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Impact Training and Black Country Training Group make a difference with T2G

Unipart Automotive drivers across the country are on the road to success thanks to Train to Gain. The company’s 1,500 drivers are being enrolled on a Train to Gain course created especially for their type of work.

Drivers will get on-the-job training and assessment in areas like customer service, health and safety and vehicle checks and will gain a new NVQ qualification.

The training and development programme will take two years to roll out across the UK and is being run by Impact Training Solutions in partnership with Black Country Training Group, based in Taylors Lane, Oldbury.

The collaboration between Unipart Automotive, Impact Training Solutions, the Black Country Training Group and the Learning and Skills Council was launched at Partco Autoparts Ltd, in Walter Street, Birmingham.

Ted Rae, Managing Director of Impact Training Solutions, said: “This type of Train to Gain partnership provides development across a range of skills and benefits both employee and employer, and we are delighted to be able to offer this service to Unipart Automotive.”

Chris Luty, director of the Black Country Training Group, said: “Train to Gain benefits both the employee, the employer and in turn the customer. Through a range of bespoke courses it offers high-quality training suited to particular employers” needs.

“BCTG is delighted to work with Impact Training Solutions who secured a national contract with Unipart Automotive to benefit its staff up and down the country.”

Nick Raynor, managing director of Unipart in the UK, said: “We are the UK’s largest independent supplier of aftermarket components. We want to provide the best customer care and to do that it means investing in our staff.

Black Country Training Group’s Train to Gain programme is a £2.5 million training package which aims to boost the skills of thousands of West Midlands employed people.

Black Country Training Group secured funding from the Learning and Skills Council to run Train to Gain in August 2006. It oversees a vast range of on-the-job training programmes for employees in all areas of work through Train to Gain.

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