Training Academy sees record numbers

Training Academy Training Room 1Despite the down-turn, Grant UK are training ever increasing numbers through their award winning academy based at their head office in Wiltshire.

At a time when companies are cutting their investment in training, there’s an award winning training academy that is as busy as it’s ever been, providing first class training courses to installers and merchants working in the heating and plumbing industry, with significant growth in the renewables sector.

The Grant UK Training Academy is based in the company’s impressive head office in Devizes, with an extensive footage of the premises dedicated to the delivery of training – both to its’ own product instruction but also to the OFTEC training and assessment courses and Logic Certification. The purpose built training facility includes a large oil boiler training workshop, renewables training and assessment area, a working biomass installation, vacuum systems, a full size training roof, working solar thermal, air source heat pumps and thermal store fittings. In addition there are solar thermal training/assessment rigs and working unvented hot water training modules.

Established following the move to their current location in December 2002, the OFTEC Award Winning Grant Training Academy clearly defines the commitment of the company to providing professional training.

There’s little point in having such an inspiring facility, if you don’t have high caliber trainers to deliver the courses. Thankfully the Grant training team brings a wealth of experience and technical knowledge of oil fired domestic boilers, heating systems and installation practice to the daily courses being delivered. On conclusion of each course the trainee is asked to complete a feedback form. It’s a common occurrence for the staff to receive rave reviews, don’t just take our word for it, visit ‘Your Words’ page on our website to read first hand.

The combination of a comprehensive facility and excellent trainers is a perfect recipe for success resulting in the Grant UK Training Academy winning an array of gongs; OFTEC Training Centre of the Year 2003, the H&V News Training Award for Excellence in 2004, followed by OFTEC Regional Training Centre of the year in 2005 and 2006 and again in 2008 and 2010.

Having built, grown and developed the infrastructure over the past twelve years, Grant understands that not everyone can take extended time out, away from their business, so to accommodate their customers they organise and deliver ‘offsite’ training to installers and commissioning /service technicians. These include OFTEC 10-105E/10-600A training/assessment (2-day) as well as ‘free of charge’ 1-day Grant product training sessions.
Off-site courses are arranged in conjunction with local Grant stockists, fuel suppliers, heating contractors, or technical colleges/training centres.

“We’re very proud of our reputation in the training field and are convinced of the value to us as a manufacturer as well as to the delegates who attend the courses here,” commented Grant UK Training Manager Phil Stanley. “There’s no better way of ensuring good quality installation and maintenance than to allow people to get hands on experience in a training course. The theory is vital but the practical makes all the difference. We’ve seen this time and time again over the years and we’re committed to continuing to offer these courses to those who are willing to give their time to being here with us and learn the in’s and out’s of working on our equipment.”

To find out more about the training courses provided by Grant UK, visiting the Training section of our website by clicking here. Alternatively, if you wish to enrol on a course, please either call 01380 736943 or email training@grantuk.com.

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