Institution of Mechanical Engineers' President Elect visits CDEnviro
The President Elect of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Richard Folkson recently visited the CDEnviro offices in Northern Ireland as the company launches its latest graduate recruitment drive.
Mr Folkson was part of a delegation from the Institution that included Farah Baksh, Business Development Manager (NI) and David Burns, Vice Chairman and Education Officer (NI). During the visit they met with members of the senior management team at CDEnviro as well as several engineers currently enrolled on the MPDS scheme and working towards Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation.
CDEnviro have held the Institution of Mechanical Engineers accreditation since 2009 and according to Brian McCullough, Head of Talent & Organisational Development at CDEnviro and a Fellow of the Institution, this has been a very important part of ensuring that the company is able to attract and retain the best new engineering talent available.
"The growth we have enjoyed in recent years has required that we continue to grow our engineering team across technical, project design and product development" explains Mr. McCullough. "The accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for our development process ensures that we are able to attract the high performance people that we need as we continue to expand our global coverage and our product range."
During the visit Mr Folkson also met with Tony Convery, Chairman and Founder of CDEnviro and a Fellow of the Institution. Speaking about the visit Mr Convery said "The recognition of our professional development systems by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers is evidence of our commitment to our people and our customers. It is only by continually investing in our people and helping them to be the very best that they can be that we are able to deliver processing systems of unrivalled efficiency for our customers."
CDE has created more than 50 high value manufacturing jobs in Northern Ireland in the last 2 years and over the next 12 months the company expects to create a further 20 new jobs. While the majority of these will be based in Northern Ireland, the company is also recruiting internationally as they build regional teams in target export markets.
"A key focus for us in the years ahead will be develop our business in markets across Europe as well as in Australia, Africa, North America and Latin America. "The international recognition of the Institution is definitely an advantage in our recruitment efforts" says Brian McCullough. "The Institution of Mechanical Engineers commands a huge amount of respect and our association with the Institution helps us to get noticed when we're looking for new people."
Speaking about his visit to CDE Richard Folkson said "It is very encouraging for UK plc to see dynamic companies like CDE are enjoying export success by manufacturing in the UK. It is proof that significant value can be added to the UK economy through supporting the growth of indigenous manufacturing companies with a focus on high value engineering."
The CDE Graduate Recruitment drive has seen the company attend a number of events at Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster in recent weeks as well as a number of international Universities and graduate recruitment programmes. Information on all the new positions now open for application is available on the CDE Global website.
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