Trucks Direct UK Comments as Trade Bodies Commit to Quality Apprenticeships

Trucks Direct

Birmingham, United Kingdom (11th May 2012) – Trucks Direct UK Ltd, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of quality used forklift trucks for sale and hire, shed light on the importance of apprenticeships in business.

Leading trade associations in the materials-handling sector, the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), have reiterated their commitment to developing quality apprenticeships, following the BBC Panorama program, The Great Apprentice Scandal.

The program, aired on 2nd April 2012, uncovered evidence of private training providers in some sectors allegedly offering apprenticeships involving little or no work experience and inadequate training. Such an approach, if true, short-changes both the government, which provides funding and crucially the young people who signed up for an apprenticeship.

Simon Watkins of  Trucks Direct UK Ltd is backing this commitment to the extent of a minimum of 2 new places within the business in 2012 for the office and shop floor.

He commented: “Apprenticeships present the ideal opportunity to encourage people to learn a new trade or more generally experience the world of work. They form an essential part of economical growth and should be painstakingly organized to ensure that as much benefit is provided to the apprentice as possible.

“We are looking forward to bringing in our two new apprentices and will continue to offer apprenticeships in the future.”

For more information on Trucks Direct UK’s products and services, please visit or call 0121 344 4744.

About Trucks Direct UK Ltd:

Centrally located in the West Midlands, Trucks Direct is one of the country’s largest suppliers of quality used forklift trucks, with many years of trading and thousands of satisfied customers throughout the UK and overseas. The company’s long history and extensive contacts in the industry enable us to offer the highest-quality vehicles at the lowest prices. Trucks Direct’s customers range from small businesses acquiring their first forklift to some of the country’s largest plc companies, and they employ qualified engineers to ensure that each vehicle sold is thoroughly checked and delivered with 12 months of L.O.L.E.R. certification.


Simon Watkins

Trucks Direct. Gailey Park

Three Acre House

Walsall Road, Perry Barr

Birmingham, UK

Zip: B42 1TP

Tel: 0121 344 4744


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