Kirstie Dempster is a Computer Science student at Ulster University, Magee and is carrying out her placement year at CTS. Kirstie is working alongside our IT Systems manager, Joel and tells us about her CTS journey so far. Kirstie has been part of team CTS for over 4 months.

“Although, I haven’t been at CTS very long, I can honestly say I have enjoyed every minute of it. Everyone has been very welcoming and made me feel part of the team. 

“I have gained the ability to produce concise yet thorough reports within IT and for other teams as needed and also improved my patience and ability to train the Operatives in both new and existing IT systems, Joel has been a massive help throughout all this training, teaching me at a good pace and allowing me to take extra time to understand certain things.

As a student and not having any previous experience this job has been challenging and hard work, but it is very enjoyable.

As every day is different and I am not stuck doing the same things every day, it has been an eye opener of what the I.T field is like and I am excited for the coming months to learn more.”

Computer Science Placement Student, Kirstie Dempster

Monday marked the start of Energy Saving Week 2019 in Northern Ireland which runs from 18-22 November.

This annual event, by the Energy Saving Trust now in its 19th year looks to shine a spotlight on the importance of energy efficiency at home to reduce carbon emissions and make savings on energy bills.

CTS supports the campaign as our services include; Heating, Energy & Compliance. Senior Contracts Manager, Aidan Clarke states the following on energy efficiency;

“CTS ensures well-maintained boilers burn their fuel very efficiently, this is shown by having 100% oil and gas compliance throughout heating contracts”

senior contract manager, Aidan Clarke quote
Senior Contracts Manager, Aidan Clarke.

Our first energy tip is putting your heating on a timer, so it goes on/off when you need it. You’ll reduce your carbon dioxide emissions. You could also save money on your heating bills by using your controls efficiently.

CTS Energy saving tip
CTS Energy Saving Tip.

Keep an eye on our social channels throughout the rest of the week for more tips or check out the Energy Saving Trust website.

On Saturday 26th October, the CTS team attended Lisburn bowl for our ‘Bite and Bowl’ team building day. A great day was had by all.

We added some competition to the bowling by providing prizes. This required team CTS employees to communicate and work together.

CTS prize winners.
Team CTS prize winners.

CTS plumber, Paul Duff was the overall winner of the bowling. Ciaran Scullion presented Paul with the CTS Halloween Hamper. We also thank Ciaran who put alot of time and effort into organising the event.

CTS plumber, Paul Duff receiving the CTS Halloween Hamper.
Ciaran Scullion presenting Paul Duff with the CTS Halloween Hamper.

We also had a prize for the person in last place. We think Managing Director Connaire, might need a timeout from the bowling as he achieved the lowest score on the day.

Managing director Connaire, with packet of timeouts.
Managing director Connaire, pictured with with his packet of timeouts.

As some of our employees are office based and some are out on the road, team building day’s like this help CTS coworkers get to know each-other better and build stronger relationships.

Video from the CTS Bowling day.


Team CTS recently attended Lisburn Bowl 🎳A great day was had by all! #teamCTS #TeamBuilding

Posted by CTS Projects Ltd on Wednesday, 30 October 2019

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