See it, to believe it!

We take great pride in our work, and are constantly looking to improve on how we do things. Getting feedback from the people who know us best – our learners and employers – is the most efficient way to do that! On this page you’ll find a few testimonials, shared for your perusal.

I’ve completed both a Business Improvement Techniques course and a Leadership & Management course with XR Training.

My lead trainer Clive Jones has been nothing short of fantastic! I would highly advocate XR Training to work with any company for training purposes, they’ve always been able to find the right course for the right staff member and they work closely with staff to get the most out of their course.

During the Business Improvement Techniques course they found a way to include not only the learners but also the whole team, opening the floor for new ideas and cohesion between members. They introduced new ways of working and helped push the right practices for us to get the most out of our staff.

Clive worked with me through my Leadership & Management course, helping me to hit the necessary evidence-based targets and achieve my qualification. Whilst it took longer than usual due to Covid-19, Clive went out of his way to ensure that I could still hit the deadline by organising Zoom sessions for when we couldn’t have face to face meetings.

XR Training ensures that all students are looked after and can complete their courses safely and at the correct speed for them. They have multiple processes in place to help students who may be experiencing difficulties in their personal lives – not just on the course.

I, for one, would definitely do more courses with XR Training and would highly recommend them to any other company.

Laura Maidment-James

HR and IT Manager, Denval Co Limited

Business Improvement Techniques programme

Management & Leadership programme

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair level 2

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair level 3

I first heard about XR Training from a family member that was doing welding and fabrication with them. They told me all about the different things they did and I really liked the sound of the car mechanics.

With the help of Careers Wales I enrolled on a traineeship engagement programme, earning £30 per week and spending time in the centre workshop to develop my practical skills. Eventually I was put into a work placement, and from there I’ve completed my level 1, level 2, and now I’m working on my level 3.

I’ve gained so many new skills during my time with XR Training, learning how to maintain and repair vehicles at levels 1 and 2, and now diagnosing and rectifying more complex faults at level 3 with my employer, Lewis 4×4.

XR have supported me the whole time through, the staff are really friendly. I think being able to get on with them all so well has helped me massively, especially with my learning difficulties and the extra support I need with spelling and grammar. They’ve always been on hand to understand and support.

This apprenticeship has helped me get my foot in the door of the mechanics world, and allowed me to gain the skills I actually need at work.

I would recommend XR Training and their apprenticeships to anyone that learns better being on the job than being sat in a classroom. They will help you, just like they helped me.

James Bibb

Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice, Lewis 4x4

I am currently enrolled on my level 3 fabrication and welding apprenticeship with XR Training. I completed my level 2 with them in November 2020.

Being older than the average apprentice I have always been keen to gain recognition for the skills I’ve developed in the job I’ve been doing for years. Doing an apprenticeship was the best way for me to do this because I could stay in my employment – but it was important to me to get things done fast. XR Training took this into account and my assessor, Jack Marsh, made time to see me one-on-one outside of usual training days to mentor me through my qualifications quickly and effectively.

With these qualifications I hope to improve my job prospects and as a result, have a better quality of life in general.

I am very grateful for the support and guidance I’ve recieved over the years, and feel I have gained strong knowledge and a good understanding of a variety of engineering topics – not just fabrication and welding.

Jordan Mortimore

Fabrication & Welding Apprentice, Technical Engineering Ltd

Fabrication & Welding level 2

Fabrication & Welding level 3

We are dedicated to making education available to all, to delivering learning programmes and services that will meet the needs of the people we train and the companies we support.

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