2020 Planning | How to Plan Your Year Ahead

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  • Today we embark on the first full week back at work for most people which unfortunately means that it’s time to stop eating Quality Street for breakfast and party food for dinner.

  • We share our 4 steps to get you planning for the new year like a pro!

Today we embark on the first full week back at work for most people which unfortunately means that it’s time to stop eating Quality Street for breakfast and party food for dinner.

As your sitting at your desk today you will either be on your 7th cup of coffee and still pondering over what on earth happened when your alarm went off this morning or you’re raring to go and in 2020 planning mode!

If the second scenario resonates, this blog is for you.

4 steps to planning like a pro.

The start of the year is the perfect time to take stock of where you’re at and what you want to achieve this year. We’d suggest that before starting any planning you set some goals and decide where you see yourself at the end of 2020.

1. Step one – look at your year

The first step is to take a look at the year as a whole. We’d suggest getting yourself a nice diary, printing off an online 2020 calendar or creating one on Google docs so it’s easily updatable wherever you go.

Add in any standout dates for you throughout the year; holidays, events, deadlines, work trips – whatever it may be, get it booked in. From this you’ll be able to work out your busiest times, quiet periods and give you a bird’s eye view of where you may be able to squeeze things in.

2. Get inspiration from podcasts and books

Struggling to find motivation? We love using podcasts to find motivation and take inspiration from. There’s so many different podcasts out there that we’re pretty sure you will be able to find one that gives you all the anti-procrastination vibes throughout 2020 and keep you focussed on your goals.

3. Set deadlines

As much as everyone hates a deadline, they are a great way to keep yourself on track. If you have something you really want to achieve in 2020, setting yourself regular (even tiny) deadlines along the way will keep you motivated and on the road to success.

4. Make a progress tracker

On a similar note, we can all relate to the satisfaction you get when you tick off a task on a spreadsheet, even a to-do list in your notebook! A visual representation of the work that you have done so far is a brilliant motivator to do more; keep it up to date and give yourself a little treat whenever you reach a milestone.

If one of your 2020 goals is to find a new job, we have you covered! Search the latest job opportunities with Morson and get your career organised.

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Morson Talent are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Engineer on an initial 12 months FTC basis (Likely to be perm for the right candidate) in the Manchester area. Location Manchester Salary £37,000 + 20% uplift for occasional shift work Hours Days based - Occasional cover shift work (6-2 / 2-10) The Person: * NVQ 3 or above in Engineering ESSENTIAL * Multiskilled - Mechanically / Electrically biased * Various backgrounds considered: Manufacturing, Automotive, Food, Distribution Centres, Automated Warehouse, Recycling, Biomass, Packaging or Printing, Chemical Plant, Brewery, Paper, Manufacturing Plant, Electromechanical / Automated Plant. * Health and safety focused, good awareness and a can do attitude. Desirable: * Bottling, material handling, AGV's, stackers, palletisers * Pneumatics, hydraulics The Job: * Assist with breakdowns maintenance and reliability of electromechanical machinery, equipment, and plant. * Maintenance of various sections of the plant - PPM and fault finding * Monitor production process & machinery performance. * Assist with PPM & breakdown. * Continuous improvement If you are interested in a new opportunity and would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact me directly on 07739311930 or reply with an updated CV.

System Engineer

A Systems Engineer contractor is sought for a contract in Stevenage, Hertfordshire for a SATELLITE DIGITAL PROCESSOR SYSTEM ENGINEER position.Our client seek an expert in digital signal processor design and validation to join the design team responsible for the secure telecommand and telemetry system for a military communication satellite.The role requires an all-round grasp of the digital system, which includes both cryptographic and modem equipment, and its hardware implementation in order to support both system analyses and commissioning of prototype hardware. KEY SKILLS / PROVEN ABILITYProven Ability in any or all of the following topics will be valuable -Failure mode and related system analyses: FMEA / FMECA, single event effects and security analysis;Cryptographic processing and associated security functions;Modem functions (modulation and coding);Implementation of reliable digital signal processing hardware;FPGA-based prototyping and debugging;End-to-end RF communication systems testingSector knowledge: Space / Aerospace / Defence / Communications ADDITIONALTravel - Occasional travel to other UK sitesBase of Work - Following a familiarisation period on site this role will be working from home then working on site once COVID restrictions are lifted by the client - candidates must be able to work on site full time when required

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Morson are currently looking for experienced composite technicians for our client for roles based in Stevenage.Job Profile Assembly and final assembly of sandwich aluminium composite panel production. Inclusive of: - Potting of inserts Bonding of various brackets and equipment Film adhesives Panel completion General hot and cold bonding processes Drilling, reaming etc. High tolerance requirements (typically better than 0.05mm in various areas). Experience Essential:- Ability to work from detailed drawings and electronic work instructions - within specific procedures Experience working to procedures with checkpoints/quality gates Previous experience such as mechanical fitter, close tolerance sheet metal worker, time served mechanical technician Experience in industries such as Space/Aerospace/Automotive/Motorsport etc. Ability to work in confined spaces above floor level Desirable:- Knowledge of satellite structure assemblies or similar Modern apprenticeship Clean room experience Shifts Weekly rotating double day shifts - 06:00hrs to 14:00 hrs 14:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs Some weekend working Saturday or Sunday may be required at peak times. Other There will be a skills test at interview The successful candidate will be required to pass BPSS security clearance before confirmation of contract offer. Free parking is provided for this role in a municipal car park located approximately fifteen minutes' walk from site.

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