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    Drive to boost employment for women in Engineering and Construction.

    Thursday, February 5, 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. However, employment minister Esther McVey wants to see these views overhauled and the construction and engineering industries…

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    Tuesday, July 22, 2014
  • Employee Appreciation Day!

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

    Friday, March 7, 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? Let’s…

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    8 Great Gas Safety Tips!

    Monday, September 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. We have some great Gas Safety tips from Gas safe register for your home:   Always use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix and service gas appliances in your home – it’s the law and…

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The top10 toughest interview questions

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. These are just two of the UK’s Top 10 Tough Interview Questions for 2015, among tens of thousands of interview questions shared by UK job candidates on Glassdoor, the jobs and career community, over the past year. This list features some of the most challenging, unexpected and odd…

6 Top tips: how to use social media to get a job

Need help with your online presence?  We have some excellent advice for you.   Clean up your online profile First, if you have decided to use your current personal social media accounts for the purposes of your job search, I would advise clearing up any digital dirt such as photos you’d rather not be judged on. Any comments or interactions that could potentially reflect badly on you etc. We all have a personal life; this is a window into who we are, however, you just…

First Impressions Count!

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…

Top 10 Ways To Have A Bad Interview!

If you thought you had seen and heard it all, take a look at these interview blunders… The candidate talked about promptness as one of her strengths after showing up 10 minutes late. Candidate took out a hair brush and brushed her hair mid-interview. The candidate took off his shoes during the interview. Candidate told the interviewer he wouldn’t be able to stay with the job long because he thought he might get an inheritance if his uncle died – and his uncle “wasn’t looking…

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