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Getting the right start with a Modern Apprenticeship

July 21, 2015 by


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 […]

The Aberdeen Skills Shortage

July 20, 2012 by


It always a popular discussion topic here in Aberdeen – whether it’s a story in the paper or a feature in a business magazine – the area’s Oil & Gas skills shortage is an issue that everyone has a view on. The circumstances are by no means a recent trend; indeed the diminishing recruitment pool […]

Are we an area of Muppets?!

December 2, 2011 by


It’s happening again. Every few years or so, I start hearing the same old complaint from people I meet with. That there’s a ‘shortage of skills’, and ‘it’s getting really difficult to recruit’ here in the North East. I’ve heard it so many times now that you’d think it would be easier if I just […]

Our City Needs You!

March 1, 2011 by


The Urquhart Partnership are supporting an exciting charity parade that’s taking place in Aberdeen at 11am on 11th June 2011.  Celebrate Aberdeen will see more than a thousand people parading down union street from charity and community based organisations along with a wide array of street entertainers – we already have well over 1000 people registered to […]

Snog a Frog

February 28, 2011 by


I’ve been speaking to several people of late about the continuing challenges that the current business evironment / economy bring. Eventually discussions turn to business development and how difficult it can be to generate new opportunities in a market that is comparitively flat. So, my what is strategy for dealing with this? You simply have to snog a frog, or two…. […]

Yellow Mini Syndrome

November 17, 2010 by


Funny old thing Yellow Mini Syndrome. I’m sure you will agree there are not that many Yellow Mini’s on the road. Now I have mentioned it and drawn your attention to this, you’ll start seeing them. Not in their hundreds and probably not straight away but you will start seeing them. Thats a promise. Or, […]