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  • How innovative video platforms are changing the interview process

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    Let’s be honest, interviews make most of us feel uneasy; they’re nerve-wracking for candidates and time-consuming for managers. We recently spoke about how technology is changing the way people apply for jobs, and this extends to the entire recruitment process – particularly interviews. Interviews put people under pressure, and take a lot of time out of everyone’s diaries. N...

  • How technology is changing the way people apply for jobs

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    As technology advances, the process of applying for a job has significantly changed, with the days of handing in paper CV’s slowly becoming a thing of the past. With companies re-thinking the different ways in which they handle the job application process, we decided to take a look into how this impacts recruitment. The value of job boards and storing data online When lookin...

  • How innovation within the retail sector has impacted the demand for automation engineers

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    For many, the concept of automation is associated with a loss of jobs. However this is rarely the case; automation can actually lead to a wealth of opportunity. As the engineering industry becomes more automated, we’re seeing a significant demand in specialist roles. We spoke to Samuel Robinson, Recruitment Consultant at Progressive, to find out more. The changing face of re...

  • What engineering jobs are in high demand?

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    There’s a growing demand for STEM professionals as fewer people are entering the industries. And across the world, the engineering shortage is becoming increasingly evident. We spoke with Elsa Naughton, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Progressive, to find out more. What does the engineering shortage look like? In the UK, it’s estimated the engineering industry will need 1.8...

  • Where is engineering going in the future?

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    In 2004, the National Academy of Engineering produced “The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century”. In this report, they discussed how they saw engineering changing in the future and what skills and knowledge a successful engineer would need in 2020. Now, with just three years to go, we look at all the changes that have happened recently and predict wher...

  • What’s driving the demand for engineers?

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    The demand for engineering talent in the UK is higher than ever. More than half (54 per cent) of engineering recruiters believe that skills shortages have become more apparent in the last 12 months, and a further 28 per cent say shortages are just as bad as they were a year ago, according to data released in March by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). Within t...

  • The rise of the small engineering firm

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    In today’s job market, graduates and experienced engineers alike are being snapped up by the large engineering firms whose business is currently booming. Those companies include Jaguar Land Rover, who posted record sales month after month since January and have announced massive new investments, and BAE Systems, who’ve also recorded a rise in sales and profits, on the back o...

  • Why the automotive industry is riding high

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    In January of this year, the UK automotive industry finally threw off the shackles of the global economic crisis. According to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), UK car manufacturing grew 3.9% last year to 1,587,677 vehicles, the highest number since 2005. Over three quarters of those were built for export, that’s despite demand slowing from China and Rus...