Solihull MP visits Total Training head office

Jess Thorpe, Vicki Lambert, Lorely Burt, Nuala O’hagan, Victoria McMahon

Jess Thorpe, Vicki Lambert, Lorely Burt, Nuala O’hagan, Victoria McMahon

Total Training welcomed Lorely Burt to its head office in Olton.

The Solihull MP is assisting Total Training with its drive to source Government funding for the provision of pre- employment training for people who are eager to join the construction industry.

Total Training has been providing training solutions to the construction industry for more than five years.

The firm has called for more funding to provide health and safety in the workplace training and accreditation as well as plant training and testing.

Total Training proprietor and managing director John Smith said: “Total Training are approached daily with requests from both individuals looking to upskill and employers seeking employees with basic skills and plant competency.

“Unfortunately, due to funding not being fed through to frontline training providers, these needs are not currently being met. Lorely Burt has agreed to pursue all avenues available in order to facilitate the access of funding to training providers such as us.”

The company also won praise from Mrs Burt for its inclusiveness, particularly the number of women it employs.

“Lorely Burt is a well-known advocate for Women in Construction and was pleased to see Total Training not only endorsed her views but actively promoted women in all aspects of its business,” Mr Smith added.

Mrs Burt also took to Twitter to praise the firm, saying in the wake of her visit: “So you think there’s no women in construction, huh? Total Training – totally inclusive!”