Our dedicated Customer Support Team ensure participants and customers get the high quality, relevant provision they need. As a result, Fistral has many long-standing, very positive relationships with organisations around the world.
Fistral supports a wide-range of industry and knowledge-intensive organisations. The following organisations, universities, and research-specific International and European Training Networks, Research Projects, Research Centres, CDTs and Doctoral Colleges have all chosen Fistral.
Organisations that have chosen Fistral include:
- AOES Group BV – Advanced Operations and Engineering Services
- ARMA UK
- ATG Europe BV
- AURORA Technology BV
- CALA Group Ltd
- CanSat Scotland
- Compaq Computer Corporation UK
- European Space Agency Headquarters (ESA HQ)
- European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT)
- European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
- European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)
- European Centre for Earth observation (ESRIN)
- European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)
- German Aerospace Center (DLR)
- Glasgow Training Group
- Greater Glasgow Health Board
- HE Space Operations BV and GmbH
- Isle of Man Government
- Lockheed Martin UK
- LSE Space GmbH
- Microsoft Multimap UK
- NHS Health Scotland
- NHS Information Services Division
- Partick Housing Association
- Scottish Qualifications Authority
- Scottish Water
- Southern General Hospital
- Terma GmbH
- West Dunbartonshire Council
Universities that have chosen Fistral include:
- Bristol (r)
- Cardiff (r)
- Dublin City
- Edinburgh (r)
- Edinburgh Napier
- Exeter (r)
- Glasgow (r)
- Glasgow Caledonian
- Kings College London (r)
- Liverpool (r)
- Manchester (r)
- Newcastle (r)
- Queen Margaret
- Queens, Belfast (r)
- Robert Gordon
- Royal College of Art
- St Andrews
- Waterford Institute of Technology
- York St John
(r) = one of the 24 Russell Group universities
European Research Networks, Research Projects, Research Centres, CDTs and Doctoral Colleges that have chosen Fistral include:
- CDT Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science
- Advanced Forming Research Centre
- Apoptosis Research Centre
- Bristol Doctoral College
- CDT Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials
- CDT Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences
- CDT Chemical Synthesis
- Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology
- CORE Innovative Training Network (Continuous Resolution and Deracemization of Chiral Compounds by Crystallization)
- COST Action Network (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
- DITANET Network (development of novel Diagnostic Techniques for future particle Accelerators)
- Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
- EUROCAT Network (European surveillance of Congenital Anomalies)
- Exeter Doctoral College
- CDT Future Power Networks and Smart Grids
- GW4 alliance (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter)
- CDT Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC)
- LA3NET Network (LAsers for Applications at Accelerator facilities)
- Liverpool Doctoral College
- CDT Materials for Demanding Environments (M4DE)
- CDT Metamaterials (XM2)
- National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (Ireland)
- OMA Network (Optimization of Medical Accelerators)
- oPAC Network (optimization of the performance of any Particle ACcelerator)
- CDT Power Networks
- Power Networks Demonstation Centre
- CDT Quantum Engineering
- Tayside Clinical Trials Unit
- Teagasc UCC Agri Food Graduate Development Programme
- UK Wind Energy Research Centre
- Wellcome Trust Liverpool Glasgow Centre for Global Health Research
… plus our work delivering training and consultancy with Space, Aeronautical, Nuclear and Renewables Energy staff and researchers…
Fistral is proud of the excellent feedback and course ratings we receive from customers around the world. Our dedicated Customer Support Team has extremely positive relationships with a wide range of long-standing customers.
Customers say the following about working with Fistral:
“In addition to great ratings, we’ve had excellent verbal feedback too. I have had a few individuals come to me to say how engaged they felt with the PM function, for the first time!”
“Fistral have been delivering Project Management training with us for 5 years now and it is an excellent and highly valued course for all research students. It can greatly contribute to the organisation of the research project itself and such skills significantly enhances the postgraduate researcher’s career portfolio.”
“University College Cork (UCC) has been successfully working with Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd for the provision of PM training to a variety of staff cohorts. We have run 1-day programmes targeted at Research Staff; open 2-day programmes for mixed cohorts of staff and a very successful series of one day Masterclasses for our Senior Management Team and members of the project groups. In all instances, the training is very highly rated and we have on-going and consistent demand for all programmes.
I have found Fistral to be both cost effective and extremely cooperative in supporting the delivery of the training and in adapting the contents to the needs of the participant groups. In relation to the Masterclasses in particular, working with the trainer, we devised a means of delivering the training which introduced participants to the tools and techniques of project management while working through the life cycle of UCC projects identified by the participants themselves.
This required a huge amount of the trainer in terms of demonstrating his own command of the topic, as well as genuinely mentoring and supporting participants on project management and implementation. I believe that in this instance, together, we devised a new approach to PM training delivery, that was extremely effective in our environment.
In all our dealings with Fistral, from support to training delivery, we have found each person to be very professional and thorough and that they embodied a sound approach to project management and implementation.”
“We have used Fistral for a number of years now to deliver project management training to the doctoral students on our Nuclear Engineering EngD programme. The courses teach simple practical tools and techniques, clearly explained, which the students will actually use (they tell us so). It covers both theory and (importantly) the behaviours that impact on projects’ progress.
The trainer who delivers the course for us is an immense hit with the trainees. They can see that his contribution is based on extensive personal experience of project management, gained in a wide variety of contexts. He employs a wealth of anecdotes to bring his material to life, and injects a touch of humour as appropriate.
All this gives the EngD students confidence in the validity of the material which is being delivered and the motivation to utilise it on their own work.”
“In the five years the University of Strathclyde have engaged the services of Fistral, we’ve worked in partnership to tailor provision which specifically meets the needs of our industry-facing researchers. Year on year, the number of qualified project managers coming through the CAPM programme has increased as a result of its positive reputation and it’s demonstrable benefits within academia and other sectors.
We’ve now doubled the number of CAPM deliveries a year in response to growing demand, and it’s fast become one of the most popular and highly valued courses offered as part of the Researcher Development Programme. Fistral’s professionalism and flexible approach has ensured we continue to offer our researchers training of excellence and relevance, producing more highly skilled project managers in the process.”
“We recently worked with Fistral to create a new Consultancy Skills course for our organisation. They offered a friendly, professional service and bring a wealth of knowledge to their course creations. The trainer received some very positive feedback on the day and delegates felt the course covered some useful tools and techniques that can be easily applied to the workplace.”
“I find Fistral to be friendly, accommodating and very professional. All staff are helpful and considerate. Our feedback from workshop participants has been very positive. My personal experience of dealing with the trainers has been very positive. All trainers that I have spoken with have been keen to listen to my concerns or ideas and to provide useful constructive feedback to inform my programme planning. They have also been flexible and positive about incorporating changes into the workshop structure or the proposed content and timing.”
“The company is professional and my dealings with [Fistral] in the summer with regard to the re-design of the programme were very positive from my perspective. I liked [their] flexibility and commitment to working with us on a new approach. The trainers are very professional and receive good feedback from participants.”
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4.69 out of 5 – “This has been the best webinar I’ve attended since I started my PhD.” (final year PhD student, Liverpool)
A recent webinar with the Liverpool Doctoral College received excellent feedback. Rating 4..69 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), our...
We were delighted when, once again, our webinars were rated 4.86 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), with participants taking...
One of our most recent webinars - Influencing Without Authority - delivered to PhD students at Queen's University Belfast was...
“…I have heard about certain concepts in some workshops but I didn’t find much meaning like I have today. Very useful…” – Kick-Off Your PhD webinar
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We were delighted when our "Planning for Uncertainty" webinar was given such a high rating. PGR/PhD researchers at Edinburgh Napier...
Our first outing of this webinar for QUB was very well received by researchers. A full-house rated the session 4.34...
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The first outing of our two live Risk webinars was extremely well received, with participants at the University of Strathclyde...
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“Tools for use in real life scenarios were very useful as seeing the practical application makes it easier to see how it can be used in own role.” – 4.9 for Business Analysis
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“Was really relevant to be able to plan better my PhD project, overcome risks, problems and handle them.” – PMRW
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Control Your PhD – “Definitely recommend to other students. Also transferable to my ‘real life’ role.”
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4.95 out of 5 – “I’m going to plan the final stages of my PhD more thoroughly using techniques provided. I feel more confident I can plan and finish on time now.”
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Out 3-day Decision-Making course in Germany was compacted to 2 days due to heavy snow storms meaning flights were unable...
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4.91 & 4.81 – UCC staff: “I’ve done a lot of PM training & refreshers but I think today was the most practical. Really valuable techniques.”
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