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Parents' guide to apprenticeships - Supporting your child

There is a lot to think about when it comes to school leaver options and what is best for your child. There is a mis-understanding around the options for school leavers due to young people staying in education or training until they are aged 18 years old. As a result, the importance of either… Continued

7 key benefits of doing an apprenticeship

Weighing up the options when leaving school is a big decision. Do you continue on at sixth form, go to college or a training provider? It can be quite a difficult choice. The best advice is to find the next steps that suit your learning experience and style.  Continued

Gaining full-time employment with apprenticeships

For many students, apprenticeships can be the perfect way to improve their skills and enhance their career prospects at the same time as holding down a job. Continued

Multi-Trade Apprenticeship Journey with Josh Beech

Hard-working apprentice Josh Beech, 17, from Newcastle, is striving for success! After leaving school at 16, Josh wanted an apprenticeship - fast! With great attitude and work ethic, Josh has gained a fantastic multi-trade apprenticeship with local firm, M2 Constructions. Continued

Achieving apprenticeship success in the IT sector

Apprentices Aiden Kaye and Dan Yearsley talk about an exciting start to their career in IT with Fifteen Group. Continued

Getting great end point assessment results - hear from a successful apprentice

Passing the compulsory end-point assessment at the completion of the ‘on-programme’ apprenticeship is not only a great day for the apprentice, it’s also a great day for the training provider and the employer too. Apprenticeships work because, as well as the 20% off-the-job learning, the candidate… Continued

End point assessment: the final hurdle

For any apprentice, the end-point assessment (EPA) is one of those milestones that will never be forgotten. Passing the EPA is a recognition of the hard work the apprentice has put in, the willingness to listen, watch and learn, and to accept the support of the training company assessor and, most… 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

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

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