Atkins Ireland achieve Re-accreditation as Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer
Atkins Ireland has been awarded Engineers Ireland “CPD Accredited Employer” status for a further, maximum three-year period.
Suzanne Flynn, Auditor, Engineers Ireland, ‘The commitment, motivation and full support for CPD was very evident at audit and the incredible work of the entire team is highly commended.’
Carefully planned CPD ensures that each individual professional can sustain career-long high performance and avoid professional obsolescence. Atkins team are passionate about the skills agenda and celebrating diversity and inclusion, as well as a strong advocate of STEM and early career development. Atkins has a Learning and Development Committee and a strategy with clear objectives set out each year for what improvements need to be achieved to continue to make Atkins a great place to work.
As part of our Learning and Development Strategy Atkins recently launched a new Graduate Training Programme which is a comprehensive graduate training programme to help graduates to work towards and achieve their professional qualification. Becoming chartered or professional qualified is a very important step in our Engineer employees career progression. Atkins encourages all our engineers to work towards chartership, through our Graduate Programme and our Mentoring Programme.
Justin Norman, Managing Director, Atkins, said: “Atkins’ most valuable assets are its people. The Atkins team realise the value of continuous professional development and this accreditation is an endorsement of our commitment to CPD. We believe that investment in people is required to drive innovation and improve business processes and we are delighted to achieve the Engineers Ireland Accredited Employer Standard for another three years.”
The Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer logo recognises good organisational practice in the area of professional development for engineers and technical staff and receives the formal backing of the Department of Education & Skills. It uses best-in-class learning and development practices to provide practical examples of how your organisation can recruit, retain and develop your talent. The Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer standard, improves the competence levels of engineers and delivers tangible benefits to organisations.
The standard is a strategic framework which enables engineers and engineering-led employers raise competency levels and deliver tangible business benefits by investing in their engineers through CPD.
Fidelma Lucey, associate director, Atkins said: “We are really pleased to achieve this CPD Accreditation from Engineers Ireland for a further three years. It is great news for our company and we will use this to continue with the great strives we have made in relation to learning and development in the last number of years. ”