Aston’s new academy

Time 7:16 am, May 16, 2012

ASTON Martin is officially opening a new Technical Training Academy at its global headquarters in Gaydon.

Occupying more than 1,400 sq metres, the purpose-developed facility provides technical working areas and classrooms equipped with the luxury sports car manufacturer’s latest models, components and tooling for hands-on training.

The centre will conduct product training for technical staff employed at the marque’s production facility along with technical and sales training for Aston Martin’s global dealer network.

Working in conjunction with the Science Engineering and Manufacturing Training Association (SEMTA), Aston Martin will offer employees the opportunity to train for nationally recognised qualifications.

Aston Martin’s manufacturing operations director, Keith Stanton said: ‘Aston Martin is dedicated fully to the development of its employees, and the new training academy is a further step in demonstrating our long-term commitment to supporting engineering and manufacturing as an exciting and specialised industry.’

The academy has ten technical trainers, and capacity to take more than 60 people on each course.

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