Investing in our People
Korrie Mechanical & Plumbing Ltd (part of Ingen group), have a long tradition of developing their staff and providing them with a career path to progress through the business.
There have been many examples of this over the years, but one of the most recent success stories has been Andrew Davidson.
Andrew has worked with the Korrie leadership team for nine years and joined Korrie in year one of the company's inception back in 2010. During these formative years, Andrew has undertaken almost every role within the office as he has been mentored and moulded to allow him to become a senior member of the team.
On route, Andrew was able to study for an honours degree in Building Services Quantity Surveying which has enhanced his development as he gained vital qualifications whilst gaining invaluable experience in the working environment at the same time. Andrew admits he will be eternally grateful to the company's hierarchy for giving him all the tools he needs to succeed.
Davidson said: "Peter Corbett, Donnie Fraser and the company have been very good in their support of me. They like to put a challenge in front of you, but also give you the room to get stuck in and have a go at it. To be where I am at today in the business and being introduced as the Plumbing Manager to the Apprentices is a great moment for me. I have been through all of the roles in the office and I have got a real understanding of the business from that journey.
"There has been a lot of nurturing along the way and I have had some fantastic mentors throughout. When I first came into the firm there was Iain Middleton, Peter Corbett and of course, Donnie Fraser, who between them have a combined industry experience of over 100 years and to have the chance to tap into that wealth of knowledge has been really invaluable for me. I have learned a lot from them and cannot thank them enough for all their help."
"There is a real pathway to progress in this company and there is no ceiling put in your way. As long as you put yourself forward for tasks, then there is no limit to where you can go here if you apply yourself in the right way."
Another employee, who is only just beginning his journey with Korrie, is Roddy Tweedie. The 20-year-old has only just started with the company in July 2015 on a four year traineeship which allows him to work on the job alongside studying for an Open University course, Foundation in Surveying Practice.
The course is four and a half years long leading to a Foundation Degree in Surveying and Roddy is determined to make the most of the opportunity given to him to progress in the firm, like so many of his colleagues before him.
Roddy said: "The support of the company is brilliant and it is the perfect opportunity for me. Most people my age, who are looking for work, would not get the same help and the chance to get hands on work experience whilst I am learning is amazing. It means that once I am finished with my education then I will have had four years working on the job.
"The company have been brilliant in terms of support, whether it be time off to study and they are always there for advice along the way. Most of the people here have been through it and done it and there are so many examples of success stories for me to look up to and try to emulate, so hopefully follow in their footsteps over the next few years."