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WHO WE ARE

Achieve Training is the leading learning launchpad for quality inspirational training and opportunities. That’s because we are an award-winning social enterprise with an enabling environment whose main aim is to build better futures.

The connections and independence gained from being backed by we are aspire, a large community-based group, and the expertise of our experienced colleagues make us supportive and agile; able to form great commercial partnerships. This results in an inspiring place for young people and employers to mutually benefit, with over 70% of our learners progressing to full-time employment.

WELCOME TO WE ARE ASPIRE

Three distinct but complementary businesses form we are aspire: Aspire Housing, Achieve Training and Realise charity.

Together, we blend commercial expertise with social purpose and revitalise communities by providing homes, training, employment, and support.

We are a community anchor organisation, investing our resources and working in partnership to maximise our social and economic impact.

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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 Achieve Training is Building Better Futures by Putting People First.

 

At Achieve 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 ACHIEVE TRAINING 

Since 1982, we have opened our doors to thousands of aspiring apprentices. Our team are truly dedicated to helping learners and businesses succeed. As the largest independent training provider in Staffordshire, we are a leading learning launchpad for quality inspirational training.

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST

Corporate Strategy 2020-2024

Our strategy is to maximise the impact of all parts of the group, to ensure our neighbourhoods prosper.  Everything we do, in Aspire Housing, Achieve 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 Achieve 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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FINANCIAL STATEMENT 2020-21

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Manufacturing Apprenticeship Success with Zara Hale at Churchill China

Zara Hale, 18, from Biddulph in Stoke-On-Trent, is currently exceeding expectations at Churchill China working in the Stone Casting department as an apprentice. Zara started her journey on the construction skills pre-apprenticeship programme with Achieve Training after realising college was not for her. 

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  • 21st April 2022

From Apprentice to Management : A success story with Nicola Hudson

Nicola Hudson, 29, from Stoke-on-Trent, has been on an incredible journey with Achieve Training. As we celebrate 40 years in business, Nicola's journey has gone full circle, from first starting as an apprentice, to excelling and becoming a Wellbeing Development Manager in her role today - 10 years after she first joined the company. This is her story in her own words.

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  • 28th February 2022

Maintenance Operations success with Harry Brammer

Congratulations to Harry Brammer for achieving a Distinction in his Level 2 Maintenance Operations Apprenticeship (which is now known as Property Maintenance Level 2).

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  • 17th February 2022

From Business Skills to Business Administration Apprenticeship

Benjamin Mellor, 17, from Bignall End, Stoke-On-Trent is currently excelling his business skills at LA International in Trentham as a Business Administration Level 3 Apprentice. Just months into his apprenticeship journey with Achieve Training, Ben is already getting recognised by his team members since starting in November 2021 at LA International working alongside the Security and Data Input team.    

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  • 6th February 2022

Fast-track Success with Lewis Whitehurst at Holdcroft Heating

Lewis Whitehurst, 16 from Baddeley Green, Stoke-on-Trent is currently exceeding on his journey as a Level 3 gas engineering apprentice just months into his journey at Achieve Training. Lewis is currently working closely alongside the team at Holdcroft Heating in Burslem embarking on a fantastic career servicing boilers, water heaters, breakdowns, fitting fireplaces and practicing brickwork and plastering.

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  • 26th November 2021

Dylan Warren, From Apprentice to Tutor at Achieve Training

Dylan Warren, 27, has come full circle returning to Achieve Training as a Joinery Tutor. Having loved his experience so much as a teenager, Dylan wanted to give other young people the skills and same inspiring experience he had on his career journey. 

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