Training 2000 Host Cyber Security Seminar

The Cyber Security team at Training 2000 is partnering with IT experts LIMA to host another business seminar which answers the key cyber security questions facing employers across the North West.

Taking place on Thursday 9 February at 10am – 2pm, the seminar will include a networking lunch, exclusive delegate offers and keynote talks from industry experts.


Guest speakers for the day are:

Jamie Woodruff – Europe’s Number 1 Ethical Hacker

Sarah Green – Cyber Security Business Manager, Training 2000

Dave Macpherson – Hosted Infrastructure Manager, LIMA


You will be able to ask your questions directly to those with the experience and know-how necessary to protect businesses against cyber criminals and online hackers.

Book your free place today

If you have a question for our Cyber Security team, contact us on 01254 54659 or [email protected]

Training 2000 Learners Raise UNICEF Funds

A group of dental and business Students have raised vital funds for UNICEF after being driven to raise money for the children of Aleppo affected by the war in Syria.

Hosting a charity bake sale, chocolate tombola raffle and a sponsored walk up Pendle Hill they raised a total of £210.85. The highlight of the charity event saw the students perform an emotional short play which highlighted the dangers faced by those living in Syria.

As well as fundraising, the event was designed to highlight how important the work of UNICEF is to those directly impacted by the conflict, and also to support the other crucial work the charity carries out across the globe.

Gail Warburton, dental business manager at Training 2000, said:

“After reading newspaper articles the students were extremely keen to do what they could to raise money towards the work UNICEF is doing, whilst also raising awareness of the dire situation faced by millions of people that have had their lives destroyed during years of conflict in Syria.

“The project has also helped this group of student to developing their communication skills and gain confidence in talking to a large group of people and organisations. I am extremely proud of what they achieved.”

‘New Year, New Career’ with Manufacturing & Engineering Night Classes

Training 2000’s £1.2m Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Centre (AMAC) is offering new night classes from January 2017. The training courses will cater for anyone wishing to learn new skills in manufacturing and engineering through to advanced programmes.

Starting on Monday 30th January, courses will run for five weekly night classes between 6pm and 8.30pm – with prices starting from £150.

Launching these courses builds on the Training 2000 AMAC’s mission to upskill engineers across the North West and encourage more young people to find a career in the industry.

The bespoke courses have been designed by the AMAC’s expert technical trainers, who have utilised their industry expertise to build a unique set of courses.

There are a variety of affordable courses on offer, covering a number of key engineering skills across design, programming, machining and inspection.

With an entry level course designed for beginners who are considering a career in manufacturing as an engineer and an intermediate course which is perfect for those with experience in the industry, there is something for everyone.

Including state of the art advanced equipment and a dynamic team of technical trainers recruited directly from industry, the AMAC is a unique, lean manufacturing facility which delivers engineering skills through powerful bespoke training.

Neil Gutteridge, Director Commercial Programmes said: “We’ve designed these courses to allow anyone looking to move into manufacturing as an engineer a chance to gain hands-on experience and learn some key skills through to the more advanced courses, at an affordable price in our world class training facility.”

“There will be something for everyone whether they are looking for a career change into manufacturing or looking to boost their skills for a growing career. The five-week course will put them ahead of the competition when applying for job vacancies or apprenticeships and give them a taste of how a 21st century manufacturing centre operates.”

Click here to view the range of night classes and other training opportunities available.

You can also contact the AMAC team by calling 01254 54659 or emailing [email protected]

It’s Gold! Training 2000 Restaurant Wins Award

Training 2000’s Orlandos restaurant has been recognised for offering quality, healthy food options via a Local Authority award.

Run by Blackburn with Darwen Council in partnership with Lancashire County Council, the ‘Recipe 4 Health’ scheme recognises local businesses which provide a healthier food choice to those they cater for.

The scheme is part of a public health drive for businesses to contribute to tackling ill-health and obesity.

Orlandos Restaurant is located at the training providers’ Blackburn site on Harwood Street and is open to learners, staff and the general public.

After being named as a gold winner, which compliments the restaurant’s grade 5 food hygiene rating, Head Chef Sandra Cox was delighted with the award win.

Sandra said: “This is fantastic news and really showcases the quality we strive to deliver to Training 2000 learners, staff and also the general public.

With a variety of healthy options including our ‘Be Well’ daily specials, our popular healthy alternatives are well promoted and popular with our customers.”

Training 2000 learners recognised by GTA England

Two Training 2000 learners have been recognised for their achievements at a national ceremony – after being nominated for the GTA England Apprentice of the Year Awards 2016.

Sophie Judge was nominated in the engineering category whilst Ellenor Stavert in the business services category – and attended the awards ceremony in Coventry.

Part of the Group Training Association’s AGM, the four finalists in both categories were chosen by a four-person judging panel.

The judging criteria throughout the process looked at a demonstration of commitment to personal development and progression, an outstanding contribution in their workplace and inspirational levels of achievement and attainment.

This recognition for Training 2000 apprentices follows on from the recent success in this year’s World Skills UK competition, where learners won a total of five medals – with Training 2000 finishing 5th out of 140 providers taking part.

If you would like to find out more about the range of apprenticeship vacancies we currently have available, click here.

Grab a mince pie at our Christmas apprenticeship reform drop-in!

Training 2000 is hosting a festive-themed apprenticeship reform drop-in this month, as businesses prepare for the raft of changes set to take place in the training sector throughout 2017.

With the Apprenticeship Levy coming into force from April, which sees businesses with an annual payroll above £3m paying 0.5% of this amount towards their apprenticeship training – alongside the changes in how apprenticeship funding works for non-levy payers, it is crucial that businesses of every size understand how it will impact them.

On Friday 16th December 08:30am – 10:00am at our Blackburn HQ on Harwood Street, there will be the opportunity to discuss the latest information on the apprenticeship reforms, how we can support you through the changes and support your training requirements.

Also at 10am there is the opportunity to join our engineering learners for their annual Christmas Carol day – where the apprentices wear Christmas jumpers, sing songs and take part in a raffle.

Prepare for 2017 and join us for a mince pie and an informal discussion on navigating the ongoing apprenticeship reforms.

To confirm you’ll be attending or for more information – email [email protected].

Also visit our dedicated apprenticeship reform website section