Ringlink Services invests in new training facility

Based in Laurencekirk in the North East of Scotland, Ringlink Services has been delivering training for over twenty-five years to an extremely diverse customer base throughout Scotland and the wider UK.

Training remains one of the most crucial elements in maintaining not only the health & safety and welfare of the workforce but also the catalyst to encourage and promote the new skills required to support industry and growth within the economy.

Given the delicate economic position that industry currently faces, the requirement to train and develop the workforce has seldom been as important.

Ringlink Services are therefore delighted to announce the purchase of a new site in Laurencekirk which will operate in tandem with the existing facility. The new site will afford a greater capacity and diversity of training to meet the increasing demand.

Peter Wood, training manager says: “We have a strong network of professional trainers and assessors who have expertise in delivering a range of legislative and practical short courses, such as Health and Safety, First-aid, Forklift Operation, Pesticides, Chainsaw Operation, ATV’s and our training portfolio already exceeds 100 certified courses, along with a selection of online training events.”

“The new facility will host a more extensive range of courses which will include agriculturally related training together with construction-based training which will include: New Roads & Streetworks, Crane Operation, Excavation and Dumpers.”

Ringlink currently deliver an extensive amount of Chainsaw and Utility arboriculture training and this will be accommodated in a purpose-built workshop. Additionally, and to encourage the next generation, Ringlink will be investing in a simulator which will be designed for both agricultural and construction training.

The facility will also be accessible for schools and colleges to give students the opportunity to get a ‘taster’ of the various industry sectors and learn about the wide range of career opportunities available.
Mr Wood says: “As the agricultural sector looks to the future, there must be a greater focus on continuous learning so that businesses not only survive, but thrive.”

Given the location of the new centre, just off the A90 between Dundee and Aberdeen and with a mainline train station the new facility is well located to attract businesses and trainees from the entire North East of Scotland and beyond.

This is without doubt an exciting time both for Ringlink and also for training in Scotland.

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John Swire - Editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.