A new construction training centre in the North East of England is nearing completion. The purpose built facility has been created at Burnt House Farm in Bedlington, South Northumberland.
Tony Rutherford is a Northumberland-based entrepreneur who is part of WPR Farms as well as having established Trainbase Ltd. Rutherford has invested £350,000 in to building the new centre for construction training.
When the facility id finished it will be opened to provide accredited training and testing across several different awards bodies in order to offer the widest opportunities for the users of the center. Ther will be a large range of CPCS, NPORS training as well as other short courses, street works and Level 2 Plant NVQ’s.
Rutherford’s new business has already created four new jobs before it is open for business. There are two training administrators as well as a tester and assessor already hired for the training center. However, this number will increase when the center is finished.
Tony Rutherford identified the opportunity to build the construction training centre after discovering that many businesses in this sector send their employees out of the region in order to gain the necessary qualifications that will soon be on offer in this facility. The gap in the market will soon be filled by Rutherford’s facility that aims to offer high quality training across a wide variety of professional courses.
It is believed that Trainbase will be the largest facility of its kind in the North East region of the country. It is also expected to be the only facility that will offer a full range of courses all from one location. The training centre will be located at Burnt House Farm which is a 20-acre site that incorporates a 15-acre all weather digging area. The facility will include an outdoor training area, as well as office accommodation with more space for training, testing and conference rooms.