Tag Archives: Engineering

Industry Interview: Foundation Apprenticeships, bridging the skills gap in industry

Throughout 2015 employers have continued to highlight their concern over skills gaps within the engineering and manufacturing sectors. To create opportunities for the next generation of engineers to develop their knowledge, skills and gain recognised qualifications and a genuine understanding of the industry, a new engineering foundation apprenticeship started its two year pilot in 2014.

Helen Young, Depute Head of Engineering at West Lothian College, one of two Scottish colleges involved in the trial, caught up with us to let us know how the pilot is progressing after its first full year, share feedback from those on the course and learn how industry can get involved in developing talent for the future. 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

Reasons we love engineers – they are worthy of Thor’s hammer

We love that Engineers are innovative, creative and fascinated by how things work.

So this month we loved watching  Electrical Engineer and YouTube user “Sufficiently Advanced”, build a real life Mjolnir (Thor’s Hammer)  with electromagnets and a thumbprint scanner.
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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

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

Industry Interview: Laser-Based Production Processes

CfIM logoAt this year’s SMAS Annual Conference, we met with Veronica Ferguson, Industrial Outreach Officer from the ‘ESPRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-Based Production Processes’ and heard how, as part of the UK National Centre led by Heriot Watt University, they are working with industry partners to develop new ways of using lasers in UK manufacturing, helping organisations across Scotland and the UK to take advantage of the latest innovations and developments in this rapidly growing field.

Intrigued to understand more about this growing, multi-billion dollar global industry we met up with Veronica after the conference to find out more: Continue reading

Another Year of Optimism for Scottish Engineering

Scottish Engineering Awards ProgrammeEscape was delighted to sponsor and attend the 2012 Scottish Engineering Dinner at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow.  This year attendance was up by 25% on last year with over 450 guests and speakers making their way on a rainy Glasgow night to the venue. Many of Scotland’s leading businesses and Escape clients were represented and a real air of positivity was evident. Continue reading

Optimistic Outlook from the Scottish Engineering Industry

Engineering | Machine PartSCOTTISH ENGINEERING ANNUAL DINNER

Escape sponsored and attended the 2011 Scottish Engineering Dinner at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow. As usual the event was very well attended with many of Scotland’s leading lights from the engineering and manufacturing sector present. Continue reading