Two Grampian-based firms – Polaris Learning and AquaTerra Training – are to collaborate in delivering complimentary training, development and competency management courses targeting onshore and offshore workers.
In addition, the two businesses will share intelligence on a variety of other key industries including oil and gas, renewables, food and drink, distilleries and construction, among others – which will allow each company to diversify further into these specific sectors.
Keith Adam, Managing Director, Polaris Learning, said: “We are pleased to have reached this agreement with AquaTerra and welcome the opportunity to offer a complimentary range of training services which will, ultimately, benefit the end-user.
“This is an exciting time for all of us at Polaris Learning as we continue to bring our experience in training and competency to bear amongst clients in the energy sector. This joint venture will allow us to provide additional training programmes and forge links into new industry sectors.”
AquaTerra Training was established in 2008 as part of the AquaTerra Group – a company founded in 2004 to provide difficult access operations in hazardous environments. The firm currently delivers a range of accredited, practical courses covering: work at height, confined space, rigging and lifting, transport of dangerous goods and health and safety to an average of 8,000 candidates per year.
Established in 1996, Polaris Learning provides competency management services as well as an extensive range of accredited training and qualification programmes from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Meanwhile, a new safety training centre for north Britain has been set up in Doncaster by Safety Technology Ltd. and 8point8 to provide a full range of training options to meet and exceed the requirements of technicians in the renewables and telecoms sectors.