During 2015 TSG launched its own in- house training centre, "TSG Academy - The Peter Thrussell Centre for Training and Excellence". The Academy leads its name from our Managing Director, who was a firm believer in the development of young people, providing them with skills relevant to the sectors in which we work in.
TSG Academy is fully equipped with a range of boiler types, Heat Interface Units, a working heating and hot water generator and an Air Source Heat Pump to allow our engineers to develop their skills. The Academy is also used to provide further training and support for our apprentices and allows us to test our Gas Safe Engineer's technical aptitude.
All apprentices are mentored by our Training Manager, who has come through the apprenticeship route with the company and is able to pass on his knowledge and expertise to our apprentices.
Our Academy is not just aimed at heating. We also have a dedicated area for our electricians, which will allow them to work on heating systems, show safe isolation procedures, testing of circuits and fault finding. Our aim is to expand this further by setting up an installations rig to include different types of cable management i.e. trunking, conduit etc.
Since its launch a number of our current clients have visited the Academy, all of whom have commented how forward thinking we are to provide our staff with such a facility.
We have a long and proud history of providing apprenticeship opportunities and have been doing this over 30 years. This programme has been very successful and is something that we are fully committed to. Whilst older engineers bring a wealth of experience to the business, we like to have apprentices who are trained specifically in our corporate culture and ways of working. In addition this approach helps bridge the skills gap that exists in the industry.
We have trained over 150 apprentices, and year on year we have been the company offering the most apprenticeships via local colleges. This has resulted in our company receiving training awards. We also employed the first female apprentice within the gas industry, a landmark that we have since built by employing further female apprentices year on year since.
TSG is a friendly family run business that supports and respects employees and encourages development & progression.T.B. - TSG Employee
TSG have trained, nurtured and coached me to excel! Fast forward 5 years and I am now Fleet Coordinator for the business managing all aspects fleet, of just over 150 vehicles.S.A. - TSG Employee
TSG are a true family firm and whilst working here for over 20 years TSG has become part of my family.J.D. - TSG Employee