Platform Lift Company helps provide training to the armed forces

Platform Lift Company helps provide training to the armed forces final version

The Platform Lift Company hosted a Visit to Industry day for the Personnel Recovery Centre (PRC) from the Tidworth Garrrison on Wednesday 12th September at their head office in Andover.

The PRC, look after the recovery needs of service personnel who have been diagnosed as wounded, injured or sick. As part of their programme, where it has identified that a medical discharge is likely, a training and support package is put in place to make the transition from military to civilian life as smoothly as possible.

Visits like the recent one to the Platform Lift Company, form an important part of their Recovery Transition Course which is focused on future employment. The training day included an introduction to the Platform Lift Company and the private sector, details of the structure of the businesses, the roles available and a valuable insight into a civilian working environment.

"We are immensely grateful to the Platform Lift Company for extending this opportunity and for their support to the armed forces. Many of these soldiers, sailors and aircrew have limited or no experience of the private sector and therefore these visits are invaluable to their awareness of employment opportunities" Denis Tingay, a Training Warrant Officer.

Sean Sullivan, Director of the Platform Lift Company, who has been supporting the armed forces for a number of years with their Career Transition Workshop (CTP) was delighted to provide this opportunity.

"I have been working closely with CTP assist and Help for Heroes for the last eight years to help wounded service personnel back into civilian street.  Part of this role has been helping them develop interviewing skills and producing a suitable CV for future employment within the private sector. I have really enjoyed this experience and look forward to continuing to provide training support to the armed forces."