MINERALS OIL & GAS POWER & INDUSTRIAL WEIRBULLETIN | AUGUST 2011
Weir Canada awards
and consistent two year development experience for graduates within Weir that will provide a broad knowledge and under- standing of the business.
Since the December 2010 Bulletin, a number of key initiatives in this area have been put in place: - Weir has committed to recruit a total of 75 graduates from a variety of professional disciplines, including engineering, across the group. - a new careers website has been put in place that will enable future employees to apply online. The site can be found at www.weir.co.uk/careers
. - a new Graduate Development Frame- work brochure can be accessed at www. weir.co.uk/careers
for use at careers fairs and recruitment events in each of our loca- tions. - a Standard Operating Procedure has been created to assist companies to recruit and develop graduates in a consistent ‘Weir Way’. This can be accessed on the Human Resources section of the Intranet. - cross divisional / regional graduate placements have now started and we will continue to grow this element of the frame- work in the coming months.
Looking ahead, a week long Graduate
Event is being planned for September in Glasgow. This is the first of its kind and will enable graduates to gain a wider under- standing of the Weir Group as well as com- ing together to form strong connections and share in joint development activities.
Weir University The Weir University was launched at the end of March this year and can be accessed through the Intranet. This marks the start of a three year evolution where, through the guidance of the Weir University Steering Group, continuous professional development solutions will be provided for all Weir employees. With the initial focus on engineering skills, courses on Metallurgy, Failure Analy- sis, Corrosion, Drafting and Design Stand- ards and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are now available.
In addition, we have partnered with the world’s largest online learning company,
Outstanding Naval Student
I TRULY BELIEVE
THAT I WILL
GROW AS A WEIR LEADER HAVING PARTICIPATED IN THIS PROGRAMME.
MIKE FERRUCCI, VP FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION WEIR POWER & INDUSTRIAL – ISOLATION VALVES.
Weir Canada Inc. presented an award at the annual Mess Dinner for the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School (CFNES) graduation in March. The Weir Canada Award is
Skillsoft, to implement a new learning man- agement system (LMS) which is available for the majority of staff across the Group. Through time, the Skillport LMS will provide access to a variety of learning assets including online learning courses, books, simulations and video clips. As part of the initial roll out and move
towards 24/7 access to learning solutions, staff who have management and leadership accountability now have access to Skillsoft Leadership Advantage. This provides a targeted leadership development suite of multi – media interventions focussing on key management competencies. Other topics being developed include
Project Management, Heath and Safety and Lean – watch this space…
presented annually to the best Marine Systems Engineering Basic Offi cer Qualifi cation graduate and this year it was won by 29-year- old Sub-Lieutenant Victor Annes, a mechanical engineering graduate from Hamilton, Ontario. The qualifi cation is one of the longest training schemes in the Canadian forces with a series of technical, practical and managerial courses and a year onboard a naval ship consolidating their understanding of ship marine systems and to demonstrate technical competency. Commenting on the award, Lieutenant Commander R.C. Fifi eld, Offi cer Training Division Commander of CFNES said: “On behalf of the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School, I would like to thank Weir Canada for sponsoring this award. We look forward to your continued support, as it is held in high regard within the Naval Technical Offi cer community.”
Weir Canada’s Serge Lamirande presents the Weir Canada Inc Award to Sub-Lieutanant Victor Annes
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