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Rising stars in the lift industry: Training Centre Direct open day at Apex Lifts

Rising stars in the lift industry: Training Centre Direct open day at Apex Lifts

Apex Lifts were delighted to welcome ten lift apprentices from Training Centre Direct (TCD) to an open morning at our new offices in Bexleyheath. The aim of the open morning was to introduce the apprentices to Apex Lifts, our approach to working within the lift industry and the different paths that our staff have taken throughout their careers.

The morning began with a tour around our offices and three short presentations from members of the Apex team. These included John Roberts, Service Manager, Apex Project Manager Peter Gruzinski and Steve Minns, Service Supervisor. The presentations explored the different routes that each presenter had taken from their apprentice training and provided the students with an overview of the different employment opportunities, roles and responsibilities open to them at the end of their training and further down the line. John also presented some really great videos on how lifts work and some important health and safety issues which were really easy to understand.

“The students seemed fully engaged in the presentations and were asking lots of questions throughout about how we do things at Apex and their different training and development options as an apprentice and ongoing throughout their careers,” says Steve.

We wrapped up the morning with a visit to our Sidcup manufacturing site where Mick Holderness showed them around the factory explaining key H&S issues, equipment, and approaches to lift service and maintenance.

“Overall it was a really successful morning and we were delighted to be involved and provide our support to TCD. Our team did a great job at promoting Apex Lifts and best practice in the lift industry,” says John. “I hope that all of the TCD students left feeling really motivated and encouraged to be part of the industry.”

“The presentations and tour were very informative and all of our lift trainees have been buzzing since leaving the Apex Lifts sites,” says Rob Hughes, Lift Training Director at Training Centre Direct.

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