CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

kellogg

Extract from an article in Plant & Works Engineering magazine Feb 2017: Cereal manufacturer Kellogg is benefiting from line breaking training. Peter Carey, training manager at Kellogg's UK Manchester, is responsible for training of the factory’s 412 employees. He has been working closely with Technical Training Solutions (TTS) for the last 10 years, helping to develop specific tailored training courses for Kellogg's employees. He comments: "TTS has provided a variety of training courses for our engineering, operations and maintenance teams over the years, including courses on mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, 17th Edition wiring regulations, five-day passport electrical safety training, and line breaking."

Carey approached TTS 10 years ago when the Manchester factory had a specific need for a safe line breaking training course. "As you can imagine, the factory here is full of pipework systems that transport steam, compressed air and hot process materials such as syrup around the plant. To comply with safety legislation and to reduce the risk of injury when cleaning, repairing or maintaining pipework, we decided to look for a suitable line breaking training course. However, finding a suitable course was much more difficult than we expected," explains Carey. After searching online, Carey came across TTS. Although at the time TTS did not have a specific training course on line breaking, Carey asked if one could be developed. "We did some training requirements analysis to see exactly what we needed in terms of specific training. TTS took this information away and developed a course from scratch that precisely met our needs," states Carey.

Carey added: "Over the last eight years, more than 100 of our staff have attended the line breaking training from TTS and the feedback we’ve received has been excellent. Candidates enjoy the mix of theoretical and practical assessments, particularly the training simulation rigs, as they can go onto the factory floor afterwards and put what they've learned into practice by doing risk assessments on pipework."

Link to the complete article in Plant & Works magazine Feb 2017.

hitachi rail

Extract from an article in Hitachi Rail's FUSION magazine June 2016: "Colleagues in Ashford say they are better prepared to do their job after praising the standard of an electrical maintenance course, designed specifically for them. Training manager Alex McFarlin worked with Technical Training Solutions to provide a five-day practical schedule, tailored to replicate the daily work of our maintenance team. It was met with a great response, with Alex declaring the training, which has been completed by 70 colleagues, an overwhelming success. It includes tasks such as electrical device testing, identifying and fixing faults, and understanding connections. "Everyone has been involved from maintenance engineers to team technicians and from team leaders to duty shift managers." said Alex. "The best thing is being able to make it bespoke for our own needs, working with Tech Training to make it applicable to our everyday work. The skills that colleagues learned are very transferable to challenges faced on the frontline. It also included an element of electrical safety, which is vitally important and hugely beneficial." Within 20 minutes of starting, each group is up and tackling wires on a circuit board. "This was hugely important training and the fact they are learning by doing is all the better" said Alex. "It's designed for us, which is really important because we can relate everything to our day jobs" added maintenance engineer Wayne Taylor. Gary Vine, of Tech Training, praised the application and skills of everyone who completed the course, saying: "Everyone responded brilliantly and learned a lot."

"It's one of the best courses I've ever been on and I can't remember having learned so much in such a short time." - Rupert Yule

"It was really excellent, and led by a brilliant tutor." - Barry Carney

"The training was informative, and fun." - Steven Hall

Download the complete article from Hitachi's Fusion magazine June 2016.

allied mills
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james neill

Extract from an article in Food Technology and Packaging magazine Summer 2009: As part of its ongoing training and development programme, James Neill / Allied Mills identified a requirement for basic mechanical training for production operators. A number of training providers were contacted and course details obtained and from the beginning, it was clear that Technical Training Solutions were an excellent training company.

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Article in Food Technology and Packaging Magazine

coca cola

"We are very pleased with the quality of the courses provided by Technical Training Solutions. Our candidates get the very best in terms of the depth of understanding and acquisition of useful skills possible and also we have been able to create customised courses to fit our business exactly. Tech Training have done everything they possibly could to help me ensure that my candidates get top-quality training."
Mark Cornford, Training Co-ordinator, Coca-Cola Enterprises Limited.

Fox's biscuits

"We found that Tech Training were keen to meet our business needs exactly and were able to quickly adapt the courses accordingly. Our engineers found the training enjoyable and interesting - the breadth of knowledge gained clearly added flexibility to our team."
Gillian Russell, PPM Manager, Fox's Biscuits, Batley.

DSRL Dounreay

"The courses were targeted at the right level and by concentrating on the subject areas over the duration of a short course the trainees learned far more effectively than on a day release system or using self-study packages."
Bryan Dods, Training Project Co-ordinator (Engineering), UKAEA Dounreay

Kodak

"The courses were very practically orientated – there was a large amount of equipment used for training on all the courses. The trainees enjoyed the courses immensely. Technical Training Solutions had really put some effort into ensuring that our trainees learned useful practical skills that they could apply to their work. The feedback at the end of the courses was very positive."
Simon Tucker, Training Manager, Kodak Limited

mirror colour print

"The courses have been delivered in a professional manner, by a dedicated team who clearly demonstrate an expert knowledge and understanding of training requirements in the engineering field. The courses have proved to be very popular with our staff, and we look forward to a continued working partnership with Technical Training Solutions."
Andy Cox, Engineering Manager, Mirror Colour Print

timet

"We were delighted with the results of the training. Everyone passed their City & Guilds examinations, and it is a credit to the instructor at Technical Training Solutions. His teaching skills ensured that such a good result was achieved."
Bill Funnell, Process Control Engineer, TIMET UK Limited

aylesford newsprint

"My organisation has had many dealings in the past with Technical Training Solutions and we have always found them to be trustworthy, efficient and professional. Candidate feedback from our employees is excellent. Their training courses provide everything that they promise and the post-training help and support that they provide is exceptional. We look forward to working with them again in the future and would recommend their services to other organisations without hesitation."
Marisa George, Learning & Development Advisor, Aylesford Newsprint Ltd

british embassy

"Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for all your help and friendliness over the past few weeks, especially Dave, John, Ken, Martin and Shaun. I really did enjoy the relaxed but very informative training experience."
Brian G. Robinson, Technical Works Supervisor, British Embassy, Jakarta