A TRAINING centre for maritime and offshore workers has welcomed more than 6,000 delegates to its state-of-the-art facility in just one year of operation.

Clyde Training Solutions, based at located alongside the River Clyde close to the former site of the world renowned John Brown Shipyard, offer mandatory and industry enhancing safety training courses.

From workers in the marine and offshore industries, to bespoke training sessions for Scottish Air Ambulance Service crews, the first year at Clyde Training Solutions has been a huge success.

Director Colin McMurray, said: "To break the 6,000 delegate barrier in the first year is a great achievement, and about 20 per cent more than expected.

"We have a world-class facility and our convenient central location, as well as being close to the Glasgow Airport, is proving attractive to a great variety of people.

"It’s also been pleasing to see our facilities accessed not just by workers from the maritime and offshore industries, but also the emergency services and even from the world of sport.

"We are looking forward to capitalising on a great start and seeing more and more clients choose to use our facilities because of our location and facilities but also recognition of the quality provided by our full-time instructors.

"Our trainers have worked in the same environments as the delegates and as a result are able to create courses from scratch to the very highest standards and carry this all the way through to day-to-day training of delegates."

The training campus houses multiple classrooms, a training pool, HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training module) and full fire training ground complete with stack and helideck.

Build engineers from BAE systems preparing to put £3bn aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth through her sea trials, were amongst the first to visit the Clydebank site for Personal Survival Techniques (PST) training.

In addition, helicopter and aeroplane technical crew members from the Scottish Air Ambulance Service underwent both pool-based survival training and basic fire-fighting during their visit.

Clyde Training Solutions also hosted former British powerboat champions, father and daughter team Davie and Ashleigh Finlayson, to help them get up to speed with underwater survival techniques