• Welcome Back Apprentices!

    We have been delighted to welcome back our Apprentices to PGL Training.

    The Apprentices are currently attending our training centre once every few weeks for their off the job practical training, as of September they will be back at the centre once a week. All Apprentices and staff have adapted well to our strict social distancing rules.

    Our Apprentices have all also engaged well remotely with their tutors and mentors during Covid virtually, and we are delighted to report that all are still on target and in employment with their previous employers.

    We just want to thank our Apprentices, staff and employers for all your hard work during these difficult times. Lets carry on learning, achieving and developing together!

  • 📣Come along to one of our free hairdressing taster days📣

    We offer a range of inspiring taster days for anyone interested in a career within hairdressing and barbering. Our taster days will give you the opportunity to find out if the industry is for you.

    Register your interest via the Contact Page

  • Pre Apprenticeship Programme

    We are looking to enrol suitable candidates to allow them to get Apprenticeship ready with our Pre-Apprenticeship Programme, so once we get the green light again you are ready to walk into job trials, interviews and more.

    Pre-Apprenticeship Programme

    (Eligible applications only funded via the Traineeship pathway)

    This programme is delivered to you virtually in the comfort of your own home, we will enrol you to the Pre-Apprenticeship Traineeship programme where we will develop skills such as employability ensuring that you have a CV, Covering Letter and interview techniques training ready for when you have your actual Apprenticeship interview. Should you require English and Maths the training will be provided to you via virtual lessons, we can also arrange exams to take place if you are ready to take them. One major advantage of conducting a Pre-Apprenticeship is that you are effectively completing the first stage of Apprenticeship study. Not only will this take time off your secondary study, but it will also give you a head start on the industry, granting you a competitive edge when it comes to finding employment. Another advantage is that employers will know you have experienced the industry culture prior to taking on the commitment of an Apprenticeship. Not only does this fasten your loyalty to the field you are undertaking, but it also proves your ability to handle yourself on site and passion towards completing your Apprenticeship to become accredited in your trade.

    The key elements for you are as follows:

    • Virtual CSCS Card and training *this is free of charge normally £180, holding this card is essential for a career within construction as you cannot work on a building site without this.
    • Support with finding a local employer to you who is willing to offer you a work trial via work experience for an apprenticeship opportunity.
    • Support with CV, Covering Letter and any interview technique training you may require.
    • Hand skill training, once restrictions have been lifted we are able to offer you hand skills training in our centre so you can try each sector to ensure a career in plumbing is what you want to do, as discussed we have many sectors which you can try to see what sector you enjoy most.
    • Functional Skills training for English and Maths if you do not have these qualifications already.
    • Designated mentor who works with you to help you secure an apprenticeship or find other courses, employment that you wish to explore.
    • Travel expenses paid until you secure an apprenticeship.


  • We believe Traineeships will play a vital role in securing the economic recovery and by offering free work experience placements, we can help you and tomorrow's work force. Here at PGL Training we have been supporting employers and learners for the last 15 years, and we are the voted number one provider in the South West.

    Traineeships provide young people with a chance to succeed, offering a placement that will give them substantial and meaningful workplace experience and gives employers the opportunity to shape a talented, potential employee. Now couldn’t be a better time to consider taking on a Trainee as Businesses in England will be given £1000 for each new work experience place they offer.

    What are the benefits of taking on a Trainee?
    Traineeships will help get young people into work and benefit your business in the following ways:

    • You as an employer can support the development of a high-quality Traineeship programme for your company in partnership with us - ensuring it suits both the needs of your business and the needs of the trainee
    • You can get ahead of the competition by bringing enthusiastic young people into your business before they get on to the job ladder
    • Traineeships will allow you to shape the skills and experience of young people from your local community, helping your business to develop a loyal and talented workforce, generating good PR for your business
    • Working with trainees will give established members of staff the chance to develop their skills in mentoring and coaching young people

    Here at PGL Training we offer bespoke programmes that are fully flexible, enabling us to tailor them to the needs of any employer.

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  • Recruit an Apprentice today and receive up to £3000

    This is a difficult time for employers and young people. The government is committed to supporting apprentices, and employers continue to build the skills capabilities the country needs now and in the future.

    Employers who recruit an apprentice aged 16-18 will be paid up to £3,000, while those who recruit an apprentice aged 19-24 will receive £2,000 and 25+ is £1,500.

    We believe apprentices will play a vital role in securing the economic recovery and by offering free recruitment and advice, we can help you and tomorrow's work force. We already have motivated learners and young people that are eager and ready for hands on experience, so why not give them the opportunity to grow and develop their career today!

  • Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a “brand new bonus”

    “We will pay businesses to hire young apprentices with a new payment of £2,000 per apprentice. And we will introduce a brand new bonus for businesses to hire apprentices aged 25 and over with a payment of £1,500.”

    The Treasury has since published a “plan for jobs” document, which states these payments will be in addition to the existing £1,000 incentive the government already provides for new 16 to 18 year-old apprentices, and those aged under 25 with an education, health and care plan where that applies.

    It means that employers could receive up to £3,000 for hiring 16 to 18 year old apprentices from August to January.