Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

Success Stories

We've helped thousands of people advance in their careers, increase their salaries and expand their practical skills. Hear just some of the experiences our students have had, studying with us.

Choosing to embark on training really will change your working life, whether you're seeking new skills to help you work smarter, updating your ability to reach for a promotion, or wanting to learn skills for a profession new to you. From professionals wanting to advance their skillset, to individuals wanting to return to work after a career break, or step into an entirely new role, we've trained thousands of people from a wide range of businesses and backgrounds. Read just some of our past learners' success stories below.

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Polly Lu gains skills for work at Southampton University

Polly came to the UK to gain qualifications and start a new career. She started work as a waitress at Pret A Manger. Polly came to speak to Pitman Training in Southampton for advice on her career and training required to achieve her goal.

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Dahlia Porter - from Administrator to School Secretary

"I had left my current role in a bank after 21 years and was at a crossroads as to what I would like to do; life being a mad treadmill I wanted to re-skill and felt unsure of the course I should take."

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Charmain - from administration support to Legal Secretary / Team Leader

"My new employers were so impressed when they knew I had decided to train as a Legal Secretary for myself they offered me an alternative position as a Team Leader!"

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Dawn - from working in retail to Office Administrator

"Having worked in the retail trade for a number of years as a Store Manager with a large high street clothes retailer I felt that I couldn’t really progress any further and was tired of just the sheer number of hours. I decided to completely change direction and studied the Microsoft Office Plus Diploma with Pitman Training Solihull."

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Ivana - from Administrative Assistant to Executive PA

"I started studying for my Executive PA Diploma and was immediately impressed at the level of support I received from Kathy in the Hammersmith centre."

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Ade - from Call Centre Manager to Book-keeper

Ade had always been ambitious and graduated with a BSc in Economics, so when he joined a TV station as a customer service agent in their call centre, he quickly made his way through the ranks to become a call centre manager. But before long, he got the feeling that he was treading water, that he had gone as far as he could go.

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Lambroulla - from shop worker to Legal Secretary in West End law firm

"I had been working as an assistant in a pharmacy since leaving school and was conscious that time was passing by, but when you’re working full time, how do you break out?"

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Galina Perry - from Care Assistant to successful Entrepreneur

Galina moved to Ipswich from the Ukraine in 1994. She was working as a carer but wanted to do something different and needed to develop her skills. Fortunately a friend recommended Pitman Training.

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Silvana Clark - from unemployed to full-time Administrator

Age 50 was just around the corner when I first went to Pitman to enquire about courses. I wanted to improve my work prospects and confidence; it began to show badly in job interviews.

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Trudy Rodgers - from full time Mum to Executive PA

When Mum of two, Trudy Rodgers, first walked into Pitman Training Plymouth, she had not been in full time employment for ten years so she knew that updating her skills would be the best way for her to get her confidence back and ultimately get back into work.

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Rosemary Newman - from Civil Service Secretary to Medical Secretary

Rosemary was aware her job would disappear under the re-structures taking place locally. So together we discussed the types of jobs she would like to do.

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Yaswee - from long-term unemployed to Medical Secretary

Yaswee was unemployed for 12 years prior to starting our Medical Secretarial Diploma at the centre.

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