Did you Leave High School During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Training 2000 Traineeship programmes can help you to bridge the gap to an Apprenticeship or a full-time job

Award winning Training 2000 has been established for over 50 years and are a large Group Training Association offering business solutions, commercial courses, Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes across multiple industry sectors. In 2017, Training 2000 became part of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) meaning that Apprentices have direct routes to a Degree Apprenticeships.

The training provider delivers a variety of Traineeship programmes with the main focus of preparing 16-18 year old’s for the world of work – whether that be an Apprenticeship or a full time job.

All usual classroom teaching is now taking place remotely, meaning that you can start your career with a Traineeship now from home. A combination of live learning sessions, 1:1 tutorials using Microsoft Teams and recorded sessions. are to ensure that key workers and learners with other commitments can access sessions at a time that suits them.

These programmes are to help school leavers gain knowledge and understanding of their chosen vocational area. Learners also learn key employability skills to aid them in their future careers.

All Traineeships at Training 2000 include work experience as well as building on personable skills and knowledge to help learners reach their career goals.

Learners who are interested in taking their next steps into the world of work can start their journey in March 2021 with Traineeships in Engineering, Business Admin and Accounting.

Training 2000 are a part of the University of Central Lancashire meaning learners can have direct pathway to Degree Level Apprenticeships. Earn, learn and study without the debt of going to university.

Discussing the recent National Lockdown Lead Tutor Jonathon Ayling said, “We have updated our employability section of the Traineeship to reflect the needs of learners whose learning has been disrupted by Covid-19.”

“We have adapted the sessions to ensure they are engaging and interactive for learners who are working from home with the current restrictions. Learners are keen to get back and prepare themselves for work.”

AAT Learner Dylan said about the Traineeship,“ I have enjoyed every lesson and I don’t think there is anything we have been taught or gone over that has not been useful.”

“These are the kind of things we should have been learning in School.”

An Engineering Traineeship learner went on to say “My confidence has grown and I have learned a lot of useful information.”

A recent Automotive Traineeship learner said, “You can’t put a price on the skills we have learned on this course.”

If you are interested in any programme at Training 2000, you can register for their upcoming virtual open days for more information here >> https://bit.ly/3g5pbwe.

The next cohort of Traineeships is starting this March 2021!

Call: 01254 54659

Email: [email protected]

Visit: www.training2000.co.uk

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

From Monday 8 February to Sunday 14 February, Training 2000 based in Blackburn, will be taking part in National Apprenticeship Week with a variety of virtual activities

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 is almost here, and this year more than ever we want to reflect and celebrate the impact of apprenticeships for both learners and employers and in turn for the wider community of England.

Training 2000 who are part of the University of Central Lancashire will be hosting live virtual open events during National Apprenticeship Week 2021 for young people interested in traineeships and apprenticeships.

The live events will take place via their website from 5pm on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 February 2021.

The live virtual events will offer school leavers, their parents or carers or anyone interested in an apprenticeship the opportunity to learn more about Training 2000’s apprenticeships and the various pathways they provide to numerous careers up to a Degree level qualification.

The theme for this year’s celebrations is Build the Future and it is a chance to acknowledge the impact apprenticeships can have on learners helping them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to pursue their chosen career.

Apprenticeships are also a great way for employers to build a workforce with the skills they need to succeed as a company.

Training 2000 offer apprenticeships in the following areas; Accounting, Automotive, Business Admin, Customer Service, Dental Nursing, Digital, Engineering, Optics, Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Scaffolding and are always looking to expand this list.

As well as virtual open events, Training 2000 will be taking part in the National Apprenticeship Week social media activity using the hashtags #NAW2021 #BuildTheFuture #AskAnApprentice #AskAnEmployer to help learners, employers and parents & carers to understand the benefits apprenticeships can bring.

National Apprenticeship Week is a time to celebrate success stories of past and present learners and Training 2000 will be doing just that on their social media channels such as  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

If you are interested in finding out more about apprenticeships you can register for Training 2000’s upcoming live events during National Apprenticeship Week 2021 https://www.training2000.co.uk/virtual/

Scaffolding Training: An Instructor’s First Hand Experience

Scaffolding Instructor Tom talks about his return to the Training 2000 site during the Coronavirus pandemic. As the training of Scaffolding learners continues, he penned this letter:

Coronavirus has been a challenging time for us all. You could have been continuing to work as key workers or been working from home whilst trying to school two or three children as well as complete your own workload. There are also many workers who have been furloughed, some who have struggled with their mental wellbeing and remaining active.

Companies are doing their best and many scaffolding companies have continued to work with a reduced workforce. Some Scaffolding Apprentices have been furloughed and have suffered with their on site training and have had to have their in centre courses rearranged. All scheduled training is essential and is designed to achieve the most effective outcome for the learner.

Scaffolding training providers have had to meet strict criteria required by CISRS. This allows training centres to reopen with training to commence with new safety measures in place.

Here at Training 2000 we have seen many of our Apprentices return with a hunger to achieve. The also want to excel in the tasks they are doing. Additional safety measures have been included for the trades who would be working on their scaffolds in the real world environment. Learners have also been requesting additional theory work to help them get ahead. These Apprentices are the future of scaffolding and to see this commitment can only lead to good times for the industry.

This 3 Lift External Access Tower was completed by a group of apprentices on their course working safely and is an accurate representation of the design provided.

See more information on the Apprenticeships we offer.

Training 2000 Introduces New Tutor for Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

Training 2000 tutor Bethany Sinacola is using her generous experience in the Healthcare sector to lead on the new Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship.

Bethany, born and raised in Rossendale has joined Training 2000 as a tutor for the Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship that is new to the Training Provider.

She brings with her industry experience that will help when guiding students through the apprenticeship and on into full time employment or further study.

Bethany completed a Level 5 Assistant Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship in Bolton University and then went on to complete a BA Honours in Health and Applied Science at Liverpool John Moore’s University.

When asked if Healthcare was always the route she saw herself taking, Bethany admitted it was never on the cards. “I was directed into Engineering and Science based subjects throughout High School by both teachers and family”.

Unsure on what her future held, Bethany made the decision to travel before finishing her A-Levels and made her way to Phuket, Thailand where she got a job working in a prison orphanage.

Seeing how helping the young and disadvantaged made her feel, she realised Healthcare was a career pathway that she has not given any thought to in the past.

Since making the decision to pursue a career in Healthcare, Bethany has worked in multiple roles that make her a perfect fit for teaching the Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship at Training 2000.

Bethany has worked in Mental Health at a dual-diagnosis unit for ex-offenders as well as working for Pennine Acute Trust in Theatre and other areas which were agency based. She has also worked as a Care Manager of Cherry Tree Lodge in Rawtenstall.

More recently, Bethany has worked in Community Integrated Therapy for East Lancashire as an Assistant Practitioner and throughout all areas of the East Lancashire Hospital Trust as a Health Assistant and an Assistant Practitioner. In these roles she has worked alongside District Nurses and worked within Accident and Emergency.

In September 2019, Bethany took a step into teaching and taught the Senior Healthcare Support Worker qualification and others in private hospitals before joining Training 2000 in 2020.

It is this varied experience that means Bethany is able to support learners on their journey to becoming an Allied Health Professional, working in Mental Health and Theatre and more through the Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship at Training 2000.

This also means that employers can be given the flexibility of choice when it comes to the optional modules within the Apprenticeship. Employers are able to tailor the Apprenticeship modules to the job role more specifically.

The flexibility continues over into where the Apprentice will study. Training 2000 have a site in Blackburn but also have access to clinical labs in both Burnley and Preston at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

The Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship is an 18 month course which includes the End Point Assessment to complete the programme.

Training 2000 can offer multiple career pathways from one Level 3 starting point. This opportunity and talent pipeline offers major benefits to both employers and learners offering seamless development and progression.

Training 2000 who are part of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) works with school leavers, apprentices and higher education learners with the goal of educating and preparing learners for the world of work that awaits them. The training provider’s main focus is to support its learners to achieve the qualifications they need, alongside helping to develop employability skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

The next cohort of the Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship will be starting in January 2021. For more information on upskilling an existing member of staff or bringing on a new Apprentice, please contact: [email protected]

Guidance: Return to Site with Social Distancing and Site Risk Assessments

Hi All,

Please find Training 2000 guidance information for employees, learners and employers returning to Training 2000 site here. Please ensure you have read the guidance before attending site. This guidance will be regularly reviewed and updated subject to Government or internal changes. Any updates can be found here along with our risk assessments.

Thanks, 

Karen Soames
Head of Business Development

Real Life Story: Naomi

Business Administration Apprentice Naomi, chose the apprenticeship route over college as she liked the idea of learning whilst working and earning a wage.

She secured a placement at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in the Pathology Department. Naomi has gone above her administrative duties and this includes learning about different testing that is done through the laboratories such as Bloods, Fertility, Cellular Pathology and Microbiology.

Naomi said of her apprenticeship, ” this is something that I really enjoy because we all work as part of a team and you are always experiencing new things”.

To all Apprentices, Employers and Staff!

Since taking up the position of Chief Executive at Training 2000 in June last year I have been focusing with my team on driving the business into a new era of customer led, customer focused high quality apprenticeships and training delivery. After a period of significant change within our business we are delighted to say that the positive impact of this change has been officially recognised by Ofsted.

It is therefore with great pleasure that I can announce, after a delay due COVID-19, the result of our March Ofsted inspection has now been published and confirms that we are an Ofsted GOOD Provider! I am incredibly proud of each and every member of the Training 2000 team, our magnificent learners and our amazing employers. Achieving an Ofsted GOOD grade requires that all these parties contribute and I am eternally grateful to you all for playing your part.

Having spent 17 years in the Further and Higher Education sector I can say with confidence that Training 2000 is indeed an amazing place with amazing people. We will now be looking to build on this great result and the feedback from Ofsted to achieve an Outstanding grade at our next inspection.

Thank you for being a part of it!

Chris Stott
CEO at Training 2000

Employer Statement from Head of Quality & Contracts – Lisa Bloomfield

It is vital to us that our Learners still receive the same quality of teaching, learning and support during this difficult time.

Through the use of Microsoft Teams’ we have been able to ensure that apprentices are still engaged and continuing their learning journey through a variety of methods which meet both their individual needs and their job roles.

These activities include live learning sessions with their tutors with individual 1:1 access and support after the learning session has taken place. In some cases these sessions have been recorded so our learners in key worker roles can access them at a time convenient to them. Continuous chat access ensures that our delivery staff can provide on-going advice and support when it is needed.

On-line 1:1 and group sessions are taking place for those learners who are finding the live sessions difficult, where they are being provided with resources and support that guides them though targeted tasks and assignments.

Our CDA’s and Training officers are still providing their expert knowledge and support through One-File, Teams, email and phone calls so that Learners can still progress.

Managers are working with End Point Assessment Organisations to ensure that wherever possible we can facilitate EPAs for those learners coming to the end of their apprenticeship journey.

Please be assured that learning is still being quality checked to ensure that is meets yours and our high expectations.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your Learners progress please contact your CDA/TO and they will be happy to advice.

Message to Learners Coronavirus update – 6th April 11am

Dear all,

Firstly we hope you are safe and well. Many of you may be feeling increasingly isolated and anxious due to COVID-19, and we wanted to send a message of comfort and say its ok not to be ok. The staff at Training 2000 are here to help you so if you need any support or guidance please get in contact. You can speak with your Tutor /Trainer Assessor or alternatively we have Learner Support Officers Gemma and Ian who are available to support you.

Some of you may have been furloughed from your work. This just means you have been granted leave of absence and you’re working commitments are on pause. Whilst on furloughed working you will receive a minimum of 80% of your wage. Once your period of furlough has ended you will return to work and your wage will return to normal. If you have been furloughed Gemma and Ian will contact you to see if there is anything you need to discuss or need help with.

During the time that you are furloughed you will still be expected to work towards your apprenticeship and your Tutor / Trainer Assessor should have been in contact to explain how this will work. We wanted to reassure you that during this time that your learning/qualification will not be affected and we will make sure we will do all we can to support you to achieve your qualifications.

We will endeavour to keep you up to date with the latest information.

From all the staff at Training 2000 stay safe and well.

Useful links below

Feeling Anxious – Department of Health and Social Care https://twitter.com/dhscgovuk/status/1243282829519106048?s=21

NHS Every Mind Matters https://twitter.com/nhsuk/status/1242454798038970373?s=21

Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

BBC Tips on working well from home https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51868894

Thanks, 

Karen Soames

National Apprentice Wages

Piggy Bank

Good news as apprentices will now have more money in their pockets. From April 1st the apprentice National Minimum Wage for those aged between 16-18 will rise from £3.90 to £4.15 an hour.

Any apprentices aged over 19 who have completed their first year are entitled to receive the general National Minimum Wage for their age, which from the 1st of October will be £6.45 for those aged 18-20 and £8.20 for those aged over 21.

Take a look at our Apprenticeship Vacancies or browse our programmes

COVID19 and Social Distancing – Apprentices – 25/03/20 – 11am

May we take this opportunity just to re-assure you that we are continuing to support your apprentices’ learning while your business is operating during this very difficult time. 

We will do all we possibly can to ensure that apprentices will progress in their apprenticeship using remote means, keeping in touch by phone, email and one file.

As you may be  aware, Government places a safeguarding responsibility on ourselves as the training provider to ensure learners on our training programs are safely protected from harm and obviously at present this is more important than ever and respectfully suggest some advice below (which you may already be following.) 

Social distancing is perhaps the strongest control we have according to the government alongside regular hand washing and regular disinfection of surfaces to slow down the impact and reduce the risk from this disease. 

Please can we ask that learners are supervised a little more closely at the moment to ensure social distancing of 2m is achieved and wherever possible regular hand-washing takes place or if not regularly possible , the learners have access to hand gels. 

Travel together in vehicles is difficult and if at all  possible, should be avoided –have such situations been risk assessed if relevant to your business?  

If staff / apprentices have no other option but to travel together then we suggest cleaning /disinfecting  of surfaces in the vehicle regularly and asking drivers and passengers to use hand gel – now more than ever at this stage of the outbreak we urge your risk assessment gives strong consideration  to instructing staff and apprentices to wear protective masks when travelling in vehicles. 

Phil Watson.CFIOSH

Health Safety & Environment Manager

Training 2000 ltd 

Message to Employers Coronavirus update – 24rd March 11am

Dear all,


Further to the government announcement last night, Training 2000 will be closing its doors for face to face delivery with immediate effect. Your apprentices will instead be supported through online resources. Tutors will be working with learners and yourselves to explain how they will continue to support through remote learning.


We understand this is a challenging time for you, your business and your staff. We ask that both you and your apprentice/s work with the staff at Training 2000 on all matters arising. If you have any concerns regarding your apprentice/s for example you are considering terminating your contract with your apprentice/s then please get in contact immediately. However, there is support available from the government if you cannot cover staff costs due to COVID-19, information below.


We will endeavour to keep you up to date with the latest information.
From all the staff at Training 2000 stay safe and well. 

Message to Learners Coronavirus update – 24rd March 11am

Dear all,


Further to the government announcement last night, Training 2000 will be closing its doors for face to face delivery with immediate effect. Tutors will be in contact to explain how they will continue to support through remote learning. This will be through a variety of methods for example- email, Blackboard, OneFile, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams or through distance learning work packs.


We fully understand that this is a challenging time for you and we ask you to work with your tutors on all matters arising. If you have any concerns regarding your apprenticeship for example you are concerned about job security, please inform your tutor / assessor immediately. The Government has put in place a number of support measures and we may be able to help you and your employer by signposting them to this support.


From all the staff at Training 2000 stay safe and well. We will make sure we will do all we can to support you to achieve your qualifications.

Message to Learners and Employers Coronavirus update – 23rd March 11am

Dear all,

Further to the government announcements over the weekend, we will be taking further preventative action in order to protect staff and learners over the next week.

It is with regret that we are planning to have a full site closure with effect from 12:30pm on Friday 27th March until further notice.  This date will be kept under daily review and it may be that we will be forced to close earlier if the Government take further steps before Friday or we deem the risk to staff  and customers as too great – if this happens we will communicate as soon as possible.

 Training 2000 are committed to help and support our learners with online /  remote learning to ensure learners remain focused and on track with their apprenticeship. Tutors will have been in contact with learners to explain how they will continue to support through remote learning.  This may be through several methods for example- email, Blackboard, Onefile, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams or through distance learning work packs. 

Learners should let tutors know immediately if you do not have access to the internet at home.

 Your tutors will:

  • Explain how they will communicate with you remotely during the temporary closure, for instance, using email, Onefile, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams or phone
  • Tell you how to access your lessons and resources while you are not in centre
  • Set work for each session/module you would attend if you were in centre
  • Assess/mark your work and provide feedback and plans/actions
  • Offer learner support through our Learner Support Officers for welfare and advice at this time
  • Work with employers to keep them informed of learner progression and take any questions you may have

Learners should:

  • You must use your Training 2000 email and check it daily
  • Read the Training 2000 help-sheets to support you with the set up of remote learning
  • Make sure you can access Microsoft Office 365 at home through a browser such as Chrome
  • Download the Microsoft Teams App on your mobile phone
  • Check that you can log in to Onefile ( if relevant) and access your qualification
  • Regularly log into Onefile or Teams to access your lesson instructions and resources
  • You will be required to access lesson materials and submit work through OneFile & Microsoft Teams
  • Complete distance learning work packs (if relevant)
  • Make sure you submit work for assessment as required by your tutors and most importantly ask for help if you are struggling with your work

This will be a new way of learning for most learners so we understand there will be challenges. If you do have any problems please contact your tutor.

Our Learner Support Officers are available to speak to any learners who may need additional guidance and support.   

We are asking both learners and employers to continue to support and record the 20% off-the-job training.

We thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time while we work through the solutions.

Karen Soames

Head of Business Development

T2 United Charity Launch!

Today marks the launch of our ‘T2 United’ Charity group ✨


We will be working with two nominated charities throughout the year as well as other charities on occasion 🙌


We look forward to bringing together our staff, learners and employers in this bid to rally and support two selected charities within and around our community 🤝


This week we have been collecting donations for Blackburn Foodbank in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis.


Thank you to everyone at Training 2000 who have rallied together and collected these incredible donations for this important cause!


We urge anyone who can, to donate necessities for those who cannot access the shops as we can 💝


#BeKind #GiveBack

Coronavirus Update for Learners and Employers – 19th March 6pm

Dear all,

The situation is changing on a daily basis and we will ensure we keep you updated on a regular basis.

Training 2000 will continue to follow guidance and instruction from Public Health England, Government and the Education and Skills Funding Agency in relation to COVID19 Coronavirus. We will take all necessary steps to ensure that learners’ health, safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of our decisions balanced with a respect of business needs for our employers.

Training 2000 will continue to deliver small cohorts of Apprenticeship workshop in Automotive, Engineering and Scaffolding. Alongside that we will be open for the delivery of commercial courses, this is subject to staffing availability and the safety of all staff, customers and learners. Further information on this will be provided to learners, employers and parents where necessary. 

As per government guidance Training 2000 staff categorised as high risk or where the job role allows them staff will be working from home from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice. We will continue to follow guidance on staff self-isolating.   

Training 2000 is doing everything we can to minimise the disputation during this difficult and unprecedented time. We are fully committed to continue to provide support, teaching, learning and assessments but the way we do that will be different to normal. To ensure this takes place we will be making adjustments, for example those learners who are no longer attending classes will move towards online / remote delivery and mentoring. All learners will be able to access Microsoft office 365 & Teams. 

We are asking both learners and employers to continue to support or record the 20% off-the-job training.

We thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time while we work through the solutions.

Karen Soames 

Head of Business Development

Coronavirus update for all Apprentices and Trainees 18th March

Dear all,

The situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is changing on a daily basis, as is the advice from Government. We will ensure we keep you updated regularly on our response to the changing situation as we may have to make changes as to how we deliver and assess your training.

We will continue to follow guidance and instruction from Public Health England and the Government in relation to Coronavirus. We will take all necessary steps to ensure that your health, safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of our decisions and for Apprentices and Trainees on work placement we will ensure we liaise with your employer regarding your learning.

Training 2000 is currently open as normal with extra precautions in place and we are asking all staff and learners to follow best practice in hygiene. You should attend training as planned unless:

  • you fall into a high risk category as per Government guidelines and are self-isolating for up to 3 months
  • you are unwell
  • you are self-isolating due to someone in your household having either a high temperature or a cough
  • Your employer has already made alternative arrangements with us

All absences should be reported in the normal manner. If you are high risk or are self-isolating and you haven’t already let us know, please do so. Our Learner Support Officers are available to speak to any learners who may need additional guidance and support.

We do not want this to affect your learning and we are fully committed to continuing your education. That said, we might have to make some adjustments for example if learners are no longer attending classes or our staff are self-isolating we will move towards online / remote delivery and mentoring. If we need to make changes to our planned delivery or scheduled exams and end point assessments we will contact you.

We will also use digital means to send work for you to do that our staff will then assess and give you feedback. For Apprentices we have asked your employers to continue to support the contractual requirements of providing opportunity for you to undertake your 20% off-the-job training.

As you will appreciate this is an unprecedented situation and we thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time while we work through the solutions. Please check all mediums of contact phone, email, onefile as our staff will be in contact with you. If you have any concerns please contact your Engagement Advisor, Training Officer or a Learner Support Officer.

Coronavirus Update for Employers 18th March

Dear all,

The situation is changing on a daily basis and we will ensure we keep you updated regularly on our response to the changing situation.

We will continue to follow guidance and instruction from Public Health England and the Government in relation to COVID19 Coronavirus. We will take all necessary steps to ensure that learners’ health, safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of our decisions balanced with a respect for your business needs.

Training 2000 is currently open as normal. The recruitment team will be working on vacancies and teaching continues. Students are able to attend classes unless they are unwell, self-isolating or if you feel as employers they should no longer attend. All absences should be reported in the normal manner. Our Learner Support Officers are available to speak to any learners who may need additional guidance and support.

We do not want this to affect your apprentices learning and we are fully committed to continuing their education. That said, we might have to make some adjustments for example if learners are no longer attending classes or our staff are self-isolating we will move towards online / remote delivery and mentoring. We will also use digital means to send work for your learners and would ask that you continue to support the contractual requirements of providing opportunity for Apprentices to undertake their 20% off-the-job training.

As you will appreciate this is an unprecedented situation and we thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time while we work through the solutions.

Karen Soames

Head of Business Development

Thank You Barbara Davies!

My name is Paul Taylor and I have recently had the absolute pleasure of being taught both Maths and English by Barbara Davies. 

I am currently half way through my nursing degree at UCLAN so I am no stranger to teachers / educators. 

The way Barbara teaches is an inspiration, she seems to have an ability to understand each and every student, she then adapts her teaching style to suite all.  Nothing is too much trouble and her passion to teach shines through. 

It is because of Barbara I will always recommend Training 2000. 

She is an asset to your organisation and I hope she receives the recognition she truly deserves.

Karen Soames – Head of Business Development

Karen Soames joined Training 2000 as Head of Business Development in September 2019.

Prior to working within education, Karen has 13 years of experience working within the Leisure industry across numerous Business Development roles.

Wanting to make more of a difference in peoples lives, Karen moved over to the education sector where she has worked over the past 6 years, again in Business Development.

Karen has always believed that education plays such a huge role in shaping a person and who the become from a young age and wanted to be a part of a Training Provider that can change lives and make a real difference.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Karen’s role within is to drive excellent customer service across the company whilst ensuring every that element of the customer journey is complete to a high standard.

Karen prides herself on three key traits; – passion for everything she does, being honest in her approach and excellent customer service.

Outside of work Karen has remained in the leisure industry as she enjoys going to the gym and keeping fit through various sports such as football, hockey and netball. She also enjoys yoga from time to time.

Automotive Apprentice Success

Matthew from Abbotts in Blackburn and Dominic from HB Panelcraft Ltd in Preston recently took part in the regional World Skills event for Body repair in Goole. The have worked extremely hard in preparing for this event and everyone here at Training 2000 has their fingers crossed for them.

Both learners performed exceptionally well and have the chance to compete in the UK skills live at the NEC Birmingham in October! This was the first of many goals for these talented apprentices and we are so excited that we get to be a part of it!

The level 3 learners had their repairs, welding and fitting skills tested in an intense day at the Nationwide training centre. As a result of their hard work, determination and skill both learners have now put themselves within a chance to be entered to the World skills live at the NEC!

Training 2000 and their employers wish them all the best in their quest and will be following their journey every step of the way!

Congratulations EVERYONE at Training 2000!

This is a shout out to everyone at Training 2000!

Congratulations to EVERYONE here at Training 2000 for maintaining the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment standards across the site over the past year!
We have been able to ensure that we provides sufficient evidence to the auditors which delivered an excellent audit report yesterday and this has meant that we have maintained our certification to all 3 standards , ISO14001, ISO9001 & OHSAS18001.

The auditors identified only 2 minor non-conformances and 2 observations. They also identified several opportunities for continual improvement. This is something that we are keen on auctioning as soon as we have a plan together!

We just wanted to give the teams at Training 2000 a shout out and some recognition for this incredible achievement!

Real Life Story: Preston City Council

Three apprentices from Preston City Council and Harris Museum, are celebrating the successful completion of their Level 2 Customer Services apprenticeships. Not only that but they are the first three to complete the new style of apprenticeships since the Apprenticeship Reforms were introduced in May 2017.

On completion of their apprenticeship, Charlotte and Abigail have been offered full time positions within the company, and Liya has progressed and is now studying for her Master’s Degree.

Jonny, a Training 2000 Career Development Advisor said, “I am so proud of my learners and all that they have achieved throughout their apprenticeships. Not only that, but two of them also obtained distinctions in their end results which shows the high standards they set themselves and were able to achieve. Preston City Council is a very supportive employer who consistently employ apprentices throughout the business and are a great ambassador for apprenticeships.”

Steph, the Learning and Development manager for Preston City Council added, “The 3 apprentices have worked very hard to achieve this qualification. It is great for us as an organisation to see the progress the apprentices make and for them to go on to bigger and better things.”