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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:

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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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

Holly Murray

Meet the Team: Holly Murray

As we’re always interviewing other people we thought we might interview each other for a change!

So let’s meet a new member of our team, Holly Murray:

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National Receptionists’ Day

It’s National Receptionists’ Day today. Originally started in the US in 1991, it is now recognised in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Receptionists are seen as the welcoming voice and face of an organisation, greeting all visitors, answering calls and generally ensuring everyone’s day runs smoothly. It’s a job I’ve held myself so I know there are many skills needed to thrive (or even just survive!) behind the reception desk and to mark this years’ National Receptionists’ Day we thought we’d have a look at just some of these skills, demonstrated by some well-known and well-loved fictional receptionists: Continue reading

Our survey said……It’s all about how things work!

In our first industry poll we asked our Engineering customers, What inspired you to become an Engineer?”.

Was it making things with Lego as a child, following in the footsteps of family members or perhaps taking the advice of careers advisors at school?

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Scottish Engineering – Quarterly Meeting – October 2014

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

Duncan Clark, Design & Development Engineering Recruiter with Escape attended their most recent event held at FMC Technologies in Dunfermline on 23rd October.   Continue reading

SMAS National Conference 2014

Manufacturing: Making a Difference

With over 350 delegates in attendance, representing every aspect of Scottish Manufacturing from Food & Drink and Textiles to Chemicals and Electronics this truly was, as organisers SMAS had predicted, “the highest profile manufacturing focused event in Scotland in 2014”.

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Can it be learned or are “the best” just naturals?

Golf  school lessonsI had a healthy discussion with my colleague this morning about an article in The Times looking at Bubba Watson’s triumph in the US Masters in which the journalist praised the fact that Bubba is “self – taught” and had “never had a golf lesson in his life”. The article concentrated on the fact that no one had shown him how to grip the club, control his swing or moulded him with their ideas rather than his own.
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Dear Santa…

Santa LetterWhat would you put in letter to Santa if he could bring you your dream job this year?

We’ve always known that salary is just one factor in whether people are happy or unhappy in their job and only one of the things people consider when accepting a new job offer.

We also know that what’s important to one person might not be of interest to another but after reading various surveys, blogs and polls online and speaking to our colleagues about what jobseekers and employees value in their job here’s what we think might be in many jobseekers’ letters this Christmas….

Why not vote for what you’d wish for in our poll at the end of this post. Continue reading