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Mercury supports development of new High Voltage Electrical Systems course to power the future
Mercury, a leading provider of complex engineering solutions, is committed to investing in the future and sharing knowledge and resources to achieve more. As part of our focus, we are proud to have played a key role in shaping a new education programme designed to address the critical need for skilled electricians and electrical engineers within the high voltage (HV) and medium voltage (MV) systems industry.
In collaboration with the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), South East Technological University (SETU), Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), and other leading contractors in the sector, Mercury was part of a focus group that contributed to the recent launch of this new certificate in High Voltage Electrical Systems.
This strategic response supports the development of the rapidly expanding electricity grid infrastructure across Ireland and Europe. Mercury’s extensive experience in executing complex large-scale projects throughout Europe puts us in a strategic position to play a crucial role in launching this programme. Mercury’s expertise proved invaluable in developing instructional content for this innovative course. The curriculum aims to elevate the skills of electricians and engineers in key areas such as HV design, safe systems of work, installations, grid connections, commissioning processes, and substation maintenance switching facilities.
As an industry leader, we know that our power is in the collective, and are dedicated to using our knowledge, resources, and the expertise of our people to work towards solving pertinent issues which directly impact our sector at a wider level.The prioritisation of learning and development has always been a central facet of our strategic development and a key component of everyday working life within Mercury, and we are proud to have applied this dynamic approach on an industry level to benefit the next generation of skilled electricians and electrician engineers.
Mercury’s Electrical Senior Authorised Person, Alan Horan, has over 20 years of experience in delivering complex electrical projects in sectors such as data centres, industrial, and commercial, represented Mercury as part of the industry focus group.
Commenting on the launch of this course, Alan said: “Due to our expertise in delivering large-scale electrical projects throughout Europe, Mercury was approached by the CIF to take part in an industry-led focus group. Through our discussions, we identified a learning gap for electricians and engineers lacking a pathway to this type of qualification, specifically around HV systems. We are proud to have contributed to the development of this programme and believe it will be a valuable resource for individuals and the industry as a whole.”
This new programme is an example of how Mercury invests in the development of the industry and the wider community. We believe that remaining grounded and recognising the power of the collective is essential to achieving success. When we share resources, knowledge, and rewards, we can achieve more. We are dedicated to continuing to work collaboratively to drive innovation and ensure that the skills of the workforce are always evolving to meet the needs of the future.
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