Wayne Bailey from Simon Long Removals Ltd has been named Trainee of the Year 2017 by Thetford-based removals training specialist NKS Training Solutions.
Wayne, who has worked in the moving industry since 2006, was presented with a winner’s shield along with a certificate and a bottle of Champagne by NKS Director Nicholas Saker.
“When attending courses Wayne always wants to learn new ways of doing things and encourages others,” said Nicholas. “He works to a high standard, is never negative and is a good ambassador for his company, which are pleasant traits to see. That’s why I have chosen him to be our Trainee of the Year 2017.”
“Wayne started with Simon Long Removals Ltd as a porter, learning all aspects of the industry and gaining experience in the many areas of our business,” said Simon Long, Director. “After demonstrating his commitment, he was offered the chance to take his LGV licence, which he jumped at. He successfully gained his licence as part of our driver training programme, that has seen many of our staff not only take LGV, but car licences as well. This we find is a great stepping stone from porter to van driver and then to LGV should there be sufficient commitment to our profession. It also gradually introduces the level of supervisory responsibility expected of the driver.”
This year, in February, NKS Training Solutions will celebrate five years of trading with new courses tailor-made for the removal/warehousing/storage and distribution industries. NKS also undertakes forklift training covering counterbalance/reach truck and ride-on stacker truck vehicles, as well as Driver CPC courses.
Photo: Nicholas Saker (right) presents the winner’s shield to Wayne Bailey.