Continued Investment in Power Plant Operators
We’ve seen a drop in requirements for pure coal operator training for obvious reasons however, we’ve been able to utilise the same skills to support coal to biomass conversions, helping to enhance people’s knowledge and develop their expertise in the UK. We’ve also seen an increase in demand for our City & Guilds accredited CCGT plant operator courses across the country, not just from grid connected power stations but from industrial sites who’ve built their own generation assets.
The Engineering Academy’s Operations Manager, Roy Stokes, commented that “external assurance of employee knowledge is something that is becoming more of a necessity in the UK so it’s fantastic to see the value that UK businesses continue to put on our City and Guilds qualifications.”
Perhaps the proudest achievement for the department has been the great take up of the Small Thermal Plant City & Guilds qualifications which have seen increases to attendance again this year. The increased flexibility and industry specific nature of the qualifications have proved valuable to energy recovery plants which again, are a growing part of the power generation economy.
We’re excited to see what 2019 brings! You can find out more about what we do in this area by following this link to our power plant operator training courses.