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.

Nissan has just solved major problem with electric cars thanks to THIS bizarre new feature

Posted: Oct 30, 2017

NISSAN has addressed a shortcoming on electric cars and debuted the new feature on its latest concept car the IMx which debuted at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. 

While Nissan looks to continue it pursuit towards electrified transport with the new IMx Concept. 

The electric car debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017 and shares some features of the Nissan Leaf but with improved power and range. 

New Algorithm Could Let Us Reprogram Any Cell Into Any Other Cell Type

Posted: Oct 27, 2017

Skipping the pluripotent stem cells!

One of the most defining scientific discoveries in recent decades is the development of induced pluripotent stem cells, which lets scientists revert adult cells back into an embryonic-like blank state and then manipulating them to become a particular kind of tissue.

But now a new model could do away with this time-consuming process, taking out the middle step and directly programming cells to become whatever we want them to be.

The UK’s 10 Most Promising Engineering Unicorns

Posted: Oct 19, 2017

Britain has always been a hotbed for invention, and that seems set to continue.

“The UK is blessed with some of the brightest minds in engineering and technology, helping the country become world-renowned for its innovation and as a centre of entrepreneurial talent,” says Ana Avaliani, head of enterprise at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

'This Is Engineering'

Posted: Oct 12, 2017

A national digital campaign to promote engineering will launch in January 2018.

‘This is Engineering’ is a major campaign by the Royal Academy of Engineering to change perceptions of the profession. It will begin with a series of high-impact videos to challenge young people’s views of engineering and highlight the role engineering plays in society.

Daniel Rossall Valentine, head of campaigns at the Royal Academy of Engineering, said that the multi-year campaign “seeks to rebrand engineering for young people and encourage them to take up careers in engineering”.

Scientists Have Developed Surgical Glue That Seals Wounds in 60 Seconds

Posted: Oct 06, 2017

This could save so many lives.

Scientists have developed an elastic, adhesive surgical glue that could transform emergency treatments by sealing up critical wounds in the skin or the organs, without the need for staples or sutures.

The gel is based on methacryloyl-substituted tropoelastin (MeTro for short), a hybrid elastic protein, and can be squirted onto internal and external wounds to seal them up and encourage healing.

The latest App For Gas Safe Registered Engineers

Posted: Jun 29, 2017

Gas Tag has launched its innovative gas safety app for IOS and Android devices as they begin their mission to revolutionise gas safety in the UK.

The intuitive app is free to download for all Gas Safe Register engineers and can be used when carrying out work in any property with a Gas Tag subscription.

Best companies Countdown - Week 3

Posted: Jun 13, 2017

This week’s Best Companies post is from our Senior Recruitment Consultant, Ross Wright.

Ross has been with the Orion family since 2012 and from then, has enjoyed lots of fun, team building activities with all the staff. Through the years he has formed some great friendships with the other consultants in the office, which helps with his Work-life balance.

If you’re unhappy at your current job, we may have something just for you!

Avoid the 7 most common CV mistakes

Posted: Jun 13, 2017

Your CV is your ticket to interviews and job offers, so it needs to be immaculate from start to finish. It only takes one mistake for a recruiter to start doubting your credibility, so you must ensure that your CV is error-free. Here are the most common mistakes recruiters see, and how to fix them:

Not Doing your research

Orion Goes International

Posted: May 19, 2017

Simon Adams joined Orion in july last year as our Automotive Electronics and Engineering Recruitment consultant, focusing mainly on the UK and European market.

Last week, Simon was given the opportunity to travel to Frankfurt, Germany to meet with the clients he has been forming a relationship with, since the early stages of his career at Orion.

We asked Simon how his  trip went:

 

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