Mark Prickett, who has worked as National Training Manager at materials handling equipment supplier Impact’s Corby branch in Brunel Road for the last 12 years, was taking part in a programme run by international development charity Transaid.
During the week, Mark, who lives in Penrhyn Close, trained ITC staff in the correct maintenance procedures for a new three-tonne Cat lift truck, delivered by Impact and donated to the programme by Cat Lift Trucks.
Speaking about his experience, Mark said: “I usually spend my time travelling around the UK delivering technical training for Impact, so swapping the UK for Zambia was certainly an eye-opener.
“The secondment was one of the most challenging and worthwhile experiences of my career with Impact. It was great to be able to help Transaid, and see first-hand why professional driver training is so important.
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“Facing and overcoming obstacles like the language barrier were particularly rewarding – it certainly enhanced my communication skills, and made me more adaptable in my approach to training.”
Impact has supported Transaid with an annual financial contribution since pledging its support as a corporate member last year, and has made efforts to raise awareness of the charity.