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
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
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.
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!
So what was so good about Tuesday? Continue reading
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.
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!
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.
As recruiters we love finding out about other people’s career journey, their achievements and what they’ve learnt along the way. So, with that in mind, we’re interviewing key figures from Scottish industry and giving you an insight into their story so far.
Google have proposed 13 new emojis representing women in a wide range of professions. With the aim of “highlighting diversity in women’s careers and empowering girls everywhere”, Google recognises that for many people across the world, emojis are an increasingly important part of everyday communication and “a strong representation of culture”. Continue reading
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