Who we are and what we have to offer

Express Direct Training Ltd., was formed in 2009 to enable the expansion and development of our sister company Express Work Force Training Ltd., which has been in operation since 2005. We are committed to supporting unemployed people from across the Merseyside area many of whom have no prior qualifications to develop their skills and help them to secure employment. We have worked closely with Knowsley Council, as well as A4E, Liverpool in Work, Knowsley Works, Sysco Business Skills Academy, Manchester College and have been a sub-contractor for Avanta Enterprise since 2011.

Our two training centres, one based in Knowsley Business Park and the other on Wavertree Technology Park, are fully fitted realistic retail shopping environments. The Wavertree Centre was opened in May 2012 in recognition of demand for retail training in that location with the developments of the Innovation Park.

We specialise in the delivery of pre-employment training which offers Merseyside residents the opportunity to gain skills and qualifications, and develop their ‘soft-skills’ in order to improve their employment chances. We offer accredited training courses in retail, functional skills English, mathematics, Skills for Working Life, Preparing for Employment and Warehousing and Storage and are accredited with Pearsons (EDI), Pearsons (Edexcel) and BIIAB.

Our centre in Knowsley is also an accredited RTITB/ITSSAR fork lift truck training and examination Centre, and have recently gained accreditation to deliver Scissor-Lift and Cherry-picker training. At this location we have recently introduced an Introduction into Construction skills- plant operations.