As part of our CSR Programme, Tandem’s Engineers participated in Engineers Week during Feb 27th – March 5th by hosting a series of virtual visits to transition year students in Cork. Engineers Week promotes the importance of engineering as a profession and aims to positively showcase engineering as a rewarding and creative career choice. Five engineers from Tandem gave presentations across the following disciplines: Electrical, CSA, Building Services and Process & Chemical Engineering.
Under normal circumstances Tandem would facilitate a week-long learning experience for transition year students at its headquarters. This year, our engineers 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.
Tandem Project Management Ltd. wish to congratulate Ciara O’Connor on her nomination for the Joe Gantly Award.
The Joe Gantly prize in Engineering is awarded to the Best Student on the Work Placement module in the BE (Hons) Programmes at UCC.
Ciara undertook her work placement with Tandem in 2019 and was nominated for this prize based on her exemplary engineering work. Four students were nominated, and on this occasion, Ciara was awarded a runner up prize.
Tandem is extremely proud of the work Ciara undertook during her placement and we look forward to welcoming her back this year as part of the Tandem team.
Pictured above are: Prof Jorge Oliveira, Head of the School of Engineering, UCC, Maurice Cunningham, Ciara O Connor, Colm Burke and Thomas McHugh, Chamber of Commerce.
As part of our CSR Programme, Tandem Project Management Ltd.’s engineers volunteered for the Engineers Ireland Engineers Week. Engineers Week promotes engineering and the importance of the profession to children in Ireland, and its aim is to positively showcase engineering as a rewarding and creative career choice to children in all communities.
Our engineers visited participating schools in Cork during the week 29th Feb – 06th March. The visit included a presentation from the engineers on engineering as a career. After the presentations, it was time for fun and learning with games designed by Engineers Ireland to open the students minds to engineering in their local environment and to the processes involved in a design and build project. The level of engagement from the students was enlightening.
We look forward to visiting many more schools in the future and introducing them to the exciting world of Engineering.
We were delighted to welcome a number of Transition Year students to our headquarters in February. The purpose of the visit was to give the students an insight into engineering as a potential career option.
We had a packed agenda for the week which included presentations from representatives of our engineering departments covering Process, Mechanical, CSA, Electrical, Project Management, Project Controls and Revit/3D design. These presentations gave the students a good insight into the diverse nature of engineering design, and the many career opportunities it offers. On Friday each of the students gave a presentation on everything that they had learned during the week.
All-in-all it was a great week for everyone involved. We hope the students enjoyed their experience and are inspired to pursue a future career in engineering with Tandem Project Management Ltd.
We were delighted to welcome six students to Tandem Project Management as part of our 2019 Undergraduate Programme. We welcomed engineering students from University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology and University College Dublin, Ciara O’Connor (B.Eng. Civil), Shakil Rahman (B.Eng. Civil), Liam O’Connor (B.Eng. Process), Michael Cantillon Murphy (B.Eng. Mechanical), Nicholas Hourigan (B.Eng. Electrical) and Roisin Hickey (M.E. Engineering with Business). The students had the opportunity to work in our design offices and on site, and were mentored by our senior team members throughout their internship. Working on site allowed the students to learn the social and communication skills they need to work in teams, liaise with contractors’ and deal with clients and communities. We would like to thank these students for their positive contributions to the team to date and we hope to see them entering our Graduate Programme in the coming years.
“Working in Tandem helped me to put academic theory into practice, broaden my knowledge, develop many vital engineering skills and gain an insight into my own personal abilities. My work placement in Tandem Project Management was thoroughly enjoyable and educational. I gained a lot of valuable experience that will hopefully benefit me in the years going forward. I enjoyed working with such a great team of experienced engineers and really appreciate the time and effort they put into helping me throughout the placement. I would hope to return to Tandem after I graduate from UCC.” Ciara O’Connor
“During my time with Tandem Project Management I worked as part of the Mechanical/Building Services team. I would have to say that it was a hugely beneficial experience. The whole team at Tandem were very receptive and welcoming. The help and guidance of all the Mechanical team was always willingly given and greatly appreciated. My contributions to the progress of projects was acknowledged and valued, while the opportunities to attend site presented a rounded picture of the office based design process. The tight knit nature of the company lends itself to developing strong working relationships across departments and this was an aspect of the company that I found very appealing. As a work placement experience it was full on and demanding but exactly the challenge I was looking for.” Micheál Cantillon Murphy
Following the success of our 2017 Undergraduate Program, we are delighted to partner with the School of Engineering in University College Cork and the School of Engineering and Science in Cork Institute of Technology to announce our 2018 Undergraduate Program. The view of our Undergraduate program is to develop undergraduates through structured work experience over a number of months.
This year, third year students Eimear Duggan (Process), Eoin McCarthy (Mechanical), Gary O’Leary (Process), Shane O’Connor (Electrical) have joined us on work placement.
We would like to thank these undergraduates for their positive contributions to the team to date and we hope to see them entering our Graduate Programme in the coming years.