Apprentices: Former apprentice Jasmin Lakin - PM Training

Where Are They Now – Jasmin Lakin, Gingerbread

Case File:   Name: Jasmin Lakin Age: 20 Job title: Apprentice painter and decorator, Gingerbread - a charity for single parents PM Training apprentice: 2016 Why did you choose to go to PM Training? I had completed my A levels at college, and I realised I didn’t want to go to university. I found the idea an unrealistic … Continued
Apprenticeships: Life as a Housing Apprentice - Thomas Wilson

Life as a Housing Apprentice

Thomas Wilson decided to pick an apprenticeship rather than going to university, now he can look back with no regrets. The 24-year-old allocations advisor said: “After completing Sixth Form College I didn’t know what to do, but after talking to a family friend about careers I contacted PM Training, I was 18 at the time. … Continued

Life as an Asset Management Apprentice

Brandon Sherwin, aged 18 from Longton, is a full-time apprentice within the Asset Management team at Aspire Housing. He is working towards a Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration.  "I chose an apprenticeship after trying a year at college and realising that I learn through hands-on rather than listening to someone droning on about something. I … Continued
Will Nixon: Time to care about health and social care - PM Training

Time to care about health and social care

Will Nixon is the Managing Director at PM Training. There is a huge need for health and social care professionals and that need is only set to grow as people continue to live for longer. But how do we encourage younger generations to choose this particular career path? Due to the ageing population and less reliance … Continued
Andy Wilkinson Guest Blog: Don't worry about GCSE Results Day - PM Training

Andy Wilkinson: Don’t worry about GCSE Results Day

PM Training ambassador, Andy Wilkinson, shares his thoughts on the pressures of GCSE Results Day and how doing what you enjoy is the main focus for a career... I didn't really like doing exams. I don't think many people do. I didn't do too badly in my GCSEs - gaining Bs in Science and PE, … Continued
Apprentices: Former apprentice Waseem Iqbal - PM Training

Where Are They Now – Waseem Iqbal, Prohire Plc

Case File:   Name: Waseem Iqbal Age: 23 Job title: IT Network Administrator at Prohire Plc PM Training apprentice: 2012 Why did you choose to go to PM Training? I went to St Thomas More Sixth Form in Longton and studied IT, Business Studies and Health and Social Care, but after struggling to do well in my … Continued
Celebs who failed their exams - PM Training

Successful celebs who failed their GCSEs

With GCSE Results Day just a few weeks away, we understand the nerves you'll inevitably be feeling on the run-up to August 24.  But your grades are not the be all and end all – to help support that statement, we've rounded-up a selection of celebs who failed their exams but went on to achieve greatness without top marks (and so can you)... … Continued

Where Are They Now – Alan Nixon, Novus Solutions

Case File:   Name: Alan Nixon Age: 49 Job title: Director of Novus Solutions PM Training apprentice: 1984 Why did you choose to go to PM Training? I am originally from Northwood, close to Hanley. I went to Birches Head High School and I did reasonably well, but my parents wanted me to get a job when I left … Continued
GCSEs: 4 of the Best Revision Apps - PM Training

4 of the Best Revision Apps

If you're about to sit your GCSEs but need a helping hand, here are four of the best revision apps to help you get prepared. Good luck! 1) Revision App (iOS, free) With more than a million revision notes, flashcards and quizzes covering a wide variety of subjects from the GCSE and AS/A-level syllabuses, the … Continued
Apprenticeships: Life as an Apprentice - Level 2 Business Admin

Life as a Business Administration Apprentice

Dan Mansell, aged 19 from Bucknall, is a full-time apprentice within the IT team at Aspire Housing. He is working towards a Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration.  "I toyed with the idea of doing an apprenticeship after I left school as this was the route a family member had taken and thought it could … Continued