16/04/2019 - 16:17 pm

AITT opens membership to apprentices

The UK’s  Association of Industrial Truck Trainers now welcomes apprentices and trainees to its membership following recent updates to its scheme structure.

AITT made the decision to review the services and benefits available to each level of its members after discussions held at quarterly AITT council meetings. The association is enabling the new generation of industry specialists to become members as part of a new plan to focus on the future.

“We felt it was necessary to adapt our membership and give apprentices the chance to engage with our network,” said Adam Smith, managing director of AITT. “It’s in the interest of the whole industry to support those who are still learning and to share knowledge wherever possible.”

There are now three company membership options under the new scheme: corporate, business and small business. There are also two personal membership options: individual and apprentice.

Personal memberships include access to resources and forums on the AITT website, invites to the Annual General Meeting, safety information and advice, and discounts on shop items.

Company memberships include these features as well as additional support, such as a certificate verification service, a company profile on the AITT website, inclusion into national training provider listings, AITT-approved testing paperwork, and much more.

The updated membership scheme was launched in April alongside AITT’s new website. Current members will stay on their existing membership until it is due for renewal, at which point they will be offered the new options.

Adam concluded: “Our membership has grown by 27% over the past 12 months, and we want to ensure that our members continue to receive effective and appropriate services and support no matter what their role in the industry — be it established companies or new people just starting out.”

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