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ToolmakerManual MachiningMilling or TurningLapping (Metrology Grinding) training providedCorby - NN17Immediate StartUp to £32k per annum This is a great opportunity for a skilled Manual Machinist / Toolmaker who is happy training as a Lapping Precision Machinist in Corby, commutable from Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Market Harborough, Rugby, Lutterworth, Stamford, Oakham, Fleckney, Uppingham, Melton Mowbray, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Bedford, Leicester and Wellingborough. The Role:Working on a variety of Manual machinery, for a leading Metrology companyTo become skilled in lapping processes and company proprietary manufacturing techniquesInterpret technical drawings to ascertain production requirementsPlan workloads and ensure personal output targets are metMonitor quality of workLiaise with the Office Manager and Laboratory Manager on delivery time scales.Paying £27,000-£32,000 depending on experience The Candidate:As the successful Lapping Precision Machinist you will be time served Toolmaker / Manual Machinist who is looking for a new challengeThe ability to read engineering drawings and research new production methods would also be advantageousKeen to learn and motivation to develop is essential The Company: A leading metrology company with an impressive client baseOperate a technically advanced calibration laboratory with niche equipmentAre also a specialist manufacturer of bespoke products Interested?To apply for the Lapping Machinist position, here are your three options:1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and lets talk through your experience. Ask for Dan Henderson on 0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5.30pm2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to be get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know3. "I'm interested but need to know more about what this job can offer me" - email with your CV and questions and I will reply with more detail.Ref: Lapping Precision Machinist About Precision RecruitmentThis Manual Machining role is posted by Precision Recruitment, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Construction and Sales Recruitment. Operating in our tenth year, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles. Precision cover the whole spectrum of engineering roles from Welders, Fabricators, CNC Machinists, Design Engineers, Quality Managers and Production Managers.We have many engineering roles around the Midlands including Leicester, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Coalville and Northampton so get in touch today. Find out more
Account & Marketing Manager
Account & Marketing ManagerPackage: £45k - £50k Including car allowanceFurther Package: Life Insurance, Private Medical Insurance, Permanent Health Insurance, 25 Holiday days Summary We have a great career progression opportunity for a Client Services & Marketing Manager to join the UK's largest Forensic Investigation firm. As part of the management team reporting into the Marketing Director you will be responsible for management of the Marketing & Business Administration team looking after Client Accounts and Marketing activity The Company My client are very well established in providing a wide range of forensic investigation services and root cause analysis for the insurance and risk management industries as well as the legal profession. They have offices in the UK and overseas with experienced scientists and engineers undertaking investigations worldwide. The RoleOrganise contracts, negotiations, renewals and client "Requests for Information" (RFIs) in collaboration with the Marketing Director, Finance Director and Business Development ManagerManaging selected client accounts, working across teams to ensure client SLAs and framework agreements are implemented and metResponsible for embedding new clients into the business following handover from the Business Development ManagerManage the Marketing Assistants and Business Database Administrator in all aspects of the Company's marketingMarketing Events Management including venue liaison, guest list coordination and management, accommodation and transport arrangements and ensuring the appropriate literature and promotional goods are availableAttend Conferences and Exhibitions as and when requiredManage and implement strategies with the Company website and social media platforms ensuring Google rankings for all service types in line with the strategyManage the work carried out on the Company Website by external consultantsManage the work carried out on the Company App by external consultantsCo-ordination with Engineers and Scientists to create web aligned content to improve the SEO of the websiteThe CandidateIdeally you will have …Relevant degree, CIM or IDM qualification or equivalentPrevious experience in a Marketing roleAny qualification in web development, online marketing and SEO desirable but not essentialKnowledge of website design, update and managementKnowledge of managing social media platforms within a businessKnowledge of marketing and promotional goodsCommercial experience in a management role within an organisationAbout Precision PeopleThis Account & Marketing Manager role is posted by Precision People, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Construction and Marketing & Sales Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of Sales, Account Management & Marketing candidates in fantastic new roles. Interested? To apply for the Account & Marketing Manager Position, here are your two options:1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Mike Morris on 0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5pm.2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to be get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know. Precision are committed to keeping our candidates informed and offer a guaranteed response within 7 days when applying through the application system. Find out more
CNC Programmer Milling
CNC PROGRAMMER / SETTER / OPERATORMILLING / FANUC CONTROLSLEICESTER LE3DAY SHIFTS - MON TO THURS - 07.30 - 18.00UP TO £31K PER ANNUMFREE ONSITE PARKING My client are an established sub-contract engineering manufacturing firm, based in the Leicester area. They are currently seeking a skilled CNC Milling Programmer, with Fanuc experience, to join them on a permanent basis. Duties Include:- Programming, Setting and Operating CNC Milling machines, including Hardinge and Doosan- Working with Fanuc control systems- Quality checking components, using various measurement tools and techniques- Reading and working from detailed engineering drawings- Day Shifts- Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 6.00pm (40 hours per week) Minimum Skills / Experience Required:- You must be an experienced CNC Milling Programmer to be considered- Ability to Program on Fanuc controls is essential- Experience of producing precision components from start to finish- Able to read engineering drawings- Quality checking and inspection experience- Must be able to commute to the Leicester area The Package:- Excellent pay rate of up to £15.00 per hour PAYE- Enhanced overtime rates above 40 hours per week (time and a third)- Day Shifts- Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 6.00pm (40 hours per week)- Excellent work environment- Free onsite parking If you are interested in this CNC Programmer / Setter role please click 'apply now' to send your application to Dan Henderson @ Precision Recruitment About PrecisionThis CNC Miller vacancy is posted by Precision Recruitment, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Construction and Sales Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles. Precision cover the whole spectrum of engineering roles from Welders, Fabricators, CNC Machinists, Panel Wireman up to Production Managers Find out more
Trainee Electronics Assembler
TRAINEE ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLERFULL TRAINING GIVENATTITUDE AND DESIRE TO LEARN ESSENTIALATHERSTONE - CV9DAY SHIFTSSTARTING RATE £7.83 PER HOURFREE PARKING ONSITE Our established client specialise in Electronics Retail and Repair, and are currently looking to grow their team of skilled technicians over the next 6 months. To do this they plan to recruit a mixture of experienced and trainee Electronic Assembler's. Commutable from Tamworth, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Leicester and Coventry. Duties/Training Includes:- PCB and general electronics assembly- Soldering- Colour Coding- Test and repair- Working to specifications- Completing internal IPC certifications- Working as part of a thriving team Key Skills / Experience Required:- An interest in electronics- Any previous experience with electronics would be advantageous- Must not have any unspent criminal convictions- Positive attitude at all times- Self-motivated, enthusiastic and a high standard of personal performance- Flexible and reliable- Team Player The Package:- Starting rate of £7.83 per hour- Pay progression- Free onsite parking- Day Shifts- Monday to Thursday, 07.45-16.45- Friday, 07.45-12.45 Interested? To apply for this Trainee Assembler position, here are your two options:1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Dan Henderson on 0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5.30pm.2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to be get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know Precision are committed to keeping our candidates informed and offer a guaranteed response within 7 days when applying through the application system About PrecisionThis Trainee Electronics Technician vacancy is posted by Precision Recruitment, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Construction and Sales Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles. Precision cover the whole spectrum of engineering roles from Welders, Fabricators, CNC Machinists, Panel Wireman up to Production Managers Find out more
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Why Precision People?

We grow our clients' businesses by finding them amazing talent. Based in the Midlands, we have been growing since 2004 and have clients all over the UK and Europe.

Precision People is a specialist search, recruitment and consultancy services organisation, focussed on providing a range of recruitment and people solutions, to a wide spectrum of industry sectors, for client organisations nationwide and beyond.

WE PUT THE RIGHT PEOPLE, IN THE RIGHT SEATS, FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. 

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A dynamic talent management and executive search consultancy that provides an integral link between the directors of growing businesses and high achieving candidates. Combining in-depth industry knowledge with the latest in talent resourcing and search methods. 

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Our team is comprised of specialist recruiters who know their industry inside out, ensuring a deep understanding of the specific skills and experience candidates need in order to fill the unique requirements of your vacancy whether temporary, contract or permanent. 

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Learn how to seek, hire and retain amazing talent. The people part of your business is probably where you spend most of your time dealing with difficult situations and having the most headaches. If you want to grow your business, why not hire us to help you?

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  • October 09, 2018

    What does the outside world think of your company? Your employer branding and how it is portrayed controls the person that you hire.

    Here are 7 quick tips: -

    1. Look at your website – what does it say about you? Imagine you were a potential candidate, what impression would you gain purely from your site? Do you look like an attractive company to work for? Compare your site to your competitors, who would you choose, why?
    2. Keep your social media pages up to date with images of your place of work if it’s appropriate. Also add awards, news, and team days out. Link your main site to your social media pages including your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. 
    3. What do your competitors say about themselves – how do you compare? Spend some time researching them on and off line. You can even set up google alerts which will notify you of any changes or news about them. 
    4. Survey your staff. Get them to complete a quick questionnaire on what they like and dislike about working for your company, the results may surprise you! You can then use the results when promoting your business to potential candidates. You might find the smallest of things can make the biggest difference.
    5. News section on your website. Add relevant news about your industry and keep adding stories. This makes your site look current and up to date, making your company appear knowledgeable and a market leader.
    6. Look at your recruitment adverts, - does it make someone want to work for you? How is it actually perceived? Ask colleagues or friends for some honest feedback.
    7. How do your current recruiters, internal and external sell your company to the market? What do they say to explain certain key areas that would be important to the candidates?

    Everyone who comes into contact with your business will have formed an opinion about whether your company is a positive place to work for. Whether they are past and current employees, suppliers or potential new employees. Therefore, your employee branding is very important and must be monitored and maintained to keep it fresh.

    Precision has a step by step process we follow when working with our clients, including looking at a companies employer brand and how we can work together to improve it.

    If you would like to have a chat about how we can help your business improve it's employer brand and deliver the candidates you need to make your business grow, contact us today on 0116 254 5411 or email hello@precision-people.uk. 

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  • September 17, 2018

    Why Do Some People Achieve Their Goals in New Jobs and Others Do Not?

    Statistics indicate a worrying trend that many people fail in new jobs despite the initial promise they show in their interviews. Businesses take a gamble every time a new employee is hired even with apparently good interviewing, selection and training policies.

    Understanding the main reasons why new employees are dismissed can help you avoid this happening to you. The only comprehensive study of employee failure is by Leadership IQ. Their report found that:

    • 46% (just under half) of all newly hired employees fail within 18 months and only 19% achieve unequivocal success.

    • Most surprisingly this research shows that when new hires fail 89% of these are for reasons relating to attitude. Contrary to popular expectation, the primary reason for failure is not a lack of technical skills.

    When assessing hiring failures it is found that people don’t underperform because they lack technical skills. People underperform because they lack soft skills. 

    What Are Soft Skills?

    Soft skills can be acquired but cannot be specifically taught or evaluated.

    Examples of soft skills are:

    • Strong and professional communication skills
    • Time management
    • Organisational skills
    • Reliability, sense of responsibility and job commitment
    • Motivation and teamwork

    While hard skills are necessary for any position, soft skills are crucial in the successful utilisation of hard skills in achieving employment goals. Most employers value mind set or the ability to think critically and make logical decisions. These skills shape how you respond to situations.

    Many employers set great store by employees who are determined, dependable, innovative, and collaborative. Soft skills are subjective and are associated with personal attributes and character. Soft skills are often described as people skills or interpersonal skills revealing how one relates and interacts with other people.

    What Are Hard Skills?

    While, in contrast, soft skills are a complete collection of our social, communication and self-management ability that enable us to work and integrate into a work place.

    Soft skills are the capabilities that enhance or emphasise the hard skills. It is not that technical skills are unimportant; just that they are much easier to assess and that is why attitude (mindset) is the most important predictor of a new hire’s success or failure.

    Hard skills are specific technical skills based, and these are teachable.

    Some examples of hard skills are:

    • Academic qualification such as a degree

    • Proficiency in computer programming

    • Customer Service experience

    • Speaking a foreign language

    • Operating a type of machinery

    Most companies do a good job of judging candidates’ technical skills. Some conduct day-long interviews focused on complex manufacturing methods, project management skills, and data analysis. Then, in the last half an hour, the interviewer will ask some non technical questions, often as an afterthought.

    Hard skills are usually related to professional knowledge, tools or techniques that allow us to work within our profession.

    Most Interviewers Find Soft Skills Difficult To Assess

    Some of these could be:

    • Repeatedly completing high-quality work on time

    • Persuading others to consider different technical points of view

    • Coaching and being coached on technical and non-technical matters

    • Working successfully for a variety of managers, each with their own individual style

    • Remaining flexible enough to handle rapidly changing design requirements, yet still hitting deadlines

    • Making tough decisions with limited information and often dealing with ambiguity

    • Challenging conventional wisdom and authority

    • Helping team members who are struggling

    • Taking over without being told that a project is in trouble

    • Managing multiple projects to a timeline

    • Meeting budget restraints and their implications

    • Prioritising with little direction.

    Most companies find that these all-important questions are not asked, and, with hindsight soft skills are almost always to blame for a person failing to deliver. When asked what makes the best manager in their business, it’s usually that their soft skills make the real difference.

    If soft skills are not discussed, you could easily find that some candidates with extraordinary soft skills have been excluded because they didn’t meet the company’s benchmark for technical standards.

    These are the people who could have become your best managers. To assess the area of soft skills, the role has to be reviewed in order to list the soft skills relevant to reduce the probability of job failure or under performance.

    How To Identify Candidates’ Soft Skills

    Some headlines that could be assessed are:

    Planning - How do you work out what your top priorities are?

    Initiative - Describe the most recent situation where you found you had a work related problem. What did you do to resolve it?

    Communication - Have you ever given instructions that someone didn’t follow? If so, why do you think that happened?

    Integrity - Have you had to deal with a coworker who wasn’t pulling his or her weight? If so, what did you do about it?

    Leadership - Did you ever need co-operation from a group over which you had little authority? If so, how effective were you?

    Persuasiveness - What strategies have you found work best when trying to sway someone to your point of view?

    Sales - Describe the main types of people you target. What approach do you use for each group?

    At Precision we have embedded soft skill assessments into our client hiring processes by identifying the non-technical skills required for a position. These non-technical skills and assessments are integrated into the interview process.

    The interviewer introduces the measurement of non-technical skills early in the interview process, rather than leaving this critical area to the end.

    By using this strategy, potentially great hires wouldn’t be inadvertently excluded. One of the best ways to tell if applicants have the skills to perform specific tasks is to directly ask how they’ve used those skills in the past.

    To find out more please contact us for an informal discussion of how you can lower your hiring failure rate and make a real difference to your business on 0116 254 5411 today. 

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  • September 06, 2018

    Precision People, the specialist recruitment consultants in the sectors of Engineering, Technical, and Sales recruitment and operating for over fourteen years, are going from strength to strength with the recent creation of a bespoke training academy.


    The Precision Academy, consists of a 6-month training course based within a purpose-built room, includes a structured plan of training & activities to give trainees all the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to launch a successful career in the recruitment industry. Supported along the way by a trainer and an additional external trainer who visits once a week.

     

    Trainee Recruitment Consultant, Vanessa commented:-   

     

    “Having not previously worked in recruitment, Precision Academy has been seamlessly paving the way for me to transition into a full 360 recruitment role through a well-thought-out, step-by-step approach. In addition to receiving one-to-one training support on a daily basis through on-the-job learning, we also have assigned days that we spend studying industry best practices with a recruitment specialist in an interactive, classroom-style, learning approach. Having been in training for just over two months, I have already made many successful candidate placements, have a growing client base of my own, and am now being supported by management in carving out my niche area of recruitment expertise.”

    Training & Recruitment Manager Natasha commented:-


    “The Academy has been an amazing success so far, and I am incredibly proud of all of our trainees who’ve come a long way since starting, just a few months ago. Their determination and focused attitude have allowed them to make great progress, already making placements and receiving commision. I have personally found the experience rewarding, learning new things every day about how the industry is changing.”
     

    Trainee, Vanessa concluded:


    “Above all, I admire Precision's values and how we are encouraged to never compromise on integrity or quality in business. I also really enjoy the emphasis placed on mindset and goal-setting in recruitment - it's great to see all the employees pin pictures of their personal goals to the sides of their desks to keep motivation and focus levels high!”
     

    Managing Director, Phil Walker commented:


    “We have designed the Academy with the help of some of the most experienced recruiters and trainers in the US and UK. We’ve put together a robust, quality driven training system that is akin to how the professional environments of law would grow their talent. The six-month program is theoretical and practical applications of best practice that is way ahead of most of the ‘same old’ ways of doing things used by our competitors. We have centred the hiring process on the person’s ability to learn, understand and achieve the critical parts of being a professional recruiter, not what they have done in a previous job or how experienced they are. The whole company has embraced the new academy team, raising our overall standards and success in all areas of the business.”
     

    Precision is currently interviewing for the next three people to offer academy places to this year, so if this sound like the right career for you or someone you know, please make contact as soon as possible, the new team of hires will be starting early October.

    If you are interested, this is the perfect opportunity if you are starting your career or are thinking of making a change.  Get in touch by contacting Natasha Bates, Recruitment Manager on 0116 254 5411.

    This press release was recently published in Recruitment International. 

    Click here to find out more about the academy.

     

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  • July 10, 2018

    As an engineering recruitment agency, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to adapt our approach so that we can secure the right fit for our candidates. In most markets, there are ever-evolving practices that incorporate changing technologies, laws and social parameters and to stay ahead of the competition agencies like ours must adapt to these. So, what are the top 3 recruitment trends of 2018 that our engineering recruitment agency and employers should be considering this year?

    Skills Driving Salaries

    Over the recent years, average salaries have flatlined. However, this is predicted to change due to inflation coupled with current extremely high employment rates. Good news for engineers; the biggest rise is expected in the qualified and technical markets! But with Brexit uncertainty and a weakened pound to contend with, comes a reduction in the supply of labour in the industry, so if you’re struggling to attract talent, you’ll need to be ready to increase your offerings to secure the best candidates.

    New Jobs – New Way of Thinking

    Increasing specialisation in engineering markets, new job titles pop up and our engineering recruitment consultancy must use different approaches to secure the best people. With these new titles comes new tools and channels within the market at an almost daily rate, so it’s important to understand what actually works. By staying in the know with moving markets and adapting thought processes to hiring and retaining staff, employers and recruiters alike can keep up with the changing times and use this to influence their candidate selections.

    Technology Needs Talent

    With technology advancing at a jaw-dropping pace, it’s not uncommon for employers, candidates and recruiters to worry about how intelligent machinery could impact their respective industries- especially engineering firms. As machine capabilities grow, to reap the benefits of them one thing is for sure, human intelligence is still a must. As with the above, new job titles will be created for those manning such technology so ensuring your candidates are technologically adept and forward thinking, as well as reassuring them of their value, is vital in retaining strong staff.

    Call us on 0116 254 5411 or email info@precision-people.uk

    Engineering Recruitment Consultant | Precision People

     

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