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    The Growth in Engineering & how it affects our everyday lives

    Monday, November 2, 2015

    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?

    Monday, October 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! 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…

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    What we didn’t know

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    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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    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…

  • Watch your career grow with us!

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Helpful tips

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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