4site named ‘Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accredited Employer’ by Engineers Ireland

4site, the providers of innovative engineering solutions for major infrastructural developments in telecommunications, have been named a ‘Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accredited Employer’ by Engineers Ireland.

The Engineers Ireland ‘CPD Accredited Employer’ programme recognises excellent organisational practice in the area of professional development for engineers and technical staff. The programme is supported by the Department of Education and Skills, and over 160 leading engineering employers are harnessing this national CPD framework to raise competence levels and deliver tangible business benefits. 4site now joins a range of other prestigious companies as part of this CPD programme, including EBS Group, eirgrid, Arup Consulting Engineers, Ervia, Commission for Communications Regulation and BAM Construction.

In addition to being awarded CPD accreditation from Engineers Ireland, 4site also received ISO certifications renewal in June 2018 for H&S, Environmental and Quality, backing up another year of significant growth for the company.

4site employs over 80 highly skilled professionals, the majority of which are qualified engineers and technicians, at their headquarters in Limerick and offices in Dublin and the UK. The experienced in-house technical teams design, survey, build and maintain world-class communications networks, adapting technology, tools and processes to deliver reliable and future-proofed turnkey services for clients across Ireland, the UK and further afield. These clients include Vodafone, SIRO, Cignal, Huawei, 2RN (RTE), Three, Ericsson, Nokia, CityFibre, CommScope and enet.

4site recently invested €250,000 in developing a ‘Fibre Centre of Excellence’ at its Limerick HQ, which brings together the expertise of fibre design, survey and planning engineers who will continually innovate how fibre networks are designed and delivered, while also focusing on specialised training for graduate engineers to meet not just the current demands, but future 5G or next generation network developments. The company also offers a very successful graduate programme, complete with their own specially created training plans, to upcoming graduates from Limerick Institute of Technology, University of Limerick and further afield.

As well as a wealth of expertise in fibre technology, 4site also has significant experience in the planning, design and build of wireless networks. With over 15 years’ experience at home and abroad, 4site has earned a reputation as an independent, trusted partner who innovates, develops services, optimises assets and delivers cost efficiencies.

Ian Duggan, CEO of 4site, says: “We are delighted to be recognised by Engineers Ireland for our design-led approach to engineering, which requires world class technical skills, and continuous learning and development. Our engineers are the best in the business and have built some of the best networks in the world. But we never stop trying, testing, improving and creating the networks of tomorrow. We know we can’t do this without brilliant people, so we focus on continuous development and mentoring to ensure the highest standards at all times. It is very rewarding that Engineers Ireland has recognised our ‘people first’ approach by awarding us the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accredited Employer standard.”  

Caroline Spillane, Director General, Engineers Ireland, says: ‘4site is a superb example of an organisation which has cultivated a culture that promotes and facilitates learning and adaptability. 4site has demonstrated that it has a cohesive and clearly defined framework for the professional development of people.  

This national CPD Award was launched in 1999 and has accredited over 165 engineering-led organisations to date in Ireland across all sectors. It is the world’s first CPD standard for engineering employers and is supported by the Department of Education & Skills to ensure that engineering organisations continue to learn, adapt and grow to gain competitive advantage in both the domestic and international market. The standard is a set at a high bar and it is testament to vision and commitment of the management team and the CPD Committee that 4site been successful.”


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