Encore Personnel, the specialist recruitment firm, has launched Encore MHE (Mechanical Handling Equipment) Training. The new initiative will help support the supply of industry-approved mechanical coaching to workforces across the UK, and is expected to save clients thousands of pounds in training fees.
Encore is one of the first firms in the UK to invest in a training initiative of this kind. It is part of an ambitious investment programme by Encore to enhance its dedicated and expert service offering. The new MHT Training arm will be essential in providing the necessary training and skills that employees need to operate forklift trucks and other mechanical handling equipment and obtain compulsory licences as part of their job. The free training is RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board) approved and is now available for clients’ permanent and temporary staff, including those that are not supplied by Encore.
The academy will be headed up by National Account Manager, Neil Cook, who is charged with the successful delivery of the service for clients. Encore has also appointed Greg Eaton as Lead Trainer. With 16 years’ experience within the industrial and warehouse sector, Greg has provided RTITB accredited training for national businesses including soak.com, CEVA Logistics and Primark.
“Every warehouse and industrial environment needs to support its staff in obtaining the correct licences to operate machinery and forklifts and dependant on the licence, these may need to be renewed every five years,” explained Neil. “Often, companies have an in-house trainer or an external accessor, but this is often costly to the business.
“By offering this dedicated training service, we are going the extra mile to evolve and adapt to meet our clients’ needs, while widening our client service offering. We have ambitious plans for growing the division in the future, as we continue to deliver an efficient, cost-effective and high standard of training for clients,” he concluded.