Training stepped up for forklift truck drivers licence
A Shropshire based company is stepping up its forklift truck training programme to
help meet demand in an industry ‘screaming out for workers’.
Forklift truck training is one of the many services provided by Dulson Training - a
company which prides itself on meeting every licence or qualification need for
anyone wanting to work in the logistics industry.
Dulson Training, with bases in Shrewsbury, Telford and Wrexham, has identified a
growing demand for forklift drivers, fuelled by unemployed people looking for work or
those seriously considering a career change.
Steve Dulson, of Dulson Training said: “We are increasing our focus on this side of
the business. Forklift truck training is a quick and cost-effective way of allowing
people to step into the logistics industry at a time when forklift drivers are very much
in demand. With various payment options including low rate finance packages.
“The sector is absolutely screaming out for forklift truck drivers and we will provide all
the training needed to obtain the qualifications which will make our trainees more
employable. It really is the ideal time to think about the forklift route - you don’t travel
far these days without seeing lots of forklift trucks working. It’s not just warehouse
jobs but they are also in haulage yards and in retail parks.
“Our forklift training is accredited through RTITB and we are able to deliver multiple
types of material handling equipment (MHE) training at our new training centre in
Shropshire or nationwide at the base of our customers. We provide Industrial
Counterbalance, Reach, PPT and most other types of MHE. “
“Logistics is quite broad and we pretty much have a course to cover everything
within the industry. Shropshire’s been crying out for a centre like that - something we
now provide alongside our HGV licence acquisition courses. We have been
delivering Forklift training at customer premises for a few years and this is still
important, going into factories and warehouses but any novices looking to enter the
industry, unless they have a job secured, won’t have that option, which is why we are
offering the equipment at the training centre. “
“We are helping people get their forklift licence at our centre and provide the path
into the workplace in an industry which offers so much job opportunity and
Steve said that alongside forklift driving, Dulson Training also offers the
complementary courses to go with it.
“Additional training covers accredited First Aid, manual handling, Health and Safety
in the workplace, fire safety awareness and yard shunter - all things that can be
linked to the role of a new warehouse operative. This gives trainees all the tools they
need through licences and qualifications to boost their employability and begin their
new job in the workplace.
The Shropshire training centre has large Covid secure indoor training areas, new
equipment, classrooms and RTITB instructors. The courses include full training and
assessments in both theory and practical elements, certificate, accreditation and ID
For more information about the services provided by Dulson Training, call 01952
770659 or visit the website at https://www.dulsontraining.co.uk/