CONCERNS OVER UK SKILLS SHORTAGE – Organisations Seek Targeted Courses to Become More Competitive
The European Centre of Technology’s bespoke training courses are offered within the client’s premises in the United Kingdom and worldwide.
Since 1975 our organisation has trained thousands of technicians, professionals and personnel from small to large organisations, such as Coca Cola, Sharp, Sanyo, Hilton International Hotels, Panasonic, NATO, Royal Air Force and many more – to view a list of clients click here.
Details and benefits of Bespoke Training:
The lecturers of all training courses are University professors, lecturers and experts in the field (see http://theECT.org/training/our-experts/).
Once trained by the European Centre of Technology, companies can display the ECT logo which serves as a stamp of approval for clients.
The course syllabus is based on the standard EMTEU courses, and can be amended if required to suit the clients’ specific needs – the programme can be agreed in advance, and re-submitted to the EMTEU committee of the European Centre of Technology for approval.
Bespoke courses within your organisation are usually more financially viable (please request a quote).
Courses are customised to our clients’ requirements based on their products and services.
It is proved that organisations with trained personnel can gain a competitive advantage.
All of our courses are run with a consultancy element; there is strong interaction between the delegates and Expert Lecturers. In more than 40 years of running training courses, we have found this consultancy aspect and interaction to be vital for the future success of participants.
The minimum number of participants required for organising a bespoke course usually varies between 5 and 8 participants – this can change depending on the location and the topic of the course.
Organisations can request a quote for a bespoke training course by contacting the European Centre of Technology (ECT) by email training@theECT.org , by calling +44 (0)131 623 1938, or requesting a callback by completing the form here; let us know which course you are interested in, the location where this should be held, the number of potential participants and any additional requirements.
We will respond with a detailed quote you can share with your colleagues before making any decisions.
– Energy Management Technician in Europe –
The course syllabus must receive EMTEU approval by the EMTEU Committee of the ECT-EEC, prior to a course taking place.
EMTEU: Energy Management Technician in EUrope. European Project N. ES/06/B/F/PP-149465.
CONCERNS OVER UK SKILLS SHORTAGE
Organisations Seek Targeted Courses to Become More Competitive
Bespoke training for staff sets companies apart from the competition. More people than ever in the UK are deciding to insulate themselves from future rises in fossil fuel prices by installing renewable energy devices. Although this sounds like great news for the renewable energy sector as a whole, there exists fierce competition between firms working in what is a relatively young industry compared with conventional power. British companies wanting to flourish must constantly improve and tailor their staff training programmes say leading renewable energy providers.
Despite a Government report in 2011 which highlighted a latent demand for skills in renewable energy it seems that forward thinking large, medium and small organisations such as Honeywell, Coca Cola, Mitsubishi, Solar Power Scotland, Glendevon Energy and the British Army are choosing to commission industry and academic experts to provide bespoke in-house training. Paolo Buoni, a Director of the European Centre of Technology (ECT-EEC), has provided this type of training in renewable energy for nearly 40 years and cooperated with the United Nations Environment Programme for over a decade. “The renewable energy market has become progressively complex in recent years and due to the varied nature of the services these companies provide, we sometimes find that generic training is not enough anymore” said Paolo, who is finding that more and more organisations request bespoke packages over generic programmes. “Bespoke training in relevant legislation, technical expertise and policies is the best way to avoid clients ending up with the wrong product.”
“We work with the United Nations Environment Programme, and R&D experts from leading British Universities to offer a level of training that you will not find from mainstream organisations. Once trained by us, these companies can display the ECT logo which serves as a stamp of approval for clients”.
Jamie Adams is Sales Director of Glendevon Energy, a renewable energy installation company that has been operating for six years. “Bespoke training is giving us a competitive advantage because it allows our staff to become experts in our own field of work,” he continued “I recently contracted the ECT-EEC to bring all of our staff up to date on the latest solar power technology and relevant legislation, with a strong focus on our own products, to make the course as useful as possible for our employees. It means that our sales team can now provide a cutting edge service to potential clients. It’s a long term investment and it’s worth it.”
In-house, bespoke training can also carry time and cost savings for companies wanting to improve their team’s knowledge base. “Our staff need to stay on top of fast-paced developments in pricing and functionality of renewable technologies, but some standard courses which run for three days contain a lot of basic information that we already know,” said Adams. “By working with the ECT to design our in-house training we’ve whittled sessions for staff down to one day which saves on time and travel costs”.
Gordon Robertston is Sales Director of Solar Power Scotland, which employs over 100 staff to provide Photovoltaic and Thermal Solar Power systems. “Our rapidly-expanding customer-facing team must have the latest knowledge of solar powered products and legislation at their fingertips,” explained Roberston, “Regular tailored staff training is the only way that we can remain Scotland’s leading provider of solar powered products and ensure that customers are matched with a solution that meets their needs.”
The ECT in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme will also be presenting the latest advances in renewable energy at their 15th European Conferences in Edinburgh and throughout Europe in 2012 and 2013. To find out more about the training they provide go to www.theECT.org.
To organise bespoke training, organisations can contact the ECT, training@theECT.org or call +44 (0)131 623 1938