Medical Company puts Training at the 'Hart' of its Business

Hart Biologicals April 2016

Medical diagnostics specialist Hart Biologicals has appointed Amacus to run in-house sessions to develop the internal training capabilities of its workforce.

After another excellent year of trading and with further sales and workforce growth expected, the Hartlepool-based organisation identified the need for staff members to be fully equipped with the skills to undertake internal training sessions to impart their knowledge to future employees.

The organisation approached Amacus to run our ‘Train the Trainer’ programme, designed to educate team members about teaching skills and help them put these skills into practice when training fellow staff members.

The course was completed by 20 members of the Hart Biologicals team, much to the delight of Operations Director Mal Pattison.

Mal said: “This course has been crucial to equipping our staff with the knowledge and tools to deliver in-house training within departments.

“This has been significantly important with the influx of new staff to the company and will allow us to keep records of training and ensure they are receiving support in their new roles.”

The course was delivered by Amacus Business and Management Trainer Peter Jackson over a period of two days, to fit around Hart Biologicals’ schedule and allow members of staff to work on their own training projects to present during the day of practical.

Peter said: “We created the programme from scratch with Hart Biologicals in mind. On the first day we went through theory, covering learning styles such as visual, audio and kinaesthetic, all of which benefit from different teaching practices.

“We also went through all other theoretical aspects such as how to design a session and create aims and objectives.”

From there the programme gave staff members the chance to go away and prepare a session for a small team of colleagues and deliver it.

Peter added: “Many staff commented that it was great to actually hear about what each other does for a change, and they managed to gain a deeper insight into their colleagues roles.

On top of this I was very impressed with the standard of the staff’s presentations. After only one day of training they managed to accomplish something that can take months to train for.

In line with the training there are also now forms and a quality system in place with attendance lists, applications etc, to ensure all staff receive the appropriate training”.


If you are interested in running the ‘Train the Trainer’ programme for your workplace, contact Sarah Ainslie on 01429 890071 or email