Milestone in qualifications

A gas training provider is celebrating after awarding its 500th gas reassessment qualification at its specialist training centre.

Gas Training at Kier has proved to be a valuable resource to businesses, colleges and trades people in the support it gives to engineers.

The centre, launched in June 2011, is located in Killingworth on the site of the former British Gas training centre.

Kier regional director, Mike Furze, said: “I am proud that Kier is fast becoming a leading provider of gas training and has developed such an excellent reputation.

“The centre is a valuable resource to local businesses, colleges and trades people.

“We are not only creating jobs and supporting the careers of individual candidates, but making a difference to the quality of gas engineering service across the country.”

Kier has forged successful partnerships with councils, colleges, businesses and the armed forces to offer valuable training and encourage future gas engineering careers.

For more information on Gas Training at Kier, visit or for details of courses and qualifications call (0191) 643 2233.