More women engineers urgently needed

Thousands of female engineers will be trained up as part of a ‘national mission’ to get Britain building again, Ed Miliband was quoted to say. Responding, Michelle Richmond from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) said: “It’s great to see that Ed Miliband is making plans to tackle the engineering skills shortage. This is a very significant problem, contributing to skills shortages which damage the economy. The shocking reality is that the UK is missing out on half its potential engineering and technology workforce by failing to attract women into the industry. It also means that women are losing out on interesting and rewarding career opportunities. “The difficulty in attracting women into engineering is down to a combination of things: from the careers advice girls are given in schools, to schools not instilling girls with the confidence to opt for science and maths at A-level, through to employers needing to do more to make their approach to recruitment and retention more female friendly. “There is no easy fix to this problem so it’s important that any future training programmes are developed in close consultation with industry, schools and colleges if we want them to make a real and lasting impact. “The lack of inspirational engineering role models for girls is also part of the problem so we must make sure we show the next generation that engineering is an interesting and challenging career choice, which is why initiatives like our Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards are so important.” Robert Beahan Institution of Engineering and Technology...

Nord Drive Systems – Internal Sales and Application Engineers -Leeds / Oxford

  We are a successful International group manufacturing Industrial Gearboxes, Motors and Electronic variable speed drives. We are looking to strengthen our internal sales team with the appointment of additional Internal Sales Engineers who will be based in our Area Sales and Application Centre in Leeds, West Yorkshire or at our head office in Abingdon, Oxford. Ideally you will have an engineering qualification with a proven sales track record; however we would consider an engineer who has a passion to enter into a sales role.     Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Sales: After gaining a clear understanding of customers’ requirements, you will advise the customer on a technical and commercial level with regards to a correct selection from our product range. Develop an excellent customer relationship through the provision of an outstanding quality service Provide a quotation and sell product/selection benefits Follow up all quotations/enquiries and bring to a successful conclusion Other: Liaising with other team members to ensure good communication Listening to customers, identifying, meeting and anticipating their needs Results orientated Good influencer Technical Skills Required: Computer literate Knowledge of MS Office Engineering background, ideally apprenticeship served with ONC/HNC Knowledge of machine design and operation would be beneficial Personal Skills Required: Professionalism Must have good written and verbal communication skills Ability to plan and prioritise tasks Ability to work effectively in a team and autonomously Self-organised Have a positive attitude A passion for detail Flexible and creative   [spoiler title=”Skills Required”] ONC/HNC Flexible Professionalism Self-organised [/spoiler] [spoiler title=”Package”] Benefits: (after 3 months’ probation) Private pension, on target bonus and Private Health.[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”How to Apply”] Please send CV...

Nord Drive Systems – External Sales Engineer – North East

We are a successful International group manufacturing Industrial Gearboxes, Motors and Electronic variable speed drives. We are looking to strengthen our external sales team with the appointment of an additional External Sales Engineer who will be based in the North East of England. Ideally you will have an engineering qualification with a proven sales track record; however we would consider an engineer who has a passion to enter into a sales role.     Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Sales: After gaining a clear understanding of customers’ requirements, you will advise the customer on a technical and commercial level with regards to a correct selection from our product range Develop an excellent customer relationship through the provision of an outstanding quality service Provide a quotation and sell product/selection benefits Follow up all quotations/enquiries and bring to a successful conclusion Home based Other: Liaising with other team members to ensure good communication Listening to customers, identifying, meeting and anticipating their needs Results orientated Good Influencer Technical Skills Required: Computer literate Knowledge of MS Office Engineering background, ideally apprenticeship served with ONC/HNC Knowledge of machine design and operation would be beneficial Personal Skills Required: Professionalism Must have good written and verbal communication skills Ability to plan and prioritise tasks Ability to work effectively in a team and autonomously Self-organised Have a positive attitude A passion for detail Flexible and creative [spoiler title=”Package”] Benefits: The salary range we are offering is very competitive plus company car, bonus system (after 3 months’ probation) Private pension, on target bonus and Private Health.[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”How to Appy”] Please send CV to Stephen.Elliott@nord.com [/spoiler]...
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