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.


Apprentice Stephanie helps to plug the skills gap

Apprentice Stephanie helps to plug the skills gap

10 May, 2016

22 year old Stephanie from Tyldesley attended Fred Longworth High School, where she secured 8 GCSEs grade A*-C in a range of traditional and creative subjects. On completion, Stephanie attended a local college to study AS levels but due to ill-health, she was unable to continue. Stephanie then began a BTEC in Business Studies, where she achieved a triple distinction. Like many academically able students, Stephanie was encouraged to apply to university via the UCAS process and received offers from all five of her choices. However, having enjoyed the practical side of her BTEC Stephanie decided that this was very much a path she would like to continue on, resulting in her rejecting her university offers in favour of an Apprenticeship. Stephanie applied to The Skills Company and successful secured her role with CM Solicitors in October 2015.


The sky seems to be the limit at HRGO!

The sky seems to be the limit at HRGO!

03 May, 2016

18 year old Jessica Martin from Bramhall attended Altrincham College of Arts in Timperley, where she secured seven GCSEs. Unhappy with her Maths and English grades, Jessica decided to enrol on a Pre-Apprenticeship with The Skills Company to improve her qualifications and attend a work experience placement.


Stylist, Colourist and Educator, Sarah heads to the top

Stylist, Colourist and Educator, Sarah heads to the top

29 Apr, 2016

Sarah Peace left school with very few GCSEs and decided to pursue a career in hairdressing from the age of 16. She undertook her level 2 with Saks Training Academy in her home town of Nottingham, before moving to Manchester five years ago. On arrival in Manchester, Sarah decided to take advantage of a then Government scheme, allowing those over the age of 26 to pursue a Level 3 qualification for the first time, as the Level 3 wasn’t available through the Saks Training Academy. Sarah was also keen to learn another way, as all of her previous training had been delivered the ‘Saks way.’


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