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Hull based training company National Safety Training has been shortlisted as a finalist for the RTITB Partner Achievement Award 2017!

The RTITB partner achievement award is designed to recognise partner accomplishments over the past year and to encourage and reward best practice in training 

This award has attracted hundreds of eligible entry's from RTITB accredited Training providers across the U.K.  Following an assessment of several criteria such as business growth, feedback scores from trainees and results from audits, only 14 Training providers have been shortlisted as finalists

“The RTITB Partner Achievement Awards were created to reward forklift truck training providers for their dedication to high quality training,” says Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB, the UK’s leading workplace transport training accrediting body.

Ashley Shaw Managing Director from National Safety Training  said “The whole team at National are delighted to learn that we are considered to be in the top 5% of RTITB training companies in the U.K this year. Being shortlisted as a finalist is a fantastic opportunity for us. We all pride ourselves on delivering a quality lift truck training experience, regardless of the job size. From initial contact through to certification all of our customers are valued in the same way and we wouldn't be where we are without our loyal customers and dedicated staff at National. 

The winner of the awards will announced on the 22nd of June at the Talent in logistics conference held in Telford. Each winner will receive a trophy and the top three prizes will include. 

Gold Award - £2000 worth of shopping vouchers.

Silver Award - £1000 worth of shopping vouchers.

Bronze Award - £500 worth of shopping vouchers. 

“The winners will gain recognition and acclaim from the industry,” says Laura. “However, we will also celebrate the hard work and commitment to quality training that all our RTITB partners provide.” 

For more information on National Safety Training Services please visit www.nationalsafetytraining.co.uk Alternatively, to find out more about RTITB training visit www.rtitb.co.uk or call them on +44(0)1952 520200

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Jack was delighted to be offered the opportunity to prove himself at Tilsons Scaffolding in Hull.

Jack told us - 

“Well before I started at National Safety Training I was unemployed also I had no qualifications. Then I started at National, I learnt a lot from the course. I succeeded in getting different qualifications. The staff were really good as I fell behind on the course, but they stood me up and helped me to catch up and pass. I now have a job at Tilson Scaffolding which National found for me. Since then I have been to work away and am more successful in life thanks to National”. 


Jacks Supervisor at Tilsons Scaffolding in Hull said “Jack is a very hardworking young man. I can now leave the yard and know that it is in good hands. He has only been here for a short time and already he knows more than those here before him.”

Since starting at Tilsons, Jack has been able to earn money to go on holiday, which he was very happy about. He has also been entrusted to work on different sites alone including being sent to Newcastle for 16 days. He said he enjoyed this because he was put up in a nice hotel. Jack has also been the envy of some of his friends who have also signed up to attend the programme in the hopes of gaining employment like jack.  

Onwards and upwards Jack! Well Done!

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Danny joined the Talent Match program back in January 2015.

Danny had been out of work for over 12 months. He is the head of a young family and wanted to build a better future for his child, partner and himself. He felt stuck in a rut and frustrated with the situation he found himself in. He found that the situation lead to him feeling de-motivated, which he knew in his head was not good and the wrong way to think of things.

Danny engaged well into the programme and made some new friends with fellow beneficiaries.  He balanced his attendance to the program whilst working around looking after his child whilst his partner was studying at college. He found it a struggle at times. He was offered finding funded childcare but he said he was currently using the free nursery place available to him. 

During his time Danny achieved the following qualifications –

Edexcel Warehouse and Storage Level 1

RTITB Counterbalance FLT Operators Licence

IOSH Working Safely.

Danny then discussed with the NSTS Team, he would like to go on a work experience placement. So Danny, attended an interview at GRP Building Solutions Ltd. The interview went well, and Danny started his 4 week work experience placement. During the work experience, Danny proved himself to be an asset to the company. So they discussed offering Danny the opportunity to continue with them, when the work experience period ended on an adult apprenticeship in Warehousing and Storage L2.

Danny is currently still with GRP Building Solutions Limited, completing his apprenticeship and learning new skills along the way, with the NSTS apprenticeship team whilst providing for his young family and gaining back his independence and the ability to stand on his own feet.

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Helping People into Jobs

Posted: 03/09/2014

National Safety Training Services delivers ITSSAR & RTITB Accredited Lift truck training and Plant Training, JAUPT accredited Driver CPC training, ITC accredited First aid courses, IOSH accredited Courses. As well as a full range of NVQ's & Logistics Apprenticeships locally in Hull and throughout the UK.

With a team of permanent professional trainers in Hull and around the UK, and a diverse range of expertise in training lift truck & Plant operators who are employed or seeking employment within the Logistics, Ports, Warehousing, Manufacturing, Construction & Waste Management industry.

This year National Safety Training Services has won contracts to deliver training for several companies at the docks in Hull & Goole. This has lead to National Safety Training Services applying for ITSSAR (Independent Training Standards Scheme Register) training centre accreditation.

Following a successful inspection visit earlier this year, National Safety Training Services are now a fully accredited ITSSAR training centre for Both Operators & Instructors.

National Safety Training Services are also now Matrix Accredited for IAG. The Matrix Standard is the unique quality standard for organisations to asses and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.
Recent additions to National Safety Training Services Fundable course portfolio includes;
• 1 Day First Aid Courses
• 1 day Abrasive Wheels workshops
• IOSH working safely 1 day courses.

National Safety Training Services has also; “Won the Humber Talent Match Contract”.

The vision is that; over a 5 year period “Talent Match Humber” will support 1,500 young people with multiple needs, aged 18-24, who are long-term unemployed, or economically inactive. The aim to get 330 (22%) into sustained jobs or self-employment and 450 (30%) into apprenticeships or further learning / training. With our support, the aim is to help 1200 (80%) young people to improve their ability to cope with long-term unemployment, develop greater self-confidence, and increase their sense of optimism about the future.

As part of this unique Humber Talent Match program NSTS will be hosting an initial ice breaker day out with the team at NSTS and an end of course celebration. They are in talks with a couple of local employers to secure vital work experience for our young people and we are keen to hear from more employers who could provide any places for up to 3-4 weeks work experience for our young people”. The work experience will only take place once the young people are fully qualified and ‘work ready’. This work experience has already started and the initial feedback has been very successful.

The ultimate aim of this initiative is to get all of these young people into Jobs. Along with FREE IOSH, Forklift & Warehousing courses National Safety Training Services, continue to go from strength to strength.

Summary of National Safety Training Services 2014 Achievements, to date;
• Fully accredited ITSSAR training centre for Both Operators & Instructors.
• Won the Humber Talent Match Contract
• Matrix Accredited for IAG Training
• Won contracts to deliver training for several companies at the docks in Hull & Goole
• This lead to NSTS applying for ITSSAR training centre accreditation
• This inspection visit has now happened and we are a fully accredited ITSSAR training centre for Both Operators & Instructors.

Additional Fundable Training to course portfolio;
• 1 Day First Aid Courses
• 1 day Abrasive Wheels workshops
• IOSH working safely 1 day courses

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Free IOSH Working Safely & Managing Safely training courses are available to companies & their staff in -

  • Leeds
  • Hull
  • Barnsley
  • Harrogate
  • Wakefield
  • Calderdale
  • Kirklees
  • Selby
  • Craven
  • York


Call today to book on 01482 644855

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Businesses are being urged to join a major programme of training to equip the Humber's workforce with the skills to maximise the region's economic opportunities. The Skills Support for the Workforce programme will provide bespoke training to boost the skills of workers in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) up to July 2015. Up to 3,000 workers are expected to benefit from relevant training under the initiative, led by Hull College Group and delivered in partnership with other colleges and specialist training providers.


Hull College Group has secured a £3.5 million contract, funded by the European Social Fund, to increase skills levels and the capacity of SMEs in sectors identified as key to the Humber economy now and in the future by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The priority sectors are chemicals; ports and logistics; food and agriculture; renewables; construction; engineering and manufacturing; creative digital; tourism; and health and social care.

The programme is already under way and was promoted to an audience of employers at Hull's Guildhall on December 12, 2013, with a further event at the CATCH training facility in Stallingborough, North East Lincolnshire, on December 16.

Hull College Principal Graham Towse said the programme was a 'truly collaborative partnership' involving Bishop Burton College, East Riding College, Grimsby Institute, North Lindsey College and a number of specialist training providers.

He said the chance for businesses to boost the skills of their workforce came at a time of major opportunity for the region, with huge investments being made in renewable energy and a fast-growing digital sector, adding to the strength of well-established industries, such as manufacturing, chemicals, food and health and social care.

'The Humber is on the cusp of an industrial revolution and skills are our absolute top priority,' he said. 'This programme is about supporting the long-term growth and sustainability of the region's economy and its businesses.'
Project Manager Vicki Isaac said the training was totally free to businesses with fewer than 250 employees in the key sectors and would be tailored to the specific needs of eligible companies. Any employee aged over 19 can benefit from the training.

The programme is also being supported and promoted by Humber Chemical Focus, Renewables Network, Bishop Burton College and the Humber Education Business Partnership who are acting as sector leads. These organisations will also provide feedback on how companies have been helped, to build a picture of the skills support needs of SMEs within the region's key sectors.

Mike Parker, Chair of the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board, said: 'We urge SMEs to take advantage of this offer to work with colleges and sector leads from across the Humber.

'Not only will businesses be able to access bespoke training packages to help their businesses to grow, the partnership can collect useful information to see if there are common themes we could use to help SMEs in the future. Through great partnership work we could see hundreds of SMEs closer to reaching their potential.'

Lynn Benton, Employment and Skills Manager for the Humber LEP, said: 'To develop a vibrant economy we need to have a skills system that supports growth. This programme will improve the supply of skills and also identify skills gaps that we need to fill. It offers totally flexible, bespoke training that really meets the needs of employers.'

Employers who want to take advantage of free training under the Skills Support for the Workforce programme can contact National Safety Training Services, if the courses delivered by them is the type of training you are looking for or if you would like information on other types of funded training supported by the fund in Hull and the Humber then please get in touch with Hull college SSW team on 01482 598731 or e-mail SSW@hull-college.ac.uk

Further information about the programme can be found at www.hull-college.ac.uk/employers/SSW

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Humber LEP Chairman Lord Haskins is urging SMEs to take advantage of a £3.5 million fund for workplace training courses after Hull College secured the money from the European Social Fund.

The College has secured the contract for £3.5 million to deliver the Skills Support for the Workforce and Local Response Fund (LRF).

The focus for the funding will be to deliver workplace learning courses across the Humber region to meet individual, employer and regional needs by up skilling the workforce.

The project will be delivered in partnership with Bishop Burton College, East Riding College, Grimsby Institute, North Lindsey College and a number of specialist providers to engage with learners and key employment sectors as identified by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

The contract will run until July 2015, and its programme is aimed at supporting employed individuals aged 19 and over in a small medium enterprise. It will enhance their skills and career prospects to reduce the risk of long-term unemployment and welfare dependency while boosting the local economy.

To ensure the greatest impact to local businesses and the economy, the programme will target key growth sectors in the region as defined by the Humber LEP including? Chemicals, Steel, Food Processing, Engineering, Manufacturing and Healthcare. Support will also be prioritised for key local employment growth sectors including Construction, Transport, Business Services, Health, Hotels and Catering, Retail, Financial and Business Services, Gas, Electricity and water, Paper and Publishing.

Lord Haskins, Chair of Humber Local Enterprise Partnership says: “This Skills Support for the Workforce is aimed at SMEs which play a vital role in the Humber economy and it is important that the Humber LEP supports them to grow.

“SMEs need to take advantage of this £3.5 million funding to up-skill their staff and I encourage all employers to make contact with their local provider about their training needs, since this is a real opportunity for their employees to gain new skills and qualifications.”

80% of all employers in the Humber area are SMEs and one of the aims of the Humber LEP is to increase the number of employers who train their staff.

The Renewable Energy sector and other developments offer companies in the Humber region unprecedented opportunities to expand and grow. It is estimated that over the next five years up to 22,000 jobs will be created in the region. The up-skilling of the workforce is vital in enabling existing companies to take advantage of the new opportunities that the renewable industry and its supply chain offers.

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