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Welcome to Pitman Training Aberdeen! Whether you are looking to train at home, at work, or at our centre, our training courses in Aberdeen have everything to improve your career prospects. Get started with Pitman today!

Pitman Training Aberdeen is part of the UK’s longest run and well respected Pitman Training Group. Located in the heart of the beautiful Granite City, we are here to help you unlock your potential! Aberdeen is nicknamed the ‘Oil Capital of Europe’ and several oil majors and independents are building new global offices in the city.

Since mid 2014, the region has undoubtedly suffered due to the downturn in the oil industry. Now more than ever, it is imperative that you upskill with certified courses to give you a valuable added advantage in a very competitive job market.

Whether you are an individual looking to improve your employment prospects in an office environment or a company looking to promote and develop employees; the solution to your training requirements can be found through Pitman Training Aberdeen with a variety of courses, diplomas and workshops to help achieve your goals.

How to find us

Ideally situated in the heart of Aberdeen city centre, we are based at 469 Union Street, close to Holburn Junction. We are on the first floor and access to a chairlift is available, should it be required. There are plenty of parking spaces available only a few minutes’ walk from our centre. All the main bus routes to and from Aberdeen pass our door and we are only a 5-10 minute walk from Aberdeen Train Station.

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469 Union Street
Aberdeen AB11 6DB


With 180+ years of changing lives, Pitman Training has the courses and diplomas you need. Whether you’re learning new skills, rejoining the workforce, or training a whole team, we’ve got you covered.

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We offer flexible, practical training in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, making it ideal to choose a training schedule to fit into your current work and home lifestyle. Learning at your own pace, our courses develop skills and build confidence, enabling you to go for that new job or promotion, with certificates to prove your ability.

Take the stress out of selecting the course which would be the most beneficial to you – let us help! We are always delighted to meet with you to discuss your training requirements in detail and ensure we select the correct course for you.

About Us and Our Team

Pitman Training Aberdeen is run by centre manager Iain Hossack along with course advisors Faye Wilson and Tracey Forbes. Together, the Pitman Training Aberdeen team provides a wealth of knowledge and experience. We pride ourselves on our welcoming atmosphere, always offering support and encouragement to all our students throughout their learning and development.

Our training centre provides students with a bright and fully equipped, modern learning environment in the centre of Aberdeen. Close to all local transport links and amenities, we are based on Union Street, an ideal location for individuals and local businesses looking for quality training solutions.

It is extremely important to us that all of our students study the correct course; a course that will help improve their job prospects or climb the career ladder. Our course advisors are delighted to meet with you to discuss your learning requirements, in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Meet our Course Advisors:

Faye Wilson is an excellent client-facing individual. Faye possesses a natural ability to quickly establish a rapport with Pitman Training Aberdeen students. CV writing and Interviewing Techniques are two of Faye’s principal strengths and she takes a great deal of time providing advice and guidance to students to ensure they stand out from the crowd!

Tracey Forbes has a positive, customer driven approach. Tracey is able to embrace challenges given to her with a high degree of professionalism and efficiency. Tracey is committed to providing excellent customer service to all of Pitman Training Aberdeen students. She supports and encourages students from their initial inductions right through to being awarded with their qualification.

Train With Us

Pitman Training Aberdeen offers a wide selection of courses from self paced, flexible courses to one and two day tutor led seminars. Whether you would like to improve your skills within your current position, or train for a new and exciting career we are certain to have a course to suit your needs – from Book-keeping, ReceptionSecretarial, or IT Technical courses – we have it covered!

Our unique learning method uses our tried and tested audio instruction along with comprehensive workbooks and live fully functional software. Pitman Training certification provides students with the work ready skills employers require. Courses can begin at any time and you can choose a training schedule to fit around existing family and work commitments. Pitman Training Aberdeen can tailor our courses to cover a student’s specific learning requirements, ensuring all of our students can achieve their goals.

We believe that training is a means to an end – securing a great job! Our fully trained and experienced course advisors are on hand to encourage and support our students; from the initial training needs meeting until receiving the certification. At the end of your study, we are able to provide you with useful tips in preparing the perfect CV, a helping hand in securing your dream job!

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Fully Funded Training Opportunity

Pitman Training Aberdeen currently have fully funded places available for residents living in Aberdeen City, who meet the eligibility criteria for one of these flexible training programmes:  Finance Award, Microsoft Office Award, Medical Admin Award and Receptionist Award.  This skills training is delivered in Partnership with ABZWorks, Aberdeen City Council and The Scottish Government.  Please contact Pitman Training Aberdeen to find out more information.

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Student Success Stories

Pitman Training was a game-changer for me. I wanted to level up with Microsoft programs and have a better understanding of the legal secretary role. The courses were easy to follow, and I got quick results. Pitman Training’s flexible learning approach was a huge plus, and having a Learning Coach was awesome; they gave me great advice! Now, I’ve got top-notch Microsoft and admin skills for my CV, boosting my career confidence. Pitman Training? I’d recommend it in a heartbeat!

Gaenor Thomson

Sajed improved English speaking with live native English classes

Sajed improved English speaking with live native English classes

”  At last! after 13 years i’m going to my family in UK it was only Pitman English which helped me to pass m IELTS A1 Life Skills exam. I took the IELTS preparation program at Pitman Training Pakistan. and applied for A1 Life skills exam. In only 13 weeks, I achieved great improvements with the … Read more

Adrienne Richards: From Cafe assistant to Legal Conveyancing Secretary!

Adrienne Richards: From Cafe assistant to Legal Conveyancing Secretary!

“The whole of the course was enjoyable and as I received my grades it made me more confident with the thought of applying for a job as a legal secretary, knowing that ‘I can actually do this!”

Rochelle gains new skills secure promotion at local Hospital

Rochelle gains new skills secure promotion at local Hospital

Rochelle recently studied the Medical Secretarial Diploma with us at Pitman Training and applied for a job within the NHS. Rochelle was the only external candidate for the role. When she found out she got the job, they told her that the Medical Secretarial Diploma was the reason they chose her over everyone else.

Developing both personally and professionally with Pitman Training

Developing both personally and professionally with Pitman Training

Stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow and better ourselves. Thomaskutty Cherian is an example of someone who stepped out of their comfort zone and developed both personally and professionally.

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