The first four Transtherm engineers to join the chartership scheme, with Nick Bound. Left to right: Justin Stinson, Clayton Dsouza, Nick Bound, Andrew Kinder and Jonathan To.
In a demonstration of the manufacturer’s commitment to technical best practice standards, professionals from across the breadth of its engineering team will be encouraged to work towards gaining their chartership to further improve and showcase their system design and equipment specification skill-sets.
Nick Bound, managing director for Transtherm, said: “We pride ourselves on having a better technical knowledge than competing manufacturers, and employing highly-skilled engineers rather than a traditional sales force means we are able to offer a technically accurate, bespoke service to each customer, based on their exact requirements.
“In other words, we do not offer catalogue sales. Our customers have access to a mechanical engineer with specific expertise in their field, who can advise, design and help to specify products which will deliver real efficiencies.
“We are proud of our engineering team and want to encourage them to be the best they can be, for our customers and for themselves.”
Upon registering for the chartership scheme, each engineer will be expected to build on their engineering-specific master’s degree over a four-year period, or until they can demonstrate their experience in five key competencies. Chartership will only be granted once each candidate has presented their experience to the Institute of Mechanical Engineering.
Mr Bound concluded: “Our bespoke designs, equipment and service style offer our engineers much of the experience required to complete their chartership and for competences which fall outside of their normal roles, we facilitate experience across our bespoke research and development projects and market research assignments.
“Retaining the best technical talent is vital for our business, and supporting our mechanical engineers with their continued professional development is just one way in which we aim to maintain both our customer satisfaction and high staff retention levels.”