Those of you that read my last Press Release (June 2017) will recall that our already extensive portfolio of clients was expanding. I am pleased to report that this expansion is continuing across the board mechanically, electrically and design. Therefore, we are looking to employ welders, pipe fitters, mechanical fitters and electricians. We also have a number of supervisory vacancies both mechanical and electrical. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the right people. Please refer to our vacancies page for details etc.
Vogal recognise that we need to support the ever growing “skills gap” in engineering. With this in mind, we have been developing relationships with local schools. We have attended a number of Industry Day events at different venues in the Peterborough area. At these events, members of staff from our own Training Centre and the Group have been discussing the opportunities that Vogal and the ECITB have developed via a radical joint training initiative. We received a considerable response which is encouraging. We hope to see the benefits of this over the medium term.
On the subject of the Training Centre, we are looking at ways to expand this excellent facility to cater for the created influx of apprentice training and commercial training undertaken. I am considering a number of options which include expansion at the current site in Ailsworth or a new build in another area within Peterborough.
With all of the above being undertaken and the continued expansion in apprentice training, the Training Centre is currently seeking to employ a further mechanical instructor to support the current team. Would any potential candidate please contact the Training Centre manager Paul Wakefield Tel: 01733 380929.
Our already excellent and ongoing health and safety record is being improved and recognised with one of our major blue chip client’s putting Vogal forward for a national health and safety award. We are currently working on a number of sites undertaking high risk tasks including complex removal and installation crane lifts, major hot works (plasma cutting, grinding and coded welding) in confined spaces. Some of these works are being completed working twenty four hours per day.
We also have a number of complex electrical installation works that continue on various sites throughout the UK. The sites are many and varied ranging from chemical works through to food manufacturing facilities to swing bridges! We are involved in designing control systems that actually operate the bridges. An influx of ATEX rated works has necessitated the requirement to train a number of electricians to this standard. The training is ongoing.
Another “new” highly respected client recently commented on our professionalism whilst undertaking works on their site under tight schedules recognising our commitment to health and safety practices praising work techniques, housekeeping and the auditing that we undertake. All of our management team, supervisors, managers, directors, undertake regular safety and quality audits and supply the client with a copy of the audit sheet. This ensures that complete transparency is maintained with the client. Our full time Health and Safety/Environmental Manager also visits our client’s site to undertake auditing with a “fresh pair of eyes” approach. He also supports the client with advice and guidance where required particularly with regard to CDM matters.
I would like to end this press release by congratulating and thanking all of our clients and everyone at Vogal for their continued support and efforts in making “our” company successful.