Here at Forces Recruitment Services North we have hired a new member to help Stewart Stirling along. Chris Baker has been with us for a few weeks and below is a bit of information about who he is and what he did before he started working at Forces Recruitment Services North Birmingham.
I joined the Royal Navy when I was 16 and spent 9 years touring the world on the grey funnel lines. On leaving the Navy I spent a number of years in engineering in a variety of roles such as refrigeration service engineer, car factory worker and finally Fabricator Welder. After being made redundant twice in one year, I decided to change tack and went to Wolverhampton University and gained an Applied Science degree in Physics & Electronics with a view to becoming a Primary School Teacher. Unfortunately I couldn’t afford a further year at Uni to do my PGCE. I literally fell into recruitment when I was up a chimney cleaning it out for a friend when someone tapped me on my foot scaring me half to death as no one else was supposed to be there. It was my friends brother in law, “ I believe you are looking for work at the moment” he said, “ Ever thought about recruitment”. That was almost 15 years ago and I have been in Technical recruitment for the past fourteen and a half years. I had a short break from recruitment working at Maier UK Ltd and Argos (Barton), before joining Forces Recruitment in early March.
We want to say a warm welcome to Chris; he’s a great asset to the team.
Engineers determine the most effective ways to use the basic factors of production –people, machines, materials, information, and energy — to make a product or to provide a service. They are the bridge between management goals and operational performance. They are more concerned with increasing productivity through the management of people, methods of business organization, and technology than people in other specialties, who generally work more with products or processes. Although most engineers work in manufacturing industries, they may also work in consulting services, healthcare, and communications. To solve organizational, production, and related problems most efficiently, engineers carefully study the product and its requirements, use mathematical methods such as operations research to meet those requirements, and design manufacturing and information systems. They develop management control systems to aid in financial planning and cost analysis and design production planning and control systems to coordinate activities and ensure product quality. They also design or improve systems for the physical distribution of goods and services. Engineers determine which plant location has the best combination of raw materials availability, transportation facilities, and costs. Engineers use computers for simulations and to control various activities and devices, such as assembly lines and robots. They also develop wage and salary administration systems and job evaluation programs. Many engineers move into management positions because the work is closely related.
The work of health and safety engineers is similar to that of industrial engineers in that it deals with the entire production process. Health and safety engineers promote worksite or product safety and health by applying knowledge of industrial processes, as well as mechanical, chemical, and psychological principles. They must be able to anticipate, recognize, and evaluate hazardous conditions as well as develop hazard control methods. They also must be familiar with the application of health and safety regulations.
The engineering-related industries all experienced substantial growth in turnover between 1999 and 2007.
Production industries reported turnover of £632.5m in 2007, a 19% rise since 1999. Manufacturing accounted for £505m of this. Construction enterprises saw turnover increase a huge 76% over the eight year period; the housing boom fuelling it to a massive £196m in 2007. The turnover from technical testing and analysis and R&D on natural science and engineering companies more than doubled to £3.5m and £12.5m respectively, and ‘architectural and engineering activities and related consultancy’ businesses reported £42m turnover in 2007, also having risen by a huge 78% in this period of rapid economic growth.
Here at Forces Recruitment Services North we have hired a new member to help Stewart Stirling along. Lisa Harris has been with us for a few weeks and below is a bit of information about who she is and what she did before she started working at Forces Recruitment Services North Birmingham.
Husband was in the RAF for 22 years. Whilst living the military lifestyle, we were posted to a number of UK camps and one NATO posting in Italy. June Recruitment career. First with Randstad in-house as a temporary Recruitment Administrator, later was a permanent fixture in branch, working on the commercial desk. In Jan 2006, started working as a Resourcer at Teleresources (later know as Vedior1 and Randstad Managed Services). For key accounts and placing temporary commercial staff for Atos Origin, CSC, AMS and Rolls Royce. Currently, working as a Senior Account Manager for Forces Recruitment Services, North Birmingham office.
We want to say a warm welcome to Lisa; she’s a great asset to the team.
BFRS’ fifth event is taking place this Thursday, on 29th March 2012, at Catterick Leisure Centre, Gough Road, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 3EL. Register now for your free place. Hundreds of attendees have already pre-registered and our “What Employers are looking for?” workshop is fully booked. To prepare for the event please download the exhibition floor plan here.
The event helps past, present and future Service leavers and their families find employment, opportunities to start their own business, training and a wide range of support to help their transition to civilian life.
At the end of March the FRS head office will be launching a new and improved website, this will include new and old information retaining to the company and the services that it offers.
A lot of the features that are already on the website, will still be there but more information will be added, showing more detail for each of the regions that the company covers. The website will also hold information about how Ex-Military personnel can get in touch with the regional directors of each area.
And that’s not the best part, there will also be new and improved graphics put on the website to try and drawn a lot more traffic and awareness to the company.
So check it out at the end of the month and see our brand new make over.
On the 9th January this year it was the 10th anniversary of FRS. One on the UK’s most leading Forces Recruitment agency celebrates its tenth year, after it was created in 2002. They have over 10 years’ experience in helping to resettle Forces leavers.
They know when people are leaving, where they want to resettle and where to find them. Trust FRS and they will help you to find the right person for the right job!
The company is run by ex-forces personnel; therefore they understand how the resettlement process works and what trade skills and qualifications forces personnel leave with. This will allow the company to match a detailed brief to the staff you are looking to recruit
Their candidate database covers a large percentage of service leavers ready to leave in the next twelve months and those who have already left, so that they can provide both long term and short term recruitment solutions. Their database also comprises over 500 specialist fields, therefore helping you to recruit people for specialist jobs. Their service has been proven to save organisations wishing to recruit ex-military personnel considerable sums of money through not having to resort to using high street agencies and print advertising.
“We’ve all experienced it. That sinking feeling that occurs when the job interview, that was going so well suddenly goes off track. Maybe it’s the expression on the hiring manager’s face, or the awkward pause that ensues, but there is little doubt when it happens.
Common interview mistakes, of course, include bad mouthing your former employer, failing to adequately research the company or the position and just plain talking too much. Careerbuilder.com, a job posting site, publishes an annual list of interview blunders, including asking the hiring manager for a ride home or flushing the toilet during a phone interview.”
“FRS Managing Director Graham Brown, said “We are delighted to reach this milestone -especially as many recruitment consultancies have struggled in the recent economic climate”. Brown went on to say “it is the perfect way to round off our 10th anniversary celebrations” – which will also see the launch of further new offices and a new website too meet the needs of both clients and candidates as the most recent round of military job-shedding starts to impact “.
The Cambridgeshire based Forces Recruitment Services network has bucked the trend – opening 10 new offices during 2011 to build a network of 24 U.K. wide locations with a further 8 planned for 2012.
The 1000th placement was made by Central London Regional Director, Jeff Prince, who sourced Neil Viveash, an Ex-Royal Engineers Staff Sergeant into a role as Group Facilities Manager for a Serviced Office Group client.”