Mando Solutions


As a recruitment business with a strategic focus, training is the key to our investment in safety and this is provided through the competency in our operatives.

Our training provision

We provide training, assessments and support in the following areas:

  • Plant training: we ensure that our training programmes deliver a training package that is tailored to individual trainee needs. Our i-auditor programme of recording training elements means that this information is instantly available to our clients.  On completion of log hours we can then deliver an MPQC plant assessment which will give the operative an MPQC licence
  • MPQC assessments: to obtain a recognised accreditation that is the preferred accreditation for the extractives and mineral processes sector
  • Equipment familiarisation / refresher training: to support safety for operatives who hold an accreditation but have not operated that equipment for a period of time
  • Post-incident reviews: covering competency assessments, equipment familiarisation and refresher training in order to support safety
  • In-house training: our operatives have access to our training, assessment and familiarisation programmes and are also reviewed as part of our continuous improvement programme and commitment to safety, standards and development
  • Stability programmes

Who we train

We provide training, assessments and support for:

  • Clients who require development programmes for workers deployed on their sites
  • Plant operatives who wish to extend their current skills repertoire
  • Novice operatives from a standing start using our equipment simulators with programmes for articulated dump trucks, 360 excavators and wheeled loading shovels

Start your journey here

We can support the starting point of an operator’s journey to competency through our established training department via MPQC standards.

Operators entering the mineral extractives sector can apply for specific training; trainee – machine – application. Following completion of one of our practical and interactive training programs, once a successful assessment has been completed, you are on the road to your NVQ via an MPQC accredited standard. Through regular deployment with Mando Solutions, your competency journey can continue through our “up-skilling” program of training events where you will safely and efficiently build on the equipment categories you hold.

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Our training calibre

Our National Training Manager comes from a background of 25 years in the quarrying, asphalt and concrete industry, began training to be an Assessor in 2008 and holds the following accreditations:

  • NVQ L2 Diploma in Mobile Plant
  • NVQ L3 Diploma in Safety Health & Environment
  • IOSH in Management of Quarries
  • IOSH in Accident Investigation
  • A1 and L11, L12 qualifications for Training and Assessing to the QCF Standards
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Our Training Courses

Overview of training events

In 2016 our extensive training provision covered a broad range of equipment types.

Training provision by event type
Training provision by equipment type
“I honestly can’t think of any aspect of the training course that could be improved. The trainer’s knowledge, exercises to practice, programme delivery, the material covered and interaction with the trainer were all excellent.”

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Continuous improvement

Our investment in training to support our deployed operative safety, compliance and development is apparent. We have an overall operative retention rate of 73%

Plant trained operatives obtaining MPQC card
Operatives undertaking MPQC assessments
Operatives receiving plant familiarisation