Finding the balance

Posted: Aug 25, 2015

With the new academic year just around the corner have you considered studying whilst working?

Jason from the Reading office has written about his experience when it comes to juggling his time between his career and studying.

The benefits of volunteering

Posted: Jun 02, 2015

Aside from the obvious feel-good factor from giving your time to a worthy cause, volunteering has a number of key benefits for your career which make it well worth considering.

Not only is it a great way to gain practical experience (something which can be extremely frustrating when lacking from your CV), volunteering can also help you stand out from the crowd and learn practical skills which will make you more desirable for prospective employers.

Maximising your LinkedIn Status

Posted: Apr 07, 2015

Why do some status updates get significantly better engagement than others? That’s one of the main questions LinkedIn were asking on their Talent Blog last week in a bid to discover what you can do to maximise the engagement of your own Company or Career Page status updates.

The top 10 toughest interview questions

Posted: Mar 19, 2015

Can you calculate how many tennis balls are used during the course of Wimbledon? Can you estimate the total number of cars in the UK?

If so, you may have just helped yourself get a new job.

Drive to boost employment for women in Engineering and Construction

Posted: Feb 05, 2015

The government is supporting a drive to encourage more female representation in some of the UK’s most male-dominated sectors, such as Construction and Engineering.

Despite the many benefits that working in this way can bring – such as flexible hours and the ability for contractors to set their own pay rates – these fields tend to be dominated by male members of staff, perhaps due to long-ingrained stereotypes.

It’s the little things that make a big difference!

Posted: Aug 03, 2014

Its employee appreciation day on Friday (March 7Th) and it got me thinking about what Orion does to show their appreciation, not just too individual staff members but from a wider team prospective.

I originally starting writing about how generous we are with company pension contributions and how your holiday allowance increases with your length of service health and most importantly how everyone is paid so handsomely!! But after a bit of research I quickly realised all employers do that these days, don’t they?

First Impressions Count!

Posted: Sep 24, 2013

There are many good sources of information for interview tips and guidelines available on the internet. However, this guideline has been compiled from both the experience of the recruitment staff at Orion Electrotech and the analysis of feedback from our clients. It is designed to assist you in both your preparation and the presentation for your next interview. We believe that both you and Orion have put a lot of background work into securing an interview and by following some of the advice in this guideline each interview opportunity will be maximised.

8 Great Gas Safety Tips!

Posted: Sep 16, 2013

We rely on our gas boilers, cookers and fires to keep warm, have hot baths and showers and cook hot meals. It’s important that gas appliances are safety checked every year and regularly serviced to help keep us safe and prevent them from breaking down when we need them the most.