GQA Qualifications Blog

Monday 5 December 2011

Tradelink Employees Progress with WSC and GQA qualifications

Employees at Tradelink Direct Ltd, whose Head Office is in March, Cambridgeshire have achieved a range of NVQ qualifications through West Suffolk College; the majority of the candidates completed the GQA NVQ Level 2 in Production of Glass Supporting Fabrications, with others achieving Team Leading and Management NVQs.

Divisional Manager Ray Sinclair presented certificates to the successful candidates at a recent informal ceremony at the firm’s Mildenhall premises.

Tradelink Direct Ltd is a well-known manufacturer of PVCu windows and doors, established 19 years ago.

The successful candidates were:

Tomasz Bobrowicz and Stephen Brown from Mildenhall and Aleksandra Kubiniec from Newmarket. Gabriel Carvalho, Stanislavs Filipovs, Jolanta Klisiewicz, Susana Magna Sousa and Manuel Vieira, all from Thetford.

Ray Sinclair, Divisional Manager of Tradelink Direct Ltd, said: “The journey for the company and our staff has been hard work but very rewarding in a number of ways, from improved skills for the company to individual personal development.

“I have seen individuals blossom as they realise they can progress within the company and gain recognised academic qualifications.

“It has been a pleasure working alongside West Suffolk College, our local education provider. We hope that this will be the start of a long term rewarding relationship between the College and our company.”

Gary Robertson, West Suffolk College Fenestration Assessor said: “All the candidates worked extremely hard and showed good skills, experience and knowledge throughout their NVQ process. All showed a good level of competency which is a testament to the Tradelink training programme, its trainers and managers. The GQA Fabrication NVQ is a really good test of their ability and knowledge and it was great to see the Candidates achievement recognised by the Divisional Manager”

Sean Hayes GQA External Verifier for West Suffolk College said “Gary and the team at West Suffolk College always look to deliver a high quality qualification and it is great to see the positive comments from Tradelink”

: [Picture - L to R] Ray Sinclair (Divisional Manager), Gary Robertson (Assessor), Gabriel Carvalho, Stephen Brown, Joanne Reeder, Susana Sousa, Stephen Allaway, Jolanta Klisiewicz, Tomasz Bobrowicz, Aleksandra Kubinec, Stanislavs Filipovs.