Matrix renewal reflects high standards

Gas, plumbing and electrical training specialist Steve Willis Training Centres has just had its Matrix accreditation renewed, reflecting its ongoing commitment to maintaining quality in the provision of information, advice and guidance as an integral part of the training process.

Customers from across the south of England choose to attend their two-purpose built training centres in Burgess Hill, West Sussex and Portchester, near Portsmouth, knowing that they can expect training of the highest standards.

The Matrix Standard is the international quality standard for delivery of information, advice and guidance (IAG), and Steve Willis Training was independently assessed to ensure that training provision meets all the rigorous Matrix requirements.

This year’s renewal focused on the continuing developments and improvements that have been made to IAG provision over the last year and highlights the strength of apprenticeship training in particular.

For anyone starting their career in the heating or plumbing trades, it is so important to receive the right help and guidance from the outset. At Steve Willis Training, this starts with the regular open morning and taster sessions they hold for school leavers thinking about their career choices. They run assessment days to ensure the candidates are suitable for their chosen apprenticeship, and this also benefits the employers who can be confident they are getting an enthusiastic, capable and confident employee. Throughout the apprenticeship, Steve Willis Training are focused on the needs of their learners, providing support and guidance right through to qualification.

Marie Harris, Strategic Lead for Apprenticeships at SWT, is delighted with the Matrix renewal: “Meeting the robust criteria of the Matrix Standard is part of our commitment to ensuring continuous quality improvements across the business. It is heartening to know that the work you do and the systems you deploy are recognised externally as being of high quality.”

For any heating or plumbing company looking to recruit, it is reassuring to know that a Steve Willis Training apprentice will be trained to the highest standard, and an asset to their business.

The next taster days for gas apprenticeships are on Tuesday 28th May (Burgess Hill) and Monday 22nd July (Portchester). For more information call 01444 870860 / 02392 190190 or visit