Paul Stonebanks OBE

AIS scoops prestigious Wood Group contract

Industrial training specialist, AIS Training has secured a three year contract with Wood Group to manage and deliver the company’s UK training.

Under the contract, AIS Training will provide over 800 industry-accredited technical and safety-critical skills courses and a competence management system, as well as associated management services for booking enquiries, course scheduling of delegates and certificate expiry and renewals.

AIS Training owns and operates four state-of-the-art industrial training super-centres in the UK, including a flagship 20-acre facility in North East England. Winning this training contract has allowed the business to invest in a new £1m purpose-built centre in Aberdeen’s Westhill area. It also has an international presence in 19 territories including Australia, China, Canada and the Middle East.

Since its inception, a decade ago, AIS Training has experienced phenomenal business growth and success rising to become one of the world’s leading training providers. The company has invested more than £10m in its training infrastructure and now boasts the world’s largest portfolio of industry-approved courses for the oil and gas, wind, construction and heavy engineering sectors and has the capacity to deliver skills training to more than 75,000 delegates annually from all over the globe. It is also at the leading edge of industry developments such as virtual reality and tailored-apprenticeships.

In acknowledgement of this success, AIS Training has won a string of awards for its work including the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise, British Chambers of Commerce Exporter of the Year and an OBE awarded to its managing director for services to the offshore sector.

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The deal with Wood Group is the latest in a number of high profile contract wins for the company, which has also won multi-million pound training agreements with several other oil and gas and industrial giants in the last six months.

Managing Director at AIS, Paul Stonebanks OBE said: “This is an outstanding achievement, for everyone at AIS Training, who have worked so hard. Winning this contract is testament to our people and the processes and systems we’ve put in place. Wood Group clearly recognises our customer orientated strategy to deliver world-class solutions for all of our clients. As a result of the contract we will now train thousands more delegates annually across our three UK locations in Aberdeen, North Tyneside and Grimsby.”