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Funded Lift Engineer Mate

Are You a Lift Business Owner with STAFF PROBLEMS? Have You Been LET DOWN BEFORE with Unreliable People WASTING YOUR TIME? Did It Cost TOO MUCH MONEY with LITTLE or NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT?


Over 250 job seekers have passed through our doors since we've been running our lift mate/improver employability courses since 2013.  Over 85% of our intake who complete and pass our new lift engineer safety exams are placed into work.

Large lift firms such as Lift Specialists, Liftec Lifts, Apex Lifts and Amalgamated Lifts have all benefitted from our candidates and have taken multiple lift mates in one quick sweep!  Lift sub-contractors have also won too with our funded placements including Eurogears, 7 Spires, Bluecoat Engineering and M & S Lifts.

The market for quality new lift mates/improvers is a specialist area of works and if you want to hand the whole problem of finding, selecting, training, testing, assessing & validating each person on a 'Try Before You Buy' basis, then call us immediately on 020 8303 4411. We also coach & mentor each person with the softer skills required so that they understand what is required of them when working on your clients premises installing and repairing lifts.

TCD funds their off the job training and also delivers their EOR202N accredited training FREE OF CHARGE and at NO COST TO YOU.  So, if you want to avoid all the hassle, the trial and error and the costly mistakes that all go with employing the wrong people, then contact us today to reserve a suitable candidate. When there're gone, there're gone!


We are the Lift Industry Experts at Guiding Lift Employers when Taking On and Training New & Better Quality Lift Mates QUICK & EASY under our Government Funded Work Contract. This means a MASSIVE REDUCTION IN COSTS, Saving You TIME, EFFORT & MONEY...!

If you're the type of person of wants to learn the short cuts to take on new £12k Government Funded Lift Mates and funded completion of EOR202N and NVQ Level 2 delivered FREE OF CHARGE then we have the right product for you. Because everything we do, we believe in finding a solution, we believe in thinking & working differently.

We write funding bids that win, source stakeholders that add value, deliver courses that are 2nd to none, and only work with experienced partners. As we Do Not Operate in the same way as a mainstream college and are privately owned, we do not get involved with all the red tape that gets in the way. You Can Be Assured to offload the whole problem of training, hiring & certifying of new lift mates, to our experienced company.

We do this by;

(1) Recruiting and Selecting the right people that want to work from the time wasters who have excuses

(2) Delivering Outstanding new lift engineer training courses that are 2nd to none, which saves you time, effort and money


In a nut shell our service is Uniquely Designed, Professionally Delivered and Easy to Access.

We provide the complete solution and specialise in the upskilling, training and employment of quality funded lift mates to become lift improvers and lift engineers through our jointly funded lift industry approved courses. If you need lift mates or lift improvers for short term lift modernisation or lift installation projects with the added flexibility of employing them permanently, then we can find quality staff through our Government Funded lift engineering training courses. Ideal for lift employers who want to remain in complete control and to outsource the payroll burden, while assessing the suitability of each applicant.

Take one of our quality and carefully selected new lift engineering mates into your lift company and benefit from our funded training course. We run their payroll through the initial period where you have No Employment Law Risk. After the initial period, you can either leave them on our payroll for short term assignments or you can employ them directly as your own permanent member of staff.

Our temp to perm solution is the most popular meaning that you stay in complete control where you can choose a longer settling in period before making the decision to take them on yourself, or in some cases, not...! Over 150 Local and National Employers have all benefited from this unique approach with the added benefit of a network of Stakeholders, Sponsors and Funders providing additional support. Training Centre Direct are lift industry experts and have been running and delivering lift engineering accredited training courses since 2006. We have placed dozens of new Lift Mates, Apprentices, Trainees & Improvers into lift firms since 2013 through our outsourced payroll service.

What Exactly Does The Service Include?

Lift Engineer Training
Lift Industry Overview, CSCS Lifts & Escalators Training, Toolbox Talks Safety Training, Lift Engineer Health & Safety Training, Electrical Theory Training, Code of Practice for Safe Working on Lifts BS7255, Training Course Certificate, Online Lift Engineer Safe Registered, Full Personal Protective Equipment & Workwear Supplied, Initial Selection, Tests and Assessment Prior to Placement.

Placement Periods
Try out our lift mate first on a no obligation placement period of either 1 week, 4 weeks or 10 weeks after which you can decide if you want to employ directly or continue to hire him from us

EOR202N & NVQ Level 2
Depending on which product you choose, TCD will fund the EOR202N Working Safely in an Engineering Environment Accredited Lift Safety Certification via LEIA and/or the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Equipment Installation 501/0147/XENK via EAL

Transfer Fee
Transfer fees are only payable if you directly employ our lift mate which are £375+VAT

Hire Fee
Only payable if you continue to hire our lift mate and TCD provides a payroll facility to you after the placement period, these are from = £12+VAT/hr

Up Front Cost
These costs cover the payroll service that we provide for you to cover the duration of the placement period, these are from £530+VAT to £4,930+VAT

Free Work Trials
Any free work trials are strictly offered to existing customers first and are subject to availability at TCD's discretion.

We have a choice of different options to suit you with our Entry Level, Tried & Tested & Gold Standard products, if you have any other questions, please feel free to call us on 020 8303 4411

***WE ARE THE LIFT INDUSTRY EXPERTS*** in this area and will GUIDE you through the Whole Process from START to FINISH with Complete END to END SUPPORT.

*** REGISTER for a Tried and Tested Lift Mate HERE***

You know some companies offer inferior products, or supply services that do not wholly satisfy your end client, which means that they leave you with a new problem that costs you even more money and lost downtime to achieve.  You will then ultimately have to transfer the whole mess to a new provider and experience additional and inevitable time delays in starting these new works.

Well, what we do is listen to your problems and fully understand them to offer you solutions at the very beginning to help you solve the whole problem with your client and not just a tiny bit of a service that can only be achieved in the short term.  This means that you can just get on a run your business effectively as we fully support you to help you solve all your important and difficult problems from start to finish.

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 Certifcate

NVQ Unit Certificate

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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