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.
This week, the General Data Protection Regulations will have been in force for a year. This time back in 2017 we were all experiencing an onslaught of emails and texts from companies begging us not to leave them, desperate to be able to still hold on to our precious data. For many there was a lot of confusion and understandably some real concern about what lay ahead. Lists of things to ensure compliance seemed to be never-ending and GDPR was the theme of every workshop, meeting and webinar.
So, looking back one year on, what did we learn from this experience and what difference has it really made to data-rich businesses like ours?
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!
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.
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
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