Develop are a national training consultancy with offices operating across the UK, offering a comprehensive range of training programmes.
Develop works with clients across the public and private sectors including utilities and water industry companies, major clients include Anglian Water, Transco, Wolseley Group, Arriva, BT, local authorities and central government departments. Develop has a pragmatic, results driven style, building enjoyment and entertainment into everything it does to aid the learning process.
Develop consultants have been drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds with the relevant commercial and business experience to offer our clients credible and effective programmes for all levels of the organisation.
Develop is the leading provider of technical training within the water utility and regulated business sector.
WATER INDUSTRY OPERATIONAL TRAINING
Develop enjoy a long and successful association with the UK water industry. We have established a reputation providing technical skills training in the water industry for over 16 years.
Our dedicated training programmes cover a wide spectrum of technical expertise in water industry environmental and engineering applications, such as:
We also offer a bespoke training service and have experience in developing and delivering water industry training programmes at a variety of locations. Many of our water industry training programmes include continuous assessment, ranging from in-house training for technicians, industry related BTEC and NVQ awards to HNC qualifications.
Preventative Maintenance in Water Distribution
We currently offer a range of training for those involved in preventative maintenance activities on the water distribution system. These include flushing, air scouring and swabbing, all carried out using our on site water distribution network.
Excavation Safety for Water Utility Technicians
One and two day sessions give water utility technicians the knowledge and understanding required to ensure that they can recognize all of the associated hazards and risks with working in and around excavation. They can then learn how to choose appropriate control measures which include selection and installation of trench support systems.
Purpose Built Facilities
Our programmes consist of a mixture of classroom activities supported by hands-on application using purpose built training facilities, which include:
Develop trainers have worked within the Water Industry and have over 60 years experience between them. Their expertise within the water industry means that the training you or your organisation receives is relevant, practical and first class.
Sassy Horry, Training Coordinator at Anglian Water Services
“Develop is our main supplier of training programmes. We have established a relationship with them over the years that is based on trust and openness. Around 15 % of the training is specific to the water industry and includes the confined spaces training programme. At Anglian we have very stringent requirements for this work. Water Industry Training goes on all the time with everyone being assed every 12 months. Our contractors also have to be assessed by Develop before they can work for us.
From a water industry point of view you would be hard-pressed to find the standard of training programmes and facilities available at Develop, anywhere else in the country”