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Covid-19 Customer Update

Once again we hope this finds you and your family safe and well.

We wanted to take this opportunity to advise you that we held an emergency COVID-19 meeting this morning with our managerial staff. This meeting was to address an action plan on the best way forward at getting Ritchie’s back up and running and how we can do this in the safest way possible for staff, trainees, visitors, everyone!

We are pleased to announce that we currently taking bookings for the courses listed below.


We will continue to update our Website and Facebook page with any new developments.

Stay Safe


Summer Madness has just begun.

For the month of July and August we are offering the following courses for £1700.00 inc VAT

Tower Crane

Truck Mounted Crane

Crawler Crane

Training must be taken between 1st July and 31st August 2018.

Payment in full on time of booking.
(no further discounts )



October Offers

For the month of October only we are offering our 360 JCB course at a Special 20% discounted price of £1384 (was £1730). Training must be booked and paid for in full in October using the special code of FBOCT20.

Training dates are from Oct 2017 to end Jan 2018.


For the month of September only we are offering our Truck Mounted Crane and Crawler Crane course at a Special 20% discounted price of £1672 ( was £2090). Training must be booked and paid for in full in Sept using the special code of FBSEPT20.

Training dates are from Oct 2017 to end Jan 2018.Please call 0141 557 2212 or email


Ritchies Training Centre Ltd will be attending the Oakham Careers Fair

If you’re interested in Heavy Plant or Logistics as a career, come and chat to one of our staff for friendly good advice.
Why should you attend?

  • Meet a Ritchies Training Instructor who recognise the skills and experience Service leavers and Ex-Military can offer.
  • Network, network and network some more – whether you’re ready to apply for jobs or simply researching the market.
  • A wide range of courses, from small to large, from across the Heavy Plant and Logistic industry sectors.
  • The opportunity to chat with qualified staff, and other Service leavers who are now part of the Training Team and have went through the resettlement process.

Ritchies Congratulates NPORS on Their 25 Years of Service to The Industry.

We are proud to announce that NPORS is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them, for their continued support over the years and we look forward to the next 25 years. The scheme and its providers have come a long way since 1992 and with the NPORS card now more recognised and accepted than ever before we are confident that the scheme will continue to grow in the future.

Ritchies Training Centre Ltd Enrols the first two students on its City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Transporting Freight by Road.

The beginning of July saw two soldiers from 26 Regiment Royal Artillery, enrol themselves onto the Level 3 City & Guilds Certificate here at the centre. Both soldiers who are in the process of transitioning from the Military to civilian street attended a 3 week course where they were both trained in areas of the transport industry. Not only attending their courses, they were also assessed on information required to progress with their logbooks.


Ritchies is a big supporter of the Armed Forces and was very happy to see that it was a member of the Armed Forces who had been their first candidates to enrol on the new certificate.

The beginning of the course saw both candidates put through their paces in driving, responding to problems, optimising the use of logistics operations and various other assessment criteria’.