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Acorn Training achieves a 100% distinction rate in Operations Manager Apprenticeships

(Monday 6th December, 2021) Acorn Training celebrates a 100% distinction grading achieved by all learners on their Operations Manager Apprenticeship delivery...

Acorn Training launches new Burton Upon Trent office to partners & stakeholders at opening event

(Tuesday 26 October 2021) Award-winning national training provider, Acorn Training, today opens its new office in Burton Upon Trent at a launch event with the Mayor of East Staffordshire - Councillor Patricia Ackroyd and Consort Mike Ackroyd, Councillor George Allen, Partners and Stakeholders....

Acorn Training announces new partnership with Cognassist to tailor its training delivery to individual learner needs

(Wednesday 20 October 2021) Today, Acorn Training announces its commitment to the individual training needs of its almost 700 learners with the introduction of innovative technology through a new partnership with Cognassist...

Acorn Training increases support to the Care Industry with contract win in Greater Manchester

(Friday 8 October 2021) Award-winning national training provider, Acorn Training, has successfully been named as a lead training provider of Health & Social Care in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) devolved area. Acorn Training will support The Growth Hub and Skills for Growth to deliver high-quality training to dedicated workers within the care industry, ensuring the 2.8 million individuals living in the GMCA area can access and receive high-quality care from its health care services....

Triple shortlist success for Acorn Training and its employer network at the National Apprenticeship Awards and the East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire Business Awards

(Monday 4 October 2021) In July, Acorn Training nominated one of our partner employers, Inspire Childrens Services, for the ‘Employer of the Year’ Award at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2021. Inspire Childrens Services is an established provider of high-quality support and specialist residential care for young people with complex needs in communities throughout the North West of England. The team at Inspire work with Acorn Training to ensure that high-quality training is delivered to their employees; showcasing an investment in their own talent and creating settings with best possible support and outcomes for the individuals they care for...

Acorn Training join the effort to support the country back into employment with the DWP Restart Scheme

(Wednesday 4th August, 2021) Today, employment start-up, Jobs 22, announce plans for the roll-out of the Department for Work and Pensions’ Restart Scheme in the East Central Region. The Restart Scheme has been created to provide intensive and tailored employability support to over 1 million unemployed people in England and Wales; helping them to find and secure sustainable work. Jobs 22 has been awarded the East Central England region, to provide support for job seekers in the East Midlands, Lincolnshire, Bedfordshire, Luton and Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire....

Acorn Training expands footprint with new offices in Burton Upon Trent

(Wednesday 26 May 2021) Award-winning national training provider, Acorn Training, reveals plans to open a new office in Burton Upon Trent next month. The new premises are in addition to the company’s existing offices in Coalville, Chesterfield, Hinckley, Loughborough and its headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent...

Acorn Training secures position as subcontractor on Job22’s major Department for Work and Pensions Contract to support the Restart Scheme in East Central England

(Friday 30th April 2021) Acorn Training has been successful in securing a place as a subcontractor on the new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Restart Scheme Contract. The Restart Scheme, commencing in June 2021, has been created to provide intensive and tailored employability support to over 1 million unemployed people and help them find work in England and Wales...

Acorn Training scoops Growth Award at the Stoke-on-Trent Live & The Sentinel Business Awards 2021

(Friday 23rd April 2021) Acorn Training has been recognised for their significant growth at the Stoke-on-Trent Live & The Sentinel Business Awards 2021. The annual awards are a chance for companies in the region to showcase their successes and be recognised for some of their most notable achievements over the last 12 months...

Acorn Training’s IAG services are extended to three more UK prisons in further contract success with HMPPS

(Friday 26th February 2021) Acorn Training has been awarded two new contacts with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to provide Information and Guidance (IAG) services within three separate prison establishments from February 2021. Acorn Training currently provides a range of services in partnership with HMPPS as a sub-contracted training provider within three other UK prisons; HMP Garth, HMP Gartree and HMP North Sea Camp....

Acorn Training’s innovative social media approach secures 24% of views on all National Apprenticeship Week content on TikTok

(Monday 15th February 2021) Acorn Training has proved its flair for innovative thinking to target young people during National Apprenticeship Week 2021. The Stoke-on-Trent based company set-up TikTok account @ApprenticeshipswithRach at the end of January in preparation for the annually celebrated week. Rachel Juniper, Acorn’s recruitment expert leads the account and has amassed over 3,100 views on her 14 videos supporting #NAW2021...

Acorn Training earns place on NHS Framework to deliver Apprenticeships in Learning & Development and HR Qualification Standards

(Friday 12th February 2020) Acorn Training has successfully placed as one of the providers on the Salisbury NHSFT’s national framework for delivery of Learning Mentor Level 3, HR Support Level 3 and Learning & Development Level 3. In addition to the company placing as a provider for Customer Service Practitioner delivery last year, Acorn Training is now able work with any NHS organisation to deliver these four apprenticeship standards tailored to the needs of NHS employers.

Acorn Training awarded ‘Network of the Year’ and Founder, Gareth Fallows, is honoured with ‘Role Model Award’ for positive contributions to the LGBTQ+ and wider community at the inspirational World Skills UK – Diversity & Inclusion Heroes Awards 2020

(Thursday 28th January 2021) Acorn Training has been recognised for their work championing diversity and inclusion within their organisation and the local communities they serve at the World Skills UK Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2020. These inspiring awards are hosted in partnership with Coca-Cola European partners and are an opportunity to recognise outstanding commitment to promoting and supporting diverse and inclusive practices and celebrate those making a real difference...

Acorn Training demonstrates high levels of diversity amongst SSW Programme participants

(Monday 25th January 2020) Acorn Training has been praised by Serco for the delivery of the Skills Support for the Workforce programme because of the high levels of diversity and inclusion amongst participants, and how Acorn Training have successfully demonstrated strong engagement with priority groups...

Acorn Training launches new #getintoacorn campaign to support people through learning opportunities during COVID-19 pandemic

(Wednesday 13th January 2021) Acorn Training are launching a new campaign, aimed at helping individuals to #getintoacorn by learning a new field, skill or hobby. The campaign has been created after expanding the range of online courses we have available this year and breaking down barriers for people to upskill, change career paths and/or find sustainable employment through a Like it. Learn it. Live it. philosophy. The organisation are hoping to ignite the passion within individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic to use their time productively and let the team at Acorn Training support them on their journey...

Acorn Training's Facebook following chooses winner of the ‘2020 Christmas Card Design Competition’

(Monday 7th December 2020) In November, Acorn Training posted details on how to vote for their 2020 Christmas Card Design Competition winner on their Facebook page. The competition was created by Acorn’s Managing Director, Gareth Fallows, who invited all children within the Acorn Family to design and submit a card for the company to send out to all of their employees, learners, customers and other stakeholders this festive season. A prize of a £100 donation to a charity of their choice plus a £50 gift voucher for themselves would be awarded to the winner...

Acorn Training logo turns purple for #PurpleLightUp day in support of International Day of Persons with Disabilities

(Thursday 3rd December 2020) The Acorn Training company logo is getting a makeover for one day only. The usually green logo, lending itself to match the nature-inspired company name of ‘Acorn’, will be changing to purple on Thursday 3rd December. This change is inspired by the #PurpleLightUp campaign, #PurpleLightUp is a global movement designed to celebrate and draw attention to the economic contribution of disabled people on the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities...,

Acorn Training earns place on NHS Customer Service Framework

(Monday 23rd November 2020) Acorn Training has successfully placed as one of the providers on the HEE / Salisbury NHSFT national framework for Customer Service Level 2. This exciting development for Acorn Training enables the company to work with any NHS organisation in the East and West Midlands to deliver their Customer Service level 2 apprenticeship bespoked to the needs of NHS employers...

Acorn Training wins Ufi VocTech Grant to help digitise its training courses

(Thursday 8 October 2020) Acorn Training, has installed a fully-integrated, video recording suite at its Head Office in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. The latest step in digitising courses, further helping individuals to gain valuable and sustainable employability services. The investment in the technology comes following a successful bid for a grant awarded by the Ufi VocTech Trust, who support the delivery of adult vocational skills through digital technology...

Acorn Training Employee secures success with The Vicar's Relief Emergency Fund

(Friday 21st August 2020) Nicola Smith, Acorn Training employee, has shared her success in securing 12 laptops for her participants, meaning they can begin to access online provisions and training...