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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

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

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

Investment in staff leads to Gold site access for Leek-based Falco

Investment in staff at Leek-based, Falco UK Ltd, has resulted in five staff gaining Gold CSCS cards and a market edge. Continued

Opening doors for 5 apprentices at Solidor

Stoke-on-Trent based Solidor have a strong belief in supporting employees. Their apprentice progression rate is extremely positive and we had the pleasure in meeting five former and current apprentices from PM Training to talk about their apprenticeship journey. Continued

Looking back at my first year as a Marketing Apprentice

Aspire Housing marketing assistant, Ben Webb-Rushton is celebrating his one year apprenticeship anniversary. Ben tells us about his first year as an apprentice and how his confidence is booming and his marketing flair is excelling. Continued

Take Five with Multi-Skilled Apprentice Charlie

Read Charlie’s take on life as a multi-skilled apprentice. He works as an apprentice handyman maintaining charity shops for the Donna Louise Trust and Douglas Macmillan Hospice across the area. We ask him how it's going and any top tips for school leavers. Continued

Apprenticeship Case Study: Daniel Summerill

When we leave school, often, there is so much pressure to do well and make the right choices. Family, peer pressure and fear of the unknown! For Daniel Summerill, college was the first option due to following friends, but actually this decision was not the right one for him. Daniel is now working… Continued