Aston Martin has opened a new technical training academy at its global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire.
Occupying more than 1,400 sq metres, the purpose-built facility provides technical working areas and classrooms equipped with the luxury sports car manufacturer’s latest models, components and tooling for hands-on training and skills development.
The centre will conduct product training for technical staff employed at the brand’s manufacturing facility along with technical and sales training for Aston Martin’s global dealer network.
Working in conjunction with the Sector Skills Council for the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (SEMTA), Aston Martin will offer employees the opportunity to train for nationally recognised qualifications.
Aston Martin’s Manufacturing Operations Director, Keith Stanton said, “Aston Martin is dedicated fully to the development of its employees, and the new training academy is a further step in demonstrating our long-term commitment to supporting engineering and manufacturing as an exciting and specialised industry”.
The academy has 10 technical trainers and capacity to educate more than 60 people on each course.
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