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Do these Engineering Recruitment Challenges Sound Familiar to Your Business?

The engineering job market plays a crucial role in our global economy, affecting everything from productivity and trade to national competitiveness. Engineers are the backbone of manufacturing, exports, and infrastructure development. Without the right talent, our communities and quality of life can take a hit. However, finding and keeping this …

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University Grads vs. Graduate Apprentices: Two great options, but how to choose?

University Grads vs. Graduate Apprentices: Two Great Options, But How to Choose?

When it comes to hiring in the engineering industry, a common debate arises: Who is the better choice of hire, the university graduate with an engineering degree, or the graduate apprentice with years of real-life application under their belt? This is a frequent conversation we have with clients and industry …

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STEM Outreach: Is it Working?

STEM Outreach: Is it Working?

Real progress has been made in recent years in STEM outreach efforts, yet there’s still significant work needed today. STEM skills serve as the bedrock for sectors crucial to our economy, with engineering being a prime example.   Is STEM outreach currently working? Over 7,000 secondary-aged young people were surveyed …

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How To Find The Right Recruitment Partner For Your Business

How To Find The Right Recruitment Partner For Your Business

Your workforce lies at the heart of your business’s success. Therefore, entrusting a recruitment partner with the responsibility of recruiting talent into your team is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions you will make for your business. It’s a strategic choice and one that will be personal to your …

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The Benefits of Engineering Apprenticeships in the UK for Apprentice & Employer Alike

The Benefits of Engineering Apprenticeships in the UK for Apprentice & Employer Alike

In the labyrinth of career paths available to young minds, one avenue shines brightly as a beacon of opportunity: engineering apprenticeships. These apprenticeships, steeped in tradition yet ever-evolving, offer a unique blend of hands-on experience and academic learning. As industries adapt to meet the challenges of tomorrow, the role of …

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Navigating the Role of AI and Automation in Engineering: A recruiter’s perspective.

Navigating the Role of AI and Automation in Engineering: A Recruiter’s Perspective

In the fast-paced world of engineering, where innovation reigns supreme and deadlines constantly loom overhead, it’s no surprise that AI and automation have become hot topics of discussion. As a leading recruitment agency specialising in engineering jobs across the UK, we have inevitably given a lot of thought to the …

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Why Encouraging Girls in STEM Could Help Bridge the Skills Gap in the Engineering Industry

Why Encouraging Girls into STEM Could Help Bridge the Skills Gap in the Engineering Industry

In the fast-paced world of engineering, innovation serves as the driving force propelling us forward. However, amid this whirlwind of progress, a significant challenge looms large: the UK engineering sector faces a notable shortage of qualified individuals. The results of the 2021 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) annual skills …

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AI and Machine Learning in UK precision engineering.

AI and Machine Learning in UK Precision Engineering

Precision Engineering forms the backbone of diverse industries such as Aerospace, Automotive and Defence Manufacturing across the UK. That said, the sector’s implementation of AI continues to lag behind other industries. In this article, we look at the impact of AI and Machine Learning in UK Precision Engineering and what …

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Engineering Open Day for Permanent and Summer Jobs

Engineering Open Day for Permanent and Summer Jobs

WHAT IS IT ABOUT? After the positive feedback we received from previous Open Days, the team here at Holt Engineering Recruitment are very excited to be hosting another Engineering Recruitment Open Day at our offices in Bournemouth, Dorset. Whether you are looking for Summer work in a Factory or a …

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How will Artificial Intelligence alter the Recruitment Landscape?

How will Artificial Intelligence alter the Recruitment Landscape?

Every time new technology emerges, the Luddite’s message is heard loud and clear – “Robots/Machines/Computers/AI are taking our Jobs!”. In this article we ask the question; will AI alter the recruitment landscape? When the Model T Ford went into mass production nearly 100 years ago, Horse Breeders, Horse Traders and Stable …

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