All members of the group were experienced telecoms engineers but needed to acquire training skills so that they could train other telecoms engineers for a particular project. The project organisers approached Training Synergy, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of freelance IT trainers, for help and the result was that the group of engineers embarked on the STA Project programme.
Training Synergy’s STA Project programme has been mapped against the Institute of IT Training's defined skills framework to ensure it conforms to industry accepted best practice with regard to training practice. In addition - and innovatively - the STA Project programme not only delivers effective training skills to its students but also provides information on legislative, organisational and financial topics, showing them how to operate successfully as professional freelance trainers.
David Field, of Training Synergy, commented: “STA Project deals with providing essential training delivery skills and so those on the programme must already have knowledge and skills in IT systems.
“Increasingly, we are finding that organisations are looking for cost-effective ways of delivering projects, including training. This is leading them to look at new, more flexible ways of resourcing training – contracting with suppliers of these resources for only what is needed, as and when it is needed.”
About Training Synergy
With over 300 training personnel working on projects across the UK at any one time and a turnover in excess of £10m, Training Synergy is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of freelance IT trainers.
Training Synergy provides a range of training services to support all types and size of training programme, from initial consulting right through to project-managed implementation. It also provides logistics and logistical services to support clients’ ongoing training needs.
Training Synergy is part of the Synergy Group (formed in 1997 and now with an annual turnover of some £40m). Training Synergy has grown from £3m turnover in 2004 to £8m turnover in 2005. It delivers some 40,000 training days a year and has 7,000 trainers on its database.
Its clients include the Ministry of Defence, the National Health Service, IBM, EDS, Getronics, Unisys, Accenture and Atos.
Further Information from
Daniel Hanlon / David Field, Synergy, 0800 072 5900 or 020 7556 1140 /1141