Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is a manufacturer of fluid control and measuring systems and also a provider of high-quality training courses. This year Bürkert UK is continuing to offer free training courses to those involved in the process industry - full details of the courses being held in 2103 can be found by downloading the brochure directly from the Bürkert website (pdf 851kB). The courses on Steam, Gas Handling, Valves and Hygienic Processing are run regularly at the company’s new headquarters in Cirencester, UK.
These courses provide theory-based learning, backed up with practical applications, for a hands-on approach. Bürkert uses examples and case study materials throughout the courses to highlight typical applications, all delivered by its industry experienced staff. The recent move to the new Cirencester headquarters has also made travelling more convenient and easy to access by car and train, with free parking onsite.
Bürkert’s training courses are modular and independent of each other, so people can attend any or all of the courses. All courses are free to attend with lunch provided and refreshments available throughout the day.
Helen Christopher, Bürkert’s UK Marketing Manger is responsible for the organisation of the courses. She says: “One of the reasons we decided not to charge for training is that it removes a barrier to people attending. Delegates’ expectations are generally surpassed after each course, so much so that we have a lot of training requests purely on basis of personal referrals. Feedback by companies sending trainees to Bürkert is also very positive, which means courses are usually booked-up early.”
Donald French, Yeo Valley Engineering Technical Manager, says: “We are really grateful here at Yeo Valley for the excellent training provided by Bürkert over the last few years. We have found Bürkert’s trainers, facilities and general hospitality all first class and would happily recommend their services to others.”
Nick Doughty, Hall & Woodhouse Limited Site Manager, adds: “Our Engineering team at the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery have attended several of Bürkert’s free training sessions. We have increased our knowledge of steam and hygienic systems, and brought practical information back to the Brewery which has now been successfully implemented, and has enabled us to drive health and safety forward in this field. This is a great initiative from Bürkert and I would urge any company to take up their generous offer”.
Responding to customer demand and feedback, Bürkert has drawn up its training schedule for 2013 which includes valve training being run as a fundamental subject plus other application type training. A new course has been devised for Gas Handling, where Bürkert experts will share their experience in complete gas control loops and the Hygienic Processing course is back by popular demand with many delegates coming from the food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
At the end of each course the delegates are presented with a Bürkert training course pack which contains a folder, notebook and the training notes on a USB stick. For further details contact Helen Christopher by email at or by phone +44 (0)1285 648720.