market

As the UK economy continues to slowly recover – a clear barometer being the tightening of the labour markets as...

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