Winthrop Engineering has been awarded the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accredited Employer Standard by Engineers Ireland in recognition of their continuing professional development strategy. Headquartered in Ireland and employing over 750 people, Winthrop is a leading mechanical and electrical engineering company which has established itself as a turnkey data centre contractor delivering projects in Dublin, Amsterdam, Warsaw and Munich.

Full mechanical and electrical installations

Winthrop are also appointed to carry out the full mechanical and electrical installations for large commercial projects, such as the DIT Grange Gorman Campus and Spencer Place Dockland Development. Speaking at the parchment presentation on International Women’s Day at Engineers Ireland, Anne Dooley, managing director at Winthrop, said: “We are extremely proud to have been awarded the Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer Standard. Winthrop is a company that has continually invested in improving its capabilities and in developing its people. “We are an engineering company led by engineers with very high-quality staff. We have a very low staff turnover and many of them are degree-qualified engineers with a previous trades qualification. "All our engineers are highly adaptable and very practical minded – it is the quality and calibre of our staff that has developed our position in the market and has helped ensure that 80 per cent of our contracts derive from repeat clients. "Over the years, we have always encouraged and facilitated the continuous professional development of our staff, and this has ensured that staff are fully equipped to manage and build high-standard projects efficiently. "The people in our company and their professionalism and enthusiasm have been, and remain, our greatest asset.”

Raise competency levels and deliver tangible business benefits

The Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer Standard is a strategic framework which enables engineers and engineering employers to raise competency levels and deliver tangible business benefits by investing in engineers through continuing professional development. Caroline Spillane, director general, Engineers Ireland, congratulated Winthrop on achieving the accredited standard and said: “I wish to congratulate Winthrop for their dedication to professional development and achieving CPD Accredited Employer status. "Investment in professional development is essential for engineering organisations to gain a competitive edge and achieve results on a local and international level. "It is clear that the senior management team has a strong commitment to developing its people and will continue to benefit from the strategic approach facilitated by the CPD Accredited Employer standard.” For further information on the CPD Accredited Employer Standard, please visit: