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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 final steps to success

Handling the Job Offer Or course a job offer is exciting and rewarding, but it also means a big decision. There are many things to consider before you’re ready to answer the phone and hear “you’re hired!” If you are really happy with the employment opportunity and the salary offer then simply state that you will verbally accept the offer subject to receiving the offer in writing and your acceptance of the contractual terms of employment. Honesty pays: If you have other interviews that you…

How to have a successful 2nd interview.

Don’t open the Champagne Bottle just yet, you are only half way their!!! Never under estimate the importance of a 2nd interview, it is very easy to be lured in to a false sense of security particularly if it is described to you as just to pop in and meet the owner, director or boss or even more dangerous “it is just a formality”. Do remember these three words: More, More, More. Compared to the  first interview, a second interview will likely involve more preparation,…

Answers to your Answers

Answering Questions This is your opportunity to show the company you have what it takes to do the job. The interviewer will want to work out what you can bring to the position including your particular skills, knowledge and experiences. And the interviewer will also want to get some idea about your character to assess whether you are the right person for the job and whether you will fit into the corporate culture. When you are presented with a difficult technical question and you are…

The Key to a Successful Interview – Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare – The key to a good interview. 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 your recruiter have put a lot of background work into securing an interview…

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