Vaillant opens new partner centre in Aberdeen

With the drive to encourage more installers to diversify into heat pumps in order to achieve the nation’s target of 600k heat pump installs each year by 2028 intensifying, Vaillant has expanded its in-person training facilities, with the opening of a new partner centre in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Working with Aberdeen Training Centre, this new partnership will help extend Vaillant’s course availability, so that installers have greater access to the support needed to make the transition to low carbon technologies.

Opening in May 2023, the Aberdeen Training Centre is a valuable addition to Vaillant’s Glasgow Centre of Excellence, increasing accessibility to low carbon training for installers across Scotland who previously may have been unable to attend courses in Glasgow.

As part of the partnership, Vaillant has delivered ‘train the trainer’ sessions to the centre’s team across its range of high efficiency boilers, heat pumps and hybrid systems. Meaning staff at the Aberdeen centre can offer Vaillant product training to the same high standards found in one of Vaillant’s six Centres of Excellence.

To further complement the practical element on offer to those who attend the courses, Vaillant has installed several key products at the centre, including its aroTHERM plus air source heat pump; so, installers are able to get valuable hands-on experience of the technology, as well as having the opportunity to ask questions in a training environment.

Speaking about the partnership, Mark Wilkins, Training and Technologies Director at Vaillant, said: “While the Government’s target of 600k heat pump installs is clear, having the right skills in place is vital in ensuring its success. Offering heat pump training to existing heating engineers, together with attracting the next generation of heating installers, is central to this.

“Through our partnership with the Aberdeen Training Centre, we’re delighted to be able to further expand our comprehensive training offering to even more installers, ensuring the necessary skills and knowledge are in place to enjoy a successful and rewarding career in the industry.”

Steve Anderson, Managing Director at Aberdeen Training Centre, added: “With many parts of Scotland being remote, access to training can be challenging. Our partnership with Vaillant opens the doors for even more installers looking to invest in training, ready for a low carbon future.

“Our team at the centre have already undergone intensive training with Vaillant across much of its product portfolio and we’re delighted to be able to deliver low carbon training courses to the same high standard Vaillant holds across its own team.”

For more information on the Vaillant training courses available at Aberdeen Training Centre, visit: www.vaillant.co.uk/training