Walsh has always invested in its future by employing apprentices on annual basis. Walsh not only looks to school leavers for those wishing to become engineers but has also offered training contracts to newly retired members of the armed forces, employees already working for Walsh as manual labourers who are looking to acquire professional qualifications and former offenders. Additionally, Walsh encourages our all our existing staff to look to expand their skills and training by combining the same with their day-to-day employment.
Current members of our staff that have entered further education/day release include our Quantity Surveyor taking a Construction Law degree, one of our Estimators studying for HND Mechanical Engineering which has included a recent work/case study to the West Coast of the USA and one of our Project managers studying for a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
The continued focus on our youth is evident in our office today: Darren Worgan, our Senior Contracts Manager, started as an apprentice at Walsh 26 years ago, Steve McIntyre, one of our Project Managers, started at Walsh as an apprentice 26 years ago, Daniel Clarkson started as an apprentice plumber 12 years ago and is now our Senior Mechanical Estimator and Ryan Wilkinson became an electrical apprentice in 2001 and is now our Senior Electrical Estimator.
Ian Walsh and his Management Team always keep their doors open for any employee who wants to improve their qualifications. Apprentices have formed part of the Walsh Team for over 36 years; Walsh have a dedicated training supervisor and are always looking for future participants in the apprenticeship programme, whatever their ages and circumstances.