BIS awards

The benchmark for social mobility

The Aspire Group has been named amongst a dozen of the UK’s most high-profile companies recognised by the Government for helping young people.   By leading the way to ensure young people have a better chance of getting on the jobs ladder, Aspire has become a ‘social mobility champion’, sharing that title with the likes … Continued

james cartledge apprentice

Meet the apprentice

1) What made you want to join the construction industry in the first place? My uncle was a big inspiration for me to join the construction industry. I learnt a lot from him about the projects he was working on and what he had achieved, so I followed in his footsteps and began learning a … Continued

PM Training has been graded Good by Ofsted

PM Training has been graded GOOD with outstanding elements in its most recent Ofsted Report The latest Ofsted report has given PM Training a Grade 2 – GOOD with OUTSTANDING elements for outcomes for learners, quality of teaching, learning and assessment and effectiveness of leadership and management. Summary of key findings for learners very effective … Continued

Commercial health and safety partnership

A new commercial training partnership agreement will see a range of health and safety courses available. APT Health & Safety Training joins the growing network of training providers working with PM Training. APT Health & Safety Training, of Etruria Road, Hanley, is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Construction Industry Training Board, … Continued

Council experience is paving the way

A partnership between Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and PM Training has been forged to create opportunities for young people. Learners from PM Training will have the chance to gain work experience in the council offices and on the waste and environmental teams with the end goal of progressing to an apprenticeship with the council. The scheme … Continued

New health and safety partnership announced

A new commercial training partnership agreement will see a range of health and safety courses available. APT Health & Safety Training joins the growing network of training providers working with PM Training. APT Health & Safety Training, of Etruria Road, Hanley, is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Construction Industry Training Board, … Continued

Helping businesses to help employees

PM Training works in partnership with businesses to support training and development of their own workforce. This gives employers a chance to support individuals through their own personal and professional development. These work-based programmes are nationally accredited and recognised qualifications, achieved in the workplace during business hours. Examples of the courses include: Customer Service NVQ, … Continued

Carving out a career as a carpenter

River Zyla has a clear idea what he wants to do with his life and he is taking the first step with PM Training. The 16-year-old, pictured with his dad Richard, is currently a pupil at the University Academy in Kidsgrove, but he wants a career in carpentry in the future. He said: “I spoke … Continued

Apprentices are part of our success story

A FAMILY firm with a business model which creates jobs for young people, has bucked the trend and expanded throughout the recession. UK Windows was set up 12 years ago and now boasts 45 staff, a £4.5m annual turnover and a new 30,000 sq ft factory in Milburn Road, Cobridge. Managing Director Richard Barlow believes … Continued

Painting and decorating apprentice

Career in construction is a ‘dream come true’ for dedicated Kelly

Kelly Campbell is working for builder and developer Seddon on its Slater Street site after completing a five-week Prepare for Work course with Aspire Housing. Kelly, who is one of three women tradespeople on the site, was fascinated with construction from a young age, but she was told it was a man’s world and she … Continued