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Gloucestershire County Council signs up Prospect Training Services

Gloucestershire County Council has commissioned Prospect Training Services (PTS) to work with employers across the region to demonstrate the value and benefit of recruiting an apprentice. Please take a look here for more information - View Document

We've some NEW courses available!

As of September 2014, PTS are now delivering Health & Social Care to Level 2 standards! This is part of a Study programme, and along with the Health & Social Care qualification, you will have chance to complete various other qualifications too - click here to find out more.

We have also launched our brand new GOALZ programme - this is a course which will allow you to complete a Sports & Active Leisure Level 1 qualification, along with various other courses to give you a wraparound of qualifications. Please Contact us to book your space!

HITZ has also spread its wings over some further premiership rugby clubs. PTS are now delivering the Sports & Active Leisure course in Exeter, Harlequins, Worcester, Bath, London Irish.

Please take a look at our HITZ page or contact us for more information or to sign up!

London - Brighton - 07/09/2014

Some of the PTS team have completed the 54 mile bike ride from London to Brighton this weekend raising money for Gloucestershire's Pied Piper Appeal. Congrats team!

Proud Sponsors of Gloucester City AFC

Prospect Training Services are proud to announce that they will be sponsoring Gloucester City AFC for a 4th consecutive year. This year we will be sponsoring the club at every age group from under-sevens to the first team in Conference North.

Prospect Training Services awarded Grade GOOD

We are so happy to have achieved the grade GOOD in our latest Ofsted inspection.

Here are some of the quotes;

The Merlin Standard

Prospect Training Services are extremely proud to be awarded a grade GOOD in our Merlin Standard. "Prospect were quite clear about the sort of providers they wanted to engage with, the most important aspect was the need to be fully committed and passionate about helping NEETs."

Gold Standard for PTS

PTS are proud to be awarded a GOLD for our Work Experience!

We've now launched Hitz in Bath!

Prospect Training Services have now launched the Hitz programme in Bath rugby club, which will target young people who are NEET in the area to take part in the Diploma in Sport & Active Leisure. They will also be working towards achieving qualifications in Maths, English, IT and employability skills. Here is the press release - click here.

Believe in Gloucester Winners - BIG!

We are proud to announce the Q Club as the winner of Best Community Project of 2013. Gloucester Citizen readers have been nominating people and organisations for the range of awards over the past few weeks. Gloucester mayor Chris Chatterton said: "I have got the best job in the city because I get to meet all the wonderful people who make Gloucester tick. I get to meet people dedicated to making it a better place. These awards are an opportunity to celebrate that. We are incredibly lucky to line in the city of Gloucester. We have some fantastic heritage, incredible buildings, a great rugby team. There is still a long way to go but here we have people who have got the passion and vision to make Gloucester a better place for us all."

Congratulations Dan! Thames Valley Apprentice of the Year!

19-year-old Dan Roberts is a proud winner and a full-time estate agent after completing his Customer Service apprenticeship through Prospect Training Services. Not only has Dan gained a full-time job, but he also won the Thames Valley Apprentice of the Year Award.

The Thames Valley Award is a huge achievement for Dan with 50,000 people in the Thames Valley area entering the apprenticeship competition. Dan is now in the running to winning the National Intermediate Apprentice of the Year 2013 award amongst other regional winners from across the UK.

Since starting his full-time role, Dan has continue to improve and impress. He said: “I am delighted to win the Thames Valley Apprenticeship of the Year Award and thank Prospect Training Services for all the fantastic training the organisation gave me to help me on my career path. I’m really looking forward to the final of the Awards.”

Now that Dan has won the regional award, he wants to use his positive experiences he had during and after his apprenticeship to guide and inspire other young people to be the best they can be.

Dan said: “In my spare time I have put myself forward to be an ambassador for Prospect Training Services to talk to other young people about the benefits and opportunities that an apprenticeship has given me.”

We are the Gromit winners!

Prospect Training Services are the winners of the PurpleFish Gromit competition! click here to read more!

We've got a brand new coach!

Education Through Sport (ETS) is PTS’ sport arm! This is a joint venture between ourselves and Dean Holdsworth, ex-football professional, manager and Pro-Licence coach. Joe McClean has been recently appointed by us as our dedicated Sport development Office and Coach. Joe will be engaging with young people to provide training, confidence and a career path for each individual. Joe is highly qualified with a BSc Hons in Sports Coaching, and along with coaching at ETS, plays semi-professional rugby league for Gloucestershire All Golds. Speaking about his new role, Joe says: “Having spent a lot of my life playing rugby, it’s always been my dream to find a career in this field and hopefully I’ll help others find their passion for keeping fit and staying active.” If you’d like more information please contact ETS on 01452 541023/542590.

Sports Fest 13th & 14th July 2013

SPORTS FEST 2013 sponsored by EDF Energy is the 2nd Annual sports festival dedicated to celebrating and promoting Gloucestershire’s sports & activities. And WE are going to be there! Please click here to find out more.

09.07.13 - We've extended our Sponsorship!

Prospect Training Services are delighted to announce we have extended our sponsorship for Gloucester City Football Club! Along with PTS, our sporting arm Education Through Sport (ETS) and The Pied Piper Appeal will be appearing on the Tigers football kit!

Have YOU heard our Heart FM radio advert?!

We have been advertising an Heart FM for sometime now, but recently we have increased our airtime and introduced a FREE PRIZE DRAW through the Summer, if you engage on our Youth Programme. If you come in and have a one-to one careers interview at Prospect Training Services, and join our Study Programmes or Foundation Learning courses, your name will be entered into a free draw to win an iTunes voucher worth £50! So, call 01452 300255 to book your careers interview NOW! *Terms and Conditions apply.

London Road Open Day 21st June 2013.

Join us at our London Road open day on the 21st June between 1 & 4PM and join in with our 'Have a go' activities. There will be demonstrations around our Health and Social Care and Young Parents to Be courses, such as changing babies nappies with Marmite to reflect the early nappy changes, and Piccalilli to reflect later nappy changes! There will be plenty more fun and educational activities taking place too...along with free refreshments. If you would like any further information please contact Jackie on 01452 332996.

Sat 8th June & Sun 9th June- Highnam Court Motor Show

We are at Highnam Court Motor Show this weekend! We will have our inflatable penalty shoot out goal, along with our catchy trailer packed full of information on all of the services we offer. We will also have our friendly team of staff on hand to help raise money for Pied Piper Appeal and provide any further information you may need. See you there!

Facebook us!

Prospect Training Services is contactable via Facebook- 'Like' us now- we have many upcoming competitions to be won!

28.05.13- Tall Ships Success!

PTS have been at the Tall Ships all Bank Holiday weekend and we are please to announce we have raised over £600 in donations for the Pied Piper Appeal!

18.04.13- The HITZ programme is launched!

Our brand new & exciting sports programme linked with Worcester Warriors has kicked off today! See our Hitz page for more info!

12.03.13- Minister for Employment Visits PTS

Minister for Employment Mr Mark Hoban visited us on Tuesday 12th March 2013.

After spending the morning discussing the work programme he had lunch at our Café Q, viewed our eLearning materials and saw how we work in the community.

Budding estate agent sells ten houses in six months

Budding estate agent has sold ten houses in six months as he looks to carve out a new career in the county.

Daniel Roberts, 19, has been working as an apprentice at Michael Tuck Estate Agents in Gloucester.

Daniel, of Tuffley, was previously working in a factory after dropping out of school.

He decided to pursue a career in sales after being put in touch with Gloucester-based training provider Prospect Training Services.

Daniel said: "I was put in touch with Prospect Training Services who were brilliant.

"They took the time to sit down with me to discuss what I wanted to do, helped me work on my CV and introduced the idea of apprenticeships to me.

"I wanted to continue learning but knew I needed to start earning money so it seemed like a perfect fit."

Daniel has been given a mentor at Michael Tucks who provides progress reports every three weeks.

Offering advice to other young people thinking about doing an apprenticeship, Daniel said:

"Find something you're really passionate about and don't give up on it. I've always known I was a people person, so sales was the perfect fit for me.

"There are people and companies out there who can help, so don't be afraid to ask for it."

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