Downham Market firm opens training centre after seeing demand for forklift truck drivers

Anne Clarke Associates.are holding an open day with forklift training for the unemployed people''sitting Richard Clarke'left to right Ceri Phelps, Emily Longmuir and Daniel Kemp''Contact Ceri Phelps 01366 389900 ANL-140312-143501009
Anne Clarke Associates.are holding an open day with forklift training for the unemployed people''sitting Richard Clarke'left to right Ceri Phelps, Emily Longmuir and Daniel Kemp''Contact Ceri Phelps 01366 389900 ANL-140312-143501009

A new training centre is helping unemployed people gain their forklift truck licences.

Anne Clarke Associates has taken on a unit next to its base in St John’s Business Estate, Downham, to create to a warehouse for learners to get to grips with the forklift truck.

The company, which has a contract with Skills Funding Agency, has been running the course for a number of years but has taken on the unit after spotting a demand for forklift truck drivers.

Up to six people each week will be taking on the five day course, which will include a mixture of theory and practical work. The course is aimed at people who are claiming Job Seekers Allowance.

Daniel Kemp, from the firm, said: “We have been running the course for three to four years and there is always a huge demand. We have looked at job sites within a 20 mile radius and noticed there are a lot of vacancies.”