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Congratulations to our winners of the Orion awards for 2016.

Posted: Dec 15, 2016

On Friday the following winners were announced at our annual Christmas awards.

Ross Benham – Employee of the Year

Lee Dymott – Best Contract Consultant

Alison Kemp – Best Permanent Consultant

Paul Ridley – Best New Client

Andrew James – Most improved consultant

Lynne Moss – Best Newcomer

 

Fairytale of York

Posted: Dec 02, 2016

In a few weeks’ time we will be heading off for our annual Reading Christmas party! It has become a tradition to start the festivities off with everyone in fancy dress and this year is no exception. This time round we are all dressing as Pirates! We know it’s not very ‘Christmassy’ but we love a bit of fancy dress to get us in the party mood!


Argh (sorry couldn’t help myself) destination of choice this year is York! A lot of the staff have never been before, so we are looking forward to seeing the picturesque city for the first time.

CHRISTMAS 2016 DEADLINES FOR PAYROLL

Posted: Nov 22, 2016

The festive season is almost upon us again, we would like to inform you of our working hours and deadlines over this period.
Our offices will be closing on Friday 23rd, December, at 17.00pm and not re-opening until Tuesday 3rd January, 2017.
There will be skeleton staff in the payroll department on Wednesday 28th December, and Friday 30th December to process payroll for work carried out Week Ending 25th December, 2016.

What is the next big thing in Engineering?

Posted: Nov 21, 2016

Engineers are behind the design, build and use of just about everything that makes 21st-century life what it is. And it’s cutting edge engineering that continues to turn science fiction into science fact. So, what’s the next big thing in engineering and what are the challenges that engineering may have to tackle in the future?

Healthcare

If anyone might have a knack for spotting engineering trends it should be the judges of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Award.

100% Compliance

Posted: Nov 15, 2016

We are proud to announce that following our audit by the British Standards Institution we have achieved 100% compliance and have been “recommended for upgrade to ISO 9001:2015”.

We would like to thank Kay for her hard work and dedication to get us this great result.

The challenges faced by business and organisations today are very different from a few decades ago and ISO 9001 has been updated to take this new environment into account.

Tomorrow's Engineers Week

Posted: Nov 08, 2016

 

This week is Tomorrow’s Engineers Week.
This is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on engineers and engineering careers. In the hopes it will highlight to young people the incredible things engineers work on and the range of jobs available in the industry.


Engineering companies are projected to need 182,000 people with engineering skills each year up to 2022.

Recruitment International Top 500

Posted: Nov 08, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we have been named as a Recruitment International Top 500 Recruitment company.


The RI Top 500 reports on UK turnover in excess of £5,000,000. It is packed with financial information and more than 30 tables ranking the top agencies by categories including industry sector, profit before tax and number of offices.
 

A career in Engineering - Apprenticeship or University?

Posted: Nov 03, 2016

If you’re considering a career in engineering after graduating from secondary school there are two distinct paths that you can take, engineering apprenticeships or a university degree. Each path has pros and cons and each maybe more suitable to different types of learners.

The most obvious distinction between the two is with an engineering apprenticeship you are working, earning and learning on the job from the very start. Whereas with a degree you are purely studying your chosen subject.

Where are all the women?

Posted: Oct 19, 2015

The UK continues to struggle to fulfill its need for skilled engineers yet it’s crazy to uncover how much potential talent is missed with the lack of “women in engineering”. It makes interesting reading to see that from the overall undergraduates majoring in mechanical engineering in 2014 only 16.3% were women and even less at 11.1% majored in Electrical Engineering!

Potentially one of the worst CV's I have seen!

Posted: Oct 05, 2015

I was sorting some paperwork out at home the other day and came across my CV. I took some time to read through it and was mortified at the quality of it! It was woeful and potentially one of the worst CV’s I have seen, with two and a half years of working in recruitment I can tell you exactly why; terribly laid out, poor choice of font, far too much information on subjects a potential employer would have absolutely no interest in, the list goes on.

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