Dedicated online training has launched to support Saint-Gobain customers to create high performing buildings of the future.
The section on Saint-Gobain’s UK and Ireland website invites tradespeople, architects, designers, self-builders and young people to explore their training offer.
Visitors can search for training across the UK and Ireland in areas such as plastering, insulation, dry-lining, acoustic design, tile fixing, floor systems and fire performance. They can also discover more about Saint-Gobain’s Multi Comfort Visitor Centre in London which enables customers to experience Training Tuesdays and networking nights.
Saint-Gobain brands – British Gypsum, Celotex, Ecophon, Gyproc, Isover, PAM and Weber present flexible training options including online videos and classroom courses to suit a variety of learners.
Customers can also book Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at their workplace or location of choice to support their development and knowledge. These include Weber and Ecophon’s RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) approved CPD seminars and presentations.
But it’s not just builders, merchants, architects and designers who benefit from Saint-Gobain’s training.
Each year, the organisation supports young people through its Future Place Academy in Lewisham. They also contribute over £2 million into the Apprenticeship Levy and are able to use a percentage of this to help customers develop their apprentices and build their skills.
Small businesses are also strongly supported by Saint-Gobain through the Entrepreneurship Foundation, which was established in 2015 to provide business skills to growing construction businesses. Since its launch, the Foundation has helped 47 small business leaders.
Richard Halderthay, Director Brand, Digital and Communications at Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland said: “We’ve always offered training for our customers to help improve the skills of those working in construction. However, this new training section on our website allows our customers to easily access our extensive offer from our Saint-Gobain brands – it’s all in one place.
“We continue to invest in training for professionals, small to medium-sized enterprises and young people. We do this to provide them with skills and accreditations to be able to construct high performing buildings, develop successful businesses and build fulfilling careers in the industry.
“We believe more can be done to attract young people to the construction industry and to provide skilled careers with a greater focus on accredited training and professional development.”