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

Buzzard landmark created with apprentices

Internationally renowned sculptor Andy Edwards, famous for creating The Beatles at the Waterfront in Liverpool, and the Christmas Truce statue in Belgium, has created a beautiful buzzard sculpture. The 12ft mild steel sculpture commissioned by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, has taken two months to complete. The breathtaking piece was created in Andy’s new studio at PM Training … Continued

Stoke City legend Andy Wilkinson is ‘blown away’ by PM Training

The Potters' local hero Andy Wilkinson has been unveiled as a PM Training ambassador, inspiring dozens of young people to succeed. The defender welcomed the latest intake of 40 young learners to the PM Training centre in Shelton and spoke to them about his career. He said: “I been to visit PM Training a few times … Continued