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Celebrating Learning at Work Week 2021

Learning at Work Week is a national campaign that runs from the 17th – 24th May aiming to highlight the importance and continual benefits of learning and developing within the workplace.

This year S I Sealy is celebrating Learning at Work Week by speaking to a few of our engineers, all of whom are at different levels, to gain an insight into the opportunities they have had for continual learning.

Liam Phillips, Assistant Mechanical Engineer “When I first joined S I Sealy, I had no background in building services engineering and gained all my skillset and knowledge on the job. Having peer mentoring sessions and working closely with the senior engineers helped me gain valuable insight into mechanical engineering. Working closely with each engineer on the team was important as I learnt and developed different techniques when solving problems. I have also taken opportunities to attend regular CPD sessions and attended a course, ‘Mechanical Services Explained’, which gave me an insight into all the different areas within building services mechanical design.

I am currently undertaking Global E-Training, which is helping me to understand and develop my knowledge in REVIT so I can assist with this on projects. Through learning at S I Sealy, I have developed my understanding of building services to a substantial level, and I can now take the lead on projects with minimal help. I would advise anyone to take all the learning they can whilst they can. “

Jose Fernandez-Hickman, Mechanical Engineer “Since joining S I Sealy, I have undertaken dozens of CPD courses and completed my Master’s Degree last year in Building Services Engineer and Sustainable Design which have helped me to expand my knowledge, skills and stay current with standards, regulations and technology.

Every day is different for an engineer, and you are constantly learning new approaches to various projects you work on. There is still a lot of progress I want to make, and learning at work allows me to perfect my skill set whilst gaining valuable experience on projects.”

Phil Murphy, Technical Director “The learning never stops within our field, even well-established engineers need to keep up to date with current regulations and new technology that is developed. Attending regular courses and webinars allows me to keep up to date with current practice; recent ones I have attended are Asbestos Refresher, Working at Height, Heat pumps latest strategy Crimp Fit – Heavy Gauge Pipework Installation. There is always an opportunity to learn from others and develop your skillset.

Follow the hashtags #LearningAtWorkWeek on Twitter and Linkedin to celebrate Learning at Work Week 2021.