We have a range of teams across Homeworks who help to serve the community.
We provide support with house clearances, gardening work, tree care and surgery, supporting Aspire Housing tenants with general maintenance and adaptation work, rubbish and fly-tipping clearance and more.
Our teams work closely with a range of young, aspiring apprentices to provide useful work experience and to help build communication and a positive work ethic.
Alan Stanley, Painting and Decorating
“My role is team leader for the Painter and Decorators, I usually start the day by organising the learners on vans in the mornings. Day to day you will often find myself and a team painting vacant Aspire Housing properties and Stoke-on-Trent City Council properties. My role will also consist of regular one to ones and conducting van checks. I've been at PM Training now for over 8 years.
After over 40 years in the trade I am proud of the work PM Training do with trainees that would struggle to get employment. My best advise for a young learner would be, pick a job you enjoy. You’re going to be working for the next 50 years so make it a good one!”
Dave Bailey, Team Leader
"My role involves the day to day management of two large Homeworks contracts and the staff attached to those contracts. My nine garden supervisors maintain just under a 1000 gardens on a six visit regime. The supervisors take out up to five PM Training learners per day, the learners help the supervisors at each property and pick up valuable skills along the way.
The other contract I mange is the Aspire Housing Tree Works contract. My tree team manage the large tree stock on all Aspire Housing property, this includes pruning, reductions, felling, and surveys. We also carry out private tree works across the city, which is an area we are now growing.
I've seen first-hand young people coming in to our buildings low on confidence & self-esteem, months later these individuals have an abundance of skills & confidence to face the big wide world. It's well worth taking the step and contacting PM Training or attending an open evening, it may be the best decision you ever made!"
Pruning shrubs is simply cutting small plants with woody stems/branches. Pruning has many benefits - it makes plants healthier and helps in protecting against fungal infections/diseases. It also encourages the growth of fruits and flowers. The key is when and how you prune a shrub – so we’ve written this handy guide to keep you in the know!
Garden pests and fungal diseases are the bane of a healthy garden. Garden pests are organisms that chew on your plants and shrubs – they often cause damage. Not all garden pests have to be eliminated but there are common bad pests that you will have to know about and deal with. Fungal diseases are also common – plants are vulnerable to many diseases and without the proper care an entire garden can be affected.
Before you get started mowing your lawn, you are going to need a lawnmower. This might sound obvious, but once you start shopping for a mower, you’ll soon realise there is a vast range of different types and varieties. The type of lawnmower you choose is an important decision. It must suit your needs. It will one of the most-used pieces of gardening equipment and there are things to consider. Do you want a cylinder or rotary mower? Should it be a ride-on or hover mower? If this all sounds like nonsense to you, then don’t worry – you’re not alone! That’s why we’ve written this handy guide to get you started in the world of maintaining your lawn.
Calling - Employers in Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Tamworth and East Staffordshire. PM Training can support your business with IT/Digital skills qualifications, through Skills Support for the Workforce - a Serco programme developed to upskill employees within a small and medium-sized business.
PM Training has been recognised with a national award win for its work creating social value and employment opportunities for young people in Stoke-on-Trent. The apprenticeship provider outshone sector-leading giants from across the facilities management industry to win the highly contested Social Value Award at this year’s Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) Impact Awards
We're delighted to announce that Aaminah Ahmed, Learner Services Apprentice, has been shortlisted as an 'Apprentice of the Year' in the BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2020, in the Legal and Professional Services category. The BAME Apprenticeship Awards showcase the outstanding work and achievement of apprentices from black and minority ethnic groups (BAME) and inspires apprentices to reach their full potential.
Our team of experts are proud to be able to support our local businesses to up-skill and recruit aspiring apprentices to enhance their workforce! Check out some of the amazing business success stories here at PM Training.