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Our Son Rob has some learning difficulties and was apprehensive about attending the forklift training.

Following a conversation Roy  liaised with the Tutors so that they were aware of Rob's barriers to learning and smoothed the way.

Due to covid restrctions the first 2 weeks were completed online WhatsApp and at home. His Tutor for this was Kevin who was consistently supportive and encouraging and gave Rob reassurances about his work. 

His Tutor for the weeks practical training was Dave who offered encouragement and belief which helped build Rob's confidence in his own abilities. It sounds like Dave is very skilled at what he does and is also able to offer empathy and understanding a quality not all can offer. 

Rob spoke highly of Kev and Dave and was buzzing after the practical lessons! Roy rang him to congratulate him which was also a kind gesture. We just wanted to thank everyone involved in helping him through his training. It is much appreciated. 

Kind Regards 

Julie, Gavin and Rob 

Julie Lee, On Behalf Of Robert McColl

Friendly, genuinely decent people. Really helpful and give great advice.

Chris Pickard

Really good training tutor on the course principles and layout.

Michael Bramfitt
Did my SIA license at portull, great educators, friendly staff, really care about getting it right and supporting learners. Definitely recommend it if you're looking at one of the courses they provide :)
Alex Cluskey-Smith

Brilliant staff, very welcoming. The trainers are excellent, easy going and made my time there feel more relaxed. Would definitely reccomend.

Robbie Clark

Best agency i have ever worked for. Brilliant staff, good job and some good paying work. Training centre will put you through any course you want to do.

Matt Miley

I really appreciate the help of portull training, the staff were fantastic and very helpful and I enjoyed course. 

Thank you all for your help 

Keith Gleeson

I am so impressed with Portull training. From booking the course to receiving the certificates. The service and communication was excellent. Courtney is a credit to the business, nothing was too much trouble Thank you.

Greg Lambert

Having recently completed a Forklift Training Course with no prior knowledge, i cannot thank the course tutors and the forklift driving instructors enough for the professionalism and patience shown, which helped me gain a pass certificate. Thank you for giving me an extra skill for further employment.

John Wilson Green

Was at Portull for a Forklfit Refresher Course. Easy to get too, Staff are pleasant and doing all they can for the current Covid-19 Restrictions but most importantly, a decent coffee machine! 

Darren Cooke

Great courses to get you back into work.

John Green

Portull is a great place for training services, with great tutors that have effective communication with their students to create easy learning enviroment.

Todor Nikolov

It is a good quality training provider with friendly staff and good parking facility.

Wieslaw Kubara

The training provided is good quality and knowledgeable. I sat the PDE/FLT Course and really enjoyed it. Staff are all friendly and polite and would reccomend to anyone.

Richard Rose

I have recently completed training during the lock down period and can honestly not thank Portull enough for what they have done for me.

They have very professional and very accomodating and have not only helped me back into full time employment, but also helped me with my mental wellbeing. 

Thanks for everything you have done. 

Cheri Davis

Completed SIA Training, excellent from start to finish. I have just applied for my licence which is included with the funded course.

Highly recommend this if you are looking for work. 

Hazel Wilkinson

Highly recommended. We use Portull for all our external training requirements and their service is nothing short of excellent every time. Their staff are extremely informative and helpful, giving employees a fantastic learning experience and the knowledge required to be successful.

Chris Arksey

After being unemployed for the past 3 months, i was put on a Forklift Course at Portull for 3 weeks through the Job Centre. I found the tutors to be very educational and knowledgable on the subjects they were teaching. The business and the staff are a credit, a smile, a welcome always on hand to answer any questions you have. Im 56 and now hoping to be back in work soon with my new qualifications. Once again thank you Portull and all your staff.

Tony Wright

Great place to train. Family feel from all staff & fully supported. Would fully reccomend.

Daz Lam

Portull Training have really nice and welcoming staff which are there to give you all the help you need. They make you feel like part of a family. I would reccomend people to go here for training. Thanks again Portull Training Services. 

Jason Pinder

Portull has been our first port of call of external training for the last 14 months. We have had exceptional service and continue to do so. Portull have been able to provide training solutions above all of the other local training providers.

We hope that our relationship builds. Excellent service, knowledgeable instructors, access to company senior management when needed and helpful support staff.

Howdens Joinery

We have used Portull for our employees' training over the last 4 years and found the trainers to be extremely knowledgeable and patient in the subjects they were teaching. All our employees came out with a good insight and knowledge of the courses they were attending. The trainers even took a little extra time to explain in detail to employees whom English is not their first language, ensuring they fully understood what they were being taught. All the trainers who have visited our company to train our employees have been exemplary in their attitude and behaviour and the office staff are polite, friendly and very helpful. I can not praise the staff and trainers at Portull enough and would recommend them to any other company looking to update their employees certification to the required legal standard. Keep up the good work Portull!!

Angela Simpkin, Redhall Engineering

We have use Portull for our Training requirements for the last 10 years and would recommend to anyone looking for quality professional training at competitive pricing, always a pleasure to deal with

John Green,Selkirk Mechanical Handling Ltd

I would like to thank the Potrtull Training team for everything they have done to help me. It has changed my life for the good, i would reccomend them to everyone! Thanks again Portull.

Ben Smith

I have attended the forklift course and i am very pleased with my choice to undertake this course. I have learnt so much & would highly reccomend to others. My tutor was very passionate about teaching others & has been amazing working with him, very respectful and inspiring man! The centre itself has accomodated my needs in every single way. THANK YOU PORTULL TEAM! 

Mohamed Gani

I have just finished my SIA course and honestly im going to miss coming to training, not only was everything of the highest and professional standards, there was also room for lots of laughs. I have learnt so much while been on this course, not only about SIA but about myself too. I truly did not expect the experience that i had.... Thank you all.

Maria Spivey

Really good atmosphere, really chilled enviroment. Special thanks to Chris and Archie

Marc A-S

I am doing my FLT course and the first 2 weeks was amazing. My tutor was a great tutor, he wont let you down. All you have to do is ask and he helps no matter what. I would reccomend this course to anyone, it has been a very good experience.

Christopher Rogers

Highly reccomend, very friendly and helpful staff. Friendly and fun enviroment, perfect for anyone whos looking to further their skills.

Josh Hardy

Completed my FLT Course and i can honestly say its the best experienve i have had. The staff are friendly and helpful. The worload is easy to manage and if you have any troubles they are always there to give you a hand. 10/10 from me.

Andii Michelle

I did my course with Portull and have reccomended anyone wanting to do it with Portull! Everything was amazing and i really enjoyed my time there. The tutor was spot on, the people were amazing and the staff are so friendly!

Chloe McBratney

One of the best courses i have done so far. Thanks to my tutor, such a great guy. The work is straight forward, i would definitely reccomend the course 100%

Dylan Robinson

Great course and brilliant staff. I have leatrned so much, everything was explained so well. Big thanks to my tutor couldnt of achieved this without him.

Lee Foley

I went for a forklift training course and my tutor was great and very helpful. The course itself was very in-depth and i have learnt alot. I would definitelu come back if i got the chance.

Callum Douglas - Forklift
I was very pleased with the course particularly the attitude of the trainer who took me through my test on the day. He was very helpful and professional, the very friendly manner he showed towards me throughout the day certainly helped me with any nerves once the pressure of the test was on!
Cook Group

Working With My Tutor, has been a pleasure Mr Taylor is remarkable at communication his one on one skills are second to none he can adapt his teaching levels to match any student requirements and needs. Myself and others have found him very approachable and professional on all levels. 

Good News Story

Very happy and very grateful to everyone who helped me through the courses. 


Thank you all very much. 

Counterbalance - Instructor Feedback

Im very happy with the Warehouse and Storage training course, my tutor has made me believe in myself and i now truely belive i can achieve. 

Ben Smith - Student

I would recommend coming to Portull Training Services, to do any of the courses as the staff are friendly and understanding of your needs 

James Varhatt - Customer Feedback

Portull Staff are very friendly and welcoming the course, I did was excellent and I enjoyed the warehouse and storage course, The tutor was so friendly and relaxed, I would highly recommend to friend and family, The facilities provided are excellent. 

Learner feedback - Steven Smith

Hi just want say a massive thank you to you all and especially to Daryle/Chris my tutor's and my forklift truck trainer.

Everyone was amazing, the courses were great,and all the staff were brilliant. I'd advise everyone who wants to be a forklift driver or to do security to go to Portull Training. Again thankyou to everyone. I will be coming back for other training very soon.

Missing been there already.  

Paul Smith.

Paul Smith

Honest feedback about what to expect from all the staff and tutors.


The course i completed and the whole learning experiance provided by Portull. I loved it, i admit whatever i was expecting on my first day here was definately exceeded. 


The staff are completely supportive and accomidating and i was particularly grateful for this, Our Tutor was first class and i now our full group would agree with me when i say he was an excellant role model for the security industry and we learned so much from him. 


I would absolutely recommend Portull to anybody and everybosy based on the quality of service i recieved


summing up my experiance in one word would be expectional 

Tina Jones Feedback from SIA

Hi sarah

I enjoyed the two courses that I have successfully completed at Portull. All the staff at portull are very friendly and very professional and make you feel like part of a family . The FLT.  Instructors  set a very high standard  off tuition and  building the students confidence  to operate the trucks Every student was treated with respect.I enjoyed every day of both courses. 

Thank you

Kind regards 


P Bacon 

Leaner Feedback

An apprentice in the Driving Goods Vehicles will be one of 25 apprentices to attend an Awards ceremony at the House of Lords on 18th July. The Awards Ceremony will be staged by West Nottinghamshire College Group, with whom Portull Training Services works through as its  subsidiary Vision Apprentices on the delivery of the Level 2 Driving Gooods Vehicles Apprentiships. The 25 apprentices have been chosen in recognition of their talent, dedication and contribution to their workplace.


We were delighted that our apprentice and Staff memeber will be recognised as one of only 25 apprentices to attend such a prestigious and important event at the House of Lords. 

House Lords Apprentice Ceremony

Just to Say THANK YOU !!

To all the staff at Portull Training, My time with you all was greatly appreciated and all good, very positive, friendly and a professional experience.

Keep up the great work and all the very best to you all.

Best wishes

Pete May

Pete May

The International Metal Merchants/ Traders would like to Thank Portull Training Services for all their help.

All the very Best Mark.

Tom Martin & Company Ltd

I'd just like to give a big THANK YOU to all the staff at Portull.

Paul Allison

Paul Alison

To all the staff at Portull.

Thank you for all your support and training.

from Melanie


To All the Staff and Instructors at Portull; Thank you for all your help in getting me new employment.

Keep up the good work.

Damien Carter

Damien Carter

To all the Staff at Portull

Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort in my training and getting me the funding to get back in to work, I would also like to say a special thanks to Roy for getting me an extra 2 days in house training.

All the very best and Many Thanks


Garry Thrower

The training we received has made a massive impact on our organisation as we have now been able to refresh employees existing skills and also give employees new skills so they are now able to carry out additional duties.

This training would have cost a significant amount of money so the savings we have made on training we will be able to put back into the business to make additional improvements to our business, this will have a huge impact on the future of our organisation.


Lee Sewell - June 2015

Lee Sewell - Odlings

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Portull Training Services for truly changing my lifestyle; they changed my CV, Taught me new skills following my Redundancy earlier this year and I am now back in Full Time employment enjoying a new job role and on more money.


The staff were brilliant and I would have no hesitation in any recommendations.

Steve Smith

Now for a little good news, I have been successful in securing a position for myself (through an agency) at Reckitts in the warehouse (FLT's PPT's etc) with an ongoing outlook to lead to a permanent position.

 This couldn't have been achieved without the assistance of everyone at Portull Training so I would like to offer everyone concerned a big heartfelt thank you.

Sincerely and gratefully yours, Phil Bennett

Skills Support for the Redundancy (SSR) Training

I have been employed now for 6 weeks through an agency this will carry on till 13 weeks then i will be taken on with the company ..

My training with portull helped me gain this job i would highly recommend portull for anyone retraining or just looking to gain new skill so to this end thankyou if i can be of any more assistance be sure to contact me best regards to you and the team Angie Shearsmith ... xx

Skills Support for the Redundancy (SSR) Training

“TUVNORD cares deeply about its clients' best interests and PORTULL TRAINING SERVICES shared that philosophy absolutely. We have worked together with PORTULL TRAINING SERVICES in providing their trainings to our clients. All of the mutual client engagements we have had with PORTULL TRAINING SERVICES have been of the highest professional standards. We have found PORTULL TRAINING SERVICES to be an exemplary business partner, matching our passion for outstanding client service”. We look forward to associating with your esteemed organisation in the future.

Hari Sathya, Tuvnord

Hari Sathya, Tuvnord

In my opinion the trainers and staff at Portull have been very professional and have gone about their work in an informative and friendly manner. I would certainly have no issues with reccomending Portull to other companies.

Jim Stewart, RMS Group 7/11/14

Jim Stewart, RMS Group

Our association with Portull spans the periods during 2009 to the present day which has included the integration of our workforce from the Halifax, Goole and Grangemouth depots.

The primary scope and purpose of work undertaken included but was not limited to;

  • Selection of suitable operators for the ongoing operation and development of the port;
  • Development of training material
  • Production of assessment criteria tools
  • Delivery of training courses
  • Training and instruction of equipment operators
  • Conducting of compentency assessments (NVQ) programs.
  • Mentoring and development of equipment trainers.

Nigel A Thornton Collett & Sons

Nigel Thornton, Collett & Sons Ltd

I am writing to affirm that Portull Training Services have undertaken various assignments and consultancies at our terminals within Abu Dhabi.

The association with Portull was for periods that included the integration of our workforce from Mina Zayed Port along with the start up of our new facility at Khalifa Port.

The Primary scope and purpose of work undertaken included but was not limited to;

  • Selection of suitable operators for the ongoing operation and development of the port;
  • Development of training material
  • Production of assessment criteria tools
  • Delivery of training courses
  • Training and instruction of equipment operators
  • Conduction of competency assessments
  • Mentoring and development of equipment trainers.

Mr. Dave Andrew and his team possess a technical knowledge base and skills coupled with a wealth of relevent experience in the operation and training of cranes and heavy equipment. At all times their conduct was professional and of the highest standard that greatly contributed to the success of the project. I am happy to recommend Portull Training Services Ltd to prospective organisations requiring similar expertise and services.

John Bolton

Khalifa Port Container Terminal

John Bolton, Khalifa Port

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