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Welcome to Training Centre Direct

Established in 2006, and now an award winning and leading niche specialist lift engineering recruitment, training and development company, Training Centre Direct are lift industry experts and a training provider with a specialism in accredited National Vocational Qualifications, to over 150 clients from the UK and abroad.

With over 3,500+ lift people at our disposal, Government funding, sponsorship agreements and lift industry partners, we can find you great staff to support your lift business, hire them out to you for short and long term projects, manage their payroll & training and help support you for long term business growth.

In our company and through our wide reaching network of lift industry employers, we have 1000's of contacts, 100's of years of experience and a passion for delivering excellence in all areas of our business. You can be assured that your choice of training, employment and payroll partner, outsourced to Training Centre Direct, will be an asset to your already established team.

Lift Engineering Training and Payroll Agency

Quality Lift Mates & Improvers...!

Training Centre Direct are the lift industry experts and have been running and delivering lift engineering accredited training courses since 2006.

Take one of our quality and carefully selected new lift engineering mates/improvers into your lift company and benefit from our funded training course worth over £12,936. We can even run their payroll and invoice you weekly for short term assignments.

Our Temp to Perm solution is the most popular meaning that you stay in complete control where you can have a longer settling in period before committing to taking them on yourself.

Over 100 local and national employers have all benefited from this unique approach with the added benefit of a network of stakeholders/sponsors providing additional support.

TCD Funded Course

  • Initial selection, tests, assessments & TCD certification
  • 15 days classroom theory training
  • 6 weeks benefit payments
  • Full PPE & workwear provided
  • No wage costs for 3 weeks
  • EOR/202 Basic Lift Safety included

Accredited Training*

  • NVQ Level 2 Foundation Lift Engineering
  • NVQ Level 3 Lift Maintenance & Repair OR
  • NVQ Level 3 Lift Modernisation & Installation

Total = £27,250 (please contact us for a breakdown)

*Accredited training is only funded by TCD while you are hiring our lift mate.

FUNDED LIFT MATES HERE

COURSE INFORMATION SHEET HERE

PAYROLL INFORMATION SHEET HERE



Recruitment & Selection

Recruitment & Selection

We recruit and carefully select each person onto our Government funded lift training course, assessment tests are conducted and each person is interviewed in person prior to start.

Classroom Training

Classroom Training

We complete our classroom training including Health & Safety, CSCS, Tool Box Talks and Electrical Theory Training to build, wire and test different lift control systems, prior to your own interview.

Onsite Training

Onsite Training

3 day, 5 day and 10 day FREE work trials available, PPE and Workwear supplied by us including a Lift Industry Approved Site Safety Handbook, at no extra cost.

Temporary Payroll

Temporary Payroll

You hire the lift mate for as long as you need and only pay for the time spent at work, all hours are recorded on a weekly time sheet signed by you and our lift mate.

Permanent Placement

Permanent Placement

At any time, you can directly employ our lift mate with clear costs agreed in advance, there are no extra costs for any of the previous training that they have received prior to your employment.

NVQ Unit Certi cate

NVQ Unit Certi cate

We certifcate each lift mate with an entry level foundation lift safety NVQ unit accreditation, delivered by TCD and funded by Government.


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