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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

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5 Ways to use LinkedIn more effectively!

1.Change the settings for the frequency of information from groups by email. If you are being bombarded by emails from LinkedIn about discussions in your groups… all you have to do is decrease it! These are the few steps you need to take to amend your settings, select Groups, Companies & Applications and then Set the frequency of group digest! EASY! 2.Customise your News. When it comes to your News feed, are you getting the information that you need? You can customise this by simply…

Good Offer, Bad Offer, Counteroffer!

There is every possibility that your current employer could try and persuade you to stay in their employment by offering you more money or promising to change your job and job title. Of course this is very flattering and could be tempting as life might be easier with the “devil you know” etc. However, never forget the reasons you wanted to leave in the first instance as many of the issues that you have encountered over the years and forced you to make the decision…

When is a good time for you?

It’s always good to look for jobs in a booming economy when there are more jobs available, but I do say that with a pinch of salt because I actually think that a recession can be the best time to think about your career. During a recession you see companies thinking about reshuffling and reorganising, which often creates work and opens up new positions. During a bull economy it’s very easy to keep doing the same thing – you don’t necessarily stop and think about…

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