Heating and hot water solutions provider Worcester Bosch has opened a new flagship training academy at its premises in Worcester.
The £3.5m facility, which is four times the size of its predecessor, was opened by Richard Harrington MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary (BEIS), and Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary (DExEU)
Over 200 working appliances are expected to be used by up to 10,000 installers each year
across 2,000m2 of practical training areas and classrooms.
The state-of-the-art building boasts over 200 working boilers and heating appliances across its nine practical rooms, which are expected to enable Worcester to welcome as many as 10,000 heating engineers to its headquarters each year.
The refurbished academy will offer installers both hands-on product training and legal assessments, catering for appliances using gas, oil, and solid fuel, as well as renewable and commercial heating technologies.
Nick Fothergill, Worcester’s national training manager, said: “The unveiling of our new, flagship Training Academy is a real landmark for Worcester having been the result of the largest single investment in training in the company’s history. As demand for professional development among installers grows, we want to ensure we continue to offer some of the industry’s best training courses, at facilities engineers really enjoy using.
“The introduction of smarter, connected heating technologies is an exciting time for the industry, so it is vital that we play our part in enhancing installers’ skillsets and help them to deliver reliable, efficient heating systems to homes around the country.”