Category Archives: Events/Conferences/Seminars

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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RBS Food and Drink Conference 2017

Last Friday I attended the RBS Food and Drink Conference in Edinburgh, an all-day event focussed on one of Scotland’s core industry sectors. With representatives from entrepreneurial start-ups, seeking their first investors to more established SMEs, household names and global leaders, it was fantastic to hear about their organisations, how their businesses were facing the current market challenges and planning for the future.

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Scottish Engineering – Quarterly Meeting – March 2016

Following their latest quarterly report, Scottish Engineering has held their regular regional meetings to discuss updates and forecasts from engineering employers across Scotland. As active members of the group, our consultants attend a number of these meetings each quarter, providing insight into staffing trends, skills in demand and sharing feedback from our engineering client base.

Gail Halkett, Client Relationship Leader with Escape, attended the Fife event this quarter, held at Smith Anderson, a client of ours and family owned manufacturer specialising in the food packaging sector. She shares her feedback from this quarter’s updates below: Continue reading

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Feeling Inspired At Work

Follow me here on LinkedIn or over on twitter and you’ll see me use the phrase “I love my job” quite often. This is particularly true when I have weeks like this one, when my role at Escape gives me the chance to meet new and inspirational people, encourages me to do something I’ve not done before and makes me stop and take time to think about what I’m doing and how I’m doing it. Continue reading

Scottish Engineering – Quarterly Meeting

Scottish Engineering LogoAs active members of Scottish Engineering, our specialist recruiters regularly attend the quarterly regional meetings across Scotland.

Andrew Dow,  Engineering Recruiter  , based in Escape’s Glasgow office, attended one of their most recent events held at Peak Scientific.   Continue reading

Scottish Engineering 150th anniversary awards dinner

Scottish Engineering LogoThis year’s Scottish Engineering awards dinner, celebrating their 150 year anniversary, was a genuinely stirring and thought provoking event.

It was kicked off in excellent, patriotic style by the award winning Scottish Power Pipe Band which served to focus the audience on the real significance of the event. Continue reading

Scottish Engineering – Quarterly Meeting – March 2015

Scottish Engineering LogoAs active members of Scottish Engineering, our specialist recruiters regularly attend the quarterly regional meetings across Scotland.

Tommy White,  Engineering Recruiter with Escape attended their most recent event held at Heliex Power in East Kilbride on 2nd March 2015.   Continue reading