Pitman Training Group, the UK’s most established independent training provider, is thrilled to announce a senior hire, as part of the group’s continued international expansion of their franchisee network.

Nicola Hoskin, brings with her a wealth of experience working on the global development of some of Britain’s most iconic brands such as Marks & Spencer & TopShop.

Nicola said: “My ultimate goal is to ensure that the Pitman brand is the leading vocational training provider worldwide. I am a huge fan of such a prestigious Great British brand as is Pitman.  It boasts incredible heritage and I am excited to explore and potentialise the currently untapped international opportunities.  I am also thrilled to be joining an organisation that harbours such inherent passion and knowledge amongst the team.”

She added: “In the first few days of starting this role I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural graduation ceremony for Pitman students in Ramallah, Palestine. The auspicious occasion celebrated the achievements of all Pitman graduates at the Cultural Palace in Ramallah with 150 guests, and hosted VIP dignitaries including Educational Heads and Government Ministers. This event hit home to me how important Pitman’s work is in International regions, the impact it makes and how respected the brand is in influential circles.”

Claire Lister, Pitman Training Group MD said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Nicola to the Pitman family.”