Career advice

How to become a Food Production Operative

You may already be a production operative and want to move sectors or perhaps you just have a passion for the food industry, then following a career as a food production operative might be for you. It’s a career that can be both rewarding and exciting, with those who follow this route starting on an average salary of £14,00 rising to £20,000 with experience.

Read more

Settling into work after the festive period

Getting back into the flow of work after the Christmas break is like when you return from a holiday, expect you feel the added pressure of coming up with elaborate goals and plans and showing off your “new year, new me” persona. But it doesn’t have to be a hard task settling into work after the festivities and you don’t have to feel the pressure of reinventing yourself just because the date has changed.

Read more

How to become a CNC Machinist

Pursuing a job where you can put your practical and IT skills to use, whilst also getting to grips with the basics of engineering? It might be time to consider a career as a CNC machinist. Those who follow this career path can expect to earn a starting salary of £15,000 – £18,00, rising to £20,000 – £27,000 with experience and reaching over £30,000 for individuals who are highly skilled. 

Read more

How to become a Forklift Truck Driver

Want a career that keeps you moving? Want to contribute to the smooth running of operations in sectors like construction, manufacturing or warehousing? A career as a forklift truck (FLT) driver might be for you!

Estimated salaries begin at £15,000 but can rise to £28,000, and career progression opportunities are varied and exciting. For the right person, and with relevant experience, they could become a shift supervisor, team leader, forklift instructor or engineer. It’s possible to move into other industries too, like construction or logistics.

Read more

How to become a welder

Enjoy working in roles where you are active and using your hands as well as your brain? A career in welding might be for you. With an estimated starting salary of £18,000 and an estimated average salary of £30,000, it’s a career with good progression opportunities for the right person.

Read more

How to prepare for a dexterity test

Even though it’s a test, there’s nothing to fear! We conduct dexterity tests as standard on all our industrial candidates to ensure we assign them to roles that are suitable for their skills and manual dexterity.

Read more

Handling rejection like a pro

Rejection is painful no matter where it comes from, so being told you haven’t been successful after a job interview you thought went well can come as a hard blow. Many people dwell on rejection and allow it to affect their confidence, which in turn impacts the rest of their job hunt and subsequent interviews.

Read more

CV writing and presentation: The golden rules

Getting your CV in front of a recruiter/hiring manager is the first opportunity you have to make an impression – but depending on the content and style of your CV this could be more of a bad impression than a good one. According to research you only have 6 seconds to make that initial impression, the length of time a recruiter/hiring manager spends scanning a CV before deciding whether you’ve made the cut or not.

Read more

Do you want to become a Production Operative?

So, you want a job as a Production Operative? If you’ve never worked as one before you may not know what the role entails or if you need any prior experience or qualifications.

Production Operatives can be found working in a variety of different industries like pharmaceuticals, food and drink, construction and engineering contributing to the manufacture of a variety of consumer goods.

Read more

Essential tips for contractors starting new jobs

Moving from job to job is just part and parcel of being a contractor. You must get used to working in different environments and integrate yourself into new teams. Throughout your career, you’ve been the “new” woman/man many times and had more “first days” than you can remember.

It can be easy to become complacent and forget to treat each first day as a contractor the same as if you were on a permanent contract.

Read more

Change language »