Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Mud Run - WE DID IT!!!

THE COURSE: Warrior adrenaline race (W.A.R.)

We entered 2 teams and have lots of photographic evidence which can be viewed at:

We did it as a team which meant dragging a log around the Course with us!
Have you got what it takes to complete the W.A.R? The obstacles:
  • 1. Barbed Wire Crawl
  • 2. Giant steps
  • 3. Artic Camo Crawl
  • 4. Sheer Ladders
  • 5. Pyramid Drop
  • 6. Balance Beams
  • 7. Zip Wire
  • 8. Log Loader
  • 9. Barbed Wire Crawl
  • 10. Spiders Web
  • 11. Regiment Hill
  • 12. Bison Hill
  • 13. Balance Beams
  • 14. Rope Ramp
  • 15. Balance Beam
  • 16. Muddy Tunnels
  • 17. Monkey Bars
  • 18. See Saw
  • 19. Cargo Net
  • 20. Tyre Maze
  • 21. Fireman’s Pole
  • 22. Dip Tank
  • 23. Water Slide
  • 24. Wall
  • 25. New obstacle

Friday, 25 April 2014

19 hours to go until we start the Warrior Adrenaline Race!

There's been many injuries and pulling out of team members since we first registered ourselves for this mud run, but as it stands the Berko Ninjas will go against the Berko Beserkers tomorrow at the Warrior Adrenaline Race on Dunstable Downs. A 5km assault course of challenging obstacles in the mud (and rain by the looks of things). Did I mention the 20 kilo log that each team has to carry/drag round the course? Photos will be uploaded here next week....

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Aerospace Jobs – Buckinghamshire - April ’14

Actively hiring top scientists and engineers, if you are an engineer wanting to be a part of the full life cycle of a product, this could well be the €billion company for you!  This company designs, manufactures, tests and integrates its own products (such as motors, power control, actuators and generator systems) into the latest ‘all electric’ commercial & military aircraft; you could be travelling on one of their aeroplanes the next time you fly off to a sunnier climate!

You will receive great training and development, a good set of benefits and the chance to work closely with other departments on the full product life cycle in their large open-plan office environment. Modern facilities and strong progression opportunities make this an exciting place to work.

View the job vacancies here:

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Katie Scott joins Enterprise Recruitment

Katie joins us from a London based consultancy where she worked closely with her clients and developed excellent customer service skills. She has joined Adam’s team where she is specialising in mechanical and manufacturing roles for a wide range of applications. She brings a fresh approach and is looking to develop close client and candidate relationships. Not sure of her cake making skills yet – will have to put her to the test soon.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Cake Monday 7th of April

We race (electronically) and the loser has to bake a cake to feed the office. 
Why? because we like cake.
Who? everyone in the office. No one gets out of it. When? 1st Monday of the month. The rules: you make the cake yourself, without any help. You can't 'repeat' a cake. Your cake will be judged on presentation, difficulty and taste, and marked out of 10 by each colleague. When you have baked 3 cakes, you are out of the competition for 1 year.

“Pancake Chocolate Chip Cake” by Jamie. Self described by Jamie as “the easiest one he could make,” this Chocolate Chip sponge originally was not intended to feature “Pancake” in the title. After a first attempt that didn't rise, and a second that didn't rise much more, Jamie concluded that it was a combination of lack of ‘air’ and a confusion with the oven temperature that led to his ultimate downfall. The sponge was made of your standard ingredients – eggs, flour, sugar – with some generous helpings of chocolate chips to give that extra bit of pizzazz. Jamie did admit that the cake could have been a bit more substantial if he’d stuck the trial one on top with some icing - but he and his family already ate that last night.

The Verdict: The general consensus within the office was that the cake tasted “alright.” Top scores came from Nils and Louise who especially enjoyed the thick, chocolatey flavouring. The fact that Jamie made a second cake after the first fell through was also duly noted. Criticisms came with confusion about what the cake was actually supposed to taste like. Descriptions of it being a Shortbread-like-sponge were thrown about and Ellie couldn’t finish her piece as the chewy texture “made her jaw hurt.”

Pancake Chocolate Chip Cake Average Score: 5.8

Next time:  Andrew. Andrew’s last Cake Monday was the first cake he had ever made alone. He now faces the dilemma of knowing no other recipes, but as a rule, no cake can be done twice. Andrew’s baking skills really will be put to the test next month.

17 months later, and Smritee has still never lost the drinks dash and been forced to make a cake. 

Friday, 4 April 2014

The Grand National Sweepstake

The race is on. 40 horses and 3 prizes to be won. Last year George cleaned up - she intends to do the same again this year..

The sweetener is that it's 'Cake Monday' on Monday so those who arrive on Monday morning having lost will at least eat cake.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Watford Gap

It's like the North/South divide in the office nowadays. Due to team growth (that's number-wise, not girth-wise), we've had to rearrange desks and a natural team divide has occurred. I say natural, some simply refer to it as the glorious "A Team" and the "B Team". So, does a six-inch gap between two teams of desks really create a psychological divide between people? Discuss..

Tuesday, 1 April 2014