Demand is growing for training course

L-R: Richard Bathan, Andrew Esson and Hayley Dunn. Picture by Neil Denham.
L-R: Richard Bathan, Andrew Esson and Hayley Dunn. Picture by Neil Denham.

A fast growing company has forged new partnerships to run training courses in Scotland.

Fluid power experts Quick Hydraulics has created the new partnerships to provide specialist courses in Aberdeen.

The North Shields-headquartered firm has seen its hydraulic training courses accredited by leading skills development organisation City & Guilds, which are now available in Aberdeen after agreeing a deal with HTL Group to deliver the courses at its training centre in the city.

Demand for Quick Hydraulics’ services have increased, especially at its Aberdeen office, which has seen turnover increase by 500 per cent to £500,000 in the last year.

The City & Guilds accreditation was made possible thanks to its longstanding relationship with Newcastle College and the deal with HTL Group came about as a result of a networking opportunity at a subsea event hosted by NOF Energy.

Quick Hydraulics manufactures and provides high quality hydraulic repair and design as well as installation and commissioning work for a wide range of products, and has been delivering its hydraulic training courses since 1992.

Andrew Esson, managing director, said: “I am delighted that our popular training courses have received such a well-respected industry accreditation, which is a testament to the hard work of our staff.

“Our courses are designed to progress engineers seamlessly from hydraulic engineering novices to practitioners and we are committed to serving the oil and gas supply chain with the training and upskilling of people working in the sector.

“It has been a fantastic year for Quick Hydraulics, especially at our Aberdeen office, and we are now looking to build on this period of growth and continue to meet this increased demand for our services.”

Hayley Dunn, group training manager at HTL Group, said: “As HTL Training offers courses with a focus on torque equipment, we felt that Quick Hydraulics and its tubing training filled a gap and would complement our courses perfectly.

“I was fortunate enough to meet Andrew through social media and at the NOF Energy event, and the Group is looking forward to working with Quick Hydraulics in Aberdeen.”

Richard Bathan, business development officer at Newcastle College, said: “We work closely with apprenticeships and accreditations on behalf of a number of organisations and have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Quick Hydraulics for a number of years.

“It has been a pleasure to work with them to develop their City & Guilds accreditation and support Quick Hydraulics’ training needs.”