PUBLISHED Friday, January 12 2018
In 2017, Walker Filtration partnered with a team of students from Newcastle High School for Girls to participate in a six-month project investigating an alternative and more efficient means of bonding pleated filtration materials as part of the EES (Engineering Education Scheme).
Walker Filtration are proud members of the EES, a fantastic association which encourages and support students who wish to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.
The team of four students attended an all-day workshop event to conduct a series of experimental trials which helped generate samples that the students will further test at a residential trip to Teesside University this month. This work allowed these students to work alongside engineers from Walker Filtration and gain valuable experience and knowledge while working on a real-world engineering project.
Supporting local manufacturing growth is particularly important to Walker Filtration Ltd due to their heritage being rooted in the North East of England. Group Managing Director Lianne Walker MBE (MBA) commented “It’s a privilege to welcome the future engineering talent of the North East into our production site. We are more than happy to aid development and growth of young people in our region and look forward to seeing the end result of the girls’ project.”
Walker Filtration would like to wish the group every success in their futures in pursuing a career in the STEM sector.
PUBLISHED Wednesday, January 3 2018
This summer Walker Filtration welcomed three graduates to the business as part of a three-month internship programme at our Washington, UK Head Office. Carla Lipari, Human Resources intern, proved herself to be such an asset to the team that she returned to the Company two weeks after finishing her internship in her new role as HR Generalist on a twelve-month Graduate programme.
Three months on we caught up with Carla to see how she is finding her new role at Walker Filtration:
Carla, who has recently completed her Masters (MA) in Human Resource Management at Newcastle University and has also achieved her professional HR qualification; CIPD Level 7 said:
“Internships and placements are invaluable to new graduates entering the job market, they give the opportunity to gain experience and provide an insight into the workplace. During my internship at Walker Filtration I gained this and much more: it wasn’t just a general insight, but a full immersion in a new job. I was involved with the day to day work straight away and tasked with improving and mapping the Company’s HR process. With the support of the HR team I was able to put academic theory learned at university into practice; fulfilling my hunger for learning and building upon my knowledge.”
“At the end of my internship Walker Filtration gave me the opportunity to make a difference in the long term, developing my skills as part of the graduate scheme and empowering me in a real HR Generalist role. I am thankful to be part of a such an engaging and friendly company where collaboration, honesty, trust and enthusiasm are part of the organisational culture. I still have a lot to learn and a lot to give, and I’m thoroughly enjoying the experience - I feel Walker Filtration is the right place to launch my career in HR.”
Group Managing Director, Lianne Walker MBE (MBA), commented: “We are excited to have Carla join the team on a more permanent basis and I am sure she will enjoy every success in her new role. At Walker Filtration, we pride ourselves on welcoming new talent and recognise the importance of rewarding success. Internships and graduate placements are hugely important to us and are pivotal to fuelling our talent pipeline as we grow the business.”
Walker Filtration are passionate about developing young people to create strong pillars for future growth in not only their Head Office but also on a global scale. The business continues to celebrate their success and go from strength to strength.