WHO WE ARE

PM Training is a leading training provider and social enterprise. We are experts in preparing young people for work, supporting adults into employment, creating practical apprenticeships, helping organisations to upskill their workforces and enabling local areas to thrive.

We are the largest provider of apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds in Staffordshire, built upon 30 years of experience and strong relationships with over 1200 local businesses. Our education programmes prepare young people for work through work experience, employability and qualifications, ensuring a seamless transition into real jobs and sustainable employment.

WELCOME TO WE ARE ASPIRE

We are three businesses: Aspire Housing, PM Training and Realise charity. Together, we blend commercial expertise with social purpose and revitalise communities by providing homes, training, employment and support.

Our businesses work collaboratively by helping to fund support for our apprentices and learners with tool kits, workwear, mental health sessions and more. We also provide employment support for Aspire Housing customers thanks to our dedicated employment and skills team. 

Realise charity give back to our community by supporting vulnerable people. They offer amazing digital skills and chair-based exercise classes to older members of our communities and help to fund some fantastic projects in our areas.

We are proud to work alongside each other making out communities stronger and putting people first.

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OUR SOCIAL VALUE IMPACT

We return £7.80 for every £1 invested in our services.

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TACKLING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

Each year we create employment opportunities for school leavers.

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SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES 

Our knowledge and expertise helps local businesses grow.

Our vision at PM Training is Building Better Futures.

 

At PM Training, we know that our values have a major influence on our people and their behaviours and attitudes.

We are committed to ensuring that our values are fundamental in helping our staff decide on the right course of action in all circumstances and with all stakeholders.

We understand that aligning the behaviours and attitudes to our stated vision and purpose is one of the key levers to successfully creating the right culture.

THE HISTORY OF PM TRAINING 

Since 1982, we have opened our doors to thousands of aspiring apprentices through the years. Our team are truly dedicated to helping learners and businesses succeed. As the largest apprenticeship provider in Staffordshire, we are the place to go for apprenticeships.

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST

Our strategy is to maximise the impact of all parts of the group, to ensure our neighbourhoods prosper.  Everything we do, in Aspire Housing, PM Training and Realise charity will focus on our customer.

We will do this with a strong focus on adding value in the communities of North Staffordshire.

WORK FOR US

Could you build better futures for people in the local area?

Join the hundreds of employees who are supporting people into employment, to learn new skills and to create great places where people want to live. From housing to operations, wellbeing and tutoring, we're looking for creative, ambitious and collaborative people.

SOCIAL VALUE IMPACT

We strongly believe in delivering on our corporate promises to maximise opportunities for young people and businesses in Staffordshire, assisting where we can to find apprenticeships, work experience or training. 

Being a social enterprise means our services concentrate on maximising the social, economic and environmental impact we can have in the local area. Here are some of the reasons why we invest so much back into our local communities.

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IMPROVING STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Through accredited programmes including adult apprenticeships and bespoke courses we support you to upskill and train your existing staff to improve productivity, quality and business efficiency.

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SOCIAL VALUE CHAMPIONS

As social value champions in Staffordshire, we provide support for future tendering opportunities inline with the Social Value Act.

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KEEPING YOUR POUND LOCAL

Our knowledge of the local business economy empowers us to introduce your company to new contract opportunities, helping to keep your pound local and boost the impact of your supply chain.

OFSTED REPORT: GRADE 2

The latest Ofsted report has given PM Training a Grade 2 – GOOD for outcomes for learners, quality of teaching, learning and assessment and effectiveness of leadership and management.

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GENDER PAY GAP REPORT

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  • 3rd August 2020

Joinery Apprenticeship Case Study: Luke Yates-Smith

Aspiring apprentice Luke Yates-Smith, 16, has found his feet in Joinery after a few months with PM Training. He talks to us about his apprenticeship with local joinery firm, Franklin and Jameson. 

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  • 23rd June 2020

40 Top Tips to Beat Anxiety

Check out our in-house Counselor and guest blogger, Leanne Duthie's 40 Top Tips to Beat Anxiety. From taking a break from social media, having a clear out to exploring breathing exercises. These tips can really help to get you through times when you may need a little support. 

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  • 20th March 2020

Information for apprentice employers about coronavirus (covid-19)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPRENTICE EMPLOYERS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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  • 9th March 2020

Everything You Need To Know About Apprenticeship Pay Rates

If you are looking at apprenticeships as one of your school leaver options, you'll want to understand not only what types of apprenticeships there are, but also what you'll get paid. 

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  • 12th February 2020

Apprentice Carousel Helps Learners at PM Training

Learners at PM Training recently had the chance to meet apprentices from a variety of different sectors from business, customer service, HR, painting and decorating, grounds maintenance and more.

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  • 7th February 2020

Achieving a distinction in customer service, with Alex Michalski

A huge well done to Aspire Housing apprentice Alex Michalski, 20, who has smashed his customer service practitioner apprenticeship with a distinction! 

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