Our business depends on extraordinary levels of skill and commitment. That’s why we only employ individuals who are amongst the best at what they do.
Once we’ve recruited the best, we continue to train our people for the length of their careers with us. From apprentices who join us straight from school to seasoned professionals with years of experience and research scientists with PhDs, everyone at Whittaker is learning all the time, through a structured programme of continual improvement.
Away from our own site, our people often work offshore, at dockside and aboard vessels, both in the North Sea and around the world. Workshop personnel will travel with our fabrications to oversee final assembly and installation, while our machinists can attend our clients’ sites, on or offshore, for remedial and maintenance work. So it’s important that our staff are good ‘people people’ as well as excellent technicians - and all are trained to work in a collaborative, inclusive and helpful manner.
We’re proud of the contribution we make to life in our town, our region and our industry. As Investors in People and a participating employer in Modern Apprenticeships, we’ve trained dozens of young people over our forty years in business - and produced many highly-skilled tradesmen.
At Whittaker we’re prepared to work anywhere in the world, and already we’ve completed projects in locations on every continent (except Antarctica). Wherever we travel, our people are great ambassadors for our company, for Scotland and for the UK. They will always respect local cultures, conditions and work practices, and collaborate happily and efficiently with client staff and other contractors.