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Pump manufacturers commit to UK training initiative

UK-based pump manufacturers Tomlinson Hall is leading an initiative to provide resources and equipment to technical training provider NETA Training Group to upgrade its facilities.

Three other companies are also involved in the plans to improve local training for young people. Crane ChemPharma & Energy, ITT Goulds Pumps and Grundfos will work with Tomlinson Hall to allow students to gain first-hand experience with modern pump technology.

“We are delighted that Tomlinson Hall has worked together with its suppliers to bring this initiative to the table,” said David Thompson, NETA business development coordinator.

“With thousands of different pumps on the market it is essential that our students have a solid understanding of what various pumps are made from, why that material has been chosen and the different fluids that they can handle.

“We are keen to update the facilities to set them up like a real-life working scenario allowing students to not only learn their craft, but also prepare them for working in a business, ensuring the transition from training into a working environment is seamless.”

According to the release, Tomlinson Hall has begun operations to both repair and refurbish a series of pumps housed at the training facilities. The three other manufacturers are set to also provide pumps over the next several months.

ITT Goulds Pumps has committed to offer training days to students at NETA, allowing students to visit its new facilities in Normanton.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the four companies to provide the chance for young talent to have exposure to leading global brands through local distribution,” said Colin Simpson, business development director at Tomlinson Hall.

“We recognise the importance in equipping the next generation of budding engineers with the right tools to ensure their learning is the very best it can be. NETA has a proven track record in delivering technical training programmes to the very highest standards and, as such, we are delighted to be able to support in providing equipment for students to learn from.

“We are in an excellent position to launch this initiative having forged very strong relationships with our global pump manufacturers allowing us to leverage this opportunity of continued support whilst giving back and investing in the local community.”