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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

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

Apprenticeship levy funding changes: what employers need to know

From April 1, 2019, the maximum amount of apprenticeship levy which you can pass to your supply chain is set to increase from 10% to 25%. But what does that mean for employers? Here's your guide to how the change works, how it will affect your business, and everything you need to know about… 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

Careworks : Starting a career in health and social care

During National Apprenticeship Week 2019, we catch up with Chloe Eaton, 17, from Chesterton and Tyler Fenton, 17, from Tunstall, who are making a fantastic impression at The Place up Hanley. Both are getting stuck into a work experience placement getting them ready for a career in health and social… Continued

Solidor creates over 20 apprenticeships in five years

Solidor has been working with PM Training for more than five years, investing in apprenticeships and growing its business significantly through cost-effective staff development. 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

Breaking Down Myths About Off-The-Job Training

All new apprenticeship standards must include 20% off-the-job training. Seems a lot? Here we look at what exactly it is and explore some best practice for employers. Continued

Investing in the future of health and social care

Local care provider Grace Care Group are investing in the future of the sector with PM Training, providing school leavers with key skills and experience to springboard their career in health and social care.  Continued