Framework Training were approached by Global Energy Group to train two delegates in C# with differing levels of experience. Our Solution was customised Advanced C# training course so they could both successfully transfer their new skills and knowledge back to the workplace.
Global Energy Group is a unique energy sector services group, delivering strategic excellence across construction, maintenance and enhancement solutions. It provides services to the energy sector with headquarters in Inverness and Aberdeen.
The Business Solutions team provides IT services and solutions to its group of companies, and is headed up by Chris Smith, Business Solutions Manager.
Global Energy Group
had recently expanded their Business Solutions team with developers operating
at various levels. This included Graduate Software Developers Aiden
MacLeod and Henry Francis.
Chris was seeking a training provider to assist with Microsoft C# and specific web technologies. He believed some members of his team would benefit from an off-the-shelf training course, but one that was instructor-led to provide trainees with a good level of interaction and the freedom to ask questions.
After a general web
search to find a suitable UK-based company, he compiled a shortlist of
providers which included Framework Training. After speaking to us, Chris was pleased with our
flexible approach and willingness to customise the training to meet his
individual requirements - rather than simply offering a standard programme with
set courses and dates - and had no hesitation in choosing us as their selected
Global Energy Group works with C#.NET Core web technology. Chris wanted his team to learn about new developments as well as some specific advanced topics they would benefit from, as this would allow him to drop some of the more desktop-specific content that was present in our standard curriculum.
There were also some personal objectives to meet; Aiden was returning to software development and although there were similarities from his experience as a Java Developer, C#.NET as a language was relatively new to him.
Henry had been at Global Energy Group for four months, was developing in his role and needed to get to grips with the language and the company’s code base. He also wanted to progress to an advanced level, and therefore the timing of the training was perfect.
Chris had reviewed two
potentially-suitable courses on our website, but was aware the trainees
had varying needs and a spread of abilities and experience in using the
technologies. Although he felt the Advanced C# course was the best fit for their needs, there
were also some elements of the Introductory course he liked.
Chris was pleased with our suggestion to customise elements of the Introductory and Advanced courses to meet his specific requirements, and a scoping call was arranged with the group and one of our expert instructors, Jasper, to discuss this further.
Framework Training delivered the Advanced C# training over four days to three delegates at Global Energy Group, including Aiden and Henry. The training was delivered remotely via Teams and in two blocks of two days. We were very happy to offer flexibility on dates to meet Chris's schedule, as it allowed him to stagger the time and to avoid key members of the team being away from the business for four consecutive days.
Jasper was aware of the differing levels of experience in the group, and was happy to accommodate this, allowing the trainees space and time to ask questions during the programme, and really maximise their training experience.
Global Energy Group provided excellent feedback on the Advanced C# Training Programme.
The team at Global Energy Group has seen a positive and notable impact since the Advanced C# Training; the trainees were able to transfer the skills and knowledge learned during the training back to the workplace.
Aiden and Henry believe their personal objectives have been met, and they have seen a significant increase in their knowledge and overall coding ability, which has positively impacted their day-to-day activities.
The training has allowed them to get beneath the surface of the language. The course was set at an advanced level and with Jasper's guidance, they have learned new concepts and techniques that have made them better and faster coders. Aiden was not working on C# code prior to the training, but is now doing so with support from the team. Henry is putting the shorthand techniques and workflows that Jasper used during the course to good use, which has saved considerable time, and they are both using more efficient case statements and expressions and LINQ for new database interactions.
Chris has observed a greater understanding and ability to use the technology and it has given his team members more confidence at work. He has heard Aiden and Henry discussing the language and using the course as a reference point.
Chris would definitely consider Framework Training as their first port of call when looking at training needs in the second half of the year and beyond.
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