The importance of graduates in the growth of the scientific sector in Scotland.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills are crucial to the sustainability and growth of Scotland’s Life Science industry. 2016 was an excellent year for the industry, with over £30 million being invested by a variety of companies, as well as expansions by the multinational companies that are already located here, namely GSK, Johnson Matthey and LifeScan.

Despite this positive news, Scotland continually faces the issue of a shortage in the numbers of readily available candidates to meet the demands of these high specialised, technical roles. While Scotland has a number of Universities that provide excellent Science Degree programmes, some say that there is not enough being done to make graduates of these courses industry-ready upon graduation.

An effective way to tackle this issue is to provide students with an industry placement during their degree. Ideally taking place in the 3rd year of their degree, short-term placements of 3-6 months have the potential to make the world of difference to a graduate and their career aspirations.

A placement will provide exposure to highly regulated environments (whether it be GMP, UKAS, etc.), as well as provide the graduates with the opportunity to apply the undoubtedly high level of technical knowledge gained during the first few years of their degree. It will also provide graduates with a much clearer idea as to what route they would like to go down, whether it be QA, QC, R&D, and Production etc.

It is crucial for Universities to build and develop relationships with these companies throughout the country. In the long-term, this will create mutually beneficial relationships, but this will also see an increase in the number of people deciding to pursue a STEM related degree upon leaving secondary school. This, in turn, will lead to further investment from Life Science companies and create an even more buoyant industry.

First People Solutions are experienced in recruitment programs from graduate level to mass recruitment of experienced staff. Whether you are a scientist looking to progress your career or an employer looking for help or assistance in recruitment, please contact our Managing Consultant, Sam Shaw for a professional approach to your next steps.

Sam Shaw

+44 141 270 5006

Compello Staffing Group recognised at Fast Track 200 international awards


First People Solutions part of the Compello Staffing Group enjoyed collecting the group award at the Fast Track 200 international growth recognition evening in London last night.  

*The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each June, with an awards event in September.

FPS – First Annual 5-aside Football Tournament – Glasgow

Ramboll Football Team

Thursday 18th August saw First People Solutions host their First Annual 5-aside Football Tournament in Glasgow. The event was played in a really good spirit and to a really good standard, with excellent organisation from the Goals Glasgow South.

The tournament included teams from First People Solutions, Tony Gee and Partners, Dustacco Engineering, ID Systems, Blyth and Blyth, Boston Networks, Ramboll, George Leslie, and Morrison Construction.

Ramboll were crowned the tournament winners with ID Systems finishing as the runners up, Kieran Hollis of ID Systems was also crowned player of the match.

A huge Thank you to everyone who took part in this night.

Can Ramboll retain the trophy at the next tournament??

Have a look at the Football pictures here:

5 Nominations at the s1jobs Recruitment Awards 2016

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On Thursday 24th March our team was out in force to celebrate the 5th s1jobs Recruitment Awards at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.

Hosted by comedian Kevin Bridges, the evening was a huge success with more than 80 businesses, consultants and campaigns shortlisted and 19 winners collecting awards, and such was the standard of finalists, that four commendations were also awarded across a range of categories.

With FIVE AWARDS NOMINATIONS – Best Small Recruitment Agency, Best Recruitment Consultant of the Year (Louise Coats and Billy McDougall), Apprentice / Graduate Award, Best Recruitment Innovation and the s1 Shine Award (Rebecca Anderson) – First People Solutions were given the title of runner up “BEST SMALL RECRUITMENT AGENCY 2016” recognising our business delivering, a great candidate experience and an innovative approach to recruitment.

John Scott, Managing Director at FPS said:

“It is an honour to be recognised as one of the Best Recruitment Agencies in Scotland. What makes these awards extra special is the fact that they are voted on by clients and candidates themselves and we are very grateful they took the time to put us forward – We couldn’t have done it without them all!”

A huge congratulations to all of the winners!

For enquiries around FPS’s full range of Recruitment Services contact us direct on



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Great Engineering Projects in the World

10. Great Pyramid of Giza – Egypt – 2504 B.C.


At 756 ft long and 450 ft high, the Great Pyramid was the Tallest Man-made Structure for more than 3,800 years! It consists of 2.3 million stone blocks with each having an average weight of 2.5 tons.

With all that weight an enormous amount of workers would have been needed, and it is estimated that 30,000 workers were required to build the pyramid. These workers were sometimes burdened with the largest stone blocks which weighed between 25 – 80 tons and were transported almost 500 miles away.


9. Great Wall of China – 475 B.C. (15th Century C.E.)


Over 2,000 years the Great Wall was constructed through a series of several walls that were merged and expanded, they were all joined and the wall was completed within the 15th and 17th century. The main component used to bind the stones of the wall was made from rice flour! That’s 5,500 miles in length of stone and rice making one of China’s most renown creations. Some of the Wall’s watchtowers stand 3,215 ft above sea level and the wall reaches 25.6 ft in height. No wonder it’s called the Great Wall!

8. Palm Islands -Dubai, 2006


This visually amazing construction was erected in 2006, requiring one hundred studies just to determine the feasibility of the project. It is one of the few objects that are in view from space to the naked eye, most likely because there were over 32 million cubic meters of Dubai’s seabed sands used to finish it! Making it one of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks.

7. BerthaThe Tunnel-Boring Machine from Seattle – 2013

‘Bertha‘ – The Tunnel-Boring Machine from Seattle, 2013

Bertha, a massive scale tunnelling machine is the equivalent height of a 5 story building.

It is 54.7 ft in diameter, 7,000-ton in weight and 326 ft in length. The shear size of Bertha gives it the power to drill through the planned 1.7 mile route appointed by the Government. The machine was made by a Hitachi Zosen of Osaka, Japan, and the machine’s assembly was completed in Seattle in June 2013.


6. Russky Bridge – Russia – 2012


The $1 billion Russky Bridge in Southwestern Russia became the world’s largest cable-stayed bridge when it opened in 2012. With a total length of over 10,000 ft, 168 cables are needed to support the load of the bridge, and pylons standing more than 1,000 ft high are used to anchor these. The longest cables stretch to nearly 2,000 ft.

5. Burj Khalifa – Dubai – 2010


The Burj Khalifa is the Tallest Building and the Tallest Free-standing Structure in the world. A total of over 22 million man hours were completed in the construction of this masterpiece resulting in a height of 2,717ft (828m) giving the building more than 160 stories. The Burj Khalifa holds 7 world records and is predicted to hold them for a very long time, which is understandable as  I don’t know of anyone determined to rise above the Khalifa’s ‘Tallest Service Elevator in the World’ record!

4. Channel Tunnel – England/France – 1994


Named one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World by ASCE, the Channel Tunnel was put together by a total of 13,000 Engineers, Technicians and Construction workers. The length of the tunnel reaches 31 miles and the depth of the passageway is 250ft underwater, making it the longest undersea tunnel in the world. The project cost £4.65 billion (equivalent to £12 billion today) and took 6 years to complete. Used in the completion of the project were 11 tunnel boring machines.

3. Panama Canal – 1914


Another one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, and additionally named a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the ASCE. The 47 mile long Panama Canal waterway connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, allowing more than 15,000 ships to cross it every year. More than 60 million pounds of dynamite were used to create it and 40,000 workers moved enough dirt to bury all Manhattan 12ft deep.

2. Golden Gate Bridge –  San Francisco – 1937


The $27 million Golden Gate Bridge has 27,572 strands that make up the it’s two main cables and together the wire is roughly 80,000 miles long. 600,000 rivets were required to build the bridge within its 4 years of construction, this is why it is also one of the great Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks.

1. International Space Station – 2000

International Space Station

The International Space Station is the largest space project so far undertaken and is the biggest structure ever to orbit the earth. The research facility is 400km above the Earth’s surface and is jointly operated by the space agencies of 16 countries. Truly one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments.


s1jobs Recruitment Awards 2016

FPS s1jobs Best Recruitment awards

Whether we’ve made your search for staff a great deal easier, or helped you with your career,  we would love your support.


First People Solutions is in with a chance to win Scotland’s Best Large Recruitment Agency award at the s1jobs Recruitment Awards and we would be grateful if you would submit your nomination in our favour.

Everyone that votes will be  entered into a prize draw to win an Apple Watch.

You can also say thank you to one of our consultants by voting them the Best Recruitment Consultant in Scotland.

Nominations only take a moment – so go on, please vote.


If you would like to find out more, or have any recruitment needs that we can help with, get in touch at


Top 10 most expensive buildings in the world

A new year brings new challenges and the completion of vast projects costing billions, 2016 will for sure produce amazing new projects for the world to see. Therefore to mark the turn of the year FPS have compiled a list of the top 10 most expensive buildings in the world.

10. City of Dreams

City of Dreams

Construction cost: 2.75 billion US$

Height: 164m (538ft)

Location: Macau

Year Built: 2009

Floors: 37

9. The Venetian Macao

The Venetian Macao

Construction cost: 2.97 billion US$

Height: 225m (738ft)

Location: Macau

Year Built: 2005

Floors: 39

8. Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas

Construction cost: 3.26 billion US$

Height: 187m (614ft)

Location: Las Vegas, USA

Year Built: 2005

Floors: 45

7. One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

Construction cost: 3.80 billion US$

Height: 541m (1775ft)

Location: New York, USA

Year Built: 2012

Floors: 104

6. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Construction cost: 4.16 billion US$

Height: 184m (604ft)

Location: Las Vegas, USA

Year Built: 2010

Floors: 52

5. Parliament House Canberra

Parliament House Canberra

Construction cost: 4.21 billion US$

Height: 107m (351ft)

Location: Canberra, Australia

Year Built: 1981

Floors: 2

4. Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace

Construction cost: 4.46 billion US$

Height: 164m (538ft)

Location: UAE, Dubai

Year Built: 2005

Floors: 6

3. Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa

Construction cost: 5.38 billion US$

Height: 50m (164ft)

Location: Singapore

Year Built: 2010

Floors: 10

2. Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

Construction cost: 6 billion US$

Height: 194m (636ft)

Location: Singapore

Year Built: 2010

Floors: 57

1. Abraj Al Bait

Abraj Al Bait


Construction cost: 15 billion US$

Height: 601m (1972ft)

Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Year Built: 2012

Floors: 120

Top 10 most expensive buildings in the world list accurate as of Jan 2016

If you are looking for a job in construction, don’t forget to have a look at our latest vacancies at or call us at 0141 270 5130 we will help you find a new challenge.





5 of the best Airshows to visit around the World

5 of the best Airshows to visit around the World

FPS have compiled a list of the 5 best airshows to visit around the world.

  1. Bournemouth Air Festival, Dorset, England.

The Bournemouth Air Festival, is one of largest free annual airshows in Europe. The show combines two great things; airplanes and the beach. The four-day festival draws in large numbers of spectators each year. The dates for next year airshow are confirmed as Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st August.

  1. Reno Air Races, Reno, Nevada, USA.

Reno Air Races, is held every September. The show has a large amount of aircraft and acrobatics on display, but the star of the show is the race. Six classes of aircraft go head to head on a 3 to 8 mile race course in the sky each year, a thrilling experience that is sure to entertain all. The show is confirmed for September 14th – 18th 2016.

  1. Abbotsford Airshow, Abbotsford, Canada.

The Abbotsford Airshow, is Canada’s largest air show, it attracts more than 125,000 spectators to watch dozens of performers take the skies, including the Canadian Snowbirds, the SkyHawks parachuting team, Thunderbirds and Blue Angels. Confirmed dates for next year show are August 12th – 14th 2016.

  1. The Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, UK.

The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s largest military air show. It takes place annually over the third weekend of July at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. The show is held in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. The event typically attracts over 150,000 spectators during the weekend. The show will take place next year on 8th-10th July 2016.

  1. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts in the US. The show has over 10,000 aircraft in attendance with a little bit of everything represented, including warbirds, home-built aircraft, ultralights and vintage planes. Last year the show attract around 500,000 spectators. 2016 dates are confirmed for the 25th-31st of July.

Tickets for all 2016 shows are on sale now, most shows require tickets to be bought in advance.




FPS attended the Dubai Airshow 2015 – Have a look!

The Dubai Airshow 2015

Our wee pet Hamish attended the Dubai Airshow 2015 too!

FPS attended the Dubai Airshow 2015 on the 8th and 9th of November and here is our round up of just a little of what happened.


The United Arab Emirates Air Force has signed a purchase agreement with Swedish Aerospace firm Saab at the Dubai Airshow. This purchase include two new Global 6000 long-range surveillance aircraft, featuring operating systems, which are new to the market as a result of  this 1.27 billion USD deal.


The world’s fastest, largest and most complex 3D-printed drone was unveiled at this year’s Airshow.

The jet-engine powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is being demonstrated by show sponsor Stratasys, as part of its exhibition on the future of 3D printing technology in the aviation and space industries.


Orders at the Dubai Airshow flowed in thick and fast on day 2, as deals worth almost 30 billion USD were agreed.

Some of the big spenders at the world’s fastest growing aerospace event were Boeing and Jet Airways, who signed a deal worth approximately 8 billion USD which will see the manufacturer build 75 new 737 MAX aircraft for the Indian carrier, a partner airline of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad. Emirates and the UAE Ministry of Defence were also Among the big Spenders.


Emirates agreed a 16 billion USD maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) contract with General Electric Aviation. This was for its GE9X engines that will power the airline’s fleet of 150 Boeing 777X aircraft over a period of 12 years, making it Emirates’ largest single engine MRO contract to date.

These are just some of the stories that came out of the fantastic Dubai Airshow 2015.

15 of the most scary & dangerous jobs in the world

15 of the most scary and dangerous jobs in the world

Halloween is just around the corner and we have put together a list of the 15 most scary & dangerous jobs in the world.

15.  Air traffic controller


Air traffic controllers play a major part in ensuring your safety while you’re up in the air. They guide and advise pilots at take off, during the flight, as they approach the airport and when they land. The role has massive responsibility, and can bear massive pressure on the individual, making it one of the most scary and dangerous jobs on earth.

14. Bush Pilot


A bush pilot, is a pilot that flies small aircrafts over rugged terrain or unsettled regions to serve remote areas inaccessible to or off the route of larger planes, usually to deliver cargo. This job has very high risks, studies put the chances of a Bush Pilot dying in a crash at one in eight during a 30-year career, therefor bush pilots make it on to the list of 15 most scary & dangerous jobs in the world.

13. CTS Decon Technician


After a serious crime takes place and the investigation is completed, a CTS Decon Technician must come in to clean it all up. CTS Decon stands for “crime and trauma scene decontamination”. A CTS Decon Technician has to get down and dirty with biohazards like splattered blood and such human remains as brain tissue, as well as dangerous chemicals from places such as meth labs.

12. Oil Workers

Extreme Heights, freezing temperatures, fires and oil rig explosions, top the list of dangers facing an oil rig worker on a daily basis.

11. Electricians

One of the most dangerous and life threatening jobs is the work of an electrician. Exposure to live electricity wires can be very hazardous. Electricians need to work on circuit assemblies, overhead electricity wires, and cable harnesses. There is the danger of severe injury and in some cases death due to electrocution, heights, fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shocks and even explosions in some cases.

10. Transmission tower worker

Working on high altitude transmission towers, sometimes many hundreds of feet in the air. Most of the time workers free climb up the towers so one wrong move could be fatal, this is not for the faint of heart.

9. Cryonics Technician


Only a small number of people are working as Cryonics Technicians today, but that doesn’t make the job any less creepy. Cryonics involves attempting to preserve people who are legally dead at very low temperatures, so that they can be revived in the future with medical advancements. Preserving dead bodies in freezing temperatures all day makes being a Cryonics Technician’s a very scary profession.

8. Miner


Miners spend long hours underground, confined to small spaces and working in extreme darkness. It is a very dangerous and scary job and comes with very big risks.

7. Construction worker


Construction workers face dangers such as falls, electrocution, frequent exposure to loud noise, breathing in hazardous substances that damage their lungs…

6. Field Epidemiologist


Field Epidemiologists, are employed by organizations to go into “Hot Zones” and prevent outbreaks of a deadly disease turning into full-on pandemics. They are protected by little more than a hazmat suit. Field Epidemiologists get up close and personal with germs, blood, needles and dead bodies on a daily basis, not to mention the risk of contracting a deadly disease themselves.

5. Roofer


Working at heights, sometimes in slippery conditions, they face the danger of falling, receiving burns from hot bitumen and sustaining injuries from their equipment.

4. Stunt Pilot


Living a life of death defying stunts can bring extreme excitement but can also carry extreme dangers. The work of a stunt pilot requires amazing skills, concentration and nerve – one wrong move in a stunt could end the life of the pilot and spectators.

3. Construction Equipment Operator


The main dangers and threats to these operators are collision with other vehicles, loss of limbs and crushing from heavy machinery.

2. Truck Driver


Around 54,000 road accidents involving professional drivers take place on British roads every year – which is around 250 a day. Drivers are exposed to bad weather conditions and can suffer from sleep deprivation which may result in collisions.

1. Vertical Window Cleaners


These window cleaners risk life and limb keeping the world’s tallest buildings sparkling and clean all year round. These cleaners hang from ropes many hundreds of feet in the air to clean the outside of some of the world’s tallest buildings, one wrong move could be fatal.

Think you have the skill, nerve and determination to work in one of the most dangerous professions in the world? Then take a look at


The Movie Star Bridge


If you are a fan of the big screen you may have seen this before. The Glenfinnan Viaduct is located at the top of Loch Shiel, it is the longest concrete railway bridge in Scotland and is situated on the West Highland line connecting Fort William and Mallaig.
Construction of the viaduct began in January 1897, and the line opened on the 1st of April 1901. The massive civil engineering project was taken on by contractors Robert McAlpine & Sons and costs £18,904, around £21,000,00.00 now. The viaduct is built from mass concrete, has 21 semicircular spans, and crosses over the River Finnan at a height of 100 feet.

The viaduct has had many staring roles in TV series and Films, most famously appearing in the Harry Potter film franchise, as the line that carries the Hogwarts express from platform nine and three quarters in king cross station to Hogsmeade station where the students disembark for Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry.

In 2007 the Bank of Scotland issued a series of notes depicting different Scottish bridges, as examples of Scottish engineering. The Glenfinnan Viaduct can be found on the back of the ten pound note.
Glenfinnan is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the Scottish Highlands with scenery and nature that would take your breath away, if you ever find yourself in Scotland it is well worth taking the time to visit The Movie Star Bridge.

If you are interested in a career in the construction industry then have a look at



10 Biggest Cruise Ship in the World 2015

* This list is based on Cruise Line Company, Length, Maximum Beam/Width, Maximum Weight and Maximum Passenger Capacity.


  • Cruise Line Company: MSC Cruises
  • Length: 333m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 38m
  • Maximum Weight: 139.400GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 3959



Navigator of the Seas

  • Cruise Line Company: Royal Caribbean International
  • Length: 333m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 49m
  • Maximum Weight: 139.570GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 3807



Regal Princess

  • Cruise Line Company: Princess Cruises
  • Length: 330m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 47m
  • Maximum Weight: 142.229GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 4100



Royal Princess

  • Cruise Line Company: Princess Cruises
  • Length: 330m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 47m
  • Maximum Weight: 142.714GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 4100



Norwegian getaway

  • Cruise Line Company: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Length: 326m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 51.7m
  • Maximum Weight: 145.600GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 3910



6. NORWEGIAN Breakaway

  • Cruise Line Company: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Length: 326m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 51.7m
  • Maximum Weight: 145.655GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 3988


4. QUEEN MARY 2Queen Mary 2

  • Cruise Line Company: Cunard
  • Length: 345m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 45m
  • Maximum Weight: 148.528GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 3090


3. INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEASIndependence of the seas

  • Cruise Line Company: Royal Caribbean International
  • Length: 339m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 56m
  • Maximum Weight: 154.407GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 4375


2. NORWEGIAN EPICNorwegian Epic

  • Cruise Line Company: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Length: 329m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 41m
  • Maximum Weight: 155.873GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 5183


1. OASIS OF THE SEASOasis of the seas


  • Cruise Line Company: Royal Caribbean International
  • Length: 362m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 65m
  • Maximum Weight: 225.282GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 6.296


Top 5 Countries with highest OIL RESERVES

Top 5 Countries with highest OIL RESERVES


Biggest Airplane in the world 2015

* This list is based on length, height, wing area and wingspan.


10. AIRBUS A300-600F

Biggest Airplane in the World 2015

AIRBUS A300-600F

  • Length: 56.15 m
  • Wingspan: 44.84 m
  • Wing Area: 258.80 m²
  • Height: 17.24 m
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 375,900 pounds



Biggest Airplane in the World 2015


  • Length: 56.15 m
  • Wingspan: 44.84 m
  • Wing Area: 258.80 m²
  • Height: 17.24 m
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 341,713 pounds


8. ILYUSHIN I1-76TD-90 

Biggest Airplane in the World 2015


  • Length: 46.59 m
  • Wingspan: 50.05 m
  • Wing Area: 300 m²
  • Height: 14.76 m
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 429,975 pounds



Biggest Airplane in the World 2015


  • Length: 57.9 m
  • Wingspan: 64.40 m
  • Wing Area: 345 m²
  • Height: 12.53 m
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 551,160 pounds



Biggest Airplane in the World 2015


  • Length: 63.939 m
  • Wingspan: 60.11 m
  • Wing Area: 350 m²
  • Height: 15.7 m
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 594,713 pounds



Biggest Airplane in the World 2015


  • Length: 61.62 m
  • Wingspan: 51.66 m
  • Wing Area: 338.9 m²
  • Height: 17.60 m
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 630,500 pounds



Biggest Airplane in the World 2015


  • Length: 71.68 m
  • Wingspan: 64.4 m
  • Wing Area: 541 m²
  • Height: 21.54 m
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 803,001 pounds



Biggest Airplane in the World 2015


  • Length: 68.96 m
  • Wingspan: 73.3 m
  • Wing Area: 628 m²
  • Height: 20.78 m
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 893,000 pounds


2. AIRBUS A380-800F

Biggest Airplane in the World 2015

AIRBUS A380-800F

  • Length: 72.73 m
  • Wingspan: 79.75 m
  • Wing Area: 845 m²
  • Height: 24.45 m
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1,300,000 pounds



Biggest Airplane in the World 2015


  • Length: 84 m
  • Wingspan: 88.4 m
  • Wing Area: 905 m²
  • Height: 18.1 m
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1,410,958 pounds




First People Solutions Apprenticeship Week

Come speak to us and find out all about our apprenticeship programme:

Monday 18th May                             Glasgow Kelvin College, Springburn Campus

Tuesday 19th May                             Glasgow Clyde College, Langside Campus

Wednesday 20th May                     Glasgow Clyde College, Cardonald Campus

Thursday 21st May                           Glasgow Clyde College, Anniesland Campus

We look forward to seeing you there!

Calling all the Registered Nurses with Acute Care skills in the UK to work in Australia!

Nurses Australia

Calling all the Registered Nurses with Acute Care skills in the UK!

  • Work for a large health care provider in Australia
  • Permanent positions and sponsorship opportunity available
  • Learn, develop and advance in your new career


Have you been contemplating relocating to Australia for its sunshine, white beach or lifestyle but didn’t want to deal with the hassles of acquiring a visa yourself? We can fix this for you!

First People Solutions are representing a large and renowned heath care provider in Australia. They are currently on the lookout for Registered Nurses with acute care skills to be part of a busy Team, which delivers 24/7 non-emergency hospital level care to patients across the Metro area.

If you possess the following professional attributes and are ready for a new challenge, get in touch with us.

  • At least 2 years’ solid experience working under your registration in a related field
  • Acute care skills in medical or surgical sector are essential
  • Extensive experience in general nursing
  • Sound clinical assessment skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • ICU or ED experience will be highly regarded
  • Ability to work flexible hours including after hours and weekends

In return, you will be awarded with

  • Autonomous and dynamic role
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Fantastic career advancement
  • Vehicle for shifts and work mobile phone
  • Attractive salary package
  • AND going to the beach on your days off

You know you’re interested! So apply now and send us your up-to-date resume to

About FPS, your Technical and Engineering Recruitment Agency in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth (Australia)!


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First People Solutions is a Technical and Engineering Recruitment Agency located in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth (Australia). For over 10 years the name of FPS has been synonymous within our specialist industries supplying temporary and permanent technical staff at all levels and disciplines across a diverse range of engineering and technical industry sectors.

First People Solutions, covers the following specialist markets; Aviation, Construction, Energy and Technical. We believe that our experience and client faced approach help make us a truly valued partner. Along with our understanding of our clients’ business and candidates’ aspirations, our vacancy and candidate matching skills set us apart from our competitors.

Please click on the specialist division to go immediately to your area of specialist need and they will be delighted to help. If you require any further information please contact us on 0141 270 5000 or you can email us on

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First People Solutions is an International Technical Recruitment Agency based in UK. For over 10 years the name of FPS has been synonymous within our specialist industries supplying temporary and permanent technical staff at all levels and disciplines across a diverse range of engineering and technical industry sectors.

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FPS Aviation are currently looking for B1 & B2 engineers (737NG)

Aircraft engineers

B1 Licensed Engineers (B737NG)


Drilling Job Opportunities – North Sea and International Waters


New Drilling Job Opportunities – North Sea and International Waters


Electricians required to work in Aberdeen!



FPS currently require time served Electricians to work in Aberdeen on a long term basis. £16 per hour + O/T. Starting ASAP.

Please call on 0141 270 5130 or 0131 202 9949 for more information.


CNC Machinists

Now recruiting for Electricians, Heating Engineers, Plumbers and Mates!

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Recruitment Consultants to Join our New Office in Edinburgh

First People Solutions are looking for recruitment consultants to join our new office in Edinburgh. If this sounds like the opportunity and challenge that you are looking for then we would love to hear from you. Please send all enquiries to

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New Construction Jobs in Scandinavia

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Now recruiting for 737NG engineers to work in Italy, Spain, Portugal & Germany.


FP Aviation are now recruiting for 737NG engineers to work on the line in Europe.

This is a long term position working in Italy, Spain, Portugal & Germany.

Flights and Accommodation are provided.

Applicants must be current on the 737NG, line experience is preferred however not essential. Immediate starts are available.

 If interested please send your CV and license documents to

Top 10 Tallest Buildings 2013

Tallest building in the world1. Burj Khalifa  the Burj Dubai: The Burj Khalifa, previously known as the Burj Dubai, is the tallest building in the world, rising to a ridiculous 2,723 feet high with 163 floors. It took five years to build, and was completed in 2009 in Dubai’s main business district.
2. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel: Mecca, Saudi Arabia: An attempt to modernize this holy city, the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower is the tallest hotel in the world, along with the tallest clock-tower and containing the world’s largest clock-face. It stands at 1,972 feet high and has a whopping 120 floors.
3. One World Trade Center: New York, NY: Called both the Freedom Tower and One World Trade Center, this building will rise 104 stories high after its completion in 2013. It will then be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Its spire will stretch its height to 1,776 feet, referencing 1776, the year of American Independence.
4. Taipei 101: Taipei, Taiwan: With 5 floors underground and 101 above, the Taipei 101 rises to a grand total of 1,669 feet. It’s also the largest environmentally conscious skyscraper in the world, and is often where Taiwan launches its fireworks during national celebrations.
5.  Shanghai World Financial Center: Shanghai, China: Made up of office space, hotels, and observation decks with a shopping mall on the ground floor, the Shanghai World Financial Center reached its full height at 1,614 feet in 2007. It has 101 floors and the world’s highest observation deck at 1,555 feet above ground.
6. International Commerce Centre: Hong Kong, China: The International Commerce Centre is a 1,588 feet tall skyscraper with a total of 118 floors. It was completed in 2010 and stands as the tallest building in Hong Kong.
7. Petronas Towers: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, these twin skyscrapers are tied as the two number seven tallest buildings in the world. They used to hold the coveted spot at number one in 1998, but in 2004 they were surpassed. They are however still the tallest twin buildings in the world, coming in at 1,483 feet high and 88 floors.
8. Zifeng Tower: Nanjing, China: The Zifeng Tower was completed in 2008 and is 1,480 feet tall with a total of 89 stories. Designed by Adrian Smith, the building’s stair-step shape is functional, helping to separate the retail centers, office spaces, restaurants, and a hotel and public observatory within.
9. Willis Tower: Chicago, Illinois The Sears Tower: Willis Tower used to be called the Sears Tower until a naming rights change in 2009 by Willis Group Holdings. The Tower is 108 stories and a total of 1,451 feet high. When it was completed in 1973 it was the tallest building in the world, a title it held for almost 25 years. More than one million people visit it every year, as it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chicago.
10. Kingkey 100: Shenzhen, China: Located in Shenzhen’s financial district, the Kingkey 100 is named for its 100 floors, rising to a total of1,449 feet. The lower levels contain a mall, office space that takes up 22 stories, and the remainder of the floors belong to the St. Regis Hotel that opened last year.