Develop celebrates successful first year post relocation of its Swindon training centre

   06 November 2023         News

Just over one year ago, Develop Training cut the ribbon on its newly re-located Swindon training centre offering a one stop shop for electrical, gas distribution, water systems, and related training to the region and beyond.

Based at Unit 3 Richmond House, Edison Park, the training centre is purpose-built and sets out to recreate real-life working environments. The centre offers customers who want to upskill and develop their staff’s technical and management competencies and qualifications a wide range of qualifications including IOSH training, sewers & water jetting, legionella control and water systems compliance, confined spaces, low and high voltage electrical and much more.

As we celebrate the first anniversary, Develop is reflecting on the Swindon centre’s successful year so far, whereby a record number of High Voltage Authorised Person courses have taken place.

Take a walk through Develop's Swindon Training Centre

Feedback from delegates who have attended courses on-site has been extremely positive:

This course was the best Confined space course that I have done in my 30 years [at] Bristol Water. The delivery of the training was excellent, and the trainer took into account the varying levels of experience of the attendees. Both theory and practical elements were very good and provided me with some really good information that I will take away and use in my job role as a Manager and writer of Permits for confined space entry.” Delegate attending Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces

The trainer delivery was excellent. Chris along with Mel, delivered the course really well and made it easy to understand and also included their wealth of experience and knowledge which is invaluable. The venue was very good, facilities were top notch and the availability of working switchgear is invaluable as a learning resource.” Delegate attending Authorised Person: High Voltage (Industrial and Commercial)

A year of celebration at Develop’s Swindon centre

Develop’s Head of Operations & Training, Matthew Gray, said the first year has been an exciting and rewarding time:

“The opening event seems like just yesterday, but here we are a year on, and I’m extremely proud of what the team have achieved during this first year. Thanks to the huge efforts of so many people, we have a busy and very successful training centre producing highly skilled professionals.”

He continued,

“This re-location was just the beginning of an extremely busy year for Develop and we have since undertaken extensive refurbishments at our York and Derby centres, with further development plans in place for our Linlithgow and Birmingham centres in 2024. We’re also shortly due to open our doors in Norwich in partnership with our parent company, JTL, the UK’s largest electrical apprenticeship provider.”

More information about the training courses available at Develop’s Swindon centre can be found here:

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