Skills Academy

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The Waterman Aspen Skills Academy is a structured and bespoke development programme for all our staff to learn new skills, gain apprenticeships, academic and professional qualifications to help boost their career opportunities. Our aim is to improve staff satisfaction and ensure we have a highly competent and skilled workforce, while improving health and wellbeing in the workplace.

What makes us different?

Through a tailored Personal Progression Plan, staff are encouraged to identify and achieve their professional qualifications and personal development aspirations, along with linking to local engagement projects to ensure we are making a positive contribution to the industry and our community. Whether it’s becoming a world-class manager, or mental health first aider, we encourage our people to reach for the stars.

Waterman Aspen Skills Academy

What Makes Us Different?

We’ve always invested heavily in our staff. Now, we offer multi-dimensional development and training plans to get the very best out
of our people. Whether it’s becoming a world-class manager, or mental health first aider, we encourage them to reach for the stars.

What you can expect:

Bespoke Personal Progression Plan (PPP) – you’ll receive your PPP before your start date, so you’re ready to go from day one with 1-2-1 support
Access to over 16,000 online training courses –  from specialist software including BIM and Civils 3D and NEC Project Management, to leadership and wellbeing skills
Limitless progression opportunities – our flexible structure means there’s no limits, timescales or anything else to stop your progression with us
Extensive pool of in-house support – our team of regional training managers, mentors, supervising civil engineers, active in-house graduate forums, and skills champions are all here to support and encourage your career development


feel that their WA manager cares about their career development

Our growing team of managers are focused on ensuring wellbeing, development and satisfaction of staff are proactively monitored and fully supported.


think there are opportunities for training or further career development

Over the next 2 years, we plan to increase the number of staff with professional qualifications from 22% to 30%


said that their work gave opportunities to build their capability

Employed by us, but work with our global clients on endless projects that support your development.

Career Development Paths

At the core of all our staff’s training and development is the tailored Personal Progression Plan (PPP). They capture all the academic,
professional and personal development objectives for our staff to set out a clear plan 
and timetable to achieve their career development
​ No aspirations are too big, or small.

Andy Brown
Academic Qualifications
Paulina Makowska IEng
Professional Qualifications
Technical Development
Personal Development

Ready To Boost Your Career?

Head over to our vacancies page for our latest opportunities or send us your CV via the CV Quick Drop link.

“Great company to work for with a focus on development and progression!”

“Supportive company, great benefits, fantastic people.”

“Unique company – great for career development!”

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COVID-19 Update

Waterman Aspen continues to monitor and update its response to the constantly changing situation facing the country and the consultancy and construction industry.

We hope you are all well and safe and should you have any questions or would simply like to talk please do get in touch.