Alex Christie recently attended a talk by Andrew Grazebrook of EngineeringUK which highlighted some of the challenges the engineering sector faces with skills shortages and recruitment. Here he shares his thoughts on the State of Engineering.
Technical candidates are in high demand and that has created a very competitive environment for companies looking to recruit top talent. Here we share key challenges companies face when recruiting technical candidates and how to overcome them.
Have got what it takes to becoming a successful trainee recruitment consultant and quickly climb up the career ladder? Check out this post where we share our tips for acing your first recruitment job.
What do employees say about their employers? We’ve been trawling through Glassdoor to identify some of the top employers in the construction engineering industry.
Our technical recruitment team were rewarded last month for hitting their annual targets with a trip to Monte Carlo. Find out what we got up to and why we reward our consultants with these kinds of incentives.
New to recruitment? In this post Alex Christie shares his tips for first time recruiters to help you find and recruit the right people for your business. If you’re responsible for recruiting new members of your team, or want to pursue a career in technical recruitment, this post is for you!
If you need a recruitment agency either to find a new job or to help fill a vacant position, it can really pay off to go with a niche technical recruitment agency rather than a multi-sector, multi-function recruiter. Here we share the main advantages and also why you might like to work with us.
Ahead of our next technical candidate networking event in London, Alex Christie explores why construction and engineering professionals should be networking for career success.
The beginning of a new year can also be a trigger for valued and talented employees looking elsewhere and starting a job search for a new role. In this post we explore the common reasons given by candidates, and what you can do to retain your valued staff.
You may have moved on to pastures new but now a former employer has a new opportunity at their firm, and you’re perfect for the job. What do you do? Alex Christie discusses how to return to a former employer
Here Alex Christie discusses the challenge in-house and agency recruiters have sourcing unique structural engineering candidates for roles in the industry.
Alex was recently interviewed by Christine Rivers of the Centre of Management Learning for a series of videos aimed at graduates entering the workforce for the first time. Here’s the first video where he talks about technical recruitment and shares advice for graduates entering the industry.
Registering with specialist recruitment agency is the best way to get in front of top employers and find out about the most relevant opportunities. But which agency to choose? Here Alex Christie shares some tips for selecting the right agency for you.
The construction industry has to keep pace with an evolving landscape, and with this comes change in the way companies are recruiting. The three key areas in which the construction industry’s recruiting strategies are across technology, labour shortages and diversity.
Have you given much thought to your employer brand and value proposition? It can be powerful tool for increasing talent attraction and ensuring a continuous pipeline of high quality candidates. Read this post sharing how to align it with your recruitment goals:
Many of our construction engineering candidates have received a counter offer when they hand in their notice to go to a new job. If this happens to you, should you take it? In this post we explore why it’s generally a bad idea.
What all important skills, qualifications and attributes do you need to become a building services engineer? Here we share the job description, key responsibilities, salary projections, and career opportunities.
Contractor CVs do not necessarily lend themselves to the same format as a CV for a permanent role. We share our top tips for an effective and impactful contractor CV.
Alex Christie looks at the importance of Continued Professional Development (CPD) for construction engineers in this blog post. Read on to get started with your CPD.