The Growth in Engineering & how it affects our everyday lives

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The Growth in Engineering & how it affects our everyday lives Engineering has certainly had its hard times and it’s the UK economy that takes the brunt of those hard times as and when they occur. However there is light at the end of the tunnel, here at Orion Electrotech we have seen first-hand the increase in orders and growth of UK companies and it is a fantastic time for engineering companies on British soil. We have seen a vast increase in permanent and contract…

Where are all the women?

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! Some other interesting stats include: Only 6% of the engineering workforce in the UK is female Only 5.5% of engineering professionals are female and only…

Finding the balance

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. He was approached by the University of Winchester (where he had just completed his degree for business and management with a BA (Hons)) to continue his studies to achieve a Masters (M.Sc) in Marketing and Innovation.  This offer was presented shortly after joining Orion and Jason was left with the decision whether he would be able to find…

What we didn’t know

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We recently invited the British Red Cross to come into our Reading office to teach some of our staff the basic skills of First Aid, we also wanted them to be able to give assistance to our already qualified First Aiders. As you know there are risks all around us and in an office environment those risks most definitely exist. Ten of us signed up for the course all with either little or no knowledge of First Aid. We thought we would share with you…

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