300th apprentice

Milestone for Aspire as 300th apprentice is taken on

The Aspire Group has demonstrated its commitment to creating apprenticeships in housing by recently taking on its 300th apprentice. Aspire Housing manages 9,000 homes in Staffordshire and Cheshire, and it bought PM Training in 2008 in order to help young people into work. Since then, PM Training has trebled in size and has helped thousands … Continued

Young people risk being locked into disadvantage, report warns

School leavers may not be able to undertake apprenticeships in the future because of Government reforms, a report has warned. The effect of changes to the funding and academic standards of apprenticeships has the potential to lock many young people permanently into unqualified jobs or no job at all, the report has said. The research, … Continued

Tatton Flower Show

National garden show winners

A unique vegetable garden designed by PM Training was awarded silver at Tatton Flower Show. itled The Forgotten Corner, the design cleverly used raised beds to grow fresh vegetables, making use of that awkward corner often found behind sheds or garages. Designer Carl Gerrard said: “The garden consists of a number of raised beds that … Continued