GTG Training certainly stand out for its approach to training and committing themselves to fully investing in skills and people. Having recognised the importance of investing in the workforce of the future, they picked up the Training Provider of the Year award at the 2019 Talent in Logistics Awards in June.
Striving to provide a great working environment, they create a great learning environment that gives young people aged 16 and over the opportunity to learn while they work. For over 30 years, GTG Training’s Transport department has been delivering training to all sectors of the transport and logistics industry.
Continually looking to develop and improve, GTG hold regular standardisation meetings with their training managers and instructors, share best practice & experience at meetings & workshops, collaborate with awarding bodies, continually update training courses and develop their staff to be the best in the sector.
As a leading training provider, the organisation carries out robust observations of teaching, learning and assessment as part of their quality framework, both paired and peer reviewed. In 2018, the company trained and certificated over 21,000 people in logistics courses, with 482 apprentices completing apprenticeships in Driving Goods Vehicles, Logistics Operations and Warehouse & Storage. As well as this they have trained and aided 272 unemployed people back into work within logistics through government funded Employability Programmes and the Black Country Impact Project.
Their customers return repeatedly and many organisations credit them with playing a vital part in their logistics operations, helping to develop and grow their workforce, providing staff with essential training. Working with awarding bodies to ensure that trainee competency and confidence is applied, GTG are built on family values, including integrity, tolerance, diversity and stability. This has shown with their commitment to training, progression and career development as well as giving back to their communities.
On the night of the awards, the GTG Training team were delighted to pick up Training Provider of the Year. Speaking to Pamela Brown, Transport Manager, she said “This was our first entry into this fantastic awards competition, so we were delighted to be shortlisted in the Training Provider of the Year category. The judges were looking for logistics organisations who engage with their staff and develop skills to retain exceptional people and attract new employees.
“At GTG we are fully committed to delivering the highest standard of training, so we are honoured that the judges recognised our contribution to the sector. Winning this award makes me personally proud in my role as GTG Transport Manager, but like everything we do this was a big team effort.
“Achieving this award is a testament to our exceptional Instructors, Administration Staff and everyone else at GTG who endeavour to provide the best learning experience for our logistics customers throughout the UK.
“GTG in Scotland have been involved in training for over 40 years so winning this award will help promote our Centre in England. GTG are always expanding and looking for new avenues to deliver training to the transport and logistics Industry. We are extremely customer focused and strive to continue to deliver quality training to both the current and next wave of talent in the industry.”
If your organisation or your training provider demonstrates outstanding achievements in delivery for vocational education and training, then it’s time to enter the Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 Training Provider of the Year category. Entry dates for the 2020 Awards will be announced in the upcoming months. Find out more about the category here.