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’ accolade on Thursday 3rd April 2014 at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

Designed to celebrate the use of new technologies and innovative ways training providers engage with their students, the inaugural AAT Training Provider Awards received a large number of entries.

Rowena Brough, Business and AAT Manager at Training 2000 said: “This is a tremendous achievement for Training 2000 and our AAT team, especially as there were over 70 entries worldwide.

“We have been delivering AAT qualifications for more than 12 years to more than 800 learners so to have been recognised at these inaugural awards is an honour and a testament to all the hard work put in by staff and learners and endorses the quality of our programme.”

Winners were announced by AAT President Mike Evans, who said: “Although this is our first year, the response from training providers and individuals has been brilliant and the calibre of entries far exceeded our expectations.

“Tonight was the perfect platform to recognise and celebrate the achievements of businesses and individuals and I look forward to building on the awards success in 2015.”

It has been a very successful 6 months for Training 2000’s AAT team with them having two teams winning Silver and Bronze at the WorldSkills Skills Show in November.

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 Administration Apprenticeship at Cummins Mellor Recruitment with the support of Blackburn-based Training 2000, the biggest Group Training Association in England, before starting her role in HR and recruitment at the People 2 People Group in 2011.

The People 2 People Group, based in Blackburn, specialises in several areas within the financial services sector. Their companies include Quickdox, Credit Agreement, Precision Claims, Wise Appointments and Wise Review.
As Group HR and Recruitment Manager, Jaydee is responsible for 150 staff at head office and the ongoing recruitment of 500 self-employed representatives working across the UK.

As an ex-apprentice who has worked her way up the career ladder, Jaydee has an in-depth understanding of what it takes to succeed and now advises 20 learners looking to achieve Apprenticeships in Business Administration and Customer Service.

Speaking from her own past experience, Jaydee, said: “From an academic point of view, I didn’t enjoy school, so I was happy to jump straight into a working environment and earn money whilst gaining a nationally-recognised qualification.

“It’s really rewarding to be able to advise other apprentices in my current role as I recognise that starting out as a young learner and getting used to the working world can be a tough process.
“As a recruitment specialist, I would advise any young learner to choose the right company, show great work ethic, take all feedback on board and most importantly, accept that you have to start at the beginning and learn the basics of any role.

“Currently, employers are looking to find candidates with the requisite skills and work-ready experience as well as the necessary qualifications, demonstrating that Apprenticeships are the perfect route for young people.”
Rowena Brough, business manager at Training 2000, said: “Jaydee is a prime example of how a successful Apprenticeship can lead to great career prospects.

“She always worked hard and received positive feedback from her employer, demonstrating that learners with the right attitude and willingness to learn will always succeed in the future.”