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A busy time in the Rail sector this week

This past week has been a busy one in the Rail sector, from a very interesting and informative site visit to the attendance of Rail Live at Long Marston on the Thursday with everything from traction & rolling stock, rail plant and infrastructure, electrification and signalling demonstrations; to displays of engineering, rail maintenance materials & product development/testing safety, digital products and innovation Over five…
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UK Skills Shortage – Construction and Engineering

Skilled trades such as construction and engineering are also creating a recruiting nightmare, as the market struggles to recover from a recession caused decrease in graduate hires. During the recession, the number of apprentices and graduates taken on by construction firms fell dramatically as a result of the struggling economy. This means that there aren't now enough workers to cover the demands for growth in infrastructure. The construction skill shortage is very real and professionals such as quantity surveyors, plumbers and project managers are highly sought after.  I have spent some time this week with RAJA to expand on our reach into Forces leavers in Engineering.  REME have transferable skills with excellent apprentices serviced, experienced experts in the Electrical and Mechanical fields.

 

Sandie Moran – Director of Technical & Rail

After the first 13 weeks in my role (11 weeks in the office and a pre-booked holiday),  but having previously spent 7 blissful years recruiting in Technical and Rail and then 17 years in the Logistics sector, I can say that I am amazed at the changes in the Technical and Rail recruitment sectors, but will…
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LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW!

With the cold snap continuing there is prediction of snow in Berkshire, although it is likely to be the wet, dirty, slushy, icy and horrible variety rather than the white, picturesque, fluffy Christmas card scene variety! The change in the weather has prompted Get Reading to have a look at Januaries gone by at some properly chilly and snowy weather from…
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