Kirby Group Engineering awarded Engineers Ireland’s CPD Accredited Employer Standard

Kirby Group Engineering has been awarded the much sought after CPD Accredited Employer Standard by Engineers Ireland in recognition of their continuing professional development (CPD) strategy.

Founded in 1964 in Limerick, Kirby is a leading mechanical and electrical engineering contractor with operations in Ireland, the UK, and Mainland Europe. The organisation provides full mechanical and electrical engineering contracting services as well as specialist high voltage (HV) and medium voltage (MV) design and construction services across a range of sectors including data centres, life sciences, industrial, energy and commercial.

With a turnover of €400 million, the organisation employs over 1,300 highly skilled professionals and has over 2,500 people deployed across Europe. The Kirby Academy trains all key site staff to deliver its projects as a collaborative team with a world-class process. In 2021, Kirby spent over €1 million on training initiatives and has undertaken a €2 million upgrade of its headquarters in Co. Limerick to keep pace with the predicted growth.

Congratulating Kirby Group Engineering on achieving the CPD Accredited Employer Standard, Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: “Investment in professional development is essential for organisations to grow and develop their people. This investment ensures career progression and success for employees’ while also ensuring continued growth and market success, nationally and internationally.

“I would like to congratulate Kirby Group Engineering for their dedication to professional development and achieving CPD Accredited Employer status. It is clear that Kirby Group Engineering has a strong commitment to developing its people and will continue to benefit from the strategic approach facilitated by this standard,” Ms Spillane added.

“Our clients like our honesty, integrity and our values-based approach. Our success in winning repeat business has been driven by consistent delivery. Every day we aim to deliver innovation through synchronised world-class engineering and operational excellence and being a CPD Accredited Employer highlights these aims prominently,” commented Mark Flanagan, Group Managing Director of Kirby.

“We have a solid reputation of trust and integrity, and this trust has been earned by consistently delivering on our promise, going the extra mile, and being a values-driven business. Our core values of People, Safety, Quality, Delivery and Value are central to what we are as a business, and there is a clear link between our core values and our success,” Mr Flanagan added.

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. For more information, visit:

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