Atkins Ireland has achieved the Engineers Ireland Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accredited Employer standard, in recognition of the organisation’s continuing professional development strategy.
The Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer Standard is a strategic framework which enables engineers and engineering employers raise competency levels and deliver tangible business benefits by investing in engineers through continuing professional development.
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.
At the parchment presentation held in Engineers Ireland’s Dublin office, Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland congratulated Atkins on achieving the accredited standard and said: “Investment in professional development is essential for engineering organisations to gain a competitive edge and achieve results on both a local and international level. It is clear that the senior management team in Atkins has a strong commitment to developing its people and will continue to expand its operations and benefit from the strategic approach facilitated by the CPD Accredited Employer Standard.”
Atkins Ireland is committed to being a true Learning and Development organisation. By engaging in CPD, Atkins staff actively maintain and improve their knowledge, skills and personal qualities. Carefully planned CPD ensures that each individual professional can sustain career-long high performance and avoid professional obsolescence. In addition, Atkins people also learn and adapts through the creativity and innovation of its people.
Tom O’Malley, Managing Director Atkins stated ‘Atkins most valuable assets are it’s people.
The Atkins team realise the value of continuing professional development and this accreditation is an endorsement of our commitment to CPD. We understand 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’
Fidelma Lucey, Associate Director Atkins commented ‘We are really pleased to achieve this CPD Accreditation from Engineers Ireland. It is great news for our company and we will use this as a starting point to become a better organisation with an even greater focus on Learning and Development.’
Pictured above: Caroline Spillane Director General of Engineers Ireland, Tom O’Malley MD, Atkins, President Dr. Kieran Feighan, President Engineers Ireland, Fidelma Lucey, Associate Director, Atkins