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Morson has invested heavily in recruitment technology. Our sophisticated systems have been developed to support ongoing service excellence throughout our business.  Using client and candidate feedback, combined with market intelligence and research, we have created and evolved robust software to significantly improve the efficiency of our recruitment processes.

We have worked alongside our client base to truly understand their needs and have created bespoke recruitment technology to support our clients’ contract objectives.




Vencuro is our 'talent technology' recruitment tool, born from the vendor management requirements of Morson Managed Service solutions.

A leader in recruitment technology, the bespoke, single sign-on system gives you full visibility and control over an organisations end-to-end recruitment process.

The module based system allows clients to choose the modules which best suit the needs of their business, controlling and managing the recruitment process through a single touch point. Each module, Vencuro Time, Vencuro Dashboard and Vencuro Talent, provides real-time information to the client, in conjunction with ensuring that the recruitment process remains transparent and auditable.

Click here to find out more at www.vencuro.com

 

"The implementation of Vencuro was provided with thorough training support and consultation, ensuring that the Vencuro solution and the dashboards were fully configured to our own requirements. 

The tailored online dashboards have not only improved our performance reporting capability but also our ability to analyse the direct and indirect cost savings our Morson managed service provides. The best bit is it is so simple to use - a few clicks and we have access to all our information requirements!"

Vicky Watson, HR Business Partner | Tata Chemicals Europe

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Morson Recruitment Technology

Morson’s recruitment technology helps us to retain our market leading position and is improved and developed on an ongoing basis by Morson’s dedicated ‘Business Systems and Compliance’ department.
Morson is also able to interface with third party technologies where necessary, and has experience across a range of alternative technology solutions.​
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    Big Tech Could Emerge From Coronavirus Crisis Stronger Than Ever

    It’s hard to overstate the level of the global crisis we are currently in the midst of. With a quarter of the world's 7.8 billion people under lockdown at the time of writing, it’s true to say that we haven’t faced a situation this universal or problematic in a very long time. When the dust finally settles on the COVID-19 pandemic, the business landscape will be very different indeed. With all non-essential shops on the high street being forced to close their doors for the foreseeable future, many traditional businesses stand to take a heavy hit, resulting in job losses. It’s not all bad news for the jobs world though. One domain that could be on the rise with the crisis is so-called ‘Big Tech’, with a huge strain already being put upon companies like Amazon, Google and Netflix that is resulting in required expansion. The juxtaposition is that tech companies are reporting skyrocketing service usage as more and more people are forced to stay at home - but at the same time, some of their stocks are actually falling with the uncertainty of the consumer market. There are success stories in all of this though, which paints a good picture for tech jobs in the future. Here are some reasons why: Amazon just hired 100,000 extra people In the middle of March, it was announced that e-commerce giant Amazon was to take on 100,000 new warehouse and delivery employees in the United States to deal with the huge increase in orders. The expansion of its service must be good for the business long term, with more and more people using its service even after the coronavirus crisis calms. Streaming is surging With so much of the world essentially forced to stay in front of the TV for weeks at a time, it’s no surprise that streaming services have come under huge demand. For several days, eagle-eyed viewers might have noticed a slight dip in video quality from their streams as the Netflix infrastructure struggled to cope with the added demand. While they might have remained tight-lipped on the actual number of additional subscribers they might have earned through the COVID-19 pandemic, one would have to think that this additional revenue (many will remain subscribers) will be used in the future to create more tech jobs and grow an already huge company. Reputations are being made When we look back on the COVID-19 pandemic months and years into the future, we will be able to reflect on how all companies reacted, and whether or not they used their size and influence to help. Amazon, Microsoft and Palantir have offered free resources towards a massive data collection effort for the NHS, with the goal of using the data to model where ventilators, hospital beds and medical professionals will most be needed in the coming months. Likewise, many other companies have answered the call of the UK government for help. Uber offered to provide free taxi rides to medical staff, while food delivery service Deliveroo offered to keep hospital workers fed. We wouldn’t claim that they are doing any of this purely for their own gain, but philanthropy in a time of great need can’t do them any harm. It’s not just the really big boys who are benefitting With the way we work completely changing, at least for the near future, a lot of smaller tech companies and app developers are seeing a huge surge in usage. Slack is one such company and featured in our best technology for working from home. In 2015, Slack hit 1 million simultaneous users. On Tuesday March 10th 2020, Slack saw concurrent users pass 10 million, which then jumped to 10.5 million six days later before later reaching 12.5 million. This is the record of concurrent users - the actual number of additional daily users is through to be much higher. The increase in user base has led to Slack having to release updates to improve and alter their platform, driving innovation. The next innovators? While the big tech companies will certainly be wrestling with the pros and cons that the pandemic has on their businesses, there is certainly an opportunity for the next great app idea to be developed. With great change comes great opportunity, and with this marking the greatest shift in global routine in over 70 years, it’s the perfect opportunity for a radical new technology to grow, creating the next generation of tech jobs. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date with what we're doing to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Search the latest tech jobs here

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    Best Software to Keep You Connected Whilst at Home

    As nations across the world prepare for full scale lockdowns, entire workforces have had to adapt to working from home. For many people this sudden and dramatic change has understandably raised some concerns, especially the issue of staying connected to friends, family and co-workers. But in the digitally advanced age in which we live, staying connected to people has never been easier. There is a whole world of software out there created specifically to help you maintain relationships with not just family and friends, but co-workers, bosses, clients and whoever else. But with so much choice out there, what software is best for you? 1. Facebook Workplace As you probably guessed by its title, Facebook Workplace is geared more towards helping co-workers stay connected. Workplace is a connectivity platform that allows teams or entire companies to stay connected over an online messenger platform. It can work as a professional platform in which co-workers can easily share files and work-related updates. But it also allows teams to work more agilely compared to more traditional software such as email, as they can communicate in real time together. 2. Zoom Zoom is another enterprise communication platform that allows people to communicate face to face via webcam. Zoom is a multi-functional platform that supports face to face meetings, conferences, webinars, has a built in chat / messenger function and even allows you to customise your background, so if you’ve ever wanted to know what having a meeting in space was like, Zoom is the platform for you. 3. WhatsApp WhatsApp has taken the online connectivity market by storm over the last few years. The in-app messenger has solved the problem of cross-device messaging, that is mainly Apple’s I-message vs Androids free messenger service. WhatsApp allows usewrs to create private groups in which they can communicate in real time together, and more importantly… it’s FREE! So, no matter where in the world you are will always be connected to the people who matter most in your life. 4. IMVU If you’re looking for something more immersive, IMVU could be the platform for you. In this virtual metaverse you can create an avatar to navigate the open world and communicate with existing or new friends. The platform integrates with multiple devices and various messaging platforms, making it easy to connect to your contact books. 5. Skype Skype has become a household name for families, friends and professionals alike. It’s quick response time, straight forward user experience design and multi-device functionality has made it the go to face to face connectivity tool for many people across the world. Whether you are contacting a distant relative or are conducting a job interview, Skype will ensure you always stay connected.

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    Double Shortlisting For Morson in Recruiter Awards 2020

    Morson Group is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Recruiter Awards 2020 in two categories. The annual Recruiter Awards are the largest such event in the industry and bring together the brightest and best of recruitment to celebrate excellence and achievement. Morson has been shortlisted for Best Client Service and Large Recruitment Agency of the Year. Morson’s shortlisting for Best Client Service highlighted key relationships with some of our largest accounts. Our client services team adds value to our clients outside of the recruitment process, ensuring the delivery and quality of service is maximised. Our team are highly experienced, with a detailed knowledge of Morson and of the industries we operate within; this enables them to offer a bespoke, consultative approach which ensures our service matches the clients’ business objectives. Our ability to be flexible and cater to differing needs client-to-client has helped existing contracts develop further. Our Large Recruitment Agency of the Year shortlisting comes off the back of a landmark year for the Morson Group in 2019, celebrating 50 years in business while consolidating our market leading position as the UK’s largest technical recruitment company. To mark the occasion, we launched an ambitious fundraising challenge, and built further on the progressive initiatives already implemented across the group to support clients, candidates and staff alike. Our submission also highlighted the fact that we place equality, diversity and inclusivity (ED&I) at the centre of our workplace culture, creating an environment which is unbiassed and underpinned by professional support for employees in need. Our MorFit programme – which supports the physical, emotional, financial and social challenges of working in the recruitment industry – and its increased focus on mental health, was also expanded in 2019, notably with the implementation of the ‘Mental Health First Aiders’ (MHFA) scheme, encouraging our workforce to seek support if they feel they can’t cope or are at risk of self-harming. In the category of Best Client Service, Morson is shortlisted alongside Amberjack, Seven Resourcing and PeopleScout. For Large Recruitment Agency of the Year, the shortlist includes NES Global Talent and La Fosse Associates. Due to the coronavirus crisis, the award ceremony is now scheduled to take place on the later than regular date of 24th September in London. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date with Morson news. Need a new role? Search the latest jobs.

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    Morson’s Top Project Manager Jobs

    Now is a great time to start looking for your next role in project management! From Professional Services to the Construction industry, we are currently recruiting for a wide range of Project Manager roles all over the world. So, grab a brew and have a browse through our top jobs in project management below. Don’t forget to click that apply button if any catch your eye and if project management isn’t your cup of tea, we’ve added a link for you to browse the hundreds of other jobs that we’re currently recruiting for right now. Top Project Manager jobs Project Managers are responsible for ensuring that the project that they are working on runs smoothly. This includes checking that projects are completed on time, within budget and that they fulfil their brief. In a project management role, you will be in charge of planning and overseeing certain or potentially all aspects of the project and will become the point of contact for any key stakeholders should they need help, advice or assistance. Project Manager Industry: Rail Location: Swindon, Wiltshire Job type: Contract – 12 months Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 pa First up! We’re recruiting for Project Manager's to work on behalf of a large Rail Franchise based in Swindon. For this role, station/depot refurbishment or upgrade experience is essential. We’re looking for candidates who are chartered (or working toward chartered status), who are members of a professional institute or have as a minimum, an HND in Construction. Want to hear more? Click here to see the full job description! Project Manager Industry: IT and Digital Location: Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Job type: Permanent Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 pa How does working in Düsseldorf sound?! We are recruiting for an exciting opportunity to join a world-leading provider of data centre hardware solutions. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the complete life cycle of a project, ensuring all project deliverables fulfilled in scope, schedule, quality and budget effectively. So, if you have a bachelor’s degree in ICT/Business Management and relevant experience, click here to grasp this incredible opportunity! Project Manager - Security Capital & Infrastructure Industry: Aerospace/Automotive/Defence Location: Usk, Monmouthshire Job type: Contract – 11 months Salary: £Competitive We are recruiting a Project Manager on an 11-month contract for our client BAE Systems, based in Glascoed. The role would suit a PM with aerospace, automotive and/or defence engineering background rather than financial/IT and will involve some UK travel. The Project Manager will lead and manage cross-functional teams to support Security Capital Investment projects, including a programme of work to upgrade security systems across a number of sites. In addition, working with the operations organisation to support and facilitate manufacturing improvement projects. Want to find out more? Click here! Assistant Project Manager Industry: Aerospace and Defence Location: Yeovil, Somerset Job type: Contract – 12 months Salary: £Competitive An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Project Manager to work for our client BAE Systems. We’re looking for an individual who has a keen eye for detail and will manage project budgets, spend and risks. The successful candidate will be able to accurately manage project information and be trusted to keep programme spreadsheets updated in a timely manner. Ideally, you have an honours degree or equivalent Project Management qualification, although relevant knowledge and experience may offset the qualification requirements. Ready to apply for your next role? Click here! Project Manager – Highways Industry: Construction Location: London Job type: Permanent Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 pa + Car allowance and benefits We are currently looking for a Project Manager (on a permanent basis) to join a specialist contractor who provides Mechanical and Electrical Installation services for a variety of industries to join their Highways team. The opportunity is due to continued growth and will be covering projects throughout London and the surrounding areas. As the Project Manager, you will support the Sector Manager by managing the project team to safely deliver projects on time, at minimum cost and to client satisfaction. Acting as the link between the client and other key stakeholders. Find out more by clicking here! Assistant Project Manager Industry: Energy Location: Glasgow, Scotland Job type: Contract Salary: £20.00 - £25.00 ph Our client, a leading renewable energy company are looking for x4 Assistant Project Managers based in Glasgow city centre on a long-term contract role. This is an excellent opportunity for a key role as an Assistant Project Manager to support the Project Manager in the development and delivery of renewable projects (onshore) and take lead responsibility for specific aspects of these projects. The successful candidate will provide technical, general and ad hoc support to the Project Manager. Click here to send off your application now. If none of the above jobs are for you, then you can search all of our jobs across 9 industries here!

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    Make it Work from Home - How to Work Remotely as a Team

    We are without doubt living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced populations across the world to change how they interact with one and other and how they get about their daily lives. This includes their work-life. Working from home (which now even has its very own acronym) has become common place for most businesses around the world. But this sudden and dramatic change has raised some questions as to how employees, and more specifically teams are expected to communicate with each other? Well luckily for us we’re living in what is undoubtedly the best-connected decade of the 21stCentury and there is a ton of technology out there designed to keeping teams connected. So, before you start climbing the walls with panic and talking to inanimate objects for company, check out our guide on how to work remotely. Step one: create a communication schedule This is the first and most important step you and your team need to take to ensure a regular line of communication is in place. Social interaction and communication are great inducers of motivation for teams, so put a plan in place! Whether it is once a week or once a day, whatever suits you and your team best, regular communication is key. Step two: establish multiple lines of communication A common mishap of remote working is the lack of platforms used to communicate amongst teams. This can result in the delay of important information being shared, requests from the wider company not being met and a decrease in team motivation. It is always a good idea to have at least three lines if communication with your team open. 1. Line one should connect your team with the wider business, i.e. through the company email account. 2. Line two should provide a quick line of communication to your team members, this will help speed up the passing of information, tools such as Facebook Workplace or Slack are perfect for this. 3. Line three should be used to maintain motivation, this primarily replaces the missing social interaction and will keep team morale up. Visual platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts or Facetime are best for this function. Step three: keeping it real Just because you’re not physically in the same room as each other doesn’t mean that you should change the way you interact with one and other. Ignore the social barrier and embrace technology. The lines of communication discussed above are designed to ensure you stay connected with your team not just so that you can discuss work, but so that you can maintain the fun and informal social aspect of working within a close-knit team. Step four: keep calm and carry on communicating Maintaining regular lines of communication with your team will not only help maintain productivity; it will provide a healthy distraction from the current situation. Remember, you’re not alone and working as a team to support each other has never been more important than now.

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    Lockdown Lowdown – Staying Active and Motivated During COVID-19, Tips from Sale Sharks' Byron McGuigan

    This unprecedented period, which has seen the world remove itself from regular routine, has affected the daily lives of us all. Those whose professions depend on outdoor and public activity may find the Government’s necessary directive to ‘stay at home’, particularly dauting. Morson has an illustrious history of sporting partnerships, from supporting boxing legends Ricky Hatton, Anthony Crolla and Callum Smith to sponsoring Manchester’s rugby pride, Sale Sharks and Salford Red Devils; but we, and our sport stars, have never encountered what faces us now, a world, temporarily, without sport. Indeed, athletes across a variety of fields face a lengthy time away from competitive action and will instead, like the rest of us, make use of their surroundings at home, in order to stay focused and fit. Maintaining physical activity, when many of us are confined to our home environment, is essential for staying mentally alert, positive and motivated. Therefore, over the next few weeks our sporting stars will be giving us their hints and tips for staying active at home and revealing how they are dealing with life away from the teams and sports they love. First up we called Sale Sharks and Scotland winger, Byron McGuigan, to hear how he has adapted to such a drastic change in surroundings, from leaving the camaraderie at Carrington to individual work in self-isolation: “This has been a bit of the unknown for all of us, we only got told a week ago that we won’t be playing for a while. From this week we’re housebound and I’m spending plenty of time on the wattbike and luckily the weather is being kind to us so I’m taking the opportunity to do weights in the back garden. In total, I’m probably able to average around two hours of training per day at the moment. Additionally, getting fresh air where I can is really important and I’m using the one opportunity for outdoor activity to walk the dog.” This time will undoubtedly be mentally challenging for many. For those individuals whose normal day to day activity would revolve around being part of an active team, self-isolation and limited interaction with family and friends will be a challenge. However, McGuigan reiterated that the health of those closest to us and reducing the strain on our public services takes priority: “No one’s too sure when the virus is going to pass and when the season’s going to kick on, but we have to remember that this is much bigger than rugby and sport. Maintaining people’s safety by following Government guidelines is the most important thing in the world at the moment” Within the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it sometimes may be difficult to get the right balance of work and family life, and Byron believes that these weeks are important for valuable family time: “I’ve been playing this game professionally for 10 years, so I’m seeing this time out as a positive. It will allow me the time to rejuvenate my body and, as long as I ensure I keep mentally strong and focussed, come back to the game better than ever. I’ve been away with Scotland and Sale over the past year, we train and play week in-week out. This next few weeks gives me special time with my family, which I haven’t had in a long time and that is great. Quality time at home and letting my body recover is massive” The prolific winger also stressed how vital it is to keep communicating with each other, even if we can’t do this face to face right now. McGuigan gave an insight into the various ways in which he has been interacting with teammates and friends in the past week: “It’s important to stay as interactive with others as possible at this time. All the lads are in a WhatsApp group, so we’re always in touch on there and I’m Facetiming and calling my friends each day. Obviously, there’s a brilliant machine called the Playstation 4, so I’ve been catching up with AJ and a few of the other lads on Fortnite in the evenings which has been good fun and brought some laughter” Aside from working towards returning to training and playing with the Sharks in the future, Byron is also using this time to plan for his next coaching venture, as it was announced earlier this week that he’d be joining Preston Grasshoppers as their new Backs and Defence coach next year: “I’m planning for my coaching next season and making sure I’m ready to hit the ground running with that. I’m setting up some drills, some defensive principles and some attacking plays, just things like that” Byron ended the call by offering his advice to other athletes and anyone else who may be initially struggling to adapt to this change in lifestyle: “My advice to everyone would be to listen to the Governments advice, stay at home, look after yourselves and most importantly, look after each other. Respecting social distancing but staying in touch with your friends, family and community is incredibly important, not just for your mental health but for others, this, coupled with maintaining an active lifestyle and good nutrition will ensure we make the best of the unprecedented times we find ourselves in.” Stay tuned for future Lockdown Lowdown conversations with Morson athletes in the coming weeks and most importantly, keep safe. Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

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    The Best Technology for Working From Home

    The world faces an unprecedented situation. The outbreak of COVID-19 and the resultant restrictions on movement has left the workplace in a state of uncertainty with regards to maintaining operational levels. With the entire country in lockdown and heavy restrictions enforced on movement, a lot of people will be working from home for the foreseeable future. This means a complete rethink on the way that businesses engage employees and how teams stay connected and productive. We're fortunate enough to live in the most technologically advanced world yet. As little as 10 years ago, collaborative workplace technology and home office systems were still unreliable and often costly but things have moved on drastically since then. There are now many platforms available to make working from home as seamless as working from the office. On top of that, a lot of these platforms offer free versions. We run down some of the best technology for working from home that enables you to be your most productive from the comfort of your own living room: Documents Google Docs Many office jobs rely on a suite of word processing and spreadsheet software for key business functions. Fortunately, online software like Google Docs is a free way to have access to a similar suite of programmes. In addition to this the software enables colleagues to edit the same documents simultaneously, allowed for a great collaborative experience wherever you are in the world. Meetings One of the biggest issues with working from home is the inability to meet face-to-face. With coronavirus already putting a stop to gatherings around the world, the ‘meeting’ as a concept is one that’s going to take a hit, with many people still in the workplace opting to use the phone instead. The good news is that there’s lots of technology out there to make conference calls easy. PowWowNow PowWowNow offers free phone conferencing for up to 16 international callers, with unlimited call time, and for a small subscription fee HD video and screen share can be enabled - so it’s never been easier to take the boardroom into the virtual domain. Zoom For teams who want to both formally and informally get together for a fast and free video, Zoom offer an easy-to-use system to link your employees together. It also allows for seamless screen sharing and customisable green-screen backgrounds to inject a little fun into this challenging time. Internal Communications WhatsApp (teams) Communication within teams is critical when people are working in separate locations. Never underestimate the power of a good WhatsApp group. It’s free, everyone with a smartphone can download it and as well as providing a place for work conversation within a group, it also provides a platform for socialising with work colleagues, something that’s critical for a healthy, collaborative team. Slack Good communication for managers and leaders across the whole business is crucial when a large number of people are working from home. Slack aims to replace emails in businesses by making a more streamlined communication network that can be tailored for your business. It also integrates with other apps and services that your team might use, such as Google Drive. ​ Interviews Odro In unprecedented times like these, it’s perfectly reasonable that a company might have to make hires without being able to perform face-to-face interviews. Enter Odro! The technology allows you to meet perspective candidates face-to-face without the need to be sharing the same meeting room. You can also set questions for candidates so they can answer as part of a solo interview. The software also allows full management of the recruitment process, allowing you to shortlist potential candidates and replay interviews. Progress Tracking Trello Visibility of workload and progress is essential during this time of uncertainty. Progress trackers for teams are a great way to allow everyone to keep up to date with each other and get a high level overview of work in progress. When it comes to the best technology for working from home, this is one employers should really embrace, as it allows managers and directors to get instant reporting on what their teams have been doing. One thing is for certain, with more and more people staying away from the office for the foreseeable future, technology for working from home is going to be more and more important. It’s always crucial to consider that when large teams of people are working from home, employers need to feel confident that their workforce is being productive despite not being physically in the office. By making use of the best technology for working from home and providing regular updates with your team, you can easily make the experience seamless and productive. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date with what we're doing to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Need a new role? Search the latest jobs at Morson

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    How to become a Software Engineer

    "If computers are the canvas, Software Engineers are the artist." This statement is perhaps a bit bold, however the fact cannot be ignored that without Software Engineers, the majority of computer / information technology, and life as we know it, would not exist. The role of a Software Engineer can be difficult to define due to the thousands of specialisms and career paths it can lead to. For example, two "Software Engineers" working for two different companies might have the same title, however Engineer A could be involved in the development of programming languages, whilst Engineer B could be exclusively involved in web development. The term "software" is simply too broad to define as one specific role. This, coupled with the millions of budding engineers banging on the doors of Silicon Valley every day for a job, can make it seem like a hopeless task finding work as a Software Engineer. However, fear not, as we answer the question of... how do you become a Software Engineer? Get qualified! There is no point in trying to become a Software Engineer if you are not prepared to get the right qualifications. Many employers require candidates to have at least a BSc or even a master’s degree in software engineering degree or a degree in computer science or a relevant subject. Having a higher level of educational accreditation will increase your chances of finding a Software Engineering job. Do I need to go to university to become a Software Engineer? There are other ways that you can become a professional Software Engineer without a university degree and national diploma. Some employers provide apprenticeships in which they will support you, mainly through providing practical experience in a working environment and will also help you gain the accreditation you'll need to progress within your career. A great way to learn the basic skills needed of a Software Engineer is to attend coding bootcamps, in these intensive classes you can learn how to code and the basics of Software Engineering, from full stack development all the way through to more complex areas such as machine learning. These bootcamps are a great way to attain industry recognised qualifications in a short time compared to a degree. However, they can be expensive and often your employer will pay for your place. What skills will I need to become a Software Engineer? As mentioned earlier, the term "software" relates to so many different subject areas that it cannot be defined as one single skillset. However, if you are thinking about becoming a Software Engineer and are unsure on what areas of study you should focus on, check out the list of commonly required skillsets employers looks for: Software coding - the ability to code basic software to perform a specific function. Programming - the ability to ensure the software code is integrated within a programme. Testing - the ability to design and run multiple tests to ensure the software is functioning. Software development / design - the ability to design and develop every process and function of the software and how it will integrate with other technologies. Project build and design - the ability to build projects that will support the overall programme from a software perspective. What are my career options when I become a Software Engineer? There are many different career paths you can choose when you learn the right skills. Choosing a specialism as a career can be a great way to progress quickly and potentially earn more money. Below we'll list some specialist careers available to Software Engineers. · Web Application Developer · Game Developer · Web Developer · Software Tester How much do Software Engineers earn? How much you earn really depends on your level of experience and your specialisms. A junior full time Software Engineer in the UK can typically expect to earn around £25,000 to £30,000. Whilst a senior Software Engineer specialist can typically earn anywhere between £60,000 to £90,000. At Morson we help professionals working within the IT and Digital sectors to find their dream careers every day. No matter how specialist your industry is or how much experience you have, our team of consultants are dedicated to helping you get the right job offer. They will help you with everything from your CV to job interviews. Search and apply for jobs here

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    Morson Mobilises Coronavirus ‘Fit for Work’ Vetting

    Morson is preparing to arm our 3,000 remote workers with early intervention technology which works to identify whether contractors are experiencing common signs and symptoms of Coronavirus before they attend client worksites. Developed to create a ‘safety first’ culture amongst our workforce, the ‘Fit For Work’ app – built in partnership with technology and Artificial Intelligence specialists facecheck.ai – prompts contractors to answer a series of ‘shift relevant’ questions via an app on their smartphone before work is started, to ensure they are attending site in line with company policy. Though the technology was originally created to assess factors such as having access to the right PPE and whether an individual has received a sufficient health and safety brief for their role, in response to the spread of the Coronavirus the app has been updated to ensure workers displaying potential symptoms do not attend site and aren’t exposed to those who are vulnerable or classed as ‘high risk’. Using facial recognition technology to validate a worker’s identity, the app takes a time, date and location stamp to ensure accuracy of timesheet data – a unique facility within technical industries such as rail, engineering, defence and more. If required, and in support of new guidance on self-isolating and social distancing, the app issues an immediate notification to Supervisors who can then safely advise a worker on whether to progress to site or take alternative action. The data can also be used to track which workers have been present on specific sites, and who else has been in their vicinity. Anyone found to have worked with an individual who later displays symptoms of the Coronavirus will be immediately informed and advised on next steps. With more than 60 locations across the UK, we are currently running a pilot of the software on site with rail workers at our Canning Town branch, ahead of a national roll out to candidates and clients in other sectors. Once fully implemented, it will be fully accessible to our entire contractor workforce. Ged Mason, CEO of the Morson Group, said: “The safety of all our workers is absolutely paramount to both our clients and the Morson Group. Those working in sectors such as rail and engineering are already at an inflated risk when it comes to health and safety, but to ensure we continue building, maintaining and repairing the essential national infrastructure and operations the UK relies upon, they must continue in their day to day duties until Government advice advises otherwise. Rolling out this technology puts the right health and safety mechanisms in place to protect them and their wider workforce – both in current circumstances and future conditions – and allows us to retain our position as an agile business which puts people at the centre. We are delighted to be partnering with facecheck.ai and utilising the latest technology to do so, and welcome the opportunity to lead in this field, both for ourselves and for our clients.” Fit For Work is compatible with current Apple and Android operating systems, including the two systems prior, meaning the vast majority of the population could adopt the technology if required. It has been rigorously stress tested for mass use, meaning any business which wishes to implement the technology amongst its workforce is protected from outages and system crashes. Stephen Reilly, customer director of facecheck.ai, said: “By taking a ‘digital first’ approach to health and safety, businesses can react far more quickly to changes in the environment to protect the welfare of workers, as evidenced by the way Morson Group has responded to the Coronavirus outbreak. “The technology and systems required to achieve this are available, and remove the need for archaic, paper-based operations which are prone to errors and risk. Businesses need simply utilise foresight and engagement with products like Fit For Work, for the greater good of the country’s workforce.” For more information about the app check out the website facecheck.ai or email david.lynchehaun@morson.com

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    How to become an Aircraft Engineer

    Aircraft Engineers are some of the most highly skilled practitioners in the aviation industry. The role can often incorporate multiple disciplines and skillets in areas such as: aircraft aerodynamics, navigation communications, electrical or electronics engineering etc. As a result engineers can often be expected to work on the development of new equipment as well general maintenance. Ultimately their role is relevant to every part of an aircraft's life, from development to maintenance. What qualifications will I need? Aircraft Engineer, or as they are sometimes referred to, Aircraft Technician roles require practitioners to possess a wide range of skills and relevant qualifications. Typically, the aviation authorities state that in order to become a licensed Aircraft Engineer, candidates must have at least a foundation degree or higher national diploma in engineering or an equivalent subject. Having a qualification such as this will allow you to progress within your career to gain practical experience and attain an industry recognised qualification. A category B license is a common qualification that almost every Aircraft Engineer must attain. This qualification is awarded by the Civil Aviation Authority CAA. Qualifications such as these are industry recognised and are important to have for when you want to progress within your career. What are industry recognised licenses? ‘Part 66’ refers to European legislation for certifying licensed aircraft engineers in EASA member states, including the UK. It consists of three categories: Category A – this basic license allows the holder to carry out basic inspections and maintenance to identify simple rectifications. This is a standard qualification typically attained at the early stages of an Aircraft Engineers’ career. Category B – the category B qualification is arguably the most important qualification to attain for industry practitioners. The standard licence for practitioners consists of two categories: B1 (mechanics – engines, air-frames etc.) and B2 (avionics – instrumentation, electrical/ electronic equipment). Category B licences require more in-depth aircraft maintenance knowledge than category A. Category C – this license is typically awarded to senior engineers or engineers who hold a B1 or B2 license. It allows the holder to issue certificates of release to service following base maintenance on any aircraft (when the aircraft is stripped down for complete service and overhaul). How will I progress within my career? As the role of an Aircraft Engineer can be so varied, many engineers choose to specialise in one aspect of the role and become specialists in that area later in their career. Focusing on a certain area can sometimes make it easier to progress within your career. Here are some common specialist careers: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Aircraft Engineering Technician Aeronautical Engineer Airworthiness Engineer Electronics Technician Weapons Technician Average salary of an Aircraft Engineer The average salary of an Aircraft Engineer in the UK can vary depending on level of experience and area of specialisms. For entry level engineers or apprentices, the average salary in the UK is around £20,000 whilst for more experienced engineers the average salary is around £30,000 - £35,000. For specialist engineers with around ten years’ experience, the average salary is around £50,000 - £60,000. Apply for Aircraft Engineer Jobs today At Morson we specialise in recruiting for some of the UK's most exciting Aerospace Engineering jobs, we ensure that every candidate we place is best suited for the role. Our wealth of experience and expertise has allowed us to build strong working relationships with many organisations, enabling us to recruit for a variety of exciting and exclusive Aircraft Engineering jobs. Whether you are just starting off in your Aerospace career or are an experienced engineer who would like to progress, at Morson we can help find the right role for you. Search all of our available Aerospace jobs here.

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    Morson’s Top Jobs in Power, Nuclear and Utilities

    In this uncertain and difficult time, we are dedicated to supporting candidates with their career journey. We are currently busy with lots of new power, nuclear and utilities opportunities, so to spread some career positivity we thought we’d share them with you today! We have also partnered with video interviewing platform, Odro to enable us to virtually meet candidates and facilitate both live and pre-recorded video interviews, whilst complying with Government advice regarding social distancing. If you’re sat at home thinking about a new job or you’re still in work considering your next move… now is a great time to start looking! So, send us your CV and we can help you find your new role! Jobs in Power, Nuclear and Utilities ​ Lead Design Engineer South Lanarkshire, Scotland Contract £Competitive Our client, a leading Energy company is seeking a Lead Design Engineer for a long-term contract role based in South Lanarkshire. Reporting to the Plant Engineering Section Head, you will be responsible for developing and delivering engineering solutions, from feasibility to detailed engineering designs, for all plant engineering for transmission networks (132kV and above) including substations and all other associated 33kV and ancillary equipment. Sound perfect for you? Click here to find out more! Plant Layout / Piping Layout Engineer - UK Nuclear New Build Bristol, England Permanent £25,000- £65,000 pa An exciting opportunity exists for Engineers with experience in plant layout design/analysis for the nuclear or other 'heavy' industry to work as a Layout Engineer for our prestigious nuclear industry client in helping to design the next fleet of nuclear power stations in the UK. Multi-disciplinary experience (at least 2 of Structural/Electrical/C&I/HVAC/ Piping) is required for this role, (i.e. not just piping). This role will be based at the client's office in Bristol close to the M4/M5 junction The ideal candidate for the Layout Engineer role would be an experienced engineer with a background in several relevant engineering disciplines (i.e. mechanical, electrical, civil, HVAC, structural, steelwork). Click here to find out more about this role! Cement Technologist Oxfordshire, England Contract £Competitive Our nuclear sector client requires a Cement Technologist to work at either their Oxon, or Cumbria sites on a long-term contract for approximately 20 hours per week. The successful candidate will be responsible for obtaining solutions in specified areas of expertise in support of internal end-users needs. (Siting, waste management and development of the generic disposal system). Ready to progress your career? Click here to apply! Assistant Project Manager Glasgow, Scotland Contract £20.00 - £25.00 ph Our client, a leading renewable energy company are looking for x4 Assistant Project Managers based in Glasgow city centre on a long-term contract role. This is an excellent opportunity for a key role as an Assistant Project Manager to support the Project Manager in the development and delivery of renewable projects (onshore) and take lead responsibility for specific aspects of these projects. The successful candidate will provide technical, general and ad hoc support to the Project Manager. Want to find out more? Click here! Site Interfacing Piping Engineer North West England Contract £30.92 - £44.40 pa We have an opportunity for a Site Interfacing Piping Engineer based at Sellafield, Cumbria for 3 days and 2 days in Warrington. The successful candidate will be reporting to the Lead Piping Engineer to act as an interface between BEP Site Construction Team and BEP Engineering Design team. Responsible for liaison and coordination between the teams ensuring that requests for information, TQs/PPs and general queries are dealt with in appropriate timescales. Take a look at the details here! If none of the above jobs are for you, then you can search all of our jobs across 9 industries here!

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    How to become a HR Business Partner

    Over the last few years Human Resource Business Partner roles have become much more common place within progressive businesses. This is largely due to more and more employers adopting the HR Business Partnering model. This model aims to align the central HR functions with the top and central levels of an organisations workforce infrastructure, including HR managers and directors. Demand for HR Business Partner professionals has spiked recently. Mainly as it allows organisations who successfully adopt the model to make quicker business changes based on HR functions. Many companies look for a business partner to join the senior team to drive positive business change from a HR perspective. The rise of agile working Over the last decade, and with the rise of the 'digital start-up' companies, more and more organisations are choosing to adopt a more 'agile' working structure. Technically, agile working essentially compartmentalises an organisations employee structure, so that every team is self-managed and can react to quick changes. Whereas senior level decision making is led by an agile team of senior staff. With market demands always changing, companies with the right agile working structure can adapt quickly to meet these demands. This ability to change alongside market demands provides companies with a distinct competitive edge. This has provided senior HR professionals with a new exciting opportunity to work in a contemporary fast paced environment. Traditionally, senior HR professionals would work in a static centralised HR department. Their role would centre heavily around defining company policies and facilitating the day to day HR functions. Whereas today, companies can look to a HR Business Partner to support and work with different heads of departments. For example, with the finance director or management accountant to drive multi-disciplinary business change. If for example a company decides to change it's infrastructure to align with market demands, it would be the role of the business partner to work agilely to implement this new strategy, manage HR projects and typically lead the HR team. No two HR business partner jobs are the same The role and central responsibilities of a HR Business Partner can typically vary as they must align closely with an organisations specific infrastructure. One organisation may require a candidate who possess specific skills in talent acquisition and management, often known as a Resourcing Business Partner. Whilst another may require a candidate with a strong background in business strategy and finance, known typically as a Finance Business Partner. It is therefore the role of the recruiter to gain a deep understanding of a candidate’s experience, skillset and aspirations to ensure a successful partnership. What are the business needs of today? A good business partner will constantly ask themselves 'what are the business needs of today?' and 'how can I facilitate them?' These two questions form the basis of almost any business partner role. Once a need has been identified, the business partner will then work closely with the right people to implement change and meet the demands of the business. Peter Wilson, National President of the Australian Human Resources Institute says, "The business partner’s role is to put in place the policies and practices of the people of the organization that are aligned to the operational needs of the business or, if there’s a big strategic change, then the people management processes to move people from doing things one way to whatever the new form of implementation is.” What are the main responsibilities of a HRBP role? Even though many HR Business Partner jobs can differ, there are still a few general competencies that a candidate must possess. According to a study of over 100 HRBP job descriptions, there are around six essential skills. Those are: Communication Business Acumen General HR Expertise Recruitment / Resource Expertise People Management Analytical / Computer Skills Education Typically, a successful HRPB candidate will possess a degree level education in either Human Resources or a business-related subject. Accreditation can also typically be required, such as a CIPD recognised certificate in Human Resources or business. Experience Experience is vital in almost all HR Business Partner jobs, but depending on the company and its demands, the level of experience can often vary. Many companies look for an experienced HR Business Partner with around 4 years’ experience of working in a HR role and with supervisory or management experience seems to be the average. However, reviewing a job description and list responsibilities is always the best way to determine whether you are capable of meeting the demands of the role. Career Path The average career path of a HR Business Partner typically follows the same progression path. Progression path: HR Business Partner - Senior HR Business Partner - Head HR Business Partner - HR Director - Chief Human Resources Officer. Chief Human Resources Officer is widely recognised as the highest possible HR position. This role will often require a HRPB to move to larger organisations to finally attain the position. Find the right HR jobs with Morson At Morson we work with some of the worlds largest employers to provide HR professionals working all levels with exciting career opportunities. Start searching for HR jobs here... If you are looking for exciting HR jobs that are tailored to you, get in touch with us for more information on 0161 707 1516.

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