Chair appointed to lead training provider board

    PM Training, the number one provider of young apprenticeships in Staffordshire, has announced Nicola Winn, a leading figure in the housing and marketing sectors, as its new chair. Nicola will succeed David Seviour OBE, the founder director of the Leicester Housing Association, who is retiring from the position and handing over the reins. … Continued

XPO Logistics

The logistic leaders of the future

At the XPO Logistics base in Stoke, 500 staff pick and pack M&S goods for distribution. Staff levels at the vast site in Birmingham Road, can rise to approaching 1,000 at peak periods and there are plenty of young apprentices making up those numbers. XPO Logistics have been working with PM Training for two years and are impressed with the partnership. Clare Antrobus, HR Manager, said: “I … Continued

Nemesis Now apprentice

Success for a finance superstar

An apprentice with an outstanding attitude to work has wowed her employers so much they wish they could replicate her. Nadia Begum, aged 19, is a finance assistant at Nemesis Now, a fantasy giftware wholesaler based in Stoke-on-Trent. After just one year in the job, Nadia has made herself indispensable, and her manager Wendy Hemmings … Continued

Top 100 employer

Success for The Aspire Group as they are recognised as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

The Aspire Group which includes PM Training, has been recognised in the prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list, sponsored by City & Guilds, which is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentices. The list was announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards, which took place on 26th January … Continued

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