Worcester Bosch Opens New Plumbers’ Training Centre

Worcester Bosch are launching a new fully equipped training facility in Bradford to offer training for plumbers and heating engineers in the North East of England.

The new Bradford centre which has cost £600,000 features high efficiency boilers (gas and oil fired) from Worcester Bosch. The centre will offer installation and commissioning courses for plumbers and heating engineers. The courses will also include introductions to the company’s solar systems and ground source heat pumps.

The building contains interactive smart boards and high specification audio visual equipment, along with a lecture room that can be split into two separate rooms for different training courses. The centres contains a reception room, a dining area and three fully- equipped training rooms for oil fires boilers, gas fired boilers and solar thermal and other renewable energy products. There is a purpose build bungalow in the gas-fired boiler training room to help simulate real-life situations, with a particular focus on issues of flueing.

The centre has two trainers based on the site, both of whom will lead the training courses on the boilers and the renewable energy products.

Phil Bunce, training manager for Worcester Bosch, said: “Increasing the number of training facilities around the country is important to ensure we continue to reach as many plumbers and installers as we possibly can, with relevant courses delivered by professionals.

“Our previously opened training centres are proving extremely popular, and we are looking forward to the Bedford site taking off and then to focusing on South West and Scotland with a view to setting up two more training centres by around 2010.

“As ever, our goal is to lead the way in delivering quality training for plumbing and heating professionals. Alongside the work that we are doing to make training more accessible through our centres, we also have five mobile training LPG and two OFTEC vehicles covering the UK and have trained around 2,500 plumbers and installers on the road this year.”