Since joining Cleshar in 2014, as a Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Manager Ruth Harker has proven herself to be so much more than the confines of her role suggests. Her friendly disposition and drive to help, support and encourage all who she comes in contact with in the discharge of her duties, makes the working day more rewarding. Her infectious personality was noted in 2015 by the company, resulting in Ruth being asked to mentor our welding apprentices. She took on this task with her usual enthusiasm and has proven to be an essential asset; befriending the apprentices and assisting in the early identification and resolution of issues they face. For example one apprentice’s shyness was affecting his performance even though he was an exceptional and promising welder. Ruth was able to assist him in overcoming this; by the end of his apprenticeship achieved a distinction where previously it was predicted he would receive an average pass due to shyness and inability ask for assistance.

In relation to her main role, Ruth excels in the delivery of her responsibilities and is a versatile, self-motivated, health and safety professional, with a proven SHEQ track record, through the effective use of personnel and resources. As she works both day and night shifts, Ruth is able to interact with apprentices during most stages of their training, providing the encouraging and listening ear to help them with any personal and work issues affecting their apprenticeship.