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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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The Dog and Bone interview!

Like a Radio Presenter, you might think that the best thing about a telephone interview is that you don’t have to worry about how you look…Even though this is the case you still need to be as well prepared as you would be if it was a face to face interview. Unless the job you’re applying for has customer contact and communication a phone interview is often about your ability to do the job rather than an assessment of your personality, appearance or whether you…

5 Questions To Ask Your Recruiter Before Your Next Interview

When you register with Orion to help you with your job search and you receive the phone call you have been waiting for telling you that we have lined you up with an interview, it is easy to forget to ask for important interview information. A good recruiter should give you the background information you need to be a success! Here’s my checklist to ensure you take control of your interview process and maximise your chances of success: Company details – What is the company name,…

With the Government’s Pensions Auto Enrolment scheme starting from October 2012, can the UK’s manufacturing industry absorb yet another cost?

Workplace pension law is changing and every employer will have to act to fulfil their new legal duties. Pensions Act 2012 The Pensions Act is designed to encourage a saving for retirement culture in the UK. This new legislation requires all employers to automatically enroll members of their workforce (depending on age and salary level) into a pension scheme that meets certain minimum standards. Employers are then required to make contributions to this pension scheme, in addition to the contribution made by their employees. Auto…

Are you getting the best out of your Recruitment Consultant?

Is your recruitment consultant really giving you the service you deserve? Deciding to join a new employer is up there with one of the most important choices you make in life. You can spend more time at work, and commuting to and from work, than you do at home. Finding a specialist recruiter or recruiters that understand your skills and the market is often essential to ensure the job search process runs smoothly and that your CV is presented to the most relevant employers. Firstly…

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