The training across a range of timber-related job roles is starting with three cohorts of delegates on its timber sales management courses on April 24. 

“The key to embedding regular training as part of business culture across the timber supply chain is to offer programmes that deliver a definable return on investment for the employer, yet to not set that investment-level so high that it deters companies from making the commitment to staff training in the first place,” said TTF MD David Hopkins.

“Our first Foundations of Sales Management course starting this month was sold out almost immediately and only the odd place remains available on the second and third groups starting on May 28 and June 25 respectively.”

The training costs just £1,500 for a year’s tuition.

The TTF is also launching its next phase of free Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) update training in mid-May.  This brings TTF members’ purchasing staff up to speed with the latest developments in the RPP and the TTF Code of Conduct, ensuring that all members are trading in ‘Timber you can Trust’.

“The next phase of our affordable training drive is to make online information and training modules available through partner trade federations further along the supply chain,” added Mr Hopkins.