WW:Academy

Our WW:Academy programme is designed to grow our own next generation of staff, and nurture and support all our staff to be the best they can be.

We are delighted to confirm the internal appointment of Paul Hargreaves as our WW:Academy Manager. Paul is a long serving, highly valued and hugely respected Wallace Whittle stalwart, and was previously responsible for driving forward our market leading Revit and BIM capability. Paul’s proven skills in learning & development, together with his mentoring abilities, mean that we know our next generation is in safe and capable hands.
Paul is looking forward to taking up his new role, and says:

“With technology and standards evolving ever more quickly, training is critical to the development of our staff and the future of our business. The new WW:Academy will be available to all our staff and will offer them the opportunity to continue their professional development, opening doors in the future. Training will be available for staff in all roles throughout the business to develop our already efficient workforce and also to develop the generation to follow. We will provide each staff member with their own personal training record and an account where they will be able to choose from training modules available to them. We will also be arranging for external experts in a variety of fields to share their experience and expertise. I’m delighted to have been asked to manage the WW:Academy and look forward to assisting my colleagues with reaching their full potential”.

We thank Paul for taking on this key responsibility, and offer him our support in this key area of our business.

Our Structured Academy Programme Offers:

Degree Apprenticeships, with part time university leading to full professional qualifications


Technician Apprenticeships, with part time college, leading to technician professional qualifications and subsequent university entrance


On the job supported learning in all aspects of our business


An allocated personal mentor and regular reviews


Specialist training from our in-house experts in a broad range of aspects including:

   Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Engineering;
   Sustainability Consultancy;
   CAD and BIM services;
   Software and Technology
   Finance;
   Business Development;
•   Marketing;
   Communication, presentation and report writing skills;
•   Digital Engineering; Quality management;
•   Construction and contract law;
   People and team management;
•   Social responsibility;
   Environmental responsibility;
   Site based experience with our Main Contractor and MEP Contractor partners in Architecture, Structural Engineering and Quantity Surveying.
•   Complementary professional experience with our design team partners
•   Involvement in STEM outreach activities and supporting others
   Varied social activities at office and company level


Our WW:Academy also provides career long continued professional learning and development opportunities to support every aspect of career progression for all our staff, and comprises four levels as outlined below:

    Level 1 – All staff
    Level 2 – Junior / Graduate staff
    Level 3 – Aspiring staff
    Level 4 – Next generation staff

Levels 1 and 2 are as described, with levels 3 and 4 being focused on the mentoring and development of our current mid level engineers and management to evolve into future management and business leaders and winners.

Paul Hargreaves, Warrington