From Apprentice Electrician to Electrical Services Director – Neil Wyer Interview

From Apprentice Electrician to Electrical Services Director – Neil Wyer Interview

08/08/2022

Neil Wyer started his McKeon journey as an apprentice electrician back in 2007 and 15 years later, he is leading the division.

The immensely experienced electrician has worked across all facets of the industry, tackling projects in the commercial, industrial, educational and pharmaceutical sectors to name just a few.

His recent promotion to Electrical Services Director is due to his incredible work ethic, ability to lead teams and inspire those around him. Neil embodies the McKeon core values of Quality, Innovation, Client Commitment, Sustainability, and Integrity and this has helped him to excel and thrive within the company.

“I started with McKeon as a first-year electrical apprentice in 2007. I successfully completed it in 2014 and then worked through the dark times of the recession. In that time, I’ve worked as an electrician, site foreman, contracts manager and now electrical services director.”

Neil’s wide range of roles has seen him completing major projects with clients including Dublin City University, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Trinity Townhouse and helped him to develop a team of innovative and motivated electricians.

“I’ve organically grown with the company and learned so much throughout my journey. I think the big thing with McKeon is that you don’t get pigeonholed into one role – you’re open to all aspects of the industry.”

Apprenticeship Programmes

McKeon Group offers a range of apprenticeship programmes and boasts a hugely successful electrical apprenticeship. Currently, there are eight budding sparkies working with Neil and the team and he is incredibly proud to be leading them.

Neil has also completed a Project Management Diploma which allowed him to learn more from an academic standpoint, an essential qualification that has helped him rise to the top of the division.

From deep energy retrofits to educational, commercial, and industrial fit-outs, there are plenty of new projects coming through the pipeline that will demand even more from Neil and his team.

“I am excited to see the division grow even further because we have so many exciting projects that we have won and others that we would love to win. To do this, we need to recruit more people who are eager to learn and grow and push the future of the division. It sounds cliché, but hard work really does pay off. Even if you don’t think anyone has noticed it.”

Work with McKeon Group

If you want to join McKeon Group take a look at our Open Positions on our Careers Page. We’re always looking for dynamic and engaged people to join our team. If you’re passionate, innovative and want to work with a company with over 70 years’ experience, email your CV to careers@mckeon.ie.

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