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Nuts and Bolts Training was founded in 2016 by Julie Freemantle and Steven Proudfoot to deliver training to the housing sector.  Julie was previously head of training at Asset Skills, the government licensed Sector Skills Council for Housing, and Steven was Chief Operating Officer of the same organisation.  Julie has also held senior training positions at Associated British Ports and Heathrow Airport whilst Steven is now a Director of a rural Housing Association and of a charity that runs a specialist care facility in a remote area.

The range of training provided by Nuts and Bolts is based on research carried out by Asset Skills that identified the specific needs of employers across the housing sector.  Training is often customised to individual employers’ requirements and feedback from clients and candidates is very positive.

This positive feedback is earned not just through the quality of the courses but most importantly, by the work of our highly experienced team of housing specialist trainers.  Each of the trainers has many years of successful delivery to the sector behind them and receive regular praise for the way in which they engage and motivate candidates.

The pandemic has, of course, provided many challenges to Nuts and Bolts as it has to everyone else.  It has also, however, provided opportunities that we have been keen to grasp.  As an example, in March this year we were due to deliver an introductory classroom-based programme to about 100 candidates on housing construction and fire safety awareness.  Following lockdown, we worked closely with the employer to convert the training into an online learning programme.  This was successfully delivered across the summer and now forms part of induction training for that employer.  In a similar way our five module, City and Guilds certificated, Understanding Buildings and Reporting Repairs programme is now available on line as well as in a classroom format.

We look forward to working with other employers to deliver positive outcomes in challenging times and are confident that the experience of our team will enable us to meet their individual requirements.

Contact us by email at info@nutsandboltstraining.co.uk or call 0333  355 4165.

Steven Proudfoot - Director Nuts and Bolts Training

Steven Proudfoot – Director

Julie Freemantle – Director


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