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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 info@firstpeoplesolutions.com

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s1jobs Recruitment Awards Dinner

 

Apprentices

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FPS Ryanair Team

FPS Ryanair Team

 

 

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.

UAE AIR FORCE ANNOUNCES 1.27 BILLION USD DEAL WITH SAAB

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.

DUBAI AIRSHOW SEES LAUNCH OF 3D PRINTED UAV

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.

NEARLY $30 BILLION IN DEALS AGREED ON DAY TWO OF DUBAI AIRSHOW.

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 ‘LARGEST’ MRO

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

6. Field Epidemiologist

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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

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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

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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

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

2. Truck Driver

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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

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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 www.firstpeoplesolutions.com

 

The Movie Star Bridge

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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 www.firstpeoplesolutions.com

 

 

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.

10. MSC PREZIOSA

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

 

9. NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS

Navigator of the Seas

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

 

8. REGAL PRINCESS

Regal Princess

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

 

7. ROYAL PRINCESS

Royal Princess

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

 

6. NORWEGIAN GETAWAY

Norwegian getaway

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

 

5. NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY

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

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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

 

9. AIRBUS BELUGA

Biggest Airplane in the World 2015

AIRBUS BELUGA

  • 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

ILYUSHIN I1-76TD-90

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

 

7. ANTONOV AN-22

Biggest Airplane in the World 2015

ANTONOV AN-22

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

 

6. ILYUSHIN IL-96T

Biggest Airplane in the World 2015

ILYUSHIN IL-96T

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

 

5. MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-11F

Biggest Airplane in the World 2015

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-11F

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

 

4. BOEING 747 DREAMLIFTER  

Biggest Airplane in the World 2015

BOEING 747 DREAMLIFTER

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

 

3. ANTONOV AN-124 RUSLAN

Biggest Airplane in the World 2015

ANTONOV AN-124 RUSLAN

  • 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

 

1. ANTONOV AN-225 “MRIYA”

Biggest Airplane in the World 2015

ANTONOV AN-225 “MRIYA”

  • 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!