Christmas 2023 Opening Times

Our Christmas Opening Times for Christmas 2023 🎄

During the festive season between Christmas and the New Year period, Waterside offices at the STEM centre will be closed from 4:00 p.m. on Friday 22 December 2023 until Monday 1 January 2024.

Waterside offices will reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024 at 8:00 a.m.

2023 Intake of Apprentices will return to college foundation training on Monday 8 January 2024.

All other apprentices (years 2 to 4) attending day release academic classes only.  Your classes will return to normal week commencing 8 January 2024.  You should attend on your normal day release classes during this week.

If you need any further information then please contact the office on 01744 616837 when we reopen on 2 January 2024.

May we wish all our staff, apprentices, associates and company representatives a very safe, healthy and Happy Christmas.  Wishing you all the very best for the festive season and 2024.

To all our patrons, may we thank you for your continued support and business and we look forward to your continued business throughout 2024.

🎄  Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from us all at Waterside Training Limited  🎄


Vanderlande are proud to be partnered with Waterside Training as our principle training provider in the Northwest to deliver technical training to our teams, especially the Mechanical Maintenance VRQ L2 programme.

The mixture of technical knowledge and practical elements which our delegates have received over the course of the year combined to make a fulfilling experience. The course was engaging with many opportunities to participate and lots of relatable examples that we were able to bring back to site. This was found after a full site tour by the Waterside team to expertly devise the best course to deliver our teams with knowledge of the process and equipment on site.

We have now trained at least half of the Engineering Support Operatives across our four shifts with all the teams and site reaping the rewards in maintenance completion and system performance through the continued support given and putting into practice the skills they learnt. The tutorship given is professional with tailored delivery to the differing knowledge of the attendees on each course, which ultimately shows how diverse the styles of teaching are at Waterside Training.

This has set our Engineering Support Operatives on an Engineering and Technical pathway to offer hands on support for our teams of Service Technicians to deliver planned and reactive maintenance across the largest warehouse in both Vanderlande’s and Asda’s UK portfolio.

We look forward to upskilling our single trade Service Technicians in the near future with expertly tailored courses to have a truly Multi-Skilled Engineering team at our disposal.

Josh McCormack, Service Operations Manager, Vanderlande