Develop’s Swindon centre trains over 1,000 delegates in first year

By Nick Batten on 13 December, 2023

Develop Training, one of the UK’s leading accredited providers of compliance, technical and safety training, is marking the first anniversary of its Swindon training centre.

Located at Edison Park, the purpose-built facility – which offers electrical, gas distribution, and water systems training simulations – was opened in November 2022 by the then Mayor of Swindon, Councillor Abdul Amin.

In a record-breaking year, the centre has trained over 1,000 delegates across 186 courses, with almost a 90% pass rate and extremely positive delegate feedback.

The Swindon centre offers a range of courses for delegates who want to upskill and develop their technical and management competencies as well as a wide range of qualifications including the Authorised Person: High Voltage (Industrial and Commercial) (AP15) and IOSH Managing Safely (IOSHMS). The centre also delivers compliance courses for sewers and water jetting, legionella control, water systems and confined spaces.

Develop’s Swindon training centre

Matthew Gray, Head of Operations and Training at Develop, said, “The opening of the Swindon centre seems like just yesterday, but here we are a year on and I’m extremely proud of what we have achieved. Thanks to the huge efforts of the team, we have a busy and successful training centre, producing highly skilled professionals.

“This relocation was just at the beginning of an extremely busy year for Develop. We have since undertaken extensive refurbishments and made investments at our York and Derby centres, with further development plans in place for our centres in 2024.”

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