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BroadSkill wins major training administration contract

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BroadSkill, the UK's largest supplier of freelance IT trainers, has been awarded a major outsourcing contract by Atos Origin to handle all training administration for the company in the UK. Using software from Enterprise Study and in-house resources experienced in managing large training projects, BroadSkill will work with Atos Origin to automate processes and manage around 5,000 course bookings per year.

Atos Origin acquired the core IT services activities of SchlumbergerSema in January of this year to create a combined IT services company with a turnover in excess of Euro 5 billion. Following a review of training activities, the decision was taken to outsource internal training administration.

BroadSkill’s solution will use Enterprise Study’s powerful platform for managing a training business and BroadSkill’s existing administration team based in Cheshire. Apart from the attractiveness of this solution, the company was chosen because of its independence and willingness to work with Atos Origin’s existing preferred training suppliers.

Stephen Fletcher, Managing Director at BroadSkill said: “Although this contract may appear to be a departure from our normal business, it builds on our experience and resources in managing large training operations. Training administration is something we’ve offered for some time alongside trainer resourcing and project management. However, this is the first major contract which covers continuing operations rather than a finite training project.”

Richard Williams, Sales and Marketing Director at Enterprise Study said: “We’re increasingly finding that our platform is proving popular with corporate training departments as well as commercial training businesses. By automating processes, customers save money, gain control and increase the visibility of training activities.”

Marie-Pierre Gouaux, Learning and Development Manager at Atos Origin said: “As an IT company ourselves, we’re really looking forward to implementing this new 21st century e-commerce solution. We fully expect it to both save us money and provide a superior service to both staff and management.”