Our social value model over the past 4 years, has returned £7.80 per £1 spent. This positive value is in recognition of both the support provided to elderly and vulnerable council tenants as well as savings made to public bodies in reducing social care, anti-social behaviour and criminal justice costs, training for young people, and their positive progression into employment with local businesses. 

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£7.80 social return
for every £1 spent


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Over 492 apprenticeships
created since 2011

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86% progression rate
into sustained employment


Since 2011, we have been working with Stoke-on-Trent City Council resulting in over 492 young people aged 16-18 progressing into sustained employment in the city as a result of learning new trade skills 

The service is built upon a structured training programme specifically designed for young people leaving school with few or no qualifications, (NEET) & those at risk of becoming NEET

Working alongside, qualified, trade Supervisors and Tutors, a range of services including grounds maintenance, painting and decorating, carpeting and aids and adaptations are carried out for vulnerable residents. 


Strategic Manager - Commercial Development 

“We appointed PM Training following a competitive tender process based on a balance between price and social value. PM Training’s social value response was exemplary. They set out very clearly what the long-term benefits would be to both the young people and the City as a whole."


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  • 4th November 2020

Stress: How you can manage it

Stress. We've all experienced it at one point or another and it can be really frustrating. However, there are loads of ways you can manage it!

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  • 28th October 2020

Apprenticeships changed my life - now I'm a successful bricklayer

Apprenticeships have helped turn the life around of 19-year-old, Steven Flowers, who is loving his job as a successful bricklaying apprentice with K Scott Construction Ltd.

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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)


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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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