Train Shed is a provider of personnel, development and training services.  We have extensive expertise in the field of HR and the application of innovative technological solutions to meet the diverse needs of people working in a 21st century organisation.

Our core objective is the achievement of your business outcomes in alignment with the highest possible standards of employee welfare and continuous professional development.  Train Shed fully appreciates the social and economic benefits of providing a world-class service in this field.

We have ambitious plans for the future and hope that you will join us on our journey as we seek to contribute towards the development of people and organisations working towards brighter and more prosperous futures.

Below you will find a selection of our standard products and services.  We also offer custom designed training courses and HR support tailored to your exact needs, details of which can be found on the Personnel Services and Training Services sections of this site.

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People are a business's most important asset

The Personnel Office

Save yourself the cost of permanently employing an HR specialist or department by subscribing to The Personnel Office. We cover employment law, employee engagement, leadership and management, organisational design and development, professional development, performance management and much, much more.

This service costs from £39.99 per month, or you can subscribe for 12 months and get 3 months free!

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This generalist HR information and advice service is suitable for SMEs.  As an additional bonus anyone subscribing to The Personnel Office will receive generous discounts on any further Train Shed products or services they wish to use.

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The Management Booster

This low-cost course is ideal for newcomers to management or for experienced managers who want to keep up with the latest developments in the field or develop their current practice.

The Management Booster is a 20 hour course designed to be delivered flexibly to groups of no more than 10 delegates, at a cost of £900*.

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The course covers management operating frameworks, active people management, time management, the creation of high performing teams, effective action plans, management by exception, running effective performance-review meetings, change management, coaching skills and innovation.

We can deliver the course to fit with you, for example as a series of training sessions over 3 weeks or a discreet block of 3 days.  Also, we can deliver any of the above modules individually or in a bespoke package to meet your needs at a reduced cost.

*Please note that, while our fees cover the full cost of the course and there are no ‘hidden extras’, thus representing excellent value for money, we cannot accept more than 10 participants as part of any one cohort.  This is to ensure the quality of teaching and learning for each individual and to maintain our reputation as a world-class training provider.

Also, expenses may be incurred for travel, accommodation and the hire of a venue (where the client is unable to provide one).  We will always seek to keep these additional expenses to a minimum and will consult with the client prior to the event, in line with our belief in providing Integrity and Value.

If you are interested in this course, please contact us.

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The Customer Experience Booster

How do you give your business a leading edge in a competitive marketplace?  This one-day course aims to provide employees with a customer perspective, exploring the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ that will ensure customers come back time and again.

The Customer Experience Booster is a 1 day course for up to 10 delegates, at a cost of £300*.

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We use role-play and presentation to encourage a practical, hands-on approach to the customer experience but underpin this with the latest thinking in behavioural psychology and cognitive science.  The course can be ‘tweaked’ to meet the needs of either front-line service staff or managers who need to take a more strategic approach.

*Please note that, while our fees cover the full cost of the course and there are no ‘hidden extras’, thus representing excellent value for money, we cannot accept more than 10 participants as part of any one cohort.  This is to ensure the quality of teaching and learning for each individual and to maintain our reputation as a world-class training provider.

Also, expenses may be incurred for travel, accommodation and the hire of a venue (where the client is unable to provide one).  We will always seek to keep these additional expenses to a minimum and will consult with the client prior to the event, in line with our belief in providing Integrity and Value.

If you are interested in this course, please contact us.

Training Needs Analysis

At present we are offering FREE Training Needs Analysis on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  All we ask in return for this service is reimbursement of expenses for accommodation and subsistence and a testimonial for use on our website.

As part of this service, one or more of our Learning & Development Consultants will embed themselves within your business in order to develop a clear and objective view of the training needs of the entire organisation or a department within that organisation (depending on size).  This will take place over a time period that suits the nature and complexity of the business.  The exact nature of the investigation will vary to reflect this also but the whole process will be discussed, planned and agreed in consultation with appropriate stakeholders.  There is no obligation to engage any of our training services as a result of our recommendations and our reputation for integrity and professionalism is so important to us that we guarantee that all our recommendations are completely impartial.

If you are interested in receiving a confidential Training Needs Analysis, please contact us.

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