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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, now Achieve Training,  following a competitive tender process based on a balance between price and social value.

Achieve 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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  • 28th April 2022

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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