Nial Cooper


Meet Nial, Quality Engineer, Lorient

My career journey

I started my career with Lorient in 2010… 11 years ago in the dispatch area of the organisation, in 2015 I took my next career step and was promoted to team leader. After four years, I then saw the opportunity to become a Fire Door Inspector and in 2019 transitioned into the inspection team. This was something completely new for me and very different to my previous roles – I was now going to visit different sites to conduct fire door inspections and commission smoke damper installations… and now I am starting my newest chapter in the Quality team as a Quality Engineer, where I am helping to strengthen and improve Quality throughout the Lorient business. 

My new role means I am responsible for day to day quality assurance checks across all production streams – ensuring products meet specification and quality standards and     supporting each of the production departments in providing a focal point for Quality Assurance.

A new challenge

After working at Lorient for a number of years, I was looking for a new challenge and career path, this coincided with ASSA ABLOY’s acquisition of Lorient. There are now so many fantastic learning courses and resources available on the Learning and Career Development portal and these have massively helped my transition between roles. I have also signed up to the Mentoring Programme with the aim of furthering my knowledge and to open up new opportunities for me to learn from others within our region. 

Take new opportunities 

My advice to anyone within our organisation or for anyone looking to join ASSA ABLOY is go for it... there are endless possibilities and opportunties to grow your skills, knowledge and expertise!