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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 […]

The Aberdeen Skills Shortage

July 20, 2012 by

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, […]