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Young People Embark on Nu-Future

Young people from Staffordshire are embarking on a “Nu-Future”, thanks to an exciting new programme delivered by skills provider, Pilot.

Nu-Futures provides young people aged 15 years and above, with the opportunity to learn new skills and develop the attributes to move into further education or employment. With a strong reputation for developing the skills of local people and source employment with partner organisations, Pilot is well placed to deliver the new programme.

“We think Nu-Futures provides a terrific model for supporting young people who perhaps may not have always responded to traditional classroom-based education,” explains Pilot Director, Andy Pettigrew.

“Our methods are really based on providing a practical setting through which we can help to nurture confidence and develop the talents that these young people undoubtedly possess.”

Pilot’s delivery is certainly proving popular with participants, with 88% of end of course evaluations rating the programme as “outstanding”. Alex from Stafford said: “Nu-Futures has definitely helped me to gain more confidence and encouraged me to meet new people. I would recommend the course to other people of my age.”

Nu-Futures is an ESF/SFA programme, delivered by Pilot on behalf of APM.

Pilot helps Screwfix to win NIACE ‘Employer of the Year’!

    Screwfix have beaten more than 1,000 entrants in scooping the title of ‘Employer of the Year’ at the NIACE National Training Awards. The award paid tribute to the work undertaken at the company’s Stafford distribution centre, where Screwfix have engaged with national training provider, Pilot, in the development of a highly effective Logistics Academy. OverContinue Reading

Apprenticeships prove to be ‘fit for purpose’ at Aston Labs

Aston Labs in Birmingham held a recognition of achievement event to congratulate the five members of their Logistics team on successful completion of an Intermediate level Apprenticeship in Warehousing & Storage. Procurement Manager Richard Evans said that “the team all found the tutoring support very helpful and the guided learning and assessments were an effective way toContinue Reading

ERIKS UK – Management Success!

On Wednesday 12th November, six managers from ERIKS UK successfully completed their Institute of Leadership and Management qualification. The awards ceremony, held at ERIKS UK Head Office, was a chance to congratulate the individuals on their achievement and appreciate their hard work. Managing Director, Alan Whetstone, expressed his recognition of their success and presented themContinue Reading

Black Country Chamber Recognise Pilot’s Success

Pilot have always worked closely with Black Country businesses and this has recently been highlighted by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce. The Success of the Logistics academy, delivered in partnership with Screwfix, has been huge and it is changing peoples lives. To find out more and to read the Chamber article please follow the link.Continue Reading

Andrew and Melvin reach new heights!

Pilot’s Director Andrew and Assessor Trainer Melvin have both been on their own personal adventures over the past few months. Andrew could be found wild camping in Norway, clambering on top of Pulpit Rock and the Kjerag boulder while Melvin could be seen (with binoculars!) leaping out of planes above Las Vegas and LA. WhenContinue Reading

It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn… it’s a new academic year

The 1st of August 2014 brought about a new academic year and along with that came a number of changes in qualifications that attract funding. Many of these changes will be implemented between now and December with more following in 2015. The government is set on reforming Apprenticeships to ensure that only the best apprenticeshipContinue Reading

3 Peak Challenge

Andrew, Sue, Yann, Nigel, Vicky and Shaista took part in the 24 hour three peak challenge in aid of the charity Acorns. The challenge involved a whirlwind visit to Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and finally Snowdon in Wales. Pilot raised over £2000 for the charity and would like toContinue Reading

Purity Soft Drinks – Leading the Way!

Wednesbury based Purity Soft Drinks are supporting the training of their Team Leaders with a programme that is national accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management. In partnership with Purity we have designed a programme that is flexible and can be delivered around a three shift system to accommodate both the business and learnerContinue Reading

Jobseekers success with Cab Auto

Pilots’ Manufacturing pre-employment academy has gone from strength to strength. A number of job seekers from our latest group have have successfully gained employment with Cab Auto. Continue Reading

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201-206 Alcester St,
B12 0NQ.

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Fax: 0845 300 2263

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