Simian expands training into North Wales

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Simon Hughes and Dafydd Evans signing agreement. Image Credit: Simian Risk


Simian Risk continues to expand their training reach after signing a memorandum of understanding with Anglesey-based Grwp Llandrillo Menai.

The signed agreement which was made at the Anglesey Agricultural Show will enable Simian’s scaffolding training courses rolled out at Grwp Llandrillo Menai new world-class training facility. The Construction Infrastructure Skills Training Centre (CIST) will be fully operational and running by early 2019, the centre represents a £2m investment by Grwp Llandrillo Menai and Welsh Government.

Established in 2012, Grwp Llandrillo Menai was formed following the merge of Coleg Llandrillo, Coleg Menai and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor. With over 27,000 students across Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire and Gwynedd.

CEO of Grwp Llandrillo Menai, Dafydd Evans, said of the agreement, “I’m delighted to be working closely with Simian to develop the provision of Scaffolding and Rigging courses at Llangefni, this can only be good news for the local construction industry”.

Managing Director of Simian, Simon Hughes, added: “We are really pleased to be working in partnership with Grwp Llandrillo Menai, who are constructing a world-class scaffolding training facility as part of the CIST at the Llangefni campus.

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This new facility will not only serve the skills requirements of the region for the planned major infrastructure projects and the local community needs, but we hope will become recognised as a national centre of excellence for specialist construction skills training and qualifications in Wales.

The signing of the MOU at the Anglesey Show is the culmination of over two years planning and hard work by all of the parties involved to bring this exciting project to fruition. We are already able to offer entry-level qualifications in Llangefni and welcome interest from individuals interested in a career in the access industry.”