Speaking to the staff and trainers of Major Training, it’s easy to see why General Manager Matthew Tenkate greatly credits them for contributing to the company’s success.

As the company celebrates its 20-year anniversary, we shine the spotlight on the ‘Major Heroes’ that have helped get Major Training to where it is today.

Tony is one of the many members of the team.

He’s a training assessor in load shifting and the driver development program.

We asked him a few questions to find out what it’s like to work for Major Training, how he came to join the team, and where the business is heading.



How long have you worked with Major Training?

“3 years.”

What is your current position with Major Training?

“Training assessor in load shifting/driver development program.”

Has this always been your position here?

“I was first employed as a heavy vehicle driver trainer, and with my prior load shifting experience, I was appointed to role of load shifting trainer.”

What made you want to work with Major Training?

“It’s a well-established and reputable larger training company.”

What’s your favourite thing about working with Major Training?

“Being given a chance to share my knowledge and skills to new trainers.”

How has the business changed since you started working here?

“It has a more positive image and approach to improving trainees’ overall experience whilst attaining new skills.”

What are some of the key achievements/proud moments you’ve had working with Major Training?

“Acknowledgement from students of their positive achievements with their newly gained skills.”

How will you be celebrating your 3-year anniversary with Major Training?

“Very quietly.”

Is there anything else you’d like to say about working with Major Training?

“It has been a positive and rewarding career move to experience great results for trainers, myself, and the business.”

Learn more about the past, present, and future of Major Training in our timeline infographic ‘From Humble Beginnings: Major Training Over The Past 20 Years.’