Thrive Events in January

Tandem held two social events in January to kickstart 2024 on a positive note. To celebrate diversity in Tandem, the Thrive committee organised a shared lunch and invited people to bring Irish & international foods to share. This was a big hit and will become a regular event in Tandem.

A group then headed to the Ice-Skating rink at Fota Island. We had some beginners and some more experienced skaters, but everyone in the group had fun.
Tandem’s Thrive committee is looking forward to many more social events this year.

Alexion Safety Day

Tandem was delighted to host a safety day for our ongoing projects at Alexion in April 2023.

Colm Burke and Tim Mulhall spoke about the success of the project and the importance of a continued emphasis on safety. Brian Lavelle and Cathal Mc Kenna, presented on milestones achieved and the excellent safety record of the project.

The guest speaker, professional boxer Eric Donovan, delivered an insightful story of overcoming challenges, determination, and reframing your viewpoint when faced with adversity. Eric’s messages of wellbeing and resilience were both grounded and inspirational.

Thrive Committee Activity: Go Karting

On Thursday 27th July, Tandem’s Thrive committee organised a go-karting grand prix event at the National Kart Centre Cork.

A great evening was had by all participants. Some friendly competitive rivalry and laughter on the racetrack made for a very enjoyable event!

Well done to Maciej Gloskowski, the overall winner on the evening with Sam Lee in second and Oisin Griffin in third.

Advance Graduates Presentations 2023

In July 2023, Tandem held a celebration for its Advance Graduates. Tandem’s Advance Graduate programme aims to give graduates an insight into all aspects of the business in a structured and measured manner, to ensure they obtain broad experience on both a professional and personal level in these crucial initial years of their career.

The celebration was held in Blackrock Castle Observatory, a unique location, apt in that our graduates are ‘reaching for the stars’ in their careers!

The day consisted of presentations from graduates on their professional accomplishments and personal development over this past year. Jason Cullinane, Brian Flahive and Matthew Davidson presented on the experience they have gained and the areas that they have developed in throughout the programme. Presentations lasted 10 minutes after which they took questions from managers and peers.

Advance is a two-year programme and both Brian Flahive and Matthew Davidson were presented with their graduation certificates by Tim Mulhall. We look forward to Matthew’s continued success in Tandem and wish Brian well for his new adventure in Melbourne, Australia.

The graduates, peers and managers then enjoyed a celebratory lunch in the Blackrock Castle café.

ISO Audit, CPD Accreditation & Graduate Programme Approval

Tandem has recently completed a successful ISO 9001 surveillance audit with EQA, achieved reaccreditation from Engineers Ireland for it Continuing Professional Development programme and also recognition of its Advance Graduate Programme.

The EQA surveillance audit took place over three days, covering all Tandem departments and office locations and both in-person and remote auditing were employed. Tandem is delighted to have passed the ISO 9001 audit with no non-conformances and no negative observations. 

The CPD accreditation from Engineers Ireland reconfirms Tandem’s commitment to the development of its personnel and ensures the company remains to the forefront of new learning. The Engineers Ireland Accredited CPD Employer Standard has provided a framework for Tandem to deliver on its CPD strategy since out first accreditation in 2017.

Tandem is also delighted to announce it has achieved Engineers Ireland CPD Approval of it’s Advance Graduate Programme.
Advance is a 2-year graduate programme that aims to give graduates an insight into all aspects of the business in a structured and measured manner, to ensure they obtain broad experience, on both a professional and personal level, in the crucial initial years of their career.

The CPD approval from Engineers Ireland is backed up by what our graduates say about the programme:

“Coming out of college, the support from managers, mentors and colleagues is great.”

“The programme is very interactive, I have support and comradery. I am well looked after with mentoring and everyone in my team is there to help.”

“My team are very experienced, and I feel supported in this early part of my career. It is a really good environment.”

World Stroke Day 2022

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. 

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