Toys 4 Engineers
The countdown is on to this years Toys4Engineers Conference taking place on 6th October 2022 at SETU Arena, Waterford.
This is a must attend event for anyone in Engineering, Tech, Pharma and Renewable energy industries. Engineering the South East has partnered with Waterford Chamber this year in order to get more of the regions cluster companies taking part in the event.
Engineering / Manufacturing Breakfast Briefings
Engineering the South East recently held breakfast briefings in Carlow, Waterford and Wexford organised in conjunction with South East Regional Skills Forum & South East Technological University.
These events were designed to brief those in the engineering and manufacturing industries on new and upcoming upskilling opportunities available to their staff. Representatives from SETU, Skillnets and the local Education & Training Board were in attendance to discuss training needs and offerings.
If you missed our breakfast briefings and would like some advice on training opportunities get in touch with us today.
Attracting Interns and Graduates for Engineering
Recruitment and retention is a huge problem for our Cluster members so we recently ran an event for our regional SME`S
who we interested in learning what measures they can put in place to strengthen their position
as attractive employers for young graduates
Benefits of the initiative:
- Clarification of what Internships or placements should involve from the employers perspective
- Creating awareness of recruitment timelines that work for both student and employer
- What Recruitment Programmes are and why they work
- Best practice for recruitment & retention of graduates (activity that employers need to be doing)
- Clarification to industry exactly what skills a graduate will have (ie what they will know, both when qualified and at the different stages of their degree)
Impacts of the initiative:
Companies are taking more initiative in their long-term recruitment strategy. Companies realise the value of getting students working in their business before they actually graduate. To avail of this the IoT’s offer a function to advertise Part-Time work for engineering students so that companies can start creating relationships with potential talent early.
We are working on an initiative to get Cluster members utilising the “Final Year Project” as a tool to increase engagement with students and bring more relevance to their project.
ESE is working with some of the Cluster member companies on a series of lunch box talks where some of their staff will present to the engineering students themselves.
- PB Machine Tech
- Pneumatics & Sensors Ireland
- Bolster Group
- BRG Geological
- Carlow Toolmaking
- Seerys Foods
- Murphy Precast
- Clancy Construction
- Oglesby and Butler
- CDS Metalwork / Duggan Lynch
- Horan Automation
Really good insights from a number of the regions energy solutions providers at Waterford Chamber recent “Going Green for Business” event which was held at the South East Technological University. The scale and impact of some of the case studies from Enerpower, 3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea) and Energia is really impressive. These are great examples of...
Many thanks to Kieran Comerford and the team at inCarlow | Carlow Local Enterprise Office who organised a visit to the MACH 2022 manufacturing technology exhibition in the NEC Birmingham recently. It was great to have some of the Engineering the South East cluster members in attendance with us. #research #engineering #future #team #collaboration
SEAM Research Centre recently hosted a number of Engineering the South East cluster companies for a tour of the facilities this week. Dr Ramesh Raghavendra, SEAM Centre Director, and the team are providing a great service and the cluster companies were really impressed with the equipment and capabilities that are...
Engineering the South East are delighted to be part of The South East Engineering Festival which takes place from 4-11 March and is part of National Engineers Week. The event is organised by Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology, Carlow and aims to reach over 6000 primary and secondary school students over the...
70% of Europe’s cars have components that are made on machines manufactured by TBE Ireland in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. Last week our cluster members visited the TBE facility in order to learn how they have created a truly international business and how companies such as BMW have placed their trust in them. The...
Engineering the South East were delighted to meet with Minister Simon Harris, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science last week at the Institute of Technology, Carlow Wicklow Campus in Clermont House. Minister Harris was updated on proposals for the further development of the Campus. Of particular interest to the engineering cluster were...
Thanks to the Magna International Autolaunch Ireland team who opened up their doors this week to Jones Engineering and Tanco for a collaborative cluster visit. The theme was “Quality Benchmarking for Engineering Processes” and demonstrated world class manufacturing and great peer to peer learning. #learning #engineering #team #collaboration