Apex Lifts hosts Training Centre Direct career session
Apex Lifts was delighted to welcome ten lift apprentices from lift training and certification specialists, Training Centre Direct (TCD), to an open morning at its new offices in Bexleyheath. The aim was to introduce the apprentices to the different career paths at Apex Lifts and its approach to working within the lift industry.
The morning began with a tour of the Apex offices and three presentations from the Apex team: John Roberts, Service Manager, Apex Project Manager Peter Gruzinski and Steve Minns, Service Supervisor. Each explored the different routes available for apprentices, and the employment opportunities, roles and responsibilities open to them at the end of their training.
“The apprentices were really engaged with the presentations and were asking lots of questions about how we do things at Apex and the different training and development options available to further a career in the lift industry,” explains Peter.
Apprentices also watched in-depth videos on the intricacies of lift engineering and were given an overview of vital health and safety issues in the industry. The morning concluded with a tour of the Apex Sidcup manufacturing site, demonstrating key H&S issues, equipment and approaches to carrying out service and maintenance.
“Overall it was a tremendously successful morning and we were delighted to provide our support to TCD. Our objective was to promote best practice in the lift industry,” says John Roberts. “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 incredibly 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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About Apex Lifts
Apex Lifts is London’s largest independent lift manufacturing and elevator servicing company. With over four decades of trading excellence, Apex maintains, repairs, refurbishes, installs and manufactures quality bespoke lifts throughout London and Southern England.
Apex Lift’s philosophy has remained unchanged for 43 years: Our commitment to excellence will always be demonstrated in the service we provide. The first company within the UK lift industry to be awarded all three major quality management accreditations, over the years Apex has secured some of the most prestigious lift contracts, including for the Royal Households.
Delivered from our in-house facilities Apex provides flexible out of hours amenities and lift services, and whilst no installation or service contract is ever the same, every one conforms to stringent European and British Standards. Apex Lifts is dedicated to providing a standard of product and service that will not just meet your needs, but exceed your expectations.
At Apex, we understand how important employees are, and pride ourselves on our training and continued development of apprentices and staff. We have an unrivalled team of highly skilled personnel who have dedicated many years of hard work to serving our business and our customers. Every Apex Lift's staff member must display at pre-appointment stage obvious communication and people skills, in addition to understanding the importance of a flexible ‘can do’ approach.
Apex Lifts is an EAL approved assessment centre and the Apex Training Academy provides support not only for our own staff, but for our clients too, so you can get a real insight in to operating and maintaining your own lifts and elevators.