Tandem was delighted to host eight students from five schools in Cork including two girls from Ursuline Secondary School in Blackrock, and six boys from Ashton, St. Francis College Rochestown, the Christian Brothers and Carrigaline Community School.
Tandem delivered a full programme of events for the week to engage the students with a variety of engineering disciplines. Disciplines included Process Engineering, Building Service Engineering, Civil / Structural Engineering, BIM, Electrical Engineering and Project Controls.
Presentations to the students included education and career paths to achieve a career in that discipline, definitions and explanations of that discipline and the type of work involved. The students were then given an engineering task related to what they had learned.
Each day students were asked to work on a presentation of what they had learned and what their experience had been, and at the end of the week the students delivered those presentations to Tandem staff.
Tandem is delighted with the feedback from the students and at the end of the week, all felt that they would now consider a career in engineering. A great result, and we will look forward to watching their careers unfold.
During November, Tandem’s Engineers participated in the Engineers Ireland – STEPS Young Engineers Award Programme. The STEPS Young Engineers Award encourages 3rd and 4th class pupils to explore the world of engineering by developing a project that would help to improve their local community. Students form an engineering team and take on the challenge of using an engineering approach to find solutions.
Tandem’s engineers delivered virtual and in-person presentations to participating classes outlining what it is like to work as an engineer, the students then had the opportunity to showcase their projects and to receive feedback.
For our engineers, the experience delivered an opportunity to reflect on why they entered the engineering profession, they learned how to communicate engineering in a relatable way to children, and it opened their eyes to the creativity, imagination and the inquisitiveness that children have about engineering. Our engineers encouraged, guided and commended the children for their projects and on their teamwork.
Thanks to Engineers Ireland STEPS for delivering this STEM initiative in primary schools nationwide. Tandem wishes all of the participating schools the very best of luck in the Young Engineers Award competition!
Last Saturday, 29th of October was World Stroke Day. To raise awareness, Tandem’s Thrive committee invited the Irish Heart Foundation to present at a lunch and learn. During the presentation we learned that stroke is the third largest cause of death in Ireland.
Many thanks to Aileen Mc Donnell Gillic, for delivering an insightful presentation that focused on how to reduce the risk of stroke, stroke recognition and how to act FAST.
Knowing the signs of stroke and how to act could significantly impact a person’s chances of survival and to what degree they can recover.
In April, Thrive undertook a Waterford Greenway cycle. There were 16 participants cycling from Dungarvan to Kilmacthomas and back, 44 km in total. The cycle took us through some amazing countryside. Coming out of Dungarvan over the causeway we had views of the bay towards Helvick Head. The next section was a steady incline that led to a viewing point over Clonea Beach and the start of the Copper Coast. Turning inland from there, we had some sheltered areas of track but mostly open countryside with views of the Comeragh Mountains to the north. We stopped in Kilmacthomas for a lengthy break and well-deserved refreshments in The Coach House. The cycle back was as pleasant as the outward journey and the day was a great success with participants suggesting that we make it an annual event.
Thrive had 9 participants on their guided Carrauntoohil hike in August. The hike commenced from Lisleibane and took over an hour to reach the base of the Devil’s Ladder. The route took in the Devils Ladder and once it was surmounted, there was a slow and steady climb to the summit. The weather was amazing, resulting in incredible views from the Beara to the Dingle peninsula. Kerry Climbing guided the walk and provided a safe route and a steady pace to ensure that we all made it to the top. It was a seven-hour hike from start to finish, every minute was worth it for the spectacular views that we encountered on the day.
Congratulations to Tandem’s Advance Graduate Programme participants who recently delivered their annual presentation to the Tandem senior leadership team.
Evan O’Donovan and Ciara O’Connor received their certificates of completion at the ceremony which took place at Blackrock Castle Observatory. Tim Mulhall, Managing Director, congratulated participants on their achievements to date and wished them continued success in their careers with Tandem Project Management. Tim spoke about how the programme supports each graduate’s continuous professional development and the achievement of their short and long-term career goals. Feedback from the senior leadership team also provided the graduates with a range of both professional and personal insights to support them in their career development.
The Advance Graduate Programme is just the beginning of each graduate’s journey and Tandem will continue to support their development, beyond the programme and throughout their career with Tandem.
Tandem has been awarded a Silver Sustainability Rating from EcoVadis.
EcoVadis is a global standard for rating in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). EcoVadis assesses corporate social responsibility indicators across four main themes: Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. This award places Tandem’s sustainability practices in the top 25% of companies accredited by EcoVadis worldwide.
Tandem is delighted with this recognition and works to maintain and continually improve its ESG practices.
Tandem Project Management Ltd. is celebrating reaching a 150-strong workforce.
Tandem is delighted to welcome all its new personnel and it will continue to invest in its people and to grow together.
Tandem recognise the hard work and commitment of all its team. It is through their work that the company continues to prosper, and we thank them for their continued dedication. As new personnel join, Tandem will benefit from their insights, ideas, experience, and skills, further strengthening our team and our service offering. Tandem has seen consistent increases in personnel numbers year on year and is delighted to reach this milestone. Tandem plans to continue to grow its workforce this year and further recruitment is planned in both Ireland and the Netherlands to meet Tandem’s business and expansion goals to 2025.
Tandem was delighted to host a series of virtual visits to transition year students in Cork. Eight engineers from Tandem gave presentations across the following disciplines: Electrical, CSA, Building Services, Energy, CAD/BIM, and Process Engineering.
Each engineer delivered an overview of engineering as a career and their own career path to date. The presentations included their second and third level education journey, a description of the type of work & industries that their engineering discipline is typically involved in, their day-to-day activities in their engineering work and their career aspirations.
The Thrive Committee is committed to the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of all Tandem’s personnel. The committee met early in January to establish activities and events for 2022.
Popular initiatives from 2021 have been retained, such as walking and running groups, healthy eating recipes, the book club, and the gardening group. Additional initiatives that have been added this year include a fitness group, hillwalking activities are planned for later in the year as well as a Waterford Greenway cycle, paddleboarding and some Ziplining.
Thrive issued challenges to the exercise groups and to reward participation have held a draw for a Fitbit / pair of Apple AirPods, the winner of the draw was Emma Twomey. .
Thrive recently held its first lunch and learn. The speaker was Andrew Burke Hannon, Andrew was a participant on Operation Transformation in 2021. Andrew spoke about his life before Operation Transformation, his journey on the programme and how he maintains his healthy lifestyle now. Andrew is an inspiration, not just for his healthy approach to living but also for his charity work.
As part of Engineer’s Week 2022, Tandem donated a ‘Curiosity Box’ to the 3rd class in a local school. The Curiosity Box is an award-winning science and engineering toolkit designed to nurture children’s’ passion for discovery, experimentation, and exploration. Students completed practical experiments in engineering, maths, and chemistry. The main aim of Engineers Week is to promote engineering as a profession of choice to children in Ireland.
Tandem also donated virtual reality viewers to the 6th class pupils. Developed for the Science Museum, the Virtual Reality Goggles Wonderlab® turn almost any mobile phone into a virtual reality viewer. The VR viewers can help students understand the nature of light as part of the National Curriculum for Science.