New training centre targets skills shortage in the construction industry

The largest apprenticeships provider in Staffordshire has created a £100,000 state-of-the-art centre dedicated to training gas and plumbing engineers. PM Training, in Stoke-on-Trent, is expanding its offer in a bid to help fill the skills shortage in the construction industry. The new centre boasts practical work areas and classrooms to accommodate up to 32 gas … Continued

Artworks tell a story

Two unique art sculptures created by PM Training apprentices have been installed ahead of the opening of an extra care village. The Willow Barns apartments for retirees in Consett Road, Blurton, has a foyer full of creative flair, thanks to Artworks at PM Training. Artworks is an urban art and street furniture service, based at PM … Continued

PM Training helps students to improve lives in Africa

Three Keele University students have enrolled at PM Training for a crash course in bricklaying from the experts. The undergraduates who will travel to Africa this summer on a volunteering building project, are getting to grips with joints and levelling thanks to bricklaying tutor Ian Stanton. Andy Wakefield, Giulia D’Incecco and Jack Tacchi will use … Continued

Chair appointed to lead training provider board

    PM Training, the number one provider of young apprenticeships in Staffordshire, has announced Nicola Winn, a leading figure in the housing and marketing sectors, as its new chair. Nicola will succeed David Seviour OBE, the founder director of the Leicester Housing Association, who is retiring from the position and handing over the reins. … Continued

XPO Logistics

The logistic leaders of the future

At the XPO Logistics base in Stoke, 500 staff pick and pack M&S goods for distribution. Staff levels at the vast site in Birmingham Road, can rise to approaching 1,000 at peak periods and there are plenty of young apprentices making up those numbers. XPO Logistics have been working with PM Training for two years and are impressed with the partnership. Clare Antrobus, HR Manager, said: “I … Continued

Nemesis Now apprentice

Success for a finance superstar

An apprentice with an outstanding attitude to work has wowed her employers so much they wish they could replicate her. Nadia Begum, aged 19, is a finance assistant at Nemesis Now, a fantasy giftware wholesaler based in Stoke-on-Trent. After just one year in the job, Nadia has made herself indispensable, and her manager Wendy Hemmings … Continued

Top 100 employer

Success for The Aspire Group as they are recognised as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

The Aspire Group which includes PM Training, has been recognised in the prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list, sponsored by City & Guilds, which is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentices. The list was announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards, which took place on 26th January … Continued

BIS awards

The benchmark for social mobility

The Aspire Group has been named amongst a dozen of the UK’s most high-profile companies recognised by the Government for helping young people.   By leading the way to ensure young people have a better chance of getting on the jobs ladder, Aspire has become a ‘social mobility champion’, sharing that title with the likes … Continued

james cartledge apprentice

Meet the apprentice

1) What made you want to join the construction industry in the first place? My uncle was a big inspiration for me to join the construction industry. I learnt a lot from him about the projects he was working on and what he had achieved, so I followed in his footsteps and began learning a … Continued

PM Training has been graded Good by Ofsted

PM Training has been graded GOOD with outstanding elements in its most recent Ofsted Report The latest Ofsted report has given PM Training a Grade 2 – GOOD with OUTSTANDING elements for outcomes for learners, quality of teaching, learning and assessment and effectiveness of leadership and management. Summary of key findings for learners very effective … Continued