Training specialist goes extra mile to improve candidates’ job prospects

Briony Fawcett

A Lancashire training company is going a step further to enhance employment opportunities by providing each successful learner with driving lessons, a bike or a laptop.

PHX Training, based in Preston, is offering the new initiative to get people back into work by delivering a series of four-week courses in warehousing, retail, team leading and Security Industry Authority (SIA) training.

Aside from specific industry knowledge, the courses aim to offer students a range of additional skills including customer service, teamwork and IT.

Briony Fawcett, operations director at PHX Training said: “PHX Training is a catalyst for people who are currently unemployed, claiming benefits or on a low income to improve their chances of finding work.

“This initiative is about giving individuals a set of key skills in specific areas while offering a solution to barriers learners may be up against.

“We are providing successful pupils with a laptop, bike or driving lessons to broaden their horizons when it comes to applying for jobs at home or offering them a resolution to transport issues which they may face.

“Upon completion of the SIA course, learners will receive the SIA badge which is a legal requirement that security professionals must possess in order to undertake work.”

The four-week courses will be rolled out across six PHX Training centres in the North West. The first SIA training course will be launched this month in Carlisle.

The PHX team of qualified trainers delivers a diverse range of resources including offline, online and face-to-face services at seven training centres in Barrow, Blackpool, Carlisle, Morecambe, Preston, Workington, and Southport.