nmcn is celebrating the Festival of Learning’s ‘have a go’ month, an initiative that celebrates lifelong learning.
We believe that businesses and their people need to continually evolve in order to be successful and to keep up with the ever-changing market – that’s why at nmcn we are passionate about lifelong learning.
We provide training options for everyone from apprentices to senior level – it’s about giving everyone opportunities and sharing best practices to get the best results.
Some of our most recent training successes are project engineer Will Hooper, design engineer Gareth Burr and site manager Luke Drake; who have all gained Chartership status through lifelong learning.
All three joined us on a summer placement a number of years ago and, through a combination of hard work, training, and guidance from experienced colleagues, have progressed to their current roles in our water business unit.
The training towards Chartership has changed their career and lifelong learning is something all three would recommend to others.
Will said: “Putting the work in to become a Chartered Engineer has really pushed me as an individual, I feel I’ve learned so much over the years.”
Luke initially delayed starting his Chartership, but hasn’t looked back since applying. He added: “I put off applying for my Chartership for a long time as it seemed such a daunting task but finally got round to it when working on the Birmingham Resilience Project.
“Due to how busy the project has been, I had to complete my application outside of work hours and spent many evenings and weekends putting together my application. After months of hard work, I was delighted to find that I had been successful in becoming a Chartered Engineer in July.”
All three are keen to promote the benefits of learning with others in the business and offered to support those looking to gain their Chartership.
Gareth said: “Now I have gained my Chartership, I’m keen to help graduate engineers develop in their role provide support to them if they went down the Chartership route. My next steps is to support the ongoing challenge of producing solutions for nmcn water projects and I’m looking forward to learning more about this along the way.”
In addition to this success, our head of design for water Kay Denham, has recently been awarded with a Fellowship status from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Kay said: “Becoming a Fellow gives me a real sense of pride as I’ve been acknowledged by a panel of recognised engineers for my contribution to the industry. Being elected as Fellow has made me very aware that I need to continue to learn, lead and encourage others on their engineering journey to support the profession and the next generation of engineers.”
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