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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

sshaw@firstpeoplesolutions.com

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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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.

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

 

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!

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 info@firstpeoplesolutions.com

Jobs in Australia

First People Solutions are now in AUSTRALIA! Join us sending your CV today at info@firstpeoplesolutions.com.au

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Find a Job with First People Solutions new App!

 

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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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Drilling Job Opportunities – North Sea and International Waters

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New Drilling Job Opportunities – North Sea and International Waters

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POSITIONS FOR SKILLED TIME SERVED MACHINISTS ACROSS SCOTLAND.

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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 scott.wilson@firstpeoplesolutions.co.uk

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New Construction Jobs in Scandinavia

Would you like to work for a Leading Construction Company in Scandinavia? Have a look at our new vacancies and apply today sending your cv to construction@firstpeoplesolutions.co.uk Construction Scandinavia