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 wide range of safety features for vehicles such as autonomous emergency breaking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, night vision cameras and adaptive lighting.

This builds on the support Training 2000 is providing businesses through a range of training which meets the increasing use of modern technology in the automotive sector and supports companies with the upskilling of staff.

Another example is the hugely popular hybrid vehicle courses being delivered regularly, with outstanding feedback.

Contact the automotive team to discuss how the range of courses and training on offer can support businesses with these new technologies – call 01254 54659.

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 year.

The training provider is one of 300 organisations to win a Merit in the 2017 International Safety Awards.

Now in their 59th year, the International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year.

In 2017, 578 organisations won an International Safety Award. They span all sectors and are drawn from the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, India and the Middle East. 31 organisations were awarded a Distinction, 300 organisations were awarded a Merit and 200 organisations achieved a Pass.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Training 2000 on their success in winning an International Safety Award 2017 with Merit: “The British Safety Council commends Training 2000 on their achievement. The award is in recognition of their commitment and efforts to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.

“Sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks at work brings lasting benefits for workers, their families, businesses and society as a whole. By celebrating and sharing the achievements of the winners of the International Safety Awards, we encourage businesses all over the world to follow their lead and place employees’ health and safety at the heart of their business. Our warmest congratulations!”

Phil Watson, HSE Manager at Training 2000 said:

“This award is based on evidence we submit in response to questions set by the British Safety Council.

“We’re proud to have achieved this award for the 9th year in succession, never gaining less that a merit, which demonstrates our strong commitment to the safety and wellbeing of all our staff and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.”

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 engineering.

Learners received certificates from Training 2000 CEO Steve Gray to recognise the skills they had gained during the 10-week course, where those taking part tried the variety of different engineering disciplines available.

The presentation took place in front of family, friends and Training 2000 staff in the £1.2m Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Centre (AMAC) where learners have had the chance to experience the very latest technology in Engineering & Manufacturing.

The Saturday club is a fantastic way for young people to get hands on experience in Training 2000’s outstanding engineering facilities – many go on to successfully start an apprenticeship.

Learn more about our engineering apprenticeships, and also view current vacancies available for application.

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 application process with the Skills Funding Agency which considered due diligence, capability, quality and financial health to access their capability to deliver high-quality apprenticeship training.

Only organisations included on the register will be eligible to deliver apprenticeship training for apprenticeships that start on 1 May 2017 or after.

This comes as part of the continuing reforms within the sector, as levy paying businesses start their contributions and other businesses are impacted by the various funding changes affecting non-levy payers.

Training 2000 has been working with businesses for almost a year, offering advice and guidance as the reforms took shape and more recently supporting them in working through what the changes mean for them and how to get the most value from them.

You can visit our dedicated apprenticeship reform website section and to talk to one of our experts, contact us on 01254 54659.

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 progression throughout her time in the organisation working in the finance team.

Having recently finished her AAT Level 4, Ellenor has now moved onto studying CIMA.

Ellenor’s development has been recognised throughout her apprenticeship – nominated for AAT Apprentice of the Year 2016 and winning North West Higher Apprentice of the Year for the Lancashire region at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016.

In addition to this Ellenor was also recognised at GTA England’s apprentice of the year awards.

If you would like to learn more about the Training 2000’s accountancy apprenticeship, please click here.

You can look at the variety of apprenticeship job vacancies currently on our website and apply today.

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 Manufacturing & Automation Centre.

Leaving school to start an apprenticeship in 1988, Mark was keen to work in a creative environment and chose to build a career in engineering.

After building a successful career as a skilled machinist and working in leadership & manufacturing engineering roles, Mark chose to return to Training 2000 where it all began, working in the Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Centre which opened in late 2016.

Mark said: “I truly believe that if I had not followed the apprenticeship route I would never have had the satisfying & rewarding career I have been able to enjoy.

“Because of this, I was really excited to come back to Training 2000 where my career journey began – and join the pioneering AMAC which helps businesses alongside current and future apprentices gain cutting edge industry skills and knowledge.”

Training 2000 are celebrating the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week which this year runs from 6th – 10th March and Mark was keen to encourage young people to ‘find their future’ as an apprentice.

He added:

“Working at Training 2000 has given me the opportunity to see how young people develop from learners starting off in their careers, into skilled professionals at the cutting edge of industry.

“National Apprenticeship Week is a great way to promote just how much of a positive impact apprenticeships have on the careers and lives of young people.”

To discuss starting your career journey contact us today.

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 – open to all Pendle based businesses across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Networking will be followed by an expert four-person panel who will give an insight into all things digital and keeping your business cyber secure, with Training 2000’s cyber security business manager Sarah Green.

To learn more about the event and book your place, click here.