Wiltshire training provider wins three-year contract with CERN

By Ben Carey on 23 February, 2023

Marlborough’s Framework Training has won a landmark three-year contract with CERN – the European Centre for Nuclear Research.

Framework overcame strong competition from other providers to win the contract to train scientists and staff at the Geneva-based Intergovernmental Organisation, which is home to the renowned Large Hadron Collider.

Based in Marlborough, the company specialises in delivering instructor-led, hands-on technical training to clients across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

The contract with CERN is to deliver training in the Python programming language to a range of employees including support and admin staff, scientists and data analysts.

Ian Watson, Managing Director of Framework Training, attributed the company’s success in landing the contract to its excellent reputation as a technical training provider built over the last ten years.

He said, “It’s a real honour to have been selected. From a personal point of view, we’ve always been fascinated by this project. CERN is all about education and public service, bringing European countries together in the name of research, and this is something we are thrilled to be involved in. The value to our business of working with CERN is enormous because it is such a prestigious organisation; the fact that a small, UK-based business has been chosen is fantastic.

“We are now CERN’s provider of Python language training. It is a really accessible language whilst also being the de facto choice for scientists and data analysts. CERN is using Python at the very core of all its scientific research. We’ll be working with many people at the organisation, from teaching their non-programmers to code, right through to data analytics training for the scientists.”

The three-year contract will be delivered via a combination of in-person training in Geneva and remote training via video link.

CERN isn’t the only household name Framework Training works with. The team also deliver tech training to organisations such as the BBC, Ordnance Survey, Dell and Cancer Research, as well as a number of universities and NHS Trusts.