Comment on: Vestas turbine dispute escalates
Closing the factory sounds incredibly short-sighted if there is commercial opportunity. Is there more to this story perhaps?
Comment on: WSP in profits slide
WSP are still doing very well given current conditions. It's not easy for anyone out there at the moment. As long as they continue to diversify they will do well during the recovery.
Increased competition may indeed drive down costs, but I would be wary of eroding the value of the supply chain too much. In the recruitment industry the same service is now much cheaper but ultimately the fierce competition has reduced the number of suppliers in the market. Some may see this as a positive thing, but ultimately the industry as a whole will suffer when there is a smaller pool of talent to pick their most valuable hires from. The consultancies are taking a short term view of a long term problem. More efficient partnerships would be my preferred solution for the longer term.
The prospect of working unpaid won't excite anyone, but I'm afraid its a sign of the times. Vacancies at the junior end of engineering have all but evaporated. I would urge graduates to do what they can to secure work because it will pay off in the long-run. I think the lady above has made some very good points about doing what you can to secure the future you want. You will be rewarded when the market picks up.
Comment on: NCE Graduate Awards 2009 - enter now!
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