TES FE Awards 2015 Finalist

Training 2000 has been shortlisted for the coveted TES FE Awards 2015.

The Company has been named as a finalist in the TES FE Awards 2015 Employer Engagement category along with six other providers.

A panel of expert judges from across the education and training sectors have identified entries that demonstrate strategic and innovative approaches to delivering employers’ workforce development needs with high-quality, flexible provision.

Steve Gray, CEO at Training 2000 said;

“We are absolutely delighted and honoured to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. I think it clearly demonstrates our commitment to our employer customers and the dedication of the staff here. We have developed and tailored a high-quality Apprenticeship programme for a national company, whilst maintaining individual support for the learner.”

2014 has been a successful year for Training 2000, having had apprentices take home three medals from the WorldSkills UK finals, 4 winners at the National Apprenticeship Service awards and 2 finalists shortlisted at the GTA England awards.

Winners of the prestigious TES FE Awards 2015 will be announced at an awards ceremony on the 27th of February.

Gold & Silver at WorldSkills Finals

A group of our engineering Apprentices have taken home two gold and three silver medals from the recent national WorldSkills finals.

The winning group comprises of Fort Vale Employees Jonathan Oddy and Benn Goodwill, Ryan Knight from BCH, Liam Woinson from Paradigm Precision and Ryan Worthington from Rolls Royce. They were competing in engineering sectors ranging from Computer Aided Design to CNC Milling.

After showcasing their technical and employability skills in the regional competitions, they were shortlisted to take part in the coveted UK finals which took place between 13th to the 15th November at the NEC in Birmingham.

Our CEO Steve Gray congratulated the learners, saying;

“We are so proud of all of our learners. It is a fantastic achievement and the success of our Apprentices means that we are now in the top 8 of the World Skills UK organisational league.”

Whilst at the show they fought off strong competition from almost 600 fellow talented Apprentices, watched by 75,000 visitors over three days. The skills on display included diverse talents such as floristry, hairdressing, welding and catering.

World Skills is the world’s largest skills competition and outstanding competitors from this year’s World Skills UK finals may be invited to join Squad UK for World Skills Abu Dhabi in 2017.

Alan Emerton, Training Manager at Fort Vale said;

“As a company that really believes in the training and development of our young people, we are extremely proud to have our Apprentices gain recognition and win medals. It is a real testament to the quality of training they receive at Training 2000 and the success of the training and development schedule within the apprenticeship at Fort Vale.  They have showcased their talents at a national level and really proved themselves worthy competitors.”