Open Day: 13th May 2020

Join us on Wednesday 13th May 2020 and discover your learning pathway to a real career. Our team are on hand to talk to you about apprenticeships with opportunities across study programmes, traineeships and apprenticeships. You’ll have the chance to look at our facilities, meet our friendly staff, meet other apprentices and ask us questions … Continued

Open Day: 8th April 2020

Join us on Wednesday 8th April 2020 and discover your learning pathway to a real career. Our team are on hand to talk to you about apprenticeships with opportunities across study programmes, traineeships and apprenticeships. You’ll have the chance to look at our facilities, meet our friendly staff, meet other apprentices and ask us questions … Continued

Health & Social Care Traineeship with PM Training

PM Training creates Health and Social Care Traineeship

Young people wanting to work as carers can get involved in a partnership with Staffordshire County Council. PM Training is offering 15 people the chance to work alongside experienced council staff, learning the skills and knowledge they will need to be a confident, professional care worker. Adult social care is a growing sector which offers … Continued
The Borough Bee created with PM Training apprentices

The Borough Bee landmark created with apprentices

PM Training’s Artworks service works with internationally renowned artist Andy Edwards Sculptor Andy Edwards, has created a 12ft bumble bee from his studio at PM Training where he mentors a team of apprentices. Blurton-born Andy, famous for The Beatles at the Waterfront in Liverpool, and the Christmas Truce statue in Belgium, has completed a steel … Continued
Housing Apprenticeships for Housing Associations - PM Training

Housing Apprenticeships for Housing Associations

Supporting the development of the housing professionals of the future PM Training is gearing up to support the Housing and Property sector to deliver its share of the national three million apprenticeship target. Having led the trailblazer group in the development of the new Apprenticeship Standards through the group’s housing provider Aspire Housing, PM Training … Continued

Painting with a positive mental attitude

Passion, enthusiasm and positivity are the three cornerstones of success according to one former PM Training apprentice who has climbed the ladder of opportunity. Mark Findler is proud of his accomplishments since setting up in business 25 years ago, and rightly so. The 49-year-old proprietor of Mark Findler Decorating Services employs three people and decorates … Continued

Horticulture apprentice wins prestigious award

Pic: L-R Lianne Birch-Barnett Cemetery Operative, Michael Canavan and Andy Mayer from  PM Training, and Nick Goodwin and Paul Barlow from Stoke-on-Trent City Council  An apprentice with a wealth of plant knowledge has won a national award. 25-year-old Lianne Birch-Barnett, from Bentilee, has passed her Level 2 NVQ Horticulture with PM Training and has completed her … Continued

Chris Sanders

Supervisor qualified

L-R PM Assessor Simon Smith with Chris Sanders A boss seeking a ‘knowledge refresh’ is the first PM Training learner to become a qualified supervisor. Chris Sanders, manager of Trades & Labourers Limited in Silverdale, signed up for an Occupational Work Supervision Level 3 to pick up some tips for the day to day running … Continued

New website and brand launch

On Tuesday October 18, Aspire Housing, PM Training and the Realise Foundation will refresh our brand to reflect our future ambitions and define who we are. Following recent work to develop our new Vision, Values, and Corporate Plan, we’re changing the look and feel of things to fit the new direction. We are creating a … Continued

Castle Property Services Apprentices

Apprentices give the right attitude and work ethic

Castle Property Services is a property refurbishment company with social enterprise at its heart. The Newcastle-based firm started life as a ground work and landscaping company in 2001, thanks to a starter business grant for young people. And founder Simon Cheshire believes in helping other young people to succeed. He said: “I started out on … Continued