First diploma awarded on British Gypsum’s merchant training course

Published:  05 October, 2016

Allan Orr, a sales coordinator at SIG Interiors in Glasgow, has recently become the first person to receive a diploma in British Gypsum Products and Systems Knowledge after completing both British Gypsum’s e-Learning for Resellers and the Pure Practical course with a score of 100%.

With a background in car parts and servicing with BMW, Mr Orr came to construction just under two years ago with no other training in the industry other than his induction with SIG.

He said: “I am still relatively new to the industry and didn’t know the technical differences in the various products and systems. The practical training, getting hands on with the products, really helped to reinforce the knowledge I picked up through the e-learning. I’m now a lot more confident in making recommendations to customers.”

Mr Orr has now enrolled in a Higher National Diploma in construction management and credits British Gypsum’s course with encouraging him to take the step back into education.

Diplomas in British Gypsum Products and Systems Knowledge are awarded to anyone who completes both British Gypsum e-Learning for Resellers and the Pure Practical course.

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