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MP Aaron Bell visits Acorn Training Centre in the heart of Newcastle-under-Lyme High Street

(Wednesday, 28th September 2022) Today, MP Aaron Bell, visits the Acorn Training Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme to learn about the core activities of the business aiming to boost employability, upskill individuals and support the community within the local area.

With main headquarters in Tunstall, Acorn Training delivers apprenticeships, skills training, employability support, youth and justice services across England, with a further nine centres and employing over 150 staff nationally.

Acorn Training has had a successful year so far, with the opening of five new centres – Newcastle-under-Lyme, Burton, Melton, Daventry and Hanley, tripling its Adult Education Budget award to deliver adult learning both online and in classrooms, increasing its Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service delivery in prisons to delivery in 19 HMP establishments, enrolling over 600 new learners onto Apprenticeship programmes and successfully being awarded its largest employability contract to date supporting the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) RESTART Scheme.

The Newcastle-under-Lyme centre is conveniently located around the corner from the Job Centre to be well-placed to deliver employability support and help customers daily with CV writing, job searching, interview preparation, health & wellbeing, qualifications & training, boosting confidence, developing skills and providing links to local employers.

Operations Director, Sophia Franzen, comments on Acorn Training’s role in Newcastle-under-Lyme:

“We aim to build significantly on a strong local presence in Newcastle-under-Lyme, instituting high levels of social value, supporting local people with employment and upskilling through corporate social responsibility and community-based initiatives. We continue to support the equality of opportunity by ensuring all people are supported to access the same opportunities in life, no matter their background.

We have been able to diversify, innovate and grow our business over the past year to help more individuals and communities. We have a robust growth strategy, strong core values and dedicated staff to support our journey as we increase our footprint and services in Apprenticeships, Employability, Justice and Adult Education”.

Aaron Bell MP comments on the work of the training centre

“I was delighted to meet with the staff at Acorn and see for myself the work they are doing to help get people back into the jobs market, including their innovative training programs and jobs fairs coming soon.

With over  million jobs on offer nationwide, the work of companies like Acorn is vital in making sure our local businesses have the trained staff they need to expand and grow.”

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Notes to editors

Acorn Training is a national training provider delivering apprenticeships, adult education, employability programmes, justice services, skills & career development. To learn more about the organisation and its offerings, please visit: https://www.acorntraining.co.uk/ or follow on social media: Instagram: @Acorn_training_ltd Twitter: @AcornTrainingUK LinkedIn: Acorn Training Ltd Facebook: Acorn Training UK


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