Unique Artworks benches are resplendent in a heritage park

Hanley Park is described as a ‘great example of a late Victorian municipal park’ but until recently it had very few places to perch and gaze at the beautiful surroundings. But PM Training’s Artworks team have changed that, they have created four English oak and cast steel benches, exact replicas of the originals from Victorian … Continued

Where Are They Now – Chelsea Mincher, Home Instead Senior Care

Case File:   Name: Chelsea Mincher Age: 20 How did you start your career? “I was at PM Training and I started on a four week trial with Home Instead Senior Care. “They hadn’t taken on an apprentice before, but it worked out well, and I’ve been here for seven years. At the start, there were … Continued
Apprentices: Former apprentice James Dillett - PM Training

Where Are They Now – James Dillett, JK Carpets & Flooring

Case File:   Name: James Dillett Age: 32 Job title: Self-employed carpet fitter, JK Carpets and Flooring PM Training apprentice: 2001 Why did you choose to go to PM Training? I went to Moorside High School in Cellarhead and the careers adviser was talking to everyone about going to college, when he got to me he handed me … Continued
Apprenticeship Levy: PM Training supported Klarius with its apprenticeship levy payments

Apprenticeship Levy Case Study: Klarius

Clearing up the apprenticeship levy confusion. Employers are expected to take ownership of apprenticeships, thanks to the Government’s new levy, but the message is far from clear. Managers at Klarius, a Cheadle-based manufacturer of exhausts and other car parts, knew little about the levy until six months ago. A chance meeting with a member of … Continued
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