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Within the county of Wiltshire lies the great town of Swindon. The town is located in the south of England between Bristol and Reading and has a population of over 150,000 people. Swindon was part of the Town Development Act in 1952 which led to a major increase of population.
The British town’s first settlement was founded by the Anglo-Saxons on top of a limestone hill. During the 1800’s, Swindon was a small market town which is now known as Old Town. Throughout the Industrial Revolution, Swindon started to grow rapidly as it started the construction of the Wilts and Berks Canal in 1810 and the North Wilts Canal in 1819. These pivotal canals brought trade back into the industrial town therefore increasing the population. Swindon is also famously known for its railway lines. The British icon Isambard Kingdom Brunel, built the Swindon Works which was mostly used for repairs and maintenance of locomotives on the Great Western railway. The Great Western Railway is a small railway village which used to house the employers there.
Swindon is the largest centre of population without a University in the United Kingdom. In March 2008, there was a proposal to build a University as part of the town’s regeneration. There are 12 secondary schools with two of them having built in sixth-form colleges. There are also two colleges: New College and Swindon College to provide further education requirements for 16-21 year olds. Swindon College is the largest in southwestern England. Since 1999, the Oxford Brookes University has had one of its campuses located in Swindon which is next to the Swindon Hospital.
Swindon hosts a large variety of popular festivals which includes the Swindon Festival of literature. This event attracts up to 10,000 visitors a year and lasts for two weeks. Another event includes the Summer Breeze Festival which is a family friendly music event which is run on a non-profit basis. The festival supports local and new talent with a mixture of high quality headliners.
The town is also very passionate about its sport with having a professional Football Club, Ice Hockey team and Speedway team. Swindon Town Football Club play at the County Ground near Swindon Town centre. The club famously one the Football League Cup in 1969 after beating Arsenal 3-1 at the old Wembley Stadium. Swindon Town FC have had one spell in the top league of English football lasting for one season. The Swindon Wildcats play in the second tier of the English Premier Ice Hockey League and play home at the 2800 capacity link centre. The Swindon Robins have been a very popular speedway team winning the league title in the Elite League in 2012 following a 95-89 aggregate victory over Poole Pirates.
There are many famous people who have lived in Swindon. These include footballer dean Aston, the founder and member of Supertramp Rick Davies, actress Billie Piper, singer Gilbert O’Sullivan and many more.
Datrix Training provides a huge variety of high quality training courses in Swindon so that you can study courses such as PRINCE2® and MSP® in a location near you. Our venue in Swindon is a modern, state of the art building which is equipped by the latest technology so that you can learn the best environment suited to your needs. The professional instructors at Datrix Training will be able to help you and support you with anything you need to pass the examination so that you can take a step forwards into your career which increases your job prospects and yearly salary.
If you are working in Swindon and want to have training to take place at your business, the Datrix Training onsite option is for you. With the onsite training option, we can send a professional trainer to you who has over 5 years of experience within the industry. If it’s PRINCE2 training in Swindon or ITIL training in Swindon, Datrix Training will provide you with an inspirational experience so that you can leave our incredible venue with a professional certificate which is recognised all over the world.
Datrix Training also provides professional courses on an online platform. This gives you the opportunity to learn the likes of PRINCE2 Swindon and MSP Swindon in any location that has Wi-Fi. The online training courses lasts for 90 days which gives you plenty of time to learn the fundamentals of your chosen subject at your own pace and time.
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