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Bilfinger Salamis extends training management contract with AIS Training

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ABERDEEN-based industrial services company, Bilfinger Salamis UK, has renewed its Training Managed Service (TMS) contract with leading training provider, AIS Training, to manage and deliver the company’s UK training for the next seven years.

As part of the contract, AIS Training will provide more than 450 industry-accredited technical and safety-critical skills courses in areas such as offshore survival, emergency response, crisis management, rope access, rigging and lifting, scaffolding and fabric maintenance. It will also continue to provide a full training and competency management service using digital and online systems to manage course bookings, scheduling, and certificate renewals.

AIS Training has worked in partnership with Bilfinger Salamis since 2016 after the company decided to outsource all training to one external provider.

In 2018, AIS Training became part of the 3T Energy Group, which includes energy training specialist, Survivex, simulator developer, Drilling Systems and virtual reality and software developer, NeutronVR.

Bilfinger Salamis is benefitting from the wider Group’s additional expertise including Survivex’s world-class training centre in Aberdeen, as well as AIS Training’s 20-acre training village in Newcastle and unrivalled technological expertise.

Mike Henderson, Commercial and Business Development Director at Bilfinger Salamis, said: “We are delighted to renew our contract with AIS Training for the next seven years. 

“Working with AIS Training is a true partnership and we have seen significant benefits from improved efficiencies, reduced costs and access to new training technology. Before working exclusively with AIS Training, we had to deal with a range of training companies to deliver training that couldn’t be delivered in-house. This could be time-consuming and logistically complex. Now all of our training requirements can be arranged through a simple TMS digital platform, making it far simpler for us. As well as resource and time savings, we have seen a reduction of up to 18% on direct course bookings.”

Gavin Taylor, Commercial Sales Director at AIS Training / Survivex, said: “We work hand in glove with Bilfinger Salamis to deliver the highest standards of training management so are thrilled to have our contract extended until 2026. We have a great working relationship and continue to promote innovative learning tools such as VR to enhance our service offering. As well as delivering industry-accredited skills courses, the service we offer Bilfinger Salamis utilises our unique training management software (TMS) which helps companies maximise their training budgets. It means Bilfinger has instant access worldwide to real-time information on course bookings, skills records and training information and can also forecast budgetary demands based on training matrices and certificate renewal dates. We are looking forward to continuing our great working partnership.”

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