Chris Davies was the toast of his estates' colleagues after gaining his Chartered Engineer certificate.
He has spent more than 20 years in Estates as a Building Services Engineer - Designing, installing, maintaining and managing Mechanical and Electrical systems i.e. plumbing, ventilation, electrical systems etc
He started in the private sector at NG Baileys in Leeds and moved into healthcare around 15 years ago at Leeds and now six years at CHFT/CHS. He chairs the Yorkshire Institute in Healthcare Engineering and sits on the national Architectural Design and Build Committee for healthcare.
He hailed his colleagues in Estates for all they do. " Credit due to my colleagues in NHS Estates. I cannot stress enough the dedication and loyalty, Estates and Facilities staff display towards their local hospitals. They deserve recognition for the hard work they undertake on a day to day basis. My CEng is a shining example that E&F staff can reach their own ambitions, whatever they may be."
My study to achieve CEng comprised the following part time study and was supported through the following:
- 4 year apprenticeship City & Guilds NVQ level 3
- 2 year Ordinary National Certificate (ONC)
- 2 Year Higher National Certificate (HNC)
- 3 Year Bachelors Degree (BEng (Hons) 2:1)
- 2 Year Masters Degree Msc
- 1 Year Post Grad Leadership & Management
To achieve Chartered Status you must have relevant experience and above qualifications and submit a 5000 word report showing how you meet the National Engineering Councils' 17 competencies in front of an expert panel of engineers.
Chris celebrated with a non-alcoholic bottle of fizz supplied by Paul Gilling.