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AKW invests in training and development

One of the North West’s leading logistics firms is investing over £30,000 a year in an extensive training and personal development programme for its staff and partners.

AKW Group, based at Trafford Park – which provides extensive warehouse, transport, contract packing and international freight movement services – gives training for its staff in areas including I.T., manual handling and fire safety.

“Personal development is something we’re really passionate about at AKW as it benefits us as a company by helping to maintain a motivated and well-skilled workforce enabling us to grow, and our staff as they will learn new skills and hopefully feel a valued part of the firm,” said Donn Houldsworth, Group Compliance Manager for AKW Group.

“As well as the in-house training we offer if a member of staff feels any college or university course will help their development with the business we will invest in this training for them.”

In addition to staff training, AKW is also a fully accredited provider of Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) training and Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training for its own staff and other businesses.

Recent CPC courses held by AKW have totalled over 500 delegates.

“Because of the extensive logistics services we provide we understand the importance of this training. We decided that as well as ensuring our own staff are fully up to speed it made good commercial sense to utilise the facilities we have and offer the same training to other organisations that would benefit from it,” said Donn Houldsworth.

For more information on the training courses offered by AKW Group call 0161 873 7355 or email sales@akw.co.uk.


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