Hands on Skills Training became part of the Capital Group in April 2007 to compliment their existing Construction, Aviation and Medical Devices recruitment and training divisions.

Building on the Company’s strong reputation within the Construction and Utility Industries, HOST has sought to continuously improve both the range and quality of its training and assessment offerings to meet the changing needs of its clients.

As a fully accredited CPCS, City & Guilds, SQA, NOCN, NPORS, CABWI, Energy & Utility Skills and CITB training and assessment centre. HOST meets the highest International quality standards, so that our clients can be confident that they are receiving the most up-to-date, industry-focused skills.

We work with a wide range of organisations across the UK, from FTSE 100 companies to small and medium-sized businesses, and we pride ourselves on the excellent feedback and repeat business that we have always received.

We operate out of two main sites, with Streetworks and Utilities courses running from our site just off the A13 near Rainham, Essex, and CPCS testing and training taking place at our site in Beckton, East London, and we can carry out much of our training and assessment services at our clients’ premises throughout the UK.

We can also advise Companies on how to claim back funding through the CITB levy. Many of our clients actually draw down more in grants and funding than it costs them to train their staff, turning their training division into a profitable cost centre.


  1. To become the number one training company for the utility, construction and highways industries.

  2. To provide the best and most current industry-relevant qualifications to our clients and learners.

  3. To provide a highly flexible and responsive service to fit in with the needs of our clients and leaners.

  4. To help our learners achieve all of their career goals and to stretch their expectations in order to make them the best that they can be.

  5. To find funding or grants to ensure that clients and learners receive their qualifications at the best price possible.

  6. To give the highest quality Information, Advice, and Guidance (IAG) to our clients and learners, so they make the best decisions for their futures.


Managing DirectorAlex Galway

Managing Director

Alex has been running Hands on Skills Training since 2007. His team is extremely experienced with an average of 15 years in industry and training.

Alex’s door is always open, and he is always happy to speak to anyone that wants to talk to him!

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Trainer / Assessor

core04Ken Nevins

Trainer / Assessor


core03Vicky Walters

Training Co-ordinator

core04Janet Childs

Training Co-ordinator

core03Stephen Tipping

Trainer / Assessor

core04Dave Saunders

Centre Manager/ Trainer / Assessor

core04Garry Burnett

Lead Internal Quality Assurer / Trainer / Assessor

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