WHAT IS AN APPRENTICE?

An apprentice is someone employed to do a real job whilst studying for a formal qualification.

By the end of your apprenticeship, you'll have gained the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to either succeed in your chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.

Apprenticeships are a great choice for anyone who is looking to get straight into earning a wage whilst working towards a qualification. 

OUR APPRENTICESHIPS

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BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MEDIA & HOUSING

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CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING SERVICES & MAINTENANCE

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MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

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WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS

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STAFFORDSHIRE'S LARGEST INDEPENDENT TRAINING PROVIDER

For over 30 years we've been helping young people to gain jobs and progress in their careers. 

We are the largest independent training provider in Stoke-on-Trent. That’s right, we know our stuff. With a team of experts to guide you every step of the way, we'll work with you to build skills around your interests and move onto your apprenticeship.

You can progress as quickly as you need to. If you need a little bit more time, don't worry. Our programmes are built to work with you, providing loads of additional support and benefits. Plus, we know some really good employers in the local area, so can get you matched to an employer making your move onto an apprenticeship as smooth as possible.

See why you should choose PM Training as your next step.

LIFE AT  PM TRAINING

Becoming an apprentice is an exciting journey!

You may start you're journey from a pre-apprenticeship or we may be able to place you straight into an apprenticeship role with a local employer. 

You'll be able to sample some of the great benefits from being at PM Training from our canteen facilities at both our training centres to help with driving lessons, a clothing allowance, help with toolkits, Totum Card (NUS Card), expert mental health support and more!

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who are apprenticeships for?

Apprenticeships are for anyone who wants to kick-start their career into employment faster. You will be able to earn a wage whilst also working towards a qualification. You will need your Maths and English GCSE at a minimum of a grade 4 to be able to progress onto an apprenticeship. If you don't achieve this at school you can get support in these areas once you're signed up. 

What wage can I expect on an apprenticeship?

The minimum wage for an apprentice is now a minimum of £4.15 per hour. Depending on your age and how far into your apprenticeship you are, this may differ. Depending on your working hours apprentices can expect a monthly wage from £600 per month.

Can girls become apprentices in construction?

Absolutely! We do not discriminate anyone at PM Training and we get everyone who signs up to get stuck into our taster sessions so you can try out different sectors and see what you like.  

I don't like exams, will I have to do these on an apprenticeship?

Don't worry, we don't like exams either! Your apprenticeship will consist of time spent with your employer and coursework to complete your qualification. The only time you will come across exams are if you have to complete your Maths and English in centre or if you need a CSCS card to work on-site. But you will be fully supported with these. 

THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN APPRENTICE 

Depending on your age and contracted hours, the average apprentice will earn over £600 per month. That's a minimum of £7,200 per year. If you were studying for a BTEC, A Levels or going to University you would struggle to earn that type of money around your studies. 

Being an apprentice means you can be earning a wage straight away, you can work at your own pace learning your trade or chosen profession and get your foot in the door with an employer. 

University can still be an option for you with an apprenticeship, but you can do a university equivalent apprenticeship qualification with an employer which can save you thousands of pounds! Winner!

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WE'RE ALWAYS HERE IF YOU NEED US

On your journey to become an apprentice, it's important to know you're not on your own. Your assigned caseworker will be on hand if you need them, but we also have mental health support available and a variety of workshops and health sessions available if needed. 

If you need access to any further support check out our advice and support section. 

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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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