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16/03/2017 - 12:16

Roughly 110 jobs are expected to become available after recent planning permission has been granted to build the largest floating windfarm in the world. This will be built off the coast of North-East Scotland and aims to provide enough energy for 56,000 homes.

Scottish Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, has predicted that with the news, this will help Scotland “cement our place as one of the world’s leading nations in the innovation and deployment of floating offshore wind.”

This is huge news for the offshore wind, wave and energy industries in Scotland as it promises to secure more jobs. Also with this announcement, Scotland will be on track to securing half of our energy from renewable sources by 2030.

To read more on this, please follow the link below:


Dawn, Dusk, Landscape, Silhouette, Sunset, Wind Turbine

06/06/2016 - 16:57

Cathcart Energy’s new website finally goes live this week! allows our renewable energy brand to talk exclusively to their client and candidate community, with a live feed to all the latest contract and permanent jobs in renewables across Europe, along with profiles of the consultants, and an independent blog giving their thoughts and insights into the sector. 



22/12/2015 - 13:00

Growth is both an exciting and a scary time for any business, and since inception in 2009, Cathcart Associates have been growing at a very impressive rate. 2015 was a landmark year, which saw the opening of our first ‘international office’ in Bangkok, as well as expansion of our service offering in Scotland to Manchester and the North West of England.


Most notably, Cathcart Associates HQ has moved! After five years in our Castle Street home, we finally had to call time and move to a larger office at Ardmore House, on 40 George Street. We have essentially doubled the floor space, which will offer a more accommodating space for our current staff, but will also allow the chance to expand further. In the coming years, we hope to have the office full at George Street, with around thirty experienced consultants servicing IT companies throughout the UK.


One thing that we preach to our clients is that modern and spacious offices can have a positive effect on an employee’s productivity. In the IT recruitment marketplace, companies must distinguish themselves from their competition, and new offices and other perks can help set them apart. It is no different for us, and we hope our existing staff and any new hires will be happy (and productive!) here for many years to come.

24/11/2015 - 10:33

This makes for very interesting reading… Each year Dice (the rebranded IT Jobs Board) tracks the fasting growing technologies, by comparing year on year growth of various technologies advertised across the web.


We’re noticing a continuing dominance of JavaScript frameworks and tools along with a growth OpenSource ,Cloud and Social Media facilitators. These are the hottest skills and technologies right now, so well worth investigating – if you’re not already working with them, get cracking!  

19/11/2015 - 12:03

The Scottish Technology Industry Survey has just been released, showing one in 25 Scots are now employed in the Technology sector, which is now worth an extra £4 billion to the Scottish economy. Of the Tech companies surveyed, almost two thirds are expecting to hire in 2016.


It’s not just the size of the market. Confidence is incredibly high in the sector, with almost all (87%) of businesses reporting being optimistic or very optimistic about the year ahead. This is obviously great news to us as Technology recruiters, and hopefully to all our readers too.

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