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High Flyers Head For Euros Final

‘Do Your Country Proud Team UK’ – Says Skills Chief Training 2000 and FortVale apprentice, Elliott who is heading to the EuroSkills Finals in Budapest (September 26th -29th), was urged to ‘Do Your Country Proud’ at a rousing Parliamentary reception attended by Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills Anne Milton MP. Team UK... September 10, 2018

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Engineering Apprenticeships Approved by IET

Our engineering apprenticeship programme has been re-approved by the The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for the next three years. We are the first training provider in the country to have the new... June 28, 2018

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Team UK Hungary For Success

The finest young skilled apprentices from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have been selected to represent the UK at Europe’s most important and prestigious skills competition, including Training 2000 and... May 22, 2018

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National Recognition for Accountancy Apprentice

Huge congratulations are in order for Training 2000 Level 4 AAT accountancy apprentice, Joe. Joe’s employer, Gow & Partners from Blackburn, submitted an application to the GTA England National Apprenticeship... May 14, 2018

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Sonya becomes Blackburn Carer Champion

One of our Engagement Advisors, Sonya has recently  officially been trained to become a Blackburn Carer Champion. She was asked to become Care Champion after making a number of referrals to them and they recognised... May 3, 2018

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Advanced machining technology takes centre stage at aerospace productivity days

Technology partnership highlights machining strategies Training 2000 will join forces with WNT, Open Mind, DMG Mori and UCLAN, to deliver a series of advanced machining strategy days aimed at the aerospace sector. Taking place at our state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Centre (AMAC) in Blackburn.   Following on from... January 10, 2018

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WorldSkills 2017 Success

A huge congratulations are in order for two engineering apprentices Kris and Elliott, who both work for FortVale Engineering and Ben who works at R Briggs, took part in the WorldSkills UK Finals at the NEC Birmingham. This huge event sees apprentices from across the country competing to become the best in their discipline. Elliott just missed... November 23, 2017

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Training 2000 to Join University of Central Lancashire Team

Training 2000 has joined with The University of Central Lancashire Group. This new strategic alliance looks set to position UCLan as the largest provider of degree apprenticeships in the region and is the latest in a... July 31, 2017

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100% pass rates for Apprenticeships in Level 2 AAT at Training 2000

Training 2000 are pleased to announce our AAT apprentices have achieved 100% pass rates from the current level 2 groups across the North West on their synoptic assessments for the NEW AQA AAT 2016 standards. All... July 31, 2017

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Student Bank Accounts for Higher Level Apprentices

HSBC UK’s Student Account will, for the first time, be available to those taking higher apprenticeships (level 4+) in addition to those doing traditional university degrees at university.  HSBC UK is the first high... July 26, 2017

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Houghton’s working with Training 2000

Here is Houghton’s Service Engineer, Danny Karen providing our first year machining apprentices with valuable knowledge on coolant care.   Jez Rowson, Account Manager for Houghton’s says “The machine tools in... June 27, 2017

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NEW! Cyber Security Apprenticeship launching

Do you have the skills to protect against cyber attacks? We’re excited to announce that we will be launching a Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist apprenticeship from September this year. The primary role of a Cyber Security Technologist is to apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigation to protect... June 27, 2017

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Largest ever cyber attack rocks the world – what should you do now?

You’d have to have been stranded on a desert island with no internet connection this weekend to not have read about the breaking news story that the biggest ever cyber-attack ever seen had taken place. In the UK, the biggest impact was on our NHS, which ground to a halt on Friday afternoon amidst news that it had suffered an unprecedented... May 15, 2017

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Free Seminar For Businesses Next Month as Apprenticeship Reforms Take Effect

Training 2000 is set to host a further apprenticeship reform seminar to help businesses work through the changes which have now come into effect. Taking place on Monday 12 June between 8:30am – 10:30am and hosted... May 2, 2017

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WorldSkills UK Thank Training 2000 for Hosting ‘Amazing’ Skills Competition

WorldSkills UK CEO has written to Training 2000 Chief Executive, thanking the training provider for hosting an ‘amazing’ selection competition to help pick Team UK. Highlighting the work Training 2000 staff put... April 7, 2017

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Increasing use of technology praised by learners

Technology throughout Training 2000’s high quality teaching & learning is increasingly being utilised across the business. In the latest rollout, work preparation learners have used tablet devices to complete... April 6, 2017

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Training 2000 Apprentice Shortlisted for Accountancy Award

A Training 2000 apprentice has been shortlisted for an industry-leading award this week, a fantastic achievement in what is always a highly competitive category. Joseph Waddington was named on a four-person shortlist... April 4, 2017

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Young People Compete to Represent UK at International Skills Competition

Some of the UK’s very best young engineers and manufacturers competed for the opportunity to represent their country at this year’s international WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi, as Training 2000 hosted several Team UK selection heats. Training 2000’s Blackburn headquarters hosted the selection competitions in three categories, CNC... April 3, 2017

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Automotive team showcases ADAS camera calibration

The automotive team have hosted an event which showcased the calibration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Held in the automotive workshop with around 20 people present, experts in the camera calibration for ADAS highlighted a growing area for car technicians as more cars are built and owned with them included. ADAS includes a... March 23, 2017

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Training 2000 Claims 9th International Safety Award in a row

Training 2000 has won an International Safety Award with Merit from the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2016 calendar... March 21, 2017

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Engineers of the Future Showcase Saturday Club Work

Over 100 people attended the final engineering Saturday club session as learners and parents celebrated around 60 Year 10 & 11 pupils completing several projects which provided an insight into a career in... March 21, 2017

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Register of Apprenticeship Providers Announced

Training 2000 has successfully been named on the new Register of Apprenticeship Providers, which has been released this month. To be approved and listed on the new register, organisations had to go through an... March 20, 2017

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Former Accountancy Apprentice Wins NHS Award

A former Training 2000 apprentice has been recognised for her work by the Lancashire Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust. Ellenor Stavert was named as Provider Apprentice of the Year 2017 in recognition of her... March 13, 2017

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Apprentice Becomes the Tutor! AMAC Trainer Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

As part of Training 2000’s National Apprenticeship Week celebrations, Mark Aspinall has talked about his how his career journey has gone 360 degrees from his time as an apprentice when the skills provider was known as Blackburn & District Group Training Association – through to becoming a technical trainer in the new £1.2m Advanced... March 6, 2017

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Pendle Networking Group Launches at Cyber Security Centre

A new initiative set to connect businesses from across the Pendle area will launch in March, with the first event taking place at Training 2000’s Cyber Security Centre in Nelson. The first Pendle Connects seminar is taking place on Thursday 16th March from 8am until 10am and focuses on digital technologies and how they can benefit businesses... March 1, 2017

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Chance to attend selection competition for WorldSkills Team UK!

As Training 2000 prepares to host selection competitions as young people look to become part of Team UK which will compete in WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, employers, schools and stakeholders are invited to watch... February 28, 2017

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Orlandos Restaurant Launches Exciting New Menu to the Public

Training 2000’s Orlandos restaurant, located at the Blackburn HQ on Harwood Street, has launched an exciting new menu and anyone will be able to try it for themselves! With breakfast and lunch options available,... February 24, 2017

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Augmented Reality Technology for AMAC

Training 2000’s Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Centre (AMAC) is utilising augmented reality technology to enhance the learning experience and bring the innovative technology into manufacturing. Utilising... February 23, 2017

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Open Evenings Help Young People ‘Find Their Future’

Training 2000 held several open evenings earlier this month, with young people eager to learn about how starting an apprenticeship could be the best way for them to find their future and start building a successful... February 14, 2017

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Kelsey Builds Surveying Career as Industry’s ‘Youngest’ UK Trainee After Business Apprenticeship

A former Training 2000 apprentice is taking her career to the next level as potentially the youngest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Trainee in the UK. Regional Buildings Assessments (RBA), in Rishton, initially hired Kelsey as a business administration apprentice to support the surveying practice, which offers specialist property... February 14, 2017

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Training 2000 to Host Selection for Global Skills Competition

Training 2000’s Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Centre has been named as one of four host venues where young people will compete for a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent the UK at World Skills Abu Dhabi 2017. The selection process will take place from 28-31 March and Training 2000 will be hosting the CNC milling & CNC... February 1, 2017

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More Positive Feedback for AMAC in 2017

There has been more positive feedback for the Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Centre (AMAC) from the first courses of 2017 – as the pioneering £1.2m centre goes from strength to strength. Learners have taken... January 19, 2017

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Training 2000 Congratulated on 5th Place World Skills Finish

Training 2000 have been congratulated on the fantastic 5th place overall finish during the World Skills UK 2016 competition – as the highest placed independent training provider which took part. With learners... January 9, 2017

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It’s For a Wheely Good Cause!

Seven brave Training 2000 staff members are getting ‘on their bike’ for charity in 2017, taking on the massive cycling challenge and pedalling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats. The team will brave the trip of... January 5, 2017

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Staff Provide Festive Cheer For Those in Need

Training 2000 staff were busy in the run up to Christmas with dozens of people getting involved to raise some festive cheer for those in need. Collections for Blackburn Foodbank throughout December saw staff provide... January 4, 2017

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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... December 20, 2016

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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... December 19, 2016

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‘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... December 19, 2016

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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,... December 14, 2016

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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... December 8, 2016

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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... December 5, 2016

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Free Business Seminar as Apprenticeship Reforms Gather Pace

Training 2000 is hosting a free seminar in January where businesses from across the North West can learn crucial information about the ongoing apprenticeship reforms, as we enter 2017 – only months away from the Apprenticeship Levy coming into force. Held at the training providers Nelson centre on Thursday, January 12th from 8:30am until... November 24, 2016

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Training 2000 engineers take home World Skills medals

A group of engineering apprentices have taken home three gold and two bronze medals from the recent national World Skills finals. Whilst at the show they went head to head with strong competition from fellow talented apprentices and were watched by 80,000 visitors over three days. The winning group comprised of John-Robbie Sanderson from R... November 23, 2016

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‘Cybergeddon’ brings cyber security nightmare to life!

Dozens of delegates from across Lancashire have taken part in an immersive ‘escape room’ style seminar which highlighted the consequences of not taking cyber security seriously in a fun, immersive way. Held at... November 18, 2016

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Engineering Firm Visits Advanced Manufacturing Centre With Demo Van

Training 2000 learners gained an insight into how a large engineering firm operates and got to see some of their state-of-the-art kit in action, as Haimer, whose UK base is in East Lancashire, brought their ‘demo... November 17, 2016

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Training 2000 Becomes Cyber Essentials Certification Body

North West training provider Training 2000 has become a certification body for the Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme, one of only two certification bodies in Lancashire able to certify that businesses meet the... November 1, 2016

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Accountancy Apprentice on the Money as They Win National Award

A Training 2000 apprentice who recently completed her course has been announced as a winner at the North West National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 regional ceremony. Ellenor Stavert, who works as an apprentice Chorley... October 19, 2016

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Lancashire Businesses Prepare for Cybergeddon

Businesses across Lancashire have the opportunity to gain an in-depth look at the threats posed by cyber criminals at ‘Cybergeddon’, an immersive, interactive seminar which highlights the consequences of not taking cyber security seriously. Taking place on Wednesday, 16th November at Training 2000’s Cyber Security Centre in Nelson,... October 17, 2016

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Royal Mail Awards Celebrate Learners

22 learners celebrated last month as they were recognised for their achievements throughout their apprenticeships, at a Royal Mail awards day. Taking place in London, the 3rd Royal Mail Training 2000 cohort were recognised at the graduation ceremony, receiving certificates to mark their accomplishments. Watched by family and friends, the... October 4, 2016

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Don’t Forget your Apprentice Extra Card!

If you're an apprentice, you have the opportunity to save hundreds of pounds a year through the NUS Apprentice Extra Card. Learners who have signed up to an apprenticeship can apply for an Apprentice Extra Card which... October 3, 2016

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HNC learners Start Course with Tour of Advanced Manufacturing Centre

Training 2000 welcomed around 70 learners onto the Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) this month. With learners from across the North West utilising the engineering centres at both the Nelson and Blackburn... September 28, 2016

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Protect your business at free cyber security drop-in

Lancashire businesses will have the chance to check if their cyber security protections – both technical and in terms of staff training – are strong enough to withstand cyber criminals’ attempts to steal money and... September 20, 2016

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‘Hacker in Residence’ joins Training 2000‘s Cyber Security Centre

An expert ethical hacker who works with businesses worldwide highlighting the risks of cyber-crime and helps to identify company’s online weaknesses has joined forces with a North West training provider. Jamie... September 19, 2016

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Hear From Cyber Security Experts at Business Seminar

Training 2000’s cyber security centre in Nelson is set to host an event for businesses – offering them the opportunity to hear from experts on protecting against the growing threat from cyber crime. Taking place on Thursday, 6 October between 10am and 2pm, the event is held in partnership with LIMA Networks Limited, an IT infrastructure... September 16, 2016

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Build Your Future at Engineering Recruitment Day

Training 2000 are hosting an engineering recruitment day on Wednesday, September 21. Taking place at the Nelson centre on Netherfield Road, BB9 9AR, the engineers of the future will have to opportunity to be matched with live apprenticeship vacancies at companies across Lancashire – and take part in an initial interview on the day. There... September 14, 2016

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Official Opening for £1.2m Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre

A pioneering new manufacturing and engineering facility in Lancashire’s industrial heartland has officially opened this month – with around 120 people attending to see the launch event. The event saw the... September 13, 2016

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Apprenticeship Reforms Factsheet – September: Key Information for Businesses

After recent new information released by Government in late August, we have updated our Apprenticeship Reform 'Factsheet' to reflect the most up-to-date information from the consultation. The results of the consultation... September 13, 2016

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Cyber Latest: UK is second most targeted nation for DDoS attacks

A recent study has highlighted the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks which hit the UK - revealing that it is the second most attacked country only behind the US. With 9.3% of all DDoS attacks... September 7, 2016

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Businesses Gain Insight into Latest Apprenticeship Reform Information

Businesses from across the North West gained an insight into the latest information about ongoing reforms in the apprenticeship sector at an event run in partnership between Training 2000 and accountancy experts Beever... September 6, 2016

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New Manufacturing & Engineering Facility Set For Official Opening

A pioneering new manufacturing and engineering facility in Lancashire’s industrial heartland is set for its official opening next month. Taking place between 8:30am and 11am on Friday, September 9 at Training 2000's headquarters on Harwood Street in Blackburn, the event will see the £1.2million Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Centre... August 30, 2016

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Martin combines business apprenticeship with passion for sport!

A Training 2000 apprentice who has combined a passion for sport whilst developing his business skills is all set to represent Great Britain in two key European events next month. Martin started his apprenticeship in 2012 and has gone on to complete levels 2, 3 and this month has successfully finished level 4 in business... August 11, 2016

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Cyber Latest: Airlines look to invest in cyber security

A recent report has found that an increasing number of airlines are planning to invest in cyber security. The 2016 Airline IT Trends survey highlighted that 9 per cent of airlines are looking to invest in staying... August 10, 2016

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Cyber latest: Hackers Spreading Malware Through Pokémon GO

As the popularity of Nintendo’s new Pokémon Go phone app increased through July, UK users attempted to get around the later release data in their area by downloading from 3rd party sites on their Android... August 3, 2016

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Try Before You Apply at Engineering Taster Days

The engineers of the future will have the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of activities, apply for an apprenticeship and be matched with live vacancies at Training 2000’s upcoming engineering open... August 2, 2016

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Apprenticeship Reform Event in Partnership With Accountancy Experts

Training 2000’s Nelson site is set to host an informative apprenticeship reform event in September – in partnership with chartered accountants Beever and Struthers. Taking place on Tuesday, September 6 from... August 2, 2016

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Apprentice Wins National Award

A Training 2000 apprentice has received an Apprentice Installer Award at the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) annual dinner. Max Wheeler, a second-year apprentice working for Chubb Fire & Security in Coventry was the overall winner, for his drive and enthusiasm alongside his natural aptitude for engineering. Max has been... July 19, 2016

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‘Try Before You Apply’ at Our Engineering Open Days

The engineers of the future will have the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of activities, apply for an apprenticeship and be matched with live vacancies at Training 2000’s upcoming engineering open days. Taking place between 9am and 4pm on Tuesday, 12 July in Nelson at Training 2000’s Netherfield Road site and Wednesday 13 July at... July 5, 2016

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First Look at New Pioneering Advanced Manufacturing Automation Centre

Industry leaders from across the North West will have the opportunity to gain a first-hand look at a new state-of-the-art engineering & manufacturing facility at several upcoming seminars. Held on Wednesday 20... July 1, 2016

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Training 2000 Marks National Women in Engineering Day

Learners and staff celebrated National Women in Engineering Day, welcoming pupils from an East Lancashire school who experienced a day in the life of an engineering apprentice. Twelve girls from Sir John Thursby... June 27, 2016

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Cyber Security risks discussed at event for East Lancashire businesses

Nearly 40 delegates from businesses across East Lancashire attended an East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce event which highlighted the precautions and processes needed to ensure your business is cyber secure, and the... June 23, 2016

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Cyber Security Drop-in Clinic for Local Businesses

A drop in clinic is taking place this month which will help businesses to gain useful information about how cyber security and protecting your data is a necessity in the modern world. Held at Training 2000’s Cyber... June 17, 2016

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Cyber latest: Banks failing to take cyber-crime seriously, report claims

A story in the Financial Times this month has claimed that the UK financial sector must to more to combat cyber crime. Lobby group TheCityUK has claimed that outside a handful of businesses, not many banks are taking the necessary steps to improve cyber security within the sector, in spite of them providing ‘the perfect target’ for... June 15, 2016

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Apprenticeship Reform Seminar Follows Well-Received Event

A seminar is all set to be held next month on the ongoing apprenticeship reforms following a successful event in May which saw over 40 delegates from businesses across the North West learning about the changes. Held at Training 2000’s Nelson centre on Thursday, July 28th from 8:30am until 11am, the session will update attendees on the very... June 13, 2016

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Cyber latest: Two thirds of big UK businesses hit by cyber attack in last year

The latest Cyber Security Breaches Survey has revealed that two-thirds of big UK businesses have been hit by a cyber attack during the past year. With most of the attacks involving viruses, spyware or malware, this... June 8, 2016

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Engineering company builds workforce through placements

An East Lancashire engineering firm who look to hire young people through work placements have discussed how providing opportunities to young people is a key part of their recruitment process. BCW Engineering, based... June 1, 2016

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Accountancy Apprentice Recognised Through Industry Awards

An accountancy apprentice has been recognised for her achievements after being nominated for a national award. Ellenor, who is currently studying for her Level 4 AAT at Training 2000 after completing both Level 2 and... June 1, 2016

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‘Weld-Done’ to Engineering Competition Team!

Four apprentices have finished as runners up in a national competition. The Weld Off 2016 final saw Training 2000’s team compete with three others  - with the bright sparks challenged to deliver a piece of welding... May 26, 2016

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Bus Inspection as Learners Keep People Moving

Heavy Vehicle Mechanics learners gained some ‘real world’ experience as bus & coach tour company Moving People kindly let them use one of their vehicles. Part of their course requires students to carry out a full vehicle inspection, and the employers kind donation allowed learners to complete the task on a vehicle which is in service,... May 25, 2016

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Apprenticeship Reform Event in Partnership With Accountancy Experts

Training 2000’s Nelson site is set to host an informative apprenticeship reform event in June – in partnership with chartered accountants Beever and Struthers. Taking place on Thursday, June 9 from 8:30am until 12:00pm, the seminar will include expert advice on the ongoing reforms, from the Apprenticeship Levy to 'Trailblazer'... May 24, 2016

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Buckingham Palace Visit for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Anniversary

Representatives from Training 2000 attended the Diamond Anniversary Gold Award Presentation in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Invited as a centre which delivers the award to young people across the North West, two... May 20, 2016

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Training 2000 hosts Apprenticeship Reform Seminar

Over 40 delegates from businesses across a range of industries attended Training 2000’s first Apprenticeship Reform Seminar – learning the latest information about the new Trailblazer standards and Apprenticeship... May 19, 2016

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Training 2000 join forces with Vantage Toyota for pioneering hybrid vehicle course

Training 2000 has joined forces with Vantage Toyota to help increase awareness about Hybrid Electric Vehicles within the automotive sector, through a number of safety courses which are being run by the North West... May 10, 2016

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How important are employees to staying cyber secure?

80% of cyber security breaches occur as a result of employee behaviour As one of the UK’s biggest training providers, we know it’s important to stay ahead of the curve in our digitally dependent business world.... May 5, 2016

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Training 2000 Hosts Apprenticeship Reform Seminar

Training 2000 is all set to host a seminar in May where businesses from across the North West can learn crucial information about the ongoing apprenticeship reforms and how they could be affected. Held at the training providers Nelson centre on Thursday, May 19th from 8:30am until 11am, organisations will be able to learn more about how the... April 28, 2016

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Call to Former Apprentices as Training 2000 Turns 50

As Training 2000 turns 50, former learners who completed their apprenticeships through the Group Training Association are being urged to come forward and share their story about what happened next. Now one of the largest GTA’s in England, Training 2000 was created when Blackburn and District Group Training Association merged with Accrington... April 27, 2016

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‘Changing Rooms’ as Brathay Team Complete Community Project

Training 2000’s Brathay Apprentice Challenge team have marked the final phase of the heats stage of the competition by completing their community project. Volunteering at the Sunnyhurst Centre in Darwen, the... April 27, 2016

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Apprentices take on engineering challenge

Four apprentices have entered the World Skills UK competition Heats this week, in a task that covered all aspects of fabrication and welding. Creating a crane station, they had to manage each assembly process... April 21, 2016

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Business Breakfast Sees Apprentices Take Charge!

A group of Training 2000 apprentices have successfully ran a business breakfast aimed at engaging with businesses about the benefits of hiring an apprentice within their workforce. Part of the Brathay Apprentice... April 20, 2016

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Training 2000 Employees take on Charity Challenge

Two groups of Training 2000 employees have taken on a charity challenge, raising funds for a vital cause. Teams have entered the ‘It’s a Knockout’ Roadshow which is being held at Preston Fun Fest on Saturday... April 14, 2016

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Successful Launch as Cyber Security Centre Has Lift-Off!

Over 80 people attended the official opening of Training 2000’s new state-of-the-art Cyber Security Centre – with the facility fully equipped to provide expert training for businesses, protecting against the real threat posed by a cyber-attack. With the ribbon cut by Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson, the event included keynote speakers which... April 13, 2016

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Training 2000 Engineering Awards sees apprenticeship stars recognised

The Training 2000 Engineering Awards saw around 150 apprentices, trainers and businesses celebrate their achievements throughout the last 12 months at the annual event. With awards recognising the hard work of apprentices, businesses and staff towards developing the engineers of the future, the ceremony took place in the grand surroundings of... April 12, 2016

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Excel With a Business Administration Traineeship

Training 2000 is offering free Business Administration traineeships which will provide learners with the skills and knowledge they need to go onto an apprenticeship within the sector. Starting on Wednesday, 27th... April 11, 2016

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Dental Course Offers ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Opportunity

A free course is offering 16 – 18 year olds the opportunity to get ahead with a career in dentistry, at our Harwood Street Headquarters in Blackburn. Providing an introduction to the job role, the course will also... April 11, 2016

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Brathay Challenge Team Set to Host Breakfast Briefing

Training 2000’s Brathay Apprentice Challenge team are hosting a breakfast briefing this month – inviting companies from across East Lancashire to learn more about how hiring an apprentice can benefit your... April 5, 2016

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Join our Summer Skills Programme

Join us on your school summer break for our Summer Skills Programme. Designed to boost your confidence and improve your employability skills.   Activities include: Skills health check Interview... March 18, 2016

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CEO and Engineering Apprentices in Job Swap

Two engineering apprentices have taken part in a job swap with Training 2000’s CEO, as the training provider celebrates National Apprenticeship Week. William and Matthew, both first year apprentices who split their time between the Blackburn engineering centre and their employers, first had the opportunity to attend a management team meeting,... March 17, 2016

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Training 2000 Apprentice in Council ‘Job Swap’

A Training 2000 apprentice has taken part in a ‘job swap’ to mark National Apprenticeship Week, As Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Chief Executive Harry Catherall invited Business Admin apprentice Chloe Birch to attend a key meeting at Blackburn Town Hall. First talking through her experiences as an apprentice, her role at the training... March 17, 2016

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Former Students Swear Military Oath of Allegiance

Family, friends and VIP’s braved snowy conditions on Friday, March 4 to celebrate nine former Training 2000 Military Preparation Programme graduates and their completion of the Oath of Allegiance. Swearing... March 7, 2016

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Training 2000 Celebrate PQ Awards win

Training 2000 have been celebrating a recent award, after AAT Centre Coordinator and AAT Tutor Kevin Lloyd collected the Accountancy Personality of the Year award. At the ceremony in London, Kevin was recognised at... March 7, 2016

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Training 2000 Launches Cyber Security Centre

Training 2000 is all set to launch its new cyber security centre – which will work with businesses and individuals across the North West to ensure they are protected against damaging cyber-attacks. Friday, 8 April... March 2, 2016

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‘Challenge Accepted’ for Training 2000 Apprentices!

Nine apprentices have risen to the challenge after Training 2000 entered the ‘Brathay Apprentice Challenge’. Supported by the National Apprenticeship Service, teams from across the country must carry out... February 25, 2016

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Future Apprentices Attend Training 2000 Open Evenings

February has seen Training 2000 hold their annual open evenings – with hundreds of young people coming along to learn about building their career through apprenticeships and training. With events held at Blackburn, Blackpool and Nelson, future learners had a first-hand look around the Training 2000 facilities and talked to training experts... February 19, 2016

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Apprentices visit Rock FM to deliver charity cheque

Two apprentices from Training 2000 were invited over to the Rock FM studios to talk about their fundraising efforts which raised over £100 towards the radio station’s designated charity. Taylor and Jenna, both first year engineering apprentices who gain vital work experience within an employer whilst developing their skills further at... February 12, 2016

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Training 2000 Appoints Cyber Manager as Training Facility Nears Completion

Training 2000 has appointed Sarah Green as business manager for cyber security – and will be responsible for developing the new cyber security training facility based in Nelson. Previously strategic operations... February 5, 2016

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Training 2000 and Princes Trust provide boost for young people

A five day course which allows disengaged young people an opportunity to develop their skills has seen its latest successful graduates celebrating their hard work. The Blackpool-based programme is delivered in... February 4, 2016

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Training 2000 starts 2016 with double awards nod

January was a month to celebrate for Training 2000, after being nominated for two awards. The Red Rose Awards announced Training 2000 as a finalist in the ‘Skills Provider Category’ – in recognition of our work... February 3, 2016

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Bury MPP graduates celebrate passing course

Over a dozen young people have marked their successful completion of the Training 2000 Military Preparation Programme in a passing out ceremony held at the Castle Armoury in Bury. The 26 week course is designed to... February 2, 2016

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February Open Evenings

Nelson Open Evening - Thursday 18th February - 5.30-8.00pm Join us for: Have a go activities Advice on your future Refreshments The chance to talk to employers about their apprenticeship vacancies   Training 2000, Netherfield Road, Nelson, BB9... December 15, 2015

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Training 2000 announces pioneering £1m advanced engineering manufacturing centre

We have received the green light to create a brand new advanced engineering manufacturing centre at our North-West headquarters. The project is thanks to £800,000 received from The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) towards the cost of the facility, which will open in early spring next year. Dr Michele Lawty-Jones, Director of the... December 3, 2015

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Rock FM Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal

This year, Training 2000 is becoming a drop off point for the Rock FM Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal. Rock FM Cash for Kids have launched the Mission Christmas Appeal to help make Christmas special for the 1 in... November 27, 2015

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WorldSkills UK Success for Engineering Apprentices

Two of our engineering apprentices have taken home medals from the recent national finals of the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition. The winning group comprises of Fort Vale employee Sam Parkinson (20) who received... November 24, 2015

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MP Kate Hollern Visits our Blackburn Apprentices

MP for Blackburn Kate Hollern has visited our Blackburn apprentices at our headquarters to celebrate their skills. Kate was formerly the leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council and contracts manager at a college,... November 10, 2015

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Training 2000 Apprentice Crowned Winner at GTA England Awards

The national body of Group Training Associations recently held its Annual members Conference aimed at meeting the Governments targets on training and skills, as well as celebrating the successes of Apprentices across... October 23, 2015

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Our Military Preparation learners answer the call of DIY SOS: The Big Build

Military Preparation students from our Burnley and Radcliffe sites have recently helped the BBC DIY SOS makeover team transform two Manchester streets into a community for Army veterans. The programme, led by presenter Nick Knowles, recruited friends, local tradesmen and volunteers to help make over the homes in their biggest project to... September 29, 2015

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Learners Heading for WorldSkills UK Finals 2015

A group of our engineering and construction apprentices have made it through to the finals of a national competition, WorldSkills UK 2015. The group comprises of Fort Vale employees Sam Parkinson (20) Matthew Bryce (20) and Chris Taylor (26) from the WEC Group. They are competing in categories including CNC Turning, CNC Milling and Construction... September 23, 2015

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Beloved CEO Steve Gray celebrates 10 years of service

 Celebrations underway at Training 2000 for the commemoration of the 10 year anniversary of our Chief Executive Officer Steve Gray. Steve started his career as an apprentice and upon its completion, he started with... September 22, 2015

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Learners announced as finalists at the GTA England Awards 2015

Training 2000 are very pleased to have two of our learners reach the finals of the GTA England Awards 2015. Liam Woinson, from Paradigm Precision, was shortlisted for the Engineering Construction category and Henry... September 18, 2015

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Training 2000 partners with ECITB on Engineering Construction International Work Experience Scheme

We were recently delighted to offer some of Bahrain’s top students experience in the engineering construction industry through a new programme in partnership with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board... September 1, 2015

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Get Started with Survival with Military Preparation

We are celebrating the success of our Get Started with Survival programme aimed at disengaged young people run in partnership with the Princes Trust and the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner . Twenty-eight... August 4, 2015

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Are you considering a construction career in plumbing, heating and ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration systems when you leave school or college this summer?

If you are, drop into our Blackpool construction drop in events between 9.00am-4pm on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th August!   We have pre-app courses that are perfect for those who aren’t sure about what construction career path to take up to level 3 Apprenticeships, with job vacancies available for an immediate start.   The... July 3, 2015

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National Jisc competition win for Training 2000 Apprentices

A group of our Business Administration apprentices have been named as winners of a Jisc national competition to come up with innovative ideas for digital work-based learning. Supported by Training 2000, the team have received £20,000 of funding after winning the Jisc Apprentice Led Ideas Challenge along side a group from a college, which gave... July 2, 2015

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Business Administration learners recognised at awards ceremony

Talented business administration, ICT and finance apprenticeship and traineeship learners have been praised for their achievements at our prestigious annual Business Administration Awards, which recognised learners who... June 29, 2015

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Apprentices Support National Women in Engineering Day

A group of our female first year apprentices have celebrated National Women in Engineering day (NWED) on 23rd June by hosting an event for local businesses and community leaders. National Women in Engineering Day is a... June 24, 2015

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Engineering Careers: Girls Allowed

We are challenging gender stereotyping in industry and encouraging young women into science, technology, maths and engineering careers (STEM). Training 2000 has welcomed almost 60 local female high school students for... May 26, 2015

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Training 2000 wins international safety award

We are delighted to have won our 7th consecutive International Safety Award with merit from the British Safety Council in recognition of our commitment to keeping our workers and workplaces healthy and safe. The... May 7, 2015

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AAT award nod for Training 2000

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the AAT Small Training Provider of the Year! We deliver accredited accounting courses from the AAT, the professional body for accounting technicians, who ensure that courses delivered are of high quality. Our Accounting Apprenticeship involves a range of accounting duties... April 24, 2015

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Training 2000 to establish an Institute of Cyber Security in Lancashire

Training 2000 was delighted to have our exciting long-term plan to establish an Institute of Cyber Security in Lancashire mentioned by Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson in the House of Commons recently Following meetings with Mr Stephenson and Francis Maude, the Minister for the Cabinet and Paymaster General, we are now progressing with ambitious plans... March 31, 2015

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Bob Eastwood Celebrates ‘National Apprenticeship Week 2015’ at Training 2000

The Conservative Party candidate for Blackburn, Bob Eastwood, met apprentices at Training 2000 earlier this week, to celebrate ‘National Apprenticeship Week 2015’. During his visit, our CEO, Steve Gray, showed Mr... March 17, 2015

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National Apprenticeship Week 2015 with ECITB

ECITB has joined Training 2000 to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week. The regional operations director of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has come to visit us this week to gets some... March 13, 2015

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Ofsted Praises Training 2000

We are celebrating after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors The report, which was published today, highlighted that Training 2000 received outstanding grades for the quality of teaching, learning and... March 12, 2015

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Training 2000 over the moon to attain IMechE accreditation

Training 2000 are delighted to announce that our fantastic Engineering Department have successfully attained Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) accreditation for their Apprenticeship courses. IMechE came to... February 18, 2015

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Carl Fogarty Presents Engineering Apprentices with Awards at Glittering Ceremony

Carl Fogarty, who was crowned the King of the Jungle and had an illustrious career as a champion World Superbike racer, presented trophies to talented apprentices for their achievements at Training 2000’s annual Engineering Awards. As well as presenting awards, Carl Fogarty took part in a Q & A session, where he talked to learners about his... February 12, 2015

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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... December 17, 2014

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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,... December 5, 2014

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CEO Steve Gray volunteered to experience Training 2000 life in a different role

In an inspired move to raise money for the Christie Charity’s The Big Do this year, our company CEO, Steve Gray, volunteered to experience life at Training 2000 in a different role in the organisation. In return for... November 24, 2014

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First Project Controls Apprenticeship in the North West

After eight months of planning and partnership with the ECITB ten new apprentices have been recruited on the first ECITB Project Controls Apprenticeship to be run in the North West of England. This course is for... November 14, 2014

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Becoming a Duke of Edinburgh Directly Licenced Centre

In January of this year, Training 2000 was very pleased to become a Directly Licenced Centre (DLC) for the Duke of Edinburgh youth development programme. This unique scheme is a world leader, teaching key... November 11, 2014

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East Lancashire Fundraising Manager for MacMillan presented with cheque by Training 2000

Training 2000 has recently donated £1,131 to the MacMillan Cancer Support charity in aid of East Lancashire cancer services, raised by fundraising activities over the last year such as coffee mornings, a sponsored canal walk and fancy dress outdoor collections. Sebastien Farrell, East Lancashire Fundraising Manager at MacMillan, was delighted to... November 6, 2014

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Recommend a friend to study at Training 2000 and get £50

Recommend a friend who is interested in taking part in an apprenticeship or study programme to Training 2000 and we'll give you fifty pounds! Filling in the recommend a friend form is simple. It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3… 1. Register your details and your friends details here 2. We’ll log the details and your friend will be contacted... October 8, 2014

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Our apprentices have been invited to the Houses of Parliament!

Two of our apprentices from Training 2000 have beaten off competition from all over the country to be shortlisted for the finals of the GTA England Apprentice of the Year Awards. The finalists are – Andrew... October 7, 2014

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Forging the Future: Women in Engineering

We strongly believe that there needs to be more women in Engineering. This year, we have welcomed our greatest intake of female Engineering students to date. Thirteen girls aged 16-plus will be commencing Level 2 and 3... September 8, 2014

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Apprenticeship helps Preesall’s Luke to improve employability

Preesall is on the road to improve his employability after completing an Apprenticeship with Training 2000. Twelve months ago, after leaving university, Luke Hill was unable to secure a job in his chosen field which... August 29, 2014

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Ex-Apprentice turned Operations Director hails next generation of Apprentices

Leyland Trucks’ operations director began work as an engineering apprentice in 1977 he hoped it would be the start of a fruitful career. Almost four decades later and Peter Jukes is using his knowledge to support the... August 18, 2014

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World Skills show finals – here we come!

Training 2000 definitely have some World Skills! We have just received the fantastic news that six of our apprentices have been selected to take part in the prestigious World Skills UK Finals. Taking place on 13-15th November at Birmingham NEC Arena, the Skills Show hosts the WorldSkills UK national competitions, bringing skills to life as the... August 14, 2014

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Dominating the National Apprenticeship Awards Regional Finals

A highly successful evening was had by Training 2000’s learners and employers at the National Apprenticeship Awards North West Regional Finals, where we really dominated. At this years National Apprenticeship Awards Regional Final, out of the nine employer finalists Training 2000 partners with five of them and we were proud to be the only... August 14, 2014

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Apprenticeship Award Success

Training 2000 is celebrating Apprenticeship award success after four employers and two apprentices working at East Lancashire businesses have been shortlisted in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship... August 12, 2014

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Engineering Apprentices Showcase Talent

Engineering apprentices from across Lancashire have showcased their flair and skill at an annual open day hosted by Training 2000. The 200 apprentices have just completed 42 weeks off-the-job training at Training... August 11, 2014

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Triumph At International Safety Awards

For the fifth year running Training 2000 has received an International Safety Award with merit showing it has maintained excellent standards of health and safety in the workplace. The awards, organised by the British... August 7, 2014

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Donation Benefits Engineers Of Tomorrow

A gift of two assembly machines by the 3M manufacturing site at Clitheroe will be helping apprentices across the North West to learn the tools of their trade. The machines have been donated to Training 2000 and will... August 6, 2014

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Training 2000 Book Donation Speaks Volumes

Training 2000 has provided text books to enable a learner in Gambia to start a Level 2 Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification. Ousman Sawo, 37, worked as a labourer to build the Don McMath Foundation School in Gambia before being asked to join its teaching staff as school administrator. During this time, Ousman completed... August 5, 2014

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Scaffolding Apprentices Achieve Great Heights

Training 2000 has delivered its first Level 2 Scaffolding Apprenticeship to a group of six learners. The new qualification, accredited by the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS), has provided the learners with the opportunity to work for a number of reputable employers whilst obtaining foundation knowledge so they can... June 11, 2014

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Constructing a bright future

Laura Gwilliam, from Earby, has swapped her bedside manner for boilers, after taking the unusual step of joining her father’s business rather than pursuing a career in healthcare. Now the twenty three year-old is... April 13, 2014

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World Recognition For Training 2000 Is On The Money

Training 2000 has been named by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) as one of the best AAT training providers in the world. Training 2000 picked up the ‘AAT Small Training Provider of the Year’... April 11, 2014

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Study Programme Driving Apprenticeship Success

Seventeen-year-old Sam Dysart has turned his hobby into a future career with the help of Blackburn-based training provider, Training 2000. Darwen resident Sam had enjoyed working on cars since the age of 14, and used... February 23, 2014

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Training 2000 Apprentices Recognised At North West Aerospace Awards

Two apprentices studying with Blackburn-based Training 2000, the largest Group Training Association in England, have been recognised at the annual North West Aerospace Alliance New Talent Awards (NWAA).  The awards... December 10, 2013

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Engineering Apprentices Recognised At Awards Ceremony

Training 2000, the largest Group Training Association in England, hosted its annual Engineering on 29 November 2013 recognising learners and businesses from across the country. The glittering awards ceremony, held at Visions Learning Trust UTC, a University Technical College, in Burnley, which specialises in engineering and construction, saw... December 9, 2013

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Training 2000 Welcomes First Powered Access Learners

Training 2000 has launched a dedicated International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) training centre and welcomed its first cohort of learners. The group, from BAE Systems, is the first to complete the IPAF training course at the newly-accredited centre, based on Challenge Way in Blackburn. Delivered by qualified IPAF instructors, the course... December 9, 2013

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Ex-Apprentice Leads Drive For Recruitment

When Jaydee Davis qualified with an Apprenticeship, she didn't expect her future career to involve managing other young people looking to gain the same qualification.Jaydee, 28, completed a Level 2 and Level 3 Business... December 2, 2013

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Enhance your IT Skills For The Future

Training 2000 has launched a new IT User Apprenticeship in response to employer requests and learner demand. Combining virtual learning and employer led on-the-job training, the Apprenticeship is available at both... December 1, 2013

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Apprentices are medal winners at national Skills final

Seven apprentices studying with Training 2000 secured medals at the recent National finals of the WorldSkills UK competition. The ‘Lancashire Hotpots’ and 'Blackpool Rocks' teams of AAT Accountancy apprentices... November 19, 2013

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National Worldskills UK Final Beckons For Training 2000 Apprentices

Seven apprentices studying with Training 2000 are heading to Birmingham NEC to complete in the final of the coveted WorldSkills UK competition from 14-16 November. The apprentices, who are studying finance and... November 13, 2013

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International Recognition For Training 2000

Training 2000 has received an innovation award from TVET (Technical & Vocational Education & Training), an organisation dedicated to exporting the capabilities of the technical and vocational education sector. Working in partnership with Prospects College and West Anglia Training Association (WATA) and trading as GTA UK, the training... November 1, 2013

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Warrington Apprentice Secures Place In Skills Final

A talented apprentice from Warrington has fought off tough competition to reach the finals of the WorldSkills UK National Competition. Andrew Cartwright, aged 21, who works at Warrington-based Nuvia and is currently undertaking an Apprenticeship with Training 2000, is set to compete in the Mechanical CAD (Computer Aided Design) category of the... October 30, 2013

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Ben To Be Congratulated For Worldskills Success

Training 2000 apprentice, from Clitheroe, is set to meet Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, at the prestigious venue One Great George Street in the heart of Westminster, London, this week. Ben Anderson, aged 22, who... October 29, 2013

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Training 2000 Appoints New Head Of Provision

Training 2000, has appointed a new Head of Education and Skills. Steve Whitehead, from Burnley, joins Training 2000 after spending the past seven years as CEO of Alliance Learning, based in Horwich. Prior to that role,... October 16, 2013

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Apprentices Recognised At Awards Ceremony

Dental apprentices have been recognised for their achievements at Training 2000’s dental awards. The main winner on the night was 26 year-old Falah Aleem, from Blackburn, who received the Dental Nurse of the Year... September 25, 2013

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Learners Become Journalists For The Day

Training 2000 recently celebrated International Literacy Day by becoming editors of their own newspapers, The Times and The Evening News. International Literacy Day, held on Sunday 8 September, is organised by the... September 13, 2013

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2013

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2013 Regional event (for the North West, Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester was held at the County Chambers at Lancashire County Council in Preston and Training 2000 had a winner! Henry Clark is currently studying for his Level 2 in Business and Administration and is employed by Blackburn Council.... September 10, 2013

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Dual Award For Training 2000

Training 2000 has been recognised for its comprehensive and stringent health and safety management systems and commitment to quality. These were awarded following 18 months of preparation.  The Blackburn-based training provider has just received both the ISO 9001 and BS OHSAS 18001 certificates. The two standards, together with the current ISO... August 24, 2013

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Training 2000 Urges School Leavers To Consider Options

Results day can be a very stressful time for young people, but regardless of the outcome, the good news is, there are an increasing number of high-quality, work related courses to choose from. With more vacancies... August 23, 2013

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Training 2000 Learners Provide Bags Of Support At Retail Outlet

A group of Training 2000 learners will get hands on retail experience when they help a local community interest organisation set up shop. Eight youngsters have spent time over the past six weeks helping with... July 22, 2013

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Cumbria Learners First To Complete E-Learning Course

An administration co-ordinator in children’s services at the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is among one of the first to complete a Level 4 NVQ through a learning assistant e-portfolio with Training 2000.... June 12, 2013

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New Scaffolding Apprenticeship Holds Promise For A Bright Future

Blackburn-based Training 2000 has added another course to its growing range of qualifications. The Scaffolding Apprenticeship delivered at Level 2 is now available, providing an excellent route of obtaining... May 7, 2013

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The Duke Of York Visits Training 2000

HRH The Duke of York, KG, visited Training 2000 to recognise the growing number of Apprenticeships the centre offers and support the development of a University Technical College (UTC) in Burnley. His Royal Highness visited Training 2000 as part of his continued focus on promoting institutions that support Apprenticeship programmes and the... December 3, 2012

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