Mersey training firm relocates and expands with up to 20 jobs in the pipeline

Training Strategies is moving its current 120-strong operation from Stopgate Lane in Aintree to a new site is has acquired in Oriel Road, Bootle, which comprises 6,000 sq ft of space. Tony McDonough reports

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Caitlyn Eadle, Collette Williams and Barry Dunne outside Training Strategies’ new office in Bootle

 

Up to 20 new jobs and 30 apprenticeships will be created following the relocation and expansion of a Liverpool training business.

Training Strategies is moving its current 120-strong operation from Stopgate Lane in Aintree to a new site is has acquired in Oriel Road, Bootle, which comprises 6,000 sq ft of space.

The firm, which celebrates its 10th birthday this year, specialises in the delivery of apprenticeships and programmes for unemployed people. It also offers an range of bespoke courses that can be delivered in the workplace.

It works with more than 400 employers across the North West as well as national brands such as Heinz, HMRC and Royal Mail.

In recent times Training Strategies has won contracts for the delivery of apprenticeships with Government and the Skills Funding Agency. The company says 80.2% of learners achieve their qualification – significantly higher than the national average. 

It’s new base is located opposite Bootle Oriel Road railway station and company bosses believe this will prove to be a significant incentive for applicants for its pre-employment programmes as well as enhance its on-site training offer.

Training Strategies’ apprenticeships manager Barry Dunne said: “Since our inception in 2008, we have had a successful period in North Liverpool but the time has come to move to pastures new.

“Now that we have more space, it means we have the capacity to take on additional staff to support the growing numbers of young people we are putting on apprenticeship programmes.

“Demand for our on-site employment courses is also growing rapidly so hopefully we can be responsible for upskilling workforces across Merseyside.

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