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AIS continues growth

Mon, 01 December 2014

UK Offshore and renewable energy training specialists, Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS) is celebrating after a phenomenal year of trading which has seen it create 58 new jobs and grow turnover by more than 100%.

This year alone the North Shields based company has unveiled a brand new state-of-the-art offshore survival centre, a new £1m purpose built hotel and a new CompEx Electrical centre, as well as launching innovative new services such as interest free finance.

These new projects have contributed to 105% growth in business turnover and the creation of 58 new jobs at AIS – including several senior level appointments.

This pace of growth looks set to continue in 2015. In January the company is poised to launch a dedicated Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence - endorsed by industry bodies such as RenewableUK and the Global Wind Organisation - and a Careers Advice Centre where people can get all the careers information and guidance they need to enter the global energy industry.

AIS is also planning a number of initiatives with the education sector to help create the next generation of skilled and motivated workers for the global energy industry.

AIS managing director, Paul Stonebanks said: “AIS has seen an average growth of more than 80% year-on-year since our inception seven years ago but 2014 really has been exceptional.

“One of our key strengths is our ability to respond quickly to customer needs. Businesses are increasingly conscious of staff well-being, as well as overall costs - while individuals need help with careers guidance and financing. We’ve responded by creating a world-class offshore training village where people and companies can get all the skills training they need for the global energy sector in one place – they can even stay in our low-cost onsite hotel.

“Companies get peace of mind because we manage all their staff training programmes – organising and scheduling courses and accommodation to minimise the impact on individuals. And for people paying for their own training we provide all the support and guidance they need to pursue an offshore career, as well as offering financial help through interest free finance packages.

“This approach has helped us to scoop a number of new training contracts this year which has significantly boosted our turnover. Moving forward AIS has ambitious plans to work with the education sector to develop training programmes for young people which will deliver the highly-skilled future workforce that the UK and industry desperately needs.”

By Jake Frith

http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/onboard-systems/safety,-survival-and-training/ais-continues-growth

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