About Us

Essential Site Skills (ESS) was founded in 2013 by Catherine, Gareth and Stuart, who all entered the world of health and safety training from very different backgrounds. A shared passion for providing outstanding learning and customer service experience made for an ideal partnership; passion is contagious and many of us naturally prefer to work with people who love what they do. The rest, as they say, is history.


Culture and a Passion For Training

At ESS, we promote a working culture where everyone can see the passion that the business was founded on and we continue to encourage each individual to progress their own careers, always listening and offering them the learning opportunities they want. Each employee has the opportunity to do what they love, attend interesting events, and of course, access to additional training courses. All of this has led to a successful, happy and quality driven team.


Health & Safety Training Courses

The industry experience of our management team, combined with their passion to drive the business forward with high expectations, means that ESS has quickly become one of the UK’s leading providers of health and safety training courses. We are unrivalled when it comes to in company training, NVQ qualifications, and health and safety consultancy. We consistently build on our reputation for knowledge and provide a high-end learning experience. We do this by upskilling our people and continually researching industry changes.


A Dedicated Team and Trainers

The ESS team continues to grow; we welcome and support hundreds of new learners each month and each team member is carefully guided on how to best respond to their needs. They are encouraged to support you and our learners with detailed information and direct you to sources of information outside of ESS, where necessary, to ensure that all training requirements are fully met and understood. We have a great dedicated team and it’s a real pleasure to be able to invest in them and their progression.


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Consistently Good at What We Do

We carefully consider your entire experience with us; from navigating through our website, booking training courses online, to the way our courses are delivered. To achieve the ESS quality brand throughout the business, we ensure all teams collaborate and communicate with each other, and believe that to truly innovate, collaboration needs to go beyond great teamwork. We embed this through consistent coaching, teaching and internal workshops. Our brand is the way you perceive us and what makes us stand out from other training providers, so we aim to keep it consistent yet distinct.  We hope you can see that consistency throughout your ESS experience and feel like you know what to expect each and every time you work with us.


What Our Employees Think

Jamie Ringsell - Business Development Manager

“I joined Essential Site Skills 12 months ago when I was looking to join an organisation with a good reputation, strong values and a clear vision. It proved to be an excellent career move! The people-focused culture of the business is one that holds both its customers and employees in the highest regard. Even in the last year, ESS has continued to expand considerably across the UK. It’s a testament to the company that as the business scales, the core values are not lost to a more corporate culture. The customer journey is central to the operation of the business, and whether we are supporting a sole trader or a multi-million-pound company, both are treated and valued equally. In a client-facing role such as mine, it’s so important that I have the genuine belief that my organisation will deliver on what I say. This continues to be the case, and has been since my first day with Essential Site Skills.”


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