Pirtek runs an ongoing and constantly updated training programme from its dedicated training centre in Birmingham. Judges saw how training innovation is the norm for Pirtek. The company has recently updated its national training centre in Birmingham and is constantly updating its courses with new City and Guilds certifications and new equipment on which to train its employees.
With its compulsory training programme for all new employees, Pirtek ensures that its workers are well equipped for a career providing a service that never places them or their customers in harm’s way.
The emphasis that Pirtek places on compulsory training emphasises to trainees the serious nature of their work. Judges were impressed with the comprehensive nature of the training and the fact that it was ongoing, with compulsory and elective return courses.
Pirtek’s training programmes are available to external companies, meaning that it benefits the whole industry. Importantly for the judges, the company seeks to drive up standards throughout the industry through benchmarking and its push for universal hydraulics passports.