Shackleton Duke are working with a number of Canadian companies who are looking for British and Irish workers (Single or Family Status) to relocate to Canada for positions in the Oil, Gas and Mining industries.
Our clients include EPC Contractors, Consultancies, and Owner/Operators. We have a range of positions available to expat workers with positions ranging from yearlong contracts to FULL TIME staff positions.
The companies we are working with are looking for British and Irish expats to fill the urgent positions vacant due to the skills shortage in Canada. The Canadian oil and gas industry has been given a large boost by inflating oil prices ensuring the Oil Sands projects are profitable and new projects and expansions are due to increase.
We are looking to speak with:
Visit JustEngineers at www.justengineers.net for a list of positions available.
The plane, a BAE Systems Jetstream aircraft – The Flying Test Bed – is being put through its paces in a series of at least 20 flights over the Irish Sea and through UK airspace.
Although it will be pilot-free during the tests, there will be people on board able to take the controls if the need arises.
The aim of the trials is to demonstrate to regulators such as the Civil Air Authority and air traffic control that such aircraft, known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, will be able to be used safely in UK airspace.
The tests are part of a long-term research project called Astraea – a name which stands for Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation & Assessment.
This month’s trials will include “the world’s first use of autonomous, vision-based weather-avoidance routing and the first UK surrogate flight of a fully functional visual sense-and-avoid system which includes collision avoidance tests using a second aircraft”, a statement from Astraea explains.
The man responsible for the £62m project is Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal, BAE Systems’ engineering director.
He says there is potentially a large market for civil unmanned aircraft able to undertake tasks that are either too dull or too dangerous on which to risk lives.
“It would have been useful with the volcanic ash cloud, for instance, when we had no way of actually knowing what was happening, ” he told Sky News Online.
Mr Dopping-Hepenstal says the project involves seven major UK companies and more than 70 smaller companies and universities.
Regulators such as the Civil Aviation Authority and air traffic controllers are very much a part of the project too as safety, obviously, is key.
If all goes well, he imagines that there could be limited UAV flights within three or four years in areas just off the coast or at sea while they gained confidence.
But, he stresses, there is no need to hurry.
“After all, it has taken 100 years to get where we are today … and we are a lot less adventurous and a lot more risk-averse than we were then!”
As for pilot-free passenger planes – he does not expect that to happen for some time yet, if ever.
Source: Sky News http://bit.ly/NKMblK
The new JustEngineers iPhone App is now live on the App Store to download for free.
In less than 12 months JustEngineers has seen its mobile traffic drastically increase from 3.5% to 13.5% and growing. With the trend of mobile usage for online browsing accelerating its vital that we cater for this market.
The new iPhone app will play a key part in driving traffic to the newly optimised JustEngineers’ mobile site, as iPhones currently account for 40% of JustEngineers’ mobile visits and will help boost growing mobile traffic to the site.
“Over the past 12 months Just Engineers have played an important role in helping Technical Minds source qualified and experienced candidates, enabling us to place numerous engineers across various disciplines. With the site having excellent functionality and with our knowledgeable Account Manager I would highly recommend Just Engineers to anyone looking to source high calibre engineers.”
See the latest testimonial for Just Engineers here : http://www.justengineers.net/blueprint/testimonials/
If so things are looking better than ever as our new mobile site has just gone live!
Our latest stats tell us that nearly 13% of all our traffic is via mobile devices so take a look at http://www.justengineers.net on your smartphone and let us know what you think….App coming soon!
“Just Engineers has proved to be a very useful Job board over the last year and definitely provides niche engineering candidates. The functionality of the site is excellent and the level of customer service from the account managers is second to none. We find this a cost-effective way of finding quality engineers and will continue to advertise our future vacancies with them.”
Alban Technical Ltd provided this testimonial for us and it is great to see them doing so well and proving that the market is not as bad as some might think!
To everyone at Alban Technical, thanks very much for the feedback and support, it is much appreciated and as ever we’ll do our best to carry on improving our service and delivery on a daily basis!
The world of job hunting has dramatically changed over the past 10 years. With the current economic down turn we are seeing more candidates entering the jobs market and having to face the daunting task of finding a new job. As a result, we are seeing two different groups emerging. In one group you have the computer & internet savvy candidates who know the difference between Recruitment Agencies, Job Boards, Social Media and all the ‘value added services’ that are available to them which claim to ‘help you find the perfect new job’. On the flip side you have a segment of society who may have been in the same role since leaving school, who have never had to look for a new job until now –asking the question “So what do I do now”?
I was speaking with my uncle the other day, who was recently made redundant for the first time in his working life. He’s In his mid/late 50’s and started working when he was a teenager joining the Royal Navy. After leaving the Navy, he joined the Metropolitan Police before retiring from the Met about 4 years ago. At this point an acquaintance who owned a building firm offered him a role within his company as “Operations Manager”. Subsequently, the recession hit and things got tougher and two months ago the owner of the company closed the firm and my uncle was made redundant. Speaking with him now, it’s clear that he doesn’t know how the job hunting process works. Why would he? He’s never had to job hunt before.
Before most of the previously mentioned services were available the recruitment process was simple. The employer advertised a vacancy in the local paper, if a candidate processed a relevant qualification, a little knowledge or experience to perform the role, they would apply to the employer direct in writing with a copy of their CV. The employer would source through all the applications and then interview the candidates that stood out. Once the interview process had taken place an offer would be made to the right candidate. Continue reading “How a decade has impacted job hunting” »
As part of our continuing commitment to support the clients & candidates within the Engineering industry, Just Engineers gears up for another round of exhibition this November.
We will be starting at the Advanced Engineering Exhibition taking place on the 9th & 10th November at the NEC.
Managing Director of the Advanced Engineering UK 2011 Mr Ian Stone commented.
“Integrated within Hall 20 at the NEC, Birmingham, the Advanced Engineering UK 2011 group of events brings together some of the UK’s highest-growth advanced engineering sectors through four co-locating shows. Each provides a business networking technology & innovation agenda not only within its own supply chain and customer groups, but across those of the co-locating events”
Just Engineers will be on stand 1300, feel free to visit us to discuss any and all requirements.
Then onto the National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition back at the NEC Birmingham, which opens its doors on the 25th & 26th November
An insider commented
“Whether you’re looking to kick start your career or are searching for that next step on the ladder, NECR offers a vast array of exceptional opportunities for all engineering and construction professionals and graduates.
You will find not only the best industry recruiters, but also invaluable careers advice and job-seeking tools”.
Our stand number is yet to be confirmed, but we at Just Engineers look forward to seeing you there.
If you would like to talk to us about any and all requirements, and would like to arrange a meeting in advance at either of these event, please contact our team on Tel: +44 (0) 844 561 9340
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