Volvo UK paves the way

Volvo UK paves the way

Volvo Construction Equipment UK has been awarded full accreditation for its “high quality” Paver Applications training course by The National Skills Academy.

Volvo Construction Equipment has become one of the first industry suppliers to achieve National Skills Academy accreditation for its paver applications training course in the UK. The accreditation marks Volvo as a leading supplier of specialist and high quality training to the industry.

Volvo UK paves the way

Volvo’s Road Institute training program provides contractors and industry bodies with quality training for their paving personnel. The training courses are designed to improve knowledge and understanding of paving techniques by means of classroom based theory and practical hands-on experience operating Volvo road equipment. The two and a half day course takes place at Volvo’s purpose built UK customer support centre in Immingham, North East Lincolnshire, and can be tailored to suit individual contractors’ needs and levels of existing knowledge – from novices to experienced road crews, management and technical personnel.

Volvo has held six courses in the UK this year, which have received positive feedback from both course students and the companies sponsoring them.

Graham Crawshaw, from the MPQC (Mineral Products Qualification Council) and training auditor for Proskills, is delighted with the structure of Volvo’s training package. “I’m very happy with the course structure, the balance of the theory and practical elements and the way the information is being given,” he said. “There is a good deal of information and knowledge that must be imparted to ensure everything is covered and in particular all aspects relating to safety. Volvo’s instructors are doing this very well.”

Volvo UK paves the way

Presenting Volvo Construction Equipment with its accreditation award at Immingham, Proskills Network Development Manager Richard Bloxam said: “Accreditation highlights those training providers that offer specialist and high quality training to our sector. Volvo Construction Equipment Division is now one of 30 training organizations that has achieved our high standard. It is also the first industry supplier to achieve accreditation, which demonstrates that Volvo is leading the way.”

Volvo UK paves the way

Training courses are scheduled based on demand with delegates charged a modest fee for the course and certificate registration. For more information on upcoming courses contact either Jill Groom on 01223 2519252 or Michael Lloyd on 07900 678492.


April, 2011

Picture1: Front row from right to left: David Munns, Director for Road Equipment, Volvo Construction Equipment Division, holds the accreditation award, presented by Richard Bloxam from Proskills.
Picture 2: Chief Instructor Peter Fleming (left) gives practical hands on training to the latest batch of course students.
Picture 3: Paving personnel get hands on experience operating Volvo road equipment.
Picture 4: The training courses are tailored to individual contractors needs.

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