IET Enterprise Partnership

9 months ago Thu 14th Apr 2022

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). The IET aim to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. This partnership with the IET offers Go-Ahead Ireland an opportunity to raise the profile of Engineering in Ireland, in developing a greater footprint in the Engineering community while also building career development programmes for Engineers to help Go-Ahead Ireland with retention and recruitment. 

Why did you choose to Partner with the IET?   The IET, with 158,000 members and presence in the Engineering community globally offer a great opportunity for GAI to raise the profile of Engineering in Ireland. This will also support GAI, in developing a greater footprint of in the Engineering community. Whilst also building career development programmes for Engineers to assist GAI with retention and recruitment.   What benefits will the Partnership bring and how did you find the process of becoming a Partner?   The partnership will assist GAI in building awareness of the Engineering community in public transport. The programme has been smooth from introduction with the account manager, to onboarding of Engineers and supporting the gap analysis of skill sets to begin the professional registration process.   What are your companies plans for 2022 and beyond?   Having received ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and 50001 in 2021 GAI are a company who demonstrate best practice to international standards. Our plans for 2022 are to protect and grow the core, continue to deliver best in class public transport services and support the NTA is rolling out the bus connects programme.   How important is the professional development and recognition of your staff?   GAI sees professional development as a key tool in the retention of personal, by supporting their development as individuals and from a technical perspective. It is also important to us  to support our staff members’ career development and career progress, whilst aligning training to their current position and professional standards. This will ensure the next generation of Engineers from apprentices to managers are able to grow and develop within the business. Our Engineering Director and Engineering Managers started as industry apprentices, and we are keen to continue this trend.    Are there any exciting ideas or projects your company is currently working on?   We have recently developed a net zero climate change strategy which involves decarbonising the business. This includ



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