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Part two: what do MacGyver, drilling rigs and a little luck have in common?

Two weeks ago, we learned about Adrian Lachance’s oil patch genealogy and the time he tried his luck at acting. This week, we’ll explain Lachance’s status as a MacGyver of sorts in the drilling business and describe how Trinidad’s… 877 more words

Trinidad Drilling

Part one: what do MacGyver, drilling rigs and a little luck have in common?

This is the first of two blog posts with Trinidad’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Adrian Lachance.

You name it, this guy’s done it. From auditioning for the hit TV series MacGyver in the 1980s, to starting two successful businesses, … 501 more words

Trinidad Drilling

What does employability mean to me and how the University is helping me become employable!

Employability – a word I heard a lot during my first few weeks at the University.

I was told that Manchester is among the best institutions worldwide for educating/training highly employable graduates (UoM has been ranked 35th in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings, this year). 667 more words

Undergraduate

First They Started Businesses. Now They’re Celebrating Milestones.

It’s hard enough to start a business after age 40 – or at any age, for that matter. When you can sustain the drive and determination needed to grow the company, create new products and give back to causes, that’s pretty special. 347 more words

Business

The Sims Freeplay- How Much Does it Cost to Build a Workplace? (Workplace Price Increases)

This has been a much requested post, it has just taken me a while to get all the information collected for it! This post shows how much it costs to build each workplace, the time it takes and how many sims are needed in your town as all three of these factors increase each time you build a workplace. 185 more words

Games

Think you have a construction contract? Well, think again.

For chemical engineers working as contractors in the design and construction of a plant, your contract is key to ensuring that your rights are protected. However, the lines are often blurred when it comes to which activities are covered by the Construction Act and which aren’t. 1,254 more words

IChemE

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Ellen DeGeneres

You know Ellen DeGeneres as a comedian, daytime television host and an actor.  But did you know she’s also an entrepreneur who’s into designing furniture and pet products? 252 more words

Business