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HGV and industrial recruitment firm Transline Resource strengthen its training team

Following the 2009 opening of its Trafford Park Training Team HQ, leading HGV and industrial recruitment firm Transline-Resource is pleased to announce the further strengthening of its Training Team with the appointment of two more driver trainers.

Fully committed to investing in its own people, the Halifax-based recruiter appointed Stephen Murray and Derek Kane after they impressed as company drivers in Manchester and Northampton respectively. They will join the company’s six other trainers to deliver a portfolio of driver courses ranging from NVQs and driver CPCs, to trainer training and language courses.

And as new driver CPC regulations loom on the horizon, both men are relishing the challenge of training the next generation of British HGV drivers.

Stephen, who joined the company in 2008, said: "As a young lad I dreamt of becoming a lorry driver and as an adult I fortunately got my wish. I’m a bit of a stickler for the rules and believe accidents can be greatly reduced with good teaching. So becoming a Transline-Resource trainer is the ultimate job for me and I’m really happy to be joining the team."

Derek, who over the past 5 years has worked on big Transline-Resource contracts with Woolworths and Sainsbury’s, added: "During my time here I’ve developed a deep understanding of the company and its high driving standards. I’m delighted to have been chosen to pass on my knowledge to the younger lads and, although it may at first be strange to assess former colleagues, any criticism I have will certainly be constructive."

Despite being based at Trafford Park and servicing contracts throughout the UK, both Stephen and Derek will now concentrate their efforts on Transline-Resource’s bumper contracts for Co-op in St Helens and Sainsbury’s in Northampton respectively.

Driver training manager, Steve Buckley is equally pleased with his two new appointments, adding: "Steve and Derek are very up-to-date with policies and regulations governing the industry and have obviously proven to be good quality candidates. We’re happy that we had this chance to promote from within. They’re both outgoing guys and are very approachable; in my eyes they’re well suited to the life of a driver trainer".

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