Craig rises to university challenge

Craig rises to university challenge

28 Apr, 2017

After completing his GCSEs, Craig Cahill from the Everton district decided that he wasn’t suited to further academic study, and wanted to do something more practical. Initially, he started a plumbing course, but decided that it wasn’t for him and began to look at other alternatives.







P.P. Group Proves That You Can Win Anything With Kids

P.P. Group Proves That You Can Win Anything With Kids

04 Jul, 2016

Founded in Walkden in 1976, the P.P. Group of Companies began life in the basement of a cotton mill and has grown into one of the UK’s leading independent metal profiling and processing companies. The Group provides profiling, processing and manufacturing services across a vast range of industries. There are four divisions that make up the P.P. Group: Plasma, Profiles, Protube and Processing.


With hard work and determination the sky really is the limit!

With hard work and determination the sky really is the limit!

31 May, 2016

Lee Cullen describes himself as an “average kid who left school with grade D GCSEs” before beginning work straight away as a trainee engineer. In 2001, an opportunity arose with Skywheels, an Altrincham based company with over 20 years of global aviation wheel repair experience, where, aged 19, Lee began a summer contract as a temporary labourer.


From Apprentice to Tutor, Luke has gone full circle

From Apprentice to Tutor, Luke has gone full circle

11 May, 2016

22 year old Luke Baxter from Stalybridge left West Hill School with an impressive 13 GCSEs at grade A*-C. He went on to study four A-levels at Ashton Sixth Form College but instead of moving onto the traditional route of university, Luke decided that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and undertake a more practical trade. Luke was enrolled on the three year Level 3 Gas Utilisation Apprenticeship with The Skills Company and undertook all of his practical training at the purpose built Greater Manchester SkillCentre on Trafford Park.


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