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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

Using apprenticeship qualifications to upskill your workforce

Highlighting a skills gap can help to make your teams thrive and succeed. When a team member says they want to learn, or haven’t done it that way before, it could be as simple as a gap in their skills. They have everything else, the right attitude, experience etc and what you are now provided with… Continued

Achieving business growth with apprentices at Brenden Fern Ltd

Stoke-based Brenden Fern Ltd have had a long-term business focus on recruiting apprentices and future proofing their employees through training and development. Here we talk to Director, Alec Fern, and apprentices about learning new skills. Continued

How much does it cost to train your staff?

For businesses to thrive in today’s economy, the retention and development of existing staff is essential and far more affordable than you may think. Continued