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Volunteering leads to apprenticeship success at VAST

During 2013, after being unemployed for 10 years, Kelly Smith, started as a volunteer at VAST in Stoke-on-Trent as a way to boost her confidence and get back into the world of work.  Continued

Are you getting the most from the apprenticeship levy?

If your business has a wage bill over £3 million then you’ll have been paying the apprenticeship levy since April 2017. However, there is a growing number of businesses that are not utilising their levy budget. If not used, unspent funds in employer’s levy accounts are lost – meaning employers are… Continued

An apprenticeship success story with Keele University

A viable alternative to A levels, apprenticeships are ideal for school leavers who prefer a hands-on, learn-on-the-job approach to their career, rather than learning in a traditional academic environment. Continued

Training the next generation of AAT accountants

With more young people choosing different routes after leaving school to continue their education, the amount of choice available is staggering. With the traditional college and university routes alongside apprenticeships and specific awarding bodies, it’s an exciting time for learning new skills. Continued

Take Five with plumbing apprentice Kyle Kitchen

Read Kyle's take on life as a gas and plumbing apprentice. We ask him how he joined PM Training and found his feet in the plumbing trade. Continued

PM Training wins two contract extensions with Unitas

PM Training has secured two contract extensions with Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s housing repairs and maintenance company Unitas, which will see it continue to provide services for another 12 months. Continued

Painting a Successful Future with Apprentice, Jordan Naylor

Deciding what you want to do when leaving school can be a really difficult decision to make! Jordan Naylor, 18, was unsure – like many others. However, after being referred to PM Training through a friend, he is now a successful painting and decorating apprentice with local firm Wallace Contracts  Continued

Horticulture Apprenticeship Success with Former Apprentice, Bradley Tennant

Former horticulture apprentice, Bradley Tennant, tells us about his experiences with PM Training and how he has progressed into a successful full-time position as a groundsman with Nottingham Forest Football Club. Continued

March Learner of the Month - Celebrating Future Apprentices

Congratulations to three learners who have excelled in our March 2019 'Learner of the Month'.  We are celebrating three individual winners of our Learner of the Month who have excelled in developing their essential skills in the workplace including time-keeping, attendance, attitude and social… Continued

PM Training blazes a trail in mental health awareness

PM Training is the first training provider in the country to be recognised as an ‘attachment aware’ organisation, supporting positive mental health and wellbeing in young people. Continued