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Atlantic Methanol Production Company

26 July 2018

TTE set up a satellite centre through PAA/VQ-SET to deliver NVQ Level 3 to AMPCO technicians.

Following on from the successful delivery of the off the job training and assessment to NVQ Level 2 programmes in the UK, TTE International were asked to undertake on the job training and assessment of 100 + technicians to NVQ Level 3 in both engineering maintenance disciplines and process operations, in order to enable staff career development. In order to achieve this, TTE set up a satellite centre through PAA/VQ-SET to deliver these qualifications.

TTE’s role

TTE has provided peripatetic assessors and verifiers to Equatorial Guinea on a regular basis. Since 2009 the following disciplines have been covered: Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation and Process Operations. In 2012, Laboratory qualifications were added to the remit.

Summary of the main activities included:

  • Assessment and IQA of technicians to NVQ Diploma Level 3 standards in line with nationalisation programmes
  • Provision of laboratory improvements to ISO17025 standards
  • Consultancy work for core laboratory skills gap analysis and analytical operation provision
  • Mentoring and coaching of personnel to better support technician development on the plant.

To date this has been an extremely successful contract with in excess of 90% of trainee technicians achieving their qualifications.

TTE remains a key strategic partner for our organisation and have been a key contributor to our achievement of increasing the % of national employees from 55% to its current level of 88% during the period of our association with them. Middlesbrough should be proud of having such a world class provider operating on its door step.

Byron Sulieman – HR Director, AMPCO

Type of contract

Provision of Services Agreement

Customer location

Atlantic Methanol production Company, Punta Europa, Bioko, Equatorial Guinea.

Commencement and completion dates

2009 > Ongoing