In 2014 Engineers at Surrey Nanosystems created Vantablack, a material that could absorb 99.96% of the light that hits it. It holds the world record as the darkest man-made substance and is so black that it becomes extremely difficult to detect any surface features, with three-dimensional objects becoming two-dimensional.
Now, Surrey Nanosystems have broken their own world record creating a new material so black that it can’t be measured, meaning that it is likely to be absorbing 99.99% of light. Continue reading
At Escape we know a lot about different jobs. However every now and then we find out
about a job that makes us stop in our tracks.
Whether it’s something that’s just a little more unusual, a once in a lifetime dream job or a job we never knew existed, we thought we’d share some of the more fascinating, unusual or down right bizarre roles we hear about.
This month: Professor of Lego
Research, shared by the employment search engine Indeed, suggests candidates must make at least 7 major decisions before they become an employee with your company.
So how can recruiters help you as hirers effectively support your candidates through these decisions? Continue reading
Previously we shared the story of how an Electrical Engineer built a real life Mjolnir and proved he was worthy of Thor’s Hammer. This month we’ve found another of the Avengers in the form of Mechanical Engineer, James Hobson from Canada. Continue reading
We all look for ways to boost our confidence before a job interview and improve our chances of success. We’re told to dress professionally, “suited and booted”, but according to one psychology researcher we should perhaps try dressing a bit more like Superman than Clark Kent. Continue reading
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
For our first Industry Interview of 2016 we look at the challenges and opportunities faced in the year ahead by different industry sectors.
We would like to thank Tom Gollan, Director of Construction at Doosan Babcock, Mark Goldsmith, General Manager at Pfaudler Balfour and Escape’s own Operations Director, Adrian Brady for sharing their thoughts on what lies ahead this year.