MPL – one of the country’s premier locksmith training providers has moved to significantly larger new premises to cope with demand for its range of training courses, and to enable it to expand into brand new fields.
The new premises will give MPL over 2,000 square feet of floor space to deliver a vast range of existing and new training courses, including a new three day auto-locksmith training course which will give attendees the bulk of the knowledge they need to cover most of the call outs they will attend, and without the need to invest huge sums in tooling.
Operations Director Nicky England takes up the story. “2016 was a phenomenal year for MPL, we saw more than double the number of people going through our range of courses compared to the previous year”.
“In no small part this was due to us being awarded the opportunity to deliver training courses with City & Guilds assessment”.
“There is no more instantly recognisable symbol of quality in learning than City & Guilds, and judging by the number of experienced locksmiths who came to us looking to enhance their skills and their career prospects further it was certainly a good move”.
“But what it also taught us is that the market for locksmith training is growing all the time, and that if we wanted to continue to grow we would need to expand and take on new premises”.
“So we have done exactly that, and as well as enabling us to take in more trainees for our existing courses, it has given us space to offer some new ones as well. We will very shortly be offering a new Tilt and Turn course and a PVCu course to teach the techniques and the importance to security of toeing and heeling”.
“We have already had significant interest in these and we will be launching further details very shortly. These will complement our existing three and five day locksmith training course and our two-day advanced picking course”.
“Added to this we are already taking bookings for our brand new auto-locksmith course. We have been looking to expand into this market for some time now, and taking on the new premises has enabled us to do so. We are really excited about the prospects for this and for our other courses, and we are looking forward to another great year”.
“We will not move away from our core principles of giving the best mix of hands on and theoretical training directly through people who are locksmiths in their own right, or from our on-going after sales and marketing support to our trainees”.
“The new premises are about delivering more courses to more trainees, but all to the same exacting standards we have always done”.