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  • Settling into a new team

    • 23 Dec 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Once you’ve completed the application process for a job, you’ve smashed the interview and bagged yourself the job, your thoughts then turn to the sometimes-daunting task of meeting the team! We have some tips and ideas that can help you settle in well with your new colleagues.

  • Five things you should do when you didn’t get the job!

    • 18 Dec 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Job seeking isn’t always as simple as applying for one job and then receiving an offer. As exciting as starting your job search can be, there can be a long road ahead to finding the right job for you. We have some advice on how to handle job rejection and what you should do when you don’t get the job.

  • How to write a personal statement for your first engineering CV

    • 14 Dec 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Your personal statement should be one of the first things employers read on your CV. This may seem like a lot of pressure, but we have some tips on how you can get a great personal statement ready for your first CV.

  • Competitive salary – What does this mean, and should I consider it?

    • 9 Dec 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    We’ve all found ourselves looking at a job posting and seeing the words ‘competitive salary’. You’ve probably seen all the phrases ranging from ‘salary negotiable’ and ‘market rate pay’, but what does this even mean? Keep reading to find out more!

  • How to work from home and still be productive over the holiday period

    • 4 Dec 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Considering 2020 has been full of highs and lows, you definitely deserve to be able to take a little time to relax during the holidays. Working from home over this time may be new to you, but we have some tips on how you can be productive and enjoy yourself!

  • Dornan Group – How I got here with Neill O’Connor

    • 30 Nov 2020

    We spoke to Neill O’Connor about his experiences with Kantor Energy, a subsidiary of the Dornan Engineering Group. He has been the Design Manager since joining the organisation in 2015. Keep reading to find out more!

  • What should you consider before accepting a job during the pandemic?

    • 25 Nov 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    We all know that job seeking, especially right now, is not that easy. Before starting your job search and even accepting a new role, here are some things you should think about.

  • How to prepare an interview elevator pitch

    • 20 Nov 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    An interview ‘elevator pitch’ is just like a well thought out introduction and it’s always good to have one ready. You'll never know when you might need it! So, where do you start?

  • Protecting the armed forces with safety engineering

    • 16 Nov 2020

    As a Safety Engineer at Defence Equipment and Support, Sophie Tredwell plays a vital role in ensuring the equipment used by the armed forces is safe and offers the best possible protection. Find out about her journey into engineering, what her day job involves and why she loves it in this article.

  • Serial job hunters – Is there such a thing as job hunt addiction?

    • 11 Nov 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Sometimes when you really care about something or you are determined to reach your goals, it can be very easy to over-do it. It’s important to try and find a good balance but what exactly is too much?

  • Are you being yourself in your job?

    • 6 Nov 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    If you are able to feel comfortable and you bring your ‘whole self’ to work, it’s more likely that the work you do will be better. We have taken this opportunity to explain why you should want to be yourself and why it may be a positive choice for you and your career.

  • Is it time to re-visit your old employer?

    • 2 Nov 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    When it comes to job seeking, it’s always natural to think ahead. However, have you ever thought about stopping and taking a step back? It might be time to consider looking at job postings from an old employer, why not reapply?

  • Dr Mikela Chatzimichailidou CEng - From academic to industry engineer: a CEng journey

    • 28 Oct 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Parallel to her move from academia to industry, Dr Mikela Chatzimichailidou worked towards becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

  • It’s not just solar panels and wind turbines... What does renewable engineering have to offer?

    • 23 Oct 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Sustainable engineering is everything it states in the name. It’s the process of designing or using systems that take energy and/or resources from sustainable sources and uses it for everyday use. We need to start doing what we can now to ensure the next generations are able to live comfortably. This all starts with you, the engineer.

  • Making the impossible possible: in-orbit satellite life extension

    • 20 Oct 2020
    • David Pile, Northrop Grumman Space Systems

    As the level of global interest in space increases, and the missions to return to the moon and explore Mars continue to develop, space capability breakthroughs like the MEV are very important.

  • How can your job search affect your mental wellbeing?

    • 19 Oct 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    The majority of the time, searching for a new job can be an exciting experience. However, we all know that not everything goes exactly to plan. The pressure of a job search can be massive, and we want to ensure you that whatever you’re feeling, you’re not alone.

  • Understanding that no one’s job search is perfect

    • 14 Oct 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Perfection in your job search is something that you shouldn’t be expecting from yourself. As a job seeker, you should start to understand that practice doesn’t make perfect, but practice makes permanent. You will get the hang of it and you will reach your goals.

  • Colour blindness in engineering

    • 9 Oct 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    It’s been found that approximately 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women suffer with some form of colour blindness. We have taken this opportunity to talk more about colour blindness, what it entails and what you may be entitled to from your employer.

  • Dyslexia awareness week

    • 5 Oct 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Dyslexia week begins on the 5th October 2020 and is all about exploring the power people effected by dyslexia really have. Keep reading to find out more!

  • Potential reasons why you didn’t get the job

    • 30 Sep 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    It can take a lot of work to get invited to an interview and if it doesn’t go exactly as planned, it may leave you feeling a little disheartened. However, like anything else, it’s all about the practice. Keep reading for some advice on what you might need to improve on to get the success you want.