Babcock expands virtual training offering with acquisition of Skills2Learn

Babcock International has acquired e-learning and virtual reality simulation company Skills2Learn.

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Babcock International has acquired e-learning and virtual reality simulation company Skills2Learn.

Skills2Learn, based in Milton Keynes, will become part of Babcock’s education and training business unit.

As one of the UK’s largest private sector training providers, Babcock’s training business delivers training to a wide variety of customers across the emergency services, automotive, energy, engineering and service sectors.

The acquisition will enable Babcock to "provide a wider service offering through the application of new and exciting technologies", said Babcock.

Dr Majid Al-Kader, the current CEO of Skills2Learn, will transfer across to Babcock with the business and will continue to lead the Skills2Learn team.

Austin Lewis, Babcock managing director for education and training, said: “The acquisition will bring innovative, award-winning digital learning and virtual e-learning solutions across multiple platforms, which will complement our existing practical and classroom based training provision.

"These new capabilities will help us to deliver innovative, efficient and cost effective training outcomes for our customers.”

Al-Kader said: “This development will have an immense and positive impact on our products, services and levels of innovation, allowing us to offer our customers a much wider range of blended services.”

The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed.

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