Returning to 'Normal'

Posted: May 07, 2020

Since April, for many of us our offices have been our homes and our daily commutes are non-existent. With changes in the horizon to the lockdown and the social distancing guidelines, it is time to start thinking about a ‘new normal’ within the workplace.

Along with every business our biggest and most important resource is our staff, and as we move towards our return to the office,  we wanted to offer our advice on some of the key areas within your business you should consider factoring in change when structing out your return:

IR35 Legislation Update

Posted: Jul 24, 2019

 As you may know, ourselves and Brookson One recently held an IR35 Breakfast Seminar, where we offered our services and advice on the changes being made to the current legislation.  

The Payroll provider has sent us the following information regarding the most recent IR35 legislation update that you may find useful.  

How to become an Engineer

Posted: Jan 18, 2019

There’s a lot of future for a career in engineering, especially as there’s currently a shortage of people in the UK with STEM skills (science, technology, engineering & mathematics).

In fact, the demand for people with these skills is only set to grow and it’s not just welders and engineers that are required. There are also a lot of opportunities for business sales executives, technicians, design engineers and commercial roles such as finance and marketing.

Second Interview Prep

Posted: Nov 29, 2018

So, you aced the first interview, and they have asked you back. Reed have given some useful second Interview tips, on the do's and don'ts of how to answer likey questions you may face …

You’ve made it to the second interview stage. Unfortunately, you’re not 100% how this will differ from your first interview, so your approach is simply to repeat the same things you said before, only slightly clearer and/or louder. Not so great.

My First Week As An Apprentice

Posted: May 24, 2018

My first week as a business administration apprentice has been both exciting and nerve-wracking! Having come from a retail background with my last job being a Visual Merchandiser, I had no idea what to expect from an office-based role within a recruitment agency.

Despite being quite a creative individual, when on my job search I knew I wanted to find a role which I felt was more challenging.

GDPR Commitment Statement

Posted: May 03, 2018

No doubt you will be aware of the new GDPR legislation and will have started receiving notifications from all sorts of services and suppliers that you subscribe to and deal with.

This legislation is something that effects all our lives, in and out of the workplace, and applies to all businesses regardless of their size and type.

Our commitment to GDPR is very important to us and we have been extremely busy over the past 6 months reviewing policies and processes to ensure we remain a highly compliant business.  

Viewing System Integration from the Inside

Posted: Dec 12, 2017

A collection of thoughts from system integrators about the state of automation and controls in manufacturing, along with some advice about how to get where you’re going.

I asked my Peer Groupies a few questions about their views of our industry looking from the inside out. Here’s what they said.

Christmas Party - Bath 2017

Posted: Dec 04, 2017

We can happily tick the box on another memorable Christmas party.

This year, we kept it more local than previous years, and reserved our place at the Roman Baths for our 2017 office Christmas party.

On Friday, we continued our tradition and travelled down to Bath in full fancy-dress attire – this year’s theme, Movies.  

Everyone put in a huge amount effort with their costumes, and we saw outfits like; Pink Ladies from Grease, Wilson the ball from Castaway, The Mask, Mary Poppins and many more.

Life Sciences Sector Deal

Posted: Nov 27, 2017

The government and the life sciences sector have agreed a multi-billion-pound deal, ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of innovation in this sector.

265,000 more skilled engineers needed each year in the UK

Posted: Nov 10, 2017

More than a quarter of a million skilled engineers are needed each year to meet the demand from engineering and manufacturing companies, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation has revealed.

As the week closes on Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – a week dedicated to inspiring the UK’s next generation of engineers and encouraging young people into the profession to plug the skills gap in some of Britain’s biggest companies – the EEF have put together a few hard-hitting facts.