Who we are

Mainstream: The Driving Force for Industry

Mainstream started in 1997, with just three people, a forklift truck and a single lorry. It is now a major national and international provider of training and recruitment.
Our team of more than 200 includes around 100 highly skilled and experienced instructors, covering a wide range of courses and vocational qualifications. We’re nationally accredited, with equality, diversity and inclusiveness at the heart of what we do.

Our modern fleet of training vehicles and plant is based at our training centre in Sittingbourne. It includes manual and automatic LGVs, dual-controlled cars, minibuses, lorry-mounted cranes and a wide selection of construction and warehouse machinery.

In fact, if it moves, we can probably train you to use it!

We have also built a reputation as a trusted staff-supply partner to businesses of all sizes, from local hauliers to national retailers and distributors. We work closely with our customers to meet their needs; for example, our recruitment agency supplies around 600 temporary drivers and other logistics staff every week.

The UK has a constant need for skilled workers. As one of its largest training companies,
we are uniquely placed to tackle the skills shortage and really be‘The Driving Force for Industry’.



What our customers say

Recently undertaken CPC training with Mainstream. I have got to say that the staff were absolutely superb ensuring that the whole experience was not only delivered in a way which was engaging and informative but actually very enjoyable too. Thank you very much to the trainers. There is some subject matter which can in my opinion be very difficult to make exciting but Mainstream delivered on all levels.

I did a forklift, warehouse and storage course at Mainstream Group, I loved it! All the instructors were very supportive throughout the course and I gained a very useful Level 2 NVQ award in Forklift trucks operations. Would recommend to anybody looking for training.

I had the most amazing 3 weeks with Mainstream. First two weeks I learnt so much with NVQs in health and safety and warehousing/picking goods, then the third week I was learning to drive a 18tonne truck, by that Friday I had passed with 2 minors.