Further to the successful partnership with Glasgow-based GTG Training, BPW has now partnered with South West College (SWC), Omagh. This appointment ensures that BPW customers in Northern Ireland now have local access to the same level of training offered by BPW engineers at the Head Office in Leicester.
Neil Groves, BPW Sales and Marketing Director said:
“In our drive to support the market with the necessary workshop skills, BPW has always invested in creating training opportunities whether it be through our in-house training facilities in Leicester or our mobile training vehicle – the Infomobil. With the industry’s increasing focus on availability of skilled technicians, SWC was an obvious choice of partner to provide local workshop training.”
Training is paramount when it comes to profiting from your running gear. As BPW sees it, having specified their equipment, it is an investment worth protecting to ensure longevity, efficiency and performance. In correctly maintaining the equipment, fleet operators can be confident in the safe day-to-day operation of their vehicles and expect to see a reduction in downtime, longer service intervals and ultimately, financial gain. With this in mind, BPW is also looking to extend the availability of training and skills development throughout Ireland.
SWC will provide BPW’s in-depth training course throughout the year, which covers several modules. These include the patented BPW ECO Hub Systems, drum and disc technology, as well as the BPW range of suspension systems.
In following BPW’s certified training programme, technicians will have to meet exacting standards. As part of this co-operation, SWC has ready access to all the essentials: everything it needs in terms of working exhibits and kits for hands-on classroom training, which is an essential part of this two-day course.
Pat O’Hanlon, Head of School, Automotive, Computing and Engineering, SWC said:
“We are delighted to have been chosen by BPW to deliver heavy axle maintenance training for BPW’s learners across Ireland. We are confident it will offer a more easily accessible training venue for BPW’s Ireland-based trainees. Our SWC trainers have been comprehensively trained by BPW’s own expert instructors, while BPW have also supplied us with all axles and training resources.”
The first BPW Axle and Suspension Service and Maintenance Training Course takes place January 23 and 24 at SWC Omagh. Future dates for 2020 include: March 5 and 6; May 28 and 29. For more information, please contact Joshua.Semple@swc.ac.uk or call 07811275325.