The strength of a team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
Lewis Onsite Engineer at SS Systems:
“The company as a whole feels very intimate and everyone looks after each other. If you have any issues there is a freedom to speak to anyone within the company for unbiased judgement free support. Also the work we do within the industry is extremely diverse and interesting which makes for a better working experience.
The engineering team again is extremely close and everyone is willing to help each other. I’ve never felt alone or lost within any job or issue as there is always someone to help. Everyone understands we’re all in the same job and we’ve all got a job to do so we just try our best to help each other out and get jobs done to the best of our capability.
Engineers that join this company need to have a really good work ethic and openness to learn and teach. Be honest, take responsibility and be passionate about the work we do and have pride in their own work. It’s not often that we work in teams but when we do they must be able to ask the right questions if they don’t understand and listen carefully to instructions. If they have any other good opinions or suggestions they must feel comfortable speaking out.”
Luke Onsite Engineer at SS Systems:
“SS Systems allows me to do a modern job in historic environments which is unique. I don’t know many companies that give this sort of opportunity. Every job is different which forces you to find different solutions to problems, which keeps it interesting.
Even though I’ve not been here too long, I’ve been made to feel like a big part of the team. It definitely feels like your apart of something bigger. All the engineers I’ve worked with so far always check up on each other to see how people are getting on. Because of the different backgrounds and experience that people have there’s always someone you can call if you need a hand.
One of the biggest things I’ve learnt is you need to have an open mind. Like I said in the first question, every job is different so just because something worked on one job doesn’t mean it will on the next so I’d say that is an important mindset to have. As far as skills and experience goes as much as possible is beneficial. I didn’t realise how hard it was to find fire/security engineers until I started here.”
Onsite Engineer at SS Systems:
“I enjoy working for SS Systems mainly because of the staff, every engineer, at least on my team (service and small works), understands that we are a team and is always on the other end of the phone to give advice and support no matter the time or how big/small the problem is. This is because we all know every engineer has his strengths and weaknesses and leaning on each other’s strengths is the best way to grow the skill base of the entire team. Everyone is inclusive and willing to get on board with new ideas and ways of working.
SS Systems, in my opinion, want hard working people who are not afraid to talk up. Whether that’s with a great idea or simply to say they need help. I truly believe from the MD, Andy, right down to the apprentices, everyone is pushing towards the same goal. I have personally rang the Managing director with technical questions before and he has sat on the phone for as long as it took to help me out. They also are very keen on personal development and pushing internal growth within the teams, putting people on the right courses to help themselves and the business out. I believe with the growth of the company is currently undertaking all hard working engineers of all skill levels and discipline’s could build a career here.”
Onsite Engineer at SS Systems:
“Excellent management and colleagues, being able to go round all heritage sites and trust sites. Well equipped modern vans and up to date equipment.
Very helpful and supportive team, readily available tech support from other engineers for all disciplines and vast site knowledge.
Ability to carry out a maintenance to BS-5839, fault find on addressable and conventional systems. Methodical approach to jobs and willing to challenge office with issues.”
“The opportunity at SS Systems, arose from me applying to the RISE program in late December 2020. The process and projection delivered by the team of Andrew & Michelle was through and well planned, giving a purpose to aim for and an initial blueprint on how to really apply myself in an industry that is more practical than I had previously experienced.”