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Quick Hydraulics’ Training Provision Becomes City & Guilds Accredited

Quick Hydraulics’ Training Provision Becomes City & Guilds Accredited

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10 February 2015

Engineering specialists Quick Hydraulics now offers courses officially accredited by a leading vocational education and training organisation. 

The firm, which has bases in Aberdeen and North Shields, has achieved the prestigious City & Guilds accreditation for its courses in hydraulic engineering and is supported by Newcastle College. 

Quick Hydraulics managing director and owner Andrew Esson said the company’s latest offering was created as result of customer request.  He reiterated that training has become more important than ever. 

"Our clients approached us looking for flexible, affordable and effective training that could provide their employees with the tools for personal development, but could also give firms a competitive edge. 

"The power of training cannot be underestimated.  As the industry adapts to tricky conditions, companies armed with the best people are more likely to weather the storm with minimal disruption.  While cuts are being made in other functions, learning and development cannot suffer.  An investment in employees now will pay dividends.”

The company runs a portfolio of three day Hydraulic Engineering courses of increasing technical complexity designed to take engineers from novice to expert, and awards a City & Guilds Accredited Programme Certificate to delegates who successfully complete the training. 

The Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals course offers a basic grounding in the principles of hydraulics at entry level for technicians and engineers with no prior knowledge of hydraulic engineering and for apprentices, graduates and design engineers.  

The Hydraulic Engineering Failure Analysis and Trouble Shooting course is for students with a basic understanding of hydraulics who wish to develop their hydraulic knowledge.  The third and final Hydraulic Engineering Systems Design and Advanced Troubleshooting course is designed for engineering managers and senior engineers who are involved in the design and repair of advanced hydraulic systems.

The company has been delivering a range of hydraulic engineering courses for more than twenty years.  During that time thousands of technicians have been trained for a range of roles across industry, including offshore oil and gas service technicians, wind and turbine technicians and the nuclear industry.

Mr Esson continued:  "We are an established training provider with a great reputation.  The next generation of talent is so important.  We have already shown that we are committed to the future of the industry by implementing a successful apprenticeship scheme, but the training accreditation from City & Guilds further emphasises our promise to the industry.”

Quick Hydraulics’ apprentice Dale Tansley is up for the Young Emerging Talent award at this week’s Subsea UK awards.