Career Development

Our employees are encouraged to manage their professional development in partnership with the company, and regular appraisals give them a structured forum to discuss their career progress and goals.

Whilst many of our engineers feel that working on new and exciting projects continues to challenge them professionally, specific additional training or development is provided where appropriate.  All employees are encouraged to strive for continuous professional development and WEC endeavours to support all staff through the chartership process.

Graduate Profile- Sean Morson

“I’ve always had an interest in finding out how things work, so from an early age I knew that I wanted a career in engineering.  My fascination with Aircraft was also largely influential in my choice of University courses. As a result, I enrolled at the University of Salford to study Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies.  Not only did the course allow me to appreciate a range of engineering principles, but also gave me some understanding of the relationship between engineering and the interactions of the pilots on the flight deck.  In addition, I had the opportunity to take flying lessons each week, which contributed towards a Private Pilots License. 

With a degree in my back pocket, I set about applying for graduate positions.  I was determined to work within the aerospace industry, putting the skills I had gained at university, and my passion for aviation, to good use.  Woodford Engineering were a relatively new company, which I had heard were growing, and were looking to recruit graduate engineers.  I knew that the company was formed by a team of experienced engineers and that working within a team such as this would be the best way for me to develop as an engineer. On enquiring for opportunities at the company I was lucky enough to be offered an interview, and subsequently a position within the Fluid/mechanical Systems team.

I have been working at Woodford Engineering since January 2010, and since then I have been involved with many different projects. One of the best things about working at Woodford Engineering is the range of tasks and roles I have been given:  this variety not only allows me to meet a range of customers but also helps me gain experience over a wide spectrum of engineering competencies. 

Since starting my career at Woodford Engineering, not only have my day-to-day responsibilities been rewarding, but also the way that I have been integrated into the team.  As a graduate I am aware of the importance of my development as an engineer and in the coming years I intend to work towards achieving chartership. It’s great to know I’ve got the support of the company in my professional development.”