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Getting the right start with a Modern Apprenticeship

July 21, 2015 by

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Guest blog by OPITO apprentice, Michael Williamson. Deciding to become an apprentice after leaving school was an easy decision for me because I wanted to get straight into work and learn a trade which I could build a lifelong career on. What I didn’t realise at the time, was just how important a decision I was […]

Weathering the Storm; Keeping focused on what is important

July 14, 2015 by

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Our water-cooler and cocktail bar conversations over the last few months have focussed on the current economic climate, the price of oil and a worry about the here and now. It’s clear that the global economic factors which are at play can mean that all our emotional energy goes into worrying about the immediate, the […]

What are we doing about the “Survivors”?

June 11, 2015 by

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The first blog from Muir Urquhart, our recently appointed Director of Consultancy Services… The current crisis facing the oil and gas sector is one of the worst to affect us since the inception of North Sea Oil back in the late 60’s and early 70’s.  Fact. The dramatic and sustained collapse of the oil price […]

The changing job market and the need for improved selection…

May 26, 2015 by

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The Aberdeen jobs marketplace has changed dramatically as a result of falling crude oil prices so what does this mean for internal recruiters? When oil prices were high there were fewer active candidates on the market as those with strong experience and skills knew that they could make a few calls and expect to get the […]

Urquhart Partnership announce 2 new Board appointments

April 29, 2015 by

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We are delighted to announce the appointments to the Board of Muir Urquhart and Julie McDonald. Congratulations to Julie on her promotion and welcome back Muir! Copy of the press release announcement below. Aberdeen-based HR, training and recruitment consultancy the Urquhart Partnership today announces the appointment of two new board members, as part of the company’s growth plans. […]

Aberdeen’s Got Talent

August 24, 2011 by

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Today’s Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast featured Campbell Urquhart, Managing Director of The Urquhart Partnership as one of the guest speakers. The topic was Aberdeen’s Got Talent.  Click here to view the presentation that was delivered. Some companies internal IT may block this, so if you have any problems with viewing the […]

Average v Excellent

December 4, 2010 by

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Think of someone who you believe to be average at their job. Now think of someone who is excellent at their job. What differentiates them? We ask this question a lot in the training sessions and workshops we run and the feedback we typically get looks something like this: Attitude Enthusiasm Confidence Technical knowledge Communication […]