Category Archives: Events/Conferences/Seminars

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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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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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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