Idom Merebrook – Involvement, Opportunity, Identity

Every career, like every mountain, has many routes to the summit, and at Idom Merebrook, we believe that we have one of the most rewarding, speedy and scenic routes available.

Involvement. All senior managers and executives, from the President in our Spanish parent company down to Idom Merebrook’s MD, operate a genuine open door policy. They encourage openness, approachability and dialogue across their organisation, strongly believing that it benefits both the business and its staff.

In the UK, this is typified by our running a host of regular and frequent semi-formal and informal engagement events, at which we all discuss what really matters to employees and the business in a free, frank way.

At Idom Merebrook, from the moment you start, your opinion and your input is valued and considered on a daily basis. You have access to decision makers, giving you the opportunity to make a genuine difference from the first day of your employment with us; true involvement.

Opportunity. Our global strategy feeds directly into both our UK Strategic Planning and departmental/personal planning in a streamlined and transparent way, providing excellent staff engagement and offering opportunities to ‘fast-track’ career progression.

At Idom Merebrook, each and every project we undertake is resourced by the staff best qualified (either professionally or personally) to deliver the optimum result, irrespective of their position or location. The opportunities for each employee to develop his or her skills and expertise are as numerous as they are wide ranging, and can lead to rapid progression within the company. This is often not the case with less flexibly oriented businesses. There is even the opportunity for all staff to become partners in the business, further enhancing rapid career development.

Identity. More than 30% of our staff are partners, with a vested interest in running the firm as an “association of professionals” for the betterment of all. Partners are encouraged to express their individuality through the development of the business in new ways, new markets, or new services. People with initiative, individuality and drive do well and if you have a good idea you will be positively encouraged to run with it.  

Don’t just believe what we say, Keith McKenzie is a Senior Engineer who recently joined us. “I recently joined Idom Merebrook from a very large multi-disciplinary consultancy, where I had worked for 8 years since graduating from University. I had not been looking to leave my previous job when I first met with a senior employee from Idom Merebrook, but the more I learned about the company, the work, the people and the culture, I could see that it was an opportunity that was too good to miss. The main appeal of Idom Merebrook for me was the chance to be part of a smaller team, where I could better shape my own career path, and influence the direction of the team and the business. If you take the chances presented, being in a smaller firm offers greater exposure to the many facets of consultancy work. This has already been the case within my first few months in the role, during which I’ve been involved in project tenders, commercial reviews and development discussions, whilst still predominantly focusing on delivering technical engineering solutions.” Keith McKenzie, Senior Engineer, Nuclear Services, UK.