Having decided to expand the ALLMI lorry loader training provision in the East of the England, Palfinger UK naturally sought out a recruit of the highest calibre to join the already exceptional team. Cue, Zoe Ellis.
Zoe is not your average ‘teacher’. With a passion for heavy machinery and a wealth of experience in truck driving and training, Zoe is the perfect addition to the Palfinger UK team.
Zoe obtained her HGV Class 2 licence in 2007, and moving on to achieve her Class 1 licence in 2008. From there she embarked on a lorry driving career spanning 11 years. After many years practically living in her cab, Zoe opted for a change in lifestyle, whilst still wanting to stay in the industry she knew and loved. With a passion for training, and a friendly and enthusiastic personality to boot, Zoe decided to put herself through training to become an ALLMI instructor.
“I loved driving trucks but also wanted a more settled life away from weekly truck-stop stays and sleeping in cab. So I decided to take the plunge in 2014 and qualify as a trainer. Over the past 11 years I’ve been lucky enough to drive a really wide range of vehicles and use loader cranes from every manufacturer. In my experience Palfinger are the ‘crème de la crème’ of cranes, excellent quality, simple to use and designed with the operator in mind.
When I was offered the role of ALLMI trainer at Palfinger UK I was genuinely over the moon. It’s not often that you hear of people being offered their dream job, but that is exactly what has happened to me.”
Since joining the team at the end of September, Zoe has spent time getting to know the three existing instructors and the training co-ordinator at Palfinger UK, as well as meeting the wider teams in the sales, service and production departments.
Palfinger UK offers ALLMI accredited, HSE-recognised lorry loader safety courses across the UK, with training delivered either at our facilities in Falkirk, Bradford and Devizes, or on-site at your premises. Additionally, we can register attendees for seven hours of JAUPT Approved Driver CPC qualifying time. Visit www.palfinger.co.uk/training to learn more and contact us to discuss your training requirements further.