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About Escape Recruitment Services

Escape Recruitment Services are an award winning Recruitment Agency based in Scotland, UK specialising in recruiting for a number of disciplines including: Engineering & Manufacturing, Trades & Industrial, Commercial & Administration, Accountancy & Finance, HR and Occupational Health.

Raise a Dram for World Whisky Day

As recruiters for Scotland’s makers, it’s no surprise we’ve worked closely with many of the Whisky producers across the country.

We’ve recruited for small independent distillers, to those who are part of major international brands. Distilleries dating back hundreds of years to those starting up new sites, continuing the traditions of old well into the 21st century.

Our role, in this unique and historic industry has been to source the skills, knowledge and experience needed to ensure that legacies are protected, new technologies are embraced and of course, quality remains at the heart of everything.

This Saturday, 21st May is World Whisky Day, a day of global celebration of all things whisky and with that in mind we wanted to acknowledge the many incredible distilleries we work with.

In Scotland, whisky is often referred to as the water of life and we have found it’s with this same spirit that the whisky industry is a key part of Scottish life.

Our recruiters are fortunate to have had tours of many of distilleries, their bottling halls, warehouses and visitors’ centres (possibly with the odd sample along the way) and have gotten to learn what makes each site, like the whiskies they produce, unique.

We are proud that in our more than two decades of working with Scotland’s finest producers, we have had, in some small way, the opportunity to leave our own mark and become part of the current and future chapters of the great whisky story.

To all our customers in the whisky sector, to you this weekend, we’ll raise a glass and say to you happy World Whisky Day, slainte!


To get in touch with our team for career opportunities or to discuss hiring needs:

foodanddrink@escaperecruitment.com

01506 461445

Administrative Professionals Day 2022

Today, 21st April 2022, is Administrative Professionals Day. The day to acknowledge the work of administrators, receptionists, secretaries, Personal and Executive Assistants, Client Services and many others working in professional administrative roles.

Originally started back in 1952 as a way to encourage more women to become secretaries (yes, we know!) the day was designed to promote the values and importance of the job that secretaries do.

Throughout the years the name and scope of the day has changed. It is now known as Administrative Professionals Day, covers a much wider range of roles and of course, it’s no longer just women the day or the field is aimed at!

Administration is core in all organisations and the requirements are often highly specialised but of course there are still some core skills that were probably just as valued back in 1952 as they are today and to mark this years’ day, we thought we’d have a look at just some of these , demonstrated by some well-known and well-loved fictional admin professionals

Or why not try our Admin Professionals Day Quiz!

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Positive posts – Innovation, Collaboration, Production and Support

What a couple of weeks it’s been. Between sobering news headlines, endless daily briefings and uninterrupted social media it’s safe to say most of the messages we’ve all been seeing have not been the most uplifting. However, if you look for it, there have been some pretty amazing stories out there of companies and individuals doing what they can to help front line staff, essential workers and well, all of us really. Continue reading

Industry Interview Paul Sheerin, CEO of Scottish Engineering

Industry Interview Part 2: Paul Sheerin, CEO Scottish Engineering

This is part two of our interview Paul Sheerin, CEO of Scottish Engineering .

Our colleague Andrew Dow sat down with Paul to talk about what’s happening in the industry, his new role and the career path that took him there.

Missed part one? Read it here.

Part one: A tumultuous year, career advice and an engineering hero

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Industry Interview Paul Sheerin, CEO of Scottish Engineering

Industry Interview: Paul Sheerin, CEO Scottish Engineering

Our colleague Andrew Dow recently had the opportunity to interview Paul Sheerin, CEO of Scottish Engineering to find out about what’s happening in the industry, his new role and the career path that took him there.

With so much to talk through, here’s part one of Andrew’s interview with Paul:

Part one: Electrocutions, finding your groove and the benefits of speaking American.

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Putting a (Highland) Spring in my step

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a dozen times, last Tuesday was the best day of my career so far.

Well okay, one of the best days, the day I led my team to victory in our office sports day with an extraordinary and still talked about performance in the sack race is very much still up there!               

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Happy Anniversary to the GDPR

This week, the General Data Protection Regulations will have been in force for a year. This time back in 2017 we were all experiencing an onslaught of emails and texts from companies begging us not to leave them, desperate to be able to still hold on to our precious data. For many there was a lot of confusion and understandably some real concern about what lay ahead. Lists of things to ensure compliance seemed to be never-ending and GDPR was the theme of every workshop, meeting and webinar.

So, looking back one year on, what did we learn from this experience and what difference has it really made to data-rich businesses like ours?

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Scottish Engineering Awards: A Winning Combination

Last Thursday was the Scottish Engineering Awards Dinner 2019, a night of celebrating all that is good in Engineering and Manufacturing in Scotland. Amongst the winners on the night was engineer, Angus Moodie of Aggreko UK in Dumbarton. Angus was awarded the Hammermen Award, a prestigious award presented to a young graduate engineer who has led a project that benefited their company and the industry in general.

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Scottish Engineering: Bridges, cautious optimism and the sunshine city

Driving across the new Queensferry Crossing on route to Dundee (sunshine capital of Scotland) to attend the Scottish Engineering district meeting, I am reminded how staggering an engineering feat the new bridge really is. Looking to the right I see the iconic Rail Bridge and I realise how entwined Scotland and engineering have been over the past 100 plus years, not to mention the feeling of national pride at how awesome Scotland really is!

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Supporting Food Banks: Lessons from the Warehouse

After our company food bank collection at Christmas, our team wanted to do more to help so we arranged a volunteering day at the main warehouse in West Lothian. Volunteers from our office spent the day sorting, picking and packing just some of the 25 tonnes of food they had on site. Continue reading