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Pitman opens doors for training week

The Pitman Training Centre, Chesterfield, is opening its doors to offer free advice and guidance to people interested in developing their skills or looking for the next step in their career.

In support of Adult Learner’s Week 13-19 June) staff will be offering a range of free taster sessions on courses, offering 1-2-1 consultations on career planning including a career MoT, CV writing workshops and recruitment support.

Manager Carla Hudson said: “We pride ourselves on being advocates of lifelong learning, and genuinely believe in the opportunities it brings to change and transform lives.

“We ran our open week last year during Adult Learners Week and it was a huge success. We saw and inspired hundreds of people from all over the region, of all ages, in many different situations, and helped them discover how lifelong learning can help changes lives.

“Many of our students keep in touch and we’re delighted to hear how they’ve had success with new jobs, promotions and boosting their salaries, as a result of vocational training and taking on new skills.”

For more information on the career clinics available, call 01246 233200 or visit www.pitman-training.com/chesterfield.

Claire Lister, MD of Pitman Training Group, is an advocate of lifelong learning. She has headed up Pitman for 17 years and is now developing the firm’s international franchise expansion.

She said: “It’s essential, whatever your position, to continue to develop your skills. Whether you’re looking to move on, or keep progressing in your existing role, standing still is not an option these days.

“The corporate world moves so quickly as technology continues to evolve, working practices progress and new ways of becoming more efficient are always just around the corner.

“I love to learn new things and feel that this drive is key to success. I’d always encourage others to seek out new ways of improving their skills and to keep topping up their knowledge.”

Adult Learners’ Week is an opportunity for individuals and organisations to celebrate the benefits of lifelong learning.

Pitman Training has been synonymous with office-based training since Sir Isaac Pitman invented shorthand in 1837, and the company now helps thousands of students each year progress their careers through tailor-made study programmes and Diplomas which are CPD accredited.