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RDM Electrical & Mechanical Ltd

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Established in 1988, RDM has grown from a local electrical services contractor into a multi-million pound building services solution provider. RDM undertakes all types of projects from small to large, including design and build of all mechanical, electrical and specialist services. It also operates a large contract across the Defence Estates maintaining its essential infrastructure and services.

The Importance of Qualifications

Qualifications are an essential metric within the business. This contributes to the competency of our workforce alongside the hands-on experience our employees gain. We pride ourselves on the continual professional development of our staff and offer career progression from apprentice through to degree level training.

We also support staff in gaining industry associated qualifications and memberships such as The IET and CIBSE. In summary, in order to maintain the highest standards within the company, we are committed to our workforce being continually trained, qualified and experienced to ensure competency with the latest technologies and innovation within our sector.

Reasons I would recommend a career in the industry

• Qualification & life skills
• Experience – on the job training (both site and office based)
• Opportunities for career progression – a diverse range of specialisms and career positions:
• You can look to specialise in a specific area of the industry i.e. building controls/lighting/ High Voltage/Life Safety Systems etc.
• You can work in many roles from sitebased engineer/design/estimating/project management/commissioning engineer etc.
• Innovation & technology – with the fast-paced development of new smart technologies, there are more and more roles developing with the industry.
• Rewarded from day one – excellent rates of pay.

What will the new qualifications mean to the company

Due to the diverse nature of our industry, we believe it is critical to make people aware of the opportunity available to them as a career path as early as possible.

As current teaching of the construction and built environment sector is limited, only some students are not aware of our industry/sector until later in their academic life, and therefore may already have chosen an alternative career path.

An understanding of the built environment from an earlier age will help inspire the next generation of engineers. Understanding the wider industry will also develop the importance of knowledge and interaction between all trades.

Drew Evans – Apprentice Electrical Engineer (2nd year)

Working as an apprentice in the industry is very enjoyable and I have been taught so much information by qualified people. Starting as an apprentice I was worried that people wouldn’t want to help me with work, but it is the complete opposite as everyone wants the best for you and wants to help you develop in your career.

The construction industry is full of opportunities and all of them lead to a great career. There are so many courses in college and university which are really good to help you further your learning which are part of the apprenticeship.

I would recommend anyone who is interested in the industry to go for it. I was questioning whether it would suit me and I haven’t looked back since.

AMBASSADOR CASE STUDY

Chris Jenkins, Director
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Why I was attracted to the industry

The diverse nature of the industry offering unlimited career progression opportunities appealed to me. I enjoy problem solving and I have a keen interest in new technologies, and I enjoy hands on involvement.

Future career opportunities

I started as an apprentice and worked in multiple roles from estimating, project management and managing the design of multi-million pound design and build projects. I have now progressed into a Director role within the business. There is continual professional development with key industry technologies and associations.

I enjoy studying or working in this industry because…

As previous, it’s so diverse. No two days are the same. Technology is continually evolving, and our industry is at the forefront of the built environment.

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