Posted November 03, 2017 | Technology Industry | No Comments »

Our Latest Vacancies Throughout the UK (03/11/17)

Enigma People Solutions is working on a variety of brilliant and interesting vacancies at the moment! These vacancies are situated throughout the UK and range from a Semiconductor Test Engineer with our brilliant clients based in Bristol to a Front End Developer an award-winning eCommerce platform provider based in Glasgow. Take a look below and find out if we have the role for you…


icon-electronics Hardware Team Leader

We have an immediate vacancy for a Hardware Team Lead engineer, for an outstanding Edinburgh-based electronics client working at the forefront of their field in the development of new and innovative technology. We are seeking an experienced product development engineer to work within the Hardware development team as a leader.  You should have experience of working in data communications systems from the telecommunications market in either FMCG or the industrial marketplace. Sounds interesting? Click above for full details and to apply.


icon-electronics Front End Developer

Enigma People Solutions are recruiting a Front End Developer for an award-winning eCommerce platform provider who provides software and services that are used by fashion/apparel retailers. Our client works with large global clients, using the pick of modern technologies. As a Front End Developer, your main responsibility will be the production, modification and maintenance of websites UI. If this sounds like it could the role for you, click the link above to find out the full details.


icon-electronics Semiconductor Test Engineer
We’re looking for a Semiconductor Test Engineer to join our client based in the heart of Bristol. This is your opportunity to join a business that is led by experienced business executives with a vision to build technology that is genuinely useful, solves real problems and that makes a positive economic and social impact. Our client supports innovators to help create new breakthroughs by creating available, accessible and easily modifiable technology. The main focus of this role includes but is not limited to the setup, debug and optimisation of automatic semiconductor test equipment systems. Find out more by clicking the link above.


icon-electronics Senior iOS Developer

We’re looking for passionate Senior iOS Software Engineers with demonstrable experience in developing quality high performing mobile applications, utilising agile methodologies, latest techniques and best practices. Our client is an award-winning mobile app and digital solutions agency based in Edinburgh city centre. With a team of 30+ mobile specialists, developing native and Xamarin based mobile products along with web-based backend systems for enterprise clients internationally. You should be confident in leading and promoting good software development practices within cross-functional delivery teams. Click the link above to find out the full details.


icon-electronics Product Engineer – CMOS semiconductor manufacturing

Enigma People Solutions is recruiting a Product Engineer to join our client based in the heart of Bristol. You will be joining a company that believes creativity and innovation come from a combination of hard work and collaborating with a diverse group of smart people who challenge each other and who are allowed to be themselves. The main focus of this role includes but is not limited to: the setup, management and maintenance of product manufacturing processes that contribute to order fulfilment and outgoing quality. Click above to find out all the details and how to apply.


icon-electronics Applications Engineer

Enigma People Solutions is now recruiting for an Applications Engineer. On offer is a chance to be part of a dynamic and diverse team working at the forefront of Time of Flight ranging solutions. The position is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team working with leading-edge technology in the growing image sensor market. The role is within the Application Development & Support team, forming part of the Imaging R&D team in Edinburgh which includes all disciplines required in the design and support of full custom image and photonic sensor systems. In addition to the challenges of supporting complex imaging products, application engineers are exposed to many disciplines within the product cycle development. Find out more by clicking above.

icon-electronics Systems Engineer

Enigma People Solutions is seeking an electronic engineering professional to join our client’s expanding systems engineering team in Edinburgh. The client is recognised worldwide as providing state-of-the-art motor control integrated circuits for automotive, industrial, commercial and computing applications. The successful candidate will become part of the product development team to support on-going developments in and expansion of this product family and will help develop next-generation integrated circuit motor control products particularly for the automotive market. Sounds interesting? Click the link above to find out the full details.


icon-electronics Mechanical Engineer (contract)

Enigma People Solutions has a new contract position with our client who is a world leading IST Imaging company.
This position is for a Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineer to work as part of the overall Hardware Engineering team to design, develop and document precision mechanical parts and systems as well as interfacing with suppliers and subcontractors. These designs need to take into consideration the integration of the optical requirements and the usage environment i.e if it’s for development, manufacturing or demonstration purposes. Click the link above for full details.

 Enigma People is an award-winning technology recruitment consultancy. Visit our job search page for the latest vacancies in digital, electronics and software in Scotland. Check out our blog for the latest in the technology industry. You can get in touch with us or call us on 0141 332 4422.

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Posted October 31, 2017 | Recruitment Industry, Technology Industry | No Comments »

Enigma People’s Spooktacular Guide to GDPR

Is the ghastly GDPR getting to you recently?  Don’t worry! We’re in the Halloween spirit this week and have conjured up our very own Spooktacular Guide to GDPR for businesses who deal with recruitment so you can leave those GDPR demons behind. Take a look below and enter…if you dare!  When the clock strikes 12 and the 24th May 2018 turns into the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will snap into effect and without the right procedures in place, your business and the way you handle data may become vulnerable.

On the scariest day of the year, we decided it was more than fitting to share our approach to tackling, well, one of the most talked about and, some might say, the scariest data protection regulations to come into play in a long time.

Before we go through the ins and outs of this new regulation, it is key to first understand what the GDPR is and what its impact will be across the board. The General Data Protection Regulation is the result of efforts from the EU to ensure data is handled correctly and in line with the various new ways data is now processed. GDPR is already in place in some EU countries and with the impending date of 25th May 2018, it won’t be long until the UK must adhere to these regulations too. Since the UK currently operates under the Data Protection Act of 1998, the GDPR of 2018 will seriously shake up the way businesses view their data protection as it focusses on giving the individual back control of their data and puts hefty fines in places for businesses who are non-compliant.

So, join us and prepare to take control of your gruesome GDPR demons as we share the five steps to follow, and that we will be following, in order to get on your way to becoming compliant by the 25th May 2018:


This is the key to successfully handling the implementation of GDPR throughout your organisation. At Enigma, we are appointing a GDPR Officer in order to ensure that we have a specific individual who will be tasked with becoming knowledgeable about the details of GDPR and what this will mean for us as a business. Our GDPR officer will also be tasked with identifying areas of concern and, working with our team members, finding ways in which we can move towards GDPR compliance. An important aspect of the GDPR Officers role should be to create a plan of action from which your business can work on becoming GDPR compliant as soon as possible.

Review & Amend

With knowledge behind you, your next step is to go through every single process in which you come into contact with personal data. This can be time-consuming but it’s essential in order to fully show your business is compliant with the GDPR. Looking at how you currently use and store personal data and how your current candidate and client management systems work will give you an idea of which processes you need to update. Here are a few starting places to consider; mailing lists, candidate management databases, payroll and contractor timesheets, subscription tools and your current privacy policy. One thing to note is that you need to stay on top of your data processing procedures – make sure that you have your updated procedures on file, this is something which can be a task for your GDPR-O. Accountability is key within the new GDPR, make sure you will be able to show exactly how you are storing and using the personal data you use.

Candidate Terms of Use

After having reviewed and amended your processes to bring them up-to-date with GDPR, your next step should be to take a look at your current candidate terms of use policy you have in place. As candidates are the main group which provide their personal data within a recruitment business, they take precedent when it comes to ensuring their data is protected. Your Candidate Terms of Use need to comply with GDPR and it’s best that you are totally transparent when detailing how candidate data will be used, who will access it and what access rights candidates have. Make sure to include:

  • Why you are storing your candidate’s data (remember to point out 3rd party use i.e. clients)
  • How your candidate data will be stored
  • Length of time you will keep candidate data
  • Individual rights of your candidates (see here for full rights)

Privacy Policy

Next up to receive a re-vamp (see what I did there?) is your current privacy policy. Vitally important to this privacy policy is the language used; this needs to be jargon-free, clear and concise in order to comply with the GDPR. You should consider the following when refreshing your policy:

  • What information is being collected?
  • Purpose for processing the information and legal basis for processing
  • What will be the effect of this on the individuals concerned?
  • Who is collecting it?
  • Who will it be shared with?
  • How will it be used?
  • How is it collected?
  • Their data rights as the user

If you want to find out more about what specific information should be provided to the data subjects at the point of data collection, take a look at article 13 of the GDPR, specifically, paragraphs 1 & 2, summarised by the ICO here.

Candidate Registration

If you already have a fully DPA compliant candidate database and registration process in place at the moment, with no doubt about the consent which has been given by each of your candidates, then this part won’t necessarily apply to you. However, if, for whatever reason, you might be unsure that all of your candidates have given consent then it might be a good idea to firstly create a fully compliant candidate registration form and secondly, re-register your candidates through this system. Although this might take a little time, if you choose to re-register your candidate base it will allow you to feel confident in your GDPR compliance moving forward. Additionally, the cost incurred for not obtaining full and unequivocal consent will fall much heavier on your business than a few hours of time spent creating a new system.

For more information, the ICO’s advice on this issue can be found here under the consent section.

Data Breach Policy

Having a data breach policy in place which fully details how you plan to deal with any data breach is another essential step on your way to as compliant to GDPR as your business can be. If your business suffers a data breach (which puts people’s freedom and rights at risk), you have 72 hours to inform the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) of this. Having both a policy and procedure in place in the event that this does happen, will allow you to report, investigate and begin to remedy in the most efficient way possible.


Alongside these key starting points outlined above, there are some extra points you should definitely keep in mind when getting your business ready for GDPR:

When getting consent it should always be active, affirmative action by the data subject, not passive acceptance such as pre-ticked boxes or simply an option to opt-out.
Think about your e-mail marketing; can you show exactly when someone gave their consent? This is a must for GDPR.
Updated individual rights now allow an individual to request their data be “forgotten” – meaning individuals can request that their data which is no longer relevant to the purpose it was collected for, be deleted. Make sure you have a process in place for individuals who want to alter or remove their information completely.



The information contained within this blog is correct to the best of our knowledge. Head to the ICO’s website for regular updates on GDPR.

Enigma People is an award-winning technology recruitment consultancy. Visit our job search page for the latest vacancies in digital, electronics and software in Scotland. Check out our blog for the latest in the technology industry. You can get in touch with us or call us on 0141 332 4422.

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Posted October 24, 2017 | Awards, Events | No Comments »

The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards 2017: The Winners

Thursday 19th October 2017 saw the Scottish Digital Industry come together for the ninth annual Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards, and what a night it was!

As one of the most anticipated nights within the Scottish Digital Industry, these awards are an opportunity for celebrating, recognising and rewarding some of our most innovative and creative digital businesses across Scotland. The standard of entries submitted across the 11 categories was sky high this year; the judging panel definitely had their work cut out for them when it came to deciding upon the winners. Enigma People’s Director, and Head Judge, David Mains, highlighted this; “Once again, this year’s entrants have showcased the exceptional talent across digital agencies in Scotland and as ever, we have been really impressed by the standard of entries.”

Held in the Radisson Blu hotel in Glasgow, the awards are an opportunity to network with like-minded people from a range of digital businesses, both small and large, and enjoy the successes the industry had experienced this year. Over 250 attendees from Scotland’s brightest digital businesses arrived to be greeted by a champagne reception before sitting down to enjoy keynote speeches from Gordon Stevenson, Hugh Lightbody, Dr Jillian Ney and David Mains, followed by a delicious 3-course meal and then onto the main event; the awards ceremony. The evening was hosted by the brilliant David Farrell who kept our guests laughing the whole night and with great company on every table, this was one night not to be missed!

The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards 2017: The Winners

The Winners

So, let’s find out who the winners were on the night:

Business to Business Award

Encompass Corporation


E-Commerce Award 

Wholesale Domestic


Charity and Social Enterprise Award

Simon Community Scotland


Public Sector Award 

Ayrshire College


Best Mobile Application Award

xDesign & Whitespace


Consumer Engagement Award

LUX – The Food & Drink Agency


Education & Training Award

Front Page – Disney Stars


Student Award

Pocked Sized Hands


Best Use of Social Media Award

DYW Glasgow


Digital Professional of the Year Award 

Carole Logan – Equator – Commendation

John McLeish – Equator – Winner


Digital Agency Award


David Mains with the winners of the Digital Agency Award; Screenmedia

David Mains had a few words to say on the importance of these awards within the digital industry: “After another excellent event, we would like to say thank you to all finalists and winners who took part and showcased their achievements over this year. We continue to support these awards precisely because we understand the importance of recognising and rewarding the businesses which give so much to our industry.


 Enigma People is an award-winning technology recruitment consultancy. Visit our job search page for the latest vacancies in digital, electronics and software in Scotland. Check out our blog for the latest in the technology industry. You can get in touch with us or call us on 0141 332 4422.

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