Schools Liason

Our dedicated Schools & Recruitment Manager, Kieran Bevan, is the first point of contact for Careers Advisers, Teachers and PAs.

Any contact with PM Training from taster sessions, assembly information to open evenings and progression information can be accessed via this dedicated school page or through Kieran.

Kieran provides:

  • A range of visit days for groups of students
  • Taster sessions for Year 10, 11, 12 & 13 students
  • Talks and workshop sessions in schools
  • Information events for Careers Advisers, Teachers and Parents
  • PM Training representation at your school and community careers events.


Kieran Bevan

T: 01782 279121
M: 07769882975


Referral Process and Eligibility: Alternative Provision

Alternative provision places are organised in partnership with the school directly or via the local education authority team.

Referral Process and Eligibility: Post 16 Courses: Study Programmes, Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Young people are referred to PM Training in a variety of ways:

  • Student themselves
  • PM Training learner/apprentice (Recommend a Friend Scheme)
  • School Event
  • PM Training Open Evening
  • UCAS Progress
  • School Link Teacher
  • Careers Advisor/Entrust
  • Parent/Family


We do have an Open Door policy which means that we are willing to discuss your application in an interview and decide if this is the right place for you to progress to.

We do not have minimum GCSE grades eligibility but please do note that if you wish is to progress from our pre-apprentice programme to an apprenticeship then minimum C Grades in GCSE Maths and English / or equivalent, will play a factor in your progression choices. All apprenticeships have Maths and English as a part of the standard.

It is in your interest to do your best in your GCSEs and to maintain good attendance and a positive record in school.

Work Experience

For any work experience queries please contact Schools & Recruitment Manager, Kieran Bevan.

T: 01782 279121




Taster Days

PM Training offers a range of half-day taster day sessions in various construction areas. We offer tours and talks of the centre. These take usually around an hour. Work experience opportunities within the group, these are limited places and are for those in Year 10 or above. These need to be booked well in advance and usually for a one-week placement only.

The taster days are a great way to get hands-on experience of what you can expect from a course. We run monthly public taster days which you can book onto and we can also run ad hoc taster days.

The following are examples of taster days, locations and anticipated timings:

Joinery 9.00am – 12.00pm location Newcastle PM Training

Engineering 9.00am – 12.00pm location Shelton PM Training

Engineering 1.00pm – 4.00pm location Shelton PM Training

Painting and Decorating 1.00pm – 4.00pm location Shelton PM Training

Painting and Decorating 9.00am – 12.00pm location Newcastle PM Training

Brickwork 1.00pm – 4.00pm location Newcastle PM Training

Plumbing 9.00am – 12.00pm location Shelton PM Training

Homeworks Experience 9am-4pm location Shelton PM Training

For information on our taster days please contact our Learner Services Co-ordinator, Jake Rafferty-Ford.

T: 01782 279121

M: 07825852918


STEM LogoPM Training supports the STEM Ambassadors Programme and use our enthusiasm and commitment to encourage young people to enjoy STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

We open the doors to a world of opportunities and possibilities which come from pursuing STEM subjects and careers.

STEM Ambassadors not only inspire young people, they also support teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research.

STEM Ambassadors contribute to their local community and at the same time boost their own professional skills, experience and confidence.
A range of our employer partners, staff and learners are STEM ambassadors.

Raising the participation age (RPA) does not mean young people must stay in school. Our programmes meet the recent changes within education and qualify with meeting the RPA.

The government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training. This means that pupils will now need to continue until at least their 18th birthday.

Staying in learning provides,

  • Different routes of learning that are linked to what you want to do in the future
  • Skills to make it easier to find and stay in a job, making you more competitive in the local job market
  • The ability to earn more and give you a greater choice of career path

You will be able to choose one of the following options:

  • Work-based learning, such as a study programme, traineeship or apprenticeship with a training provider
  • Full-time education, such as school, college or home education
  • Part-time education or training if they are employed or self-employed
  • Volunteering for 20 hours or more a week

PM Training Schools Ambassadors are happy to come and support school careers marketplace events and apprentice workshops to support with effective IAG. We are able to support young people and teaching staff to understand more about the apprenticeships and vocational training opportunities locally and the community impact created.

We offer:

  • Career marketplace support
  • Assembly talks
  • Mock interview support
  • Practical construction based demos in schools
  • Support with apprenticeship applications
  • Employer talks around apprenticeships and career opportunities in their sector
  • Apprentice role models to speak to young people of their progression journey into employment

ucas-progress-logoUCAS is far more than just higher education. Through UCAS Progress, young people have a way to discover careers, search and apply for their 16-18 choices, and get comprehensive information and advice about the opportunities available to them.

Many schools and careers advisors use the system to help students search and apply for courses and PM Training have some of their options listed on the site.

You can apply using the UCAS Progress tool from school or home and then you will be invited into one of our training centres to discuss your course and options in more detail and confirm your application.