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In case you haven't already heard, RM Training have a new website with new and improved content on the qualifications available.

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Merry Christmas Everyone

Christmas is so close and all of us are itching for the Christmas holidays to arrive, so we can relax with a good roast dinner and a fantastic slice of Christmas pudding.


Today at RM Training we are leaving at 12 for the Christmas celebrations, and on this final half of the day, we would like to send out Christmas wishes to all of you wonderful people. Christmas wishes for friends, family, our learners, our VIY volunteers, the employers we work with, and finally to each other.


As always, it is a pleasure to work with such lovely people and it always makes us smile to help find people who are desperate to work, jobs that they enjoy and love – or alternatively, finding companies employees who make a wonderful difference to their company and team.

We would like to send out merry Christmas wishes to each and every one of you.


On these dark and festive evenings, it’s always beautiful to see Christmas lights up in towns and on houses. Christmas trees lit up and decorated in homes. Christmas events and Christmas greetings shared in restaurants with families and companies, along with crackers being pulled at tables and those silly and too well-known Christmas jokes being laughed at, over an all too filling dinner.

On this Christmas countdown – to think that Christmas Eve is in two days and there are only 3 days till Christmas – I’ve never known time to fly so, so quickly.


However you spend your Christmas break, whether it is seeing family and friends while singing Christmas songs, staying in and watching Christmas movies, or getting out and about and seeing the world – from all of us at RM Training, we wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year, and we hope it is a wonderful and relaxing Christmas to remember for many years to come.


Over the Christmas break, we are closed from the 22nd – 2nd January and we look forward to working with you once again in the new year.

Shard End Carpentry Workshop

RM Training worked with the VIY Project and Wickes on December 19th for the Shard End Carpentry Workshop 2017.
We had some amazing volunteers helping us out from George Dixon Academy - Thank you so much for all your help!


VIY - Site Carpentry Skills at Cardwell Primary School

On the weekend of Saturday 9th December 2017, RM Training got busy working alongside Wickes, VIY and the South East London Army Cadet force, introducing our young learners tp Site Carpentry Skills at Cardwell Primary School, building them a school allotment.

Our volunteers gained valuable skills, and worked together as a team to complete this project, through sunshine and snowfall.

Volunteer It Yourself - Building Disabled Changing Rooms

Today is a proud day for VIY with our young learners taking part in building disabled changing rooms.

At VIY, young learners get taught trade skills to help them gain experience for the future job roles that they would like to become professionals in, in the future.

While these young learners are being taught the trade skills, their practice time will be put to use through helping out with community projects to better the community that we are living in.

Today, the learners helped to build changing rooms for the disabled at the Milton Keynes Dons football club. Meanwhile, we partnered up with Wickes, the MK Dons Supporters Association and EFL, who supported us during this project.

It was a wonderful day seeing the learners proud of the work they created and there were plenty of smiles all round, from both the students and their teachers.

RM Training - In Partnership with On Track Thurrock

RM Training have partnered up with On Track Thurrock to deliver a City and Guilds Level 1 certificate in Health and Safety to allow the unemployed people of Thurrock to take their CSCS Training so they can obtain their CSCS card, to enable them to have future prospects of working in the Construction Industry.

RM Training delivered a one week course at the Grange Water Outdoor Education Centre in which young people took part in three days of classroom activity as well as two days practical, which included learning the skills of painting, decorating and carpentry.

Please see the pictures below:



Here at RM Training, we are proud to work alongside VIY (Volunteer it Yourself) helping young learners gain a Qualification in Employability. Not only do they gain experience in life skills, they also have the added achievement of being able to say they have done something to give back to the community.

Each Week RM Training teams up with VIY completing projects up and down the country. 

For more information on how you can get involved contact us on 01322 217 072. 

Also, be sure to check out the VIY Twitter Feed, for all the latest news and tweets from VIY. 

Exciting New Project - Southend On Sea Area!

How would you like to be a part of something that gives back to your own local community? We are looking for volunteers aged 14+ to spend 2 days working with our mentors, to revamp a part of the Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre. Working together as part of a team, you will have two days of fun and learning, and at the end of the project, not only do you walk away with the satisfaction of knowing that you have done something good, but you also gain a City & Guilds qualification in Painting & Decorating to add to your CV.

Interested? Whether it’s for yourself, a friend or even one of your children, for more information please contact either….. Dates TBC.

Stacy - 07943041740 -

James - 07427652698 -

Show East Business Show

Last week on Friday 30th the RM Training team attended the South East Business Show.

This was an excellent opportunity for the team to make new connections and do some marketing. Between attending seminars during the day the team managed to speak to many companies and get many professionals to enter their 'Win a bottle of champagne competition'.

Big congratulations to the winner Becky Bell from Mitec Solutions Group!


The team and RM Training have been very busy recently assessing volunteer projects in Ilford. With over 50 students attending and being assessed to gain their Entry level 3 in employability skills.

All Students performed very well and overall it was an excellent week.

RM Training are now working with ambulance services in Essex

RM Training has now begun working with 2 private ambulance services in Essex. With over 30 members of staff up-skilling on team leading courses and management courses!

RM Training is very happy to have secured these clients and we look forward to delivering to them in the future.

Bromley by Bowe Centre Job Fair!

On the 27th of June, RM Training attend the Bromley by Bowe candidate job fair. This was a brilliant experience for the team meeting a range of different potential candidates and helping them realise the amount of options that are available to them.

Having mixed with a range of candidates from around the London area, the team collected many contact details and have hopefully source a large selection of future apprentices.

Summer Job Fair

The RM Training team will be attending the summer job fair at the Bromley by Bowe Centre.

Address: St Leonard's Street
          Bromley by Bow
          E3 3BT 

Come along to our stand and talk to us to see how we can help you kick start your career!

Colchester Job Fair 2!

On Wednesday 15th June RM Training attended the 2nd Colchester job fair.

After the extremely good first event we were astonished that the 2nd event was just as productive if not more!

The team here at RM Training successfully gained 2 new guaranteed business leads, with several more possible leads to follow up.

The team here at RM Training also got a chance to meet a few candidates and collect contact details in order to be able to screen them for the new vacancies.

Kent Vision Live 11th May was a hit!

Kent Vision was an productive day out of the office, meeting many different company representatives and exchanging details. Leaving the Maidstone event with many business cards the team at RM Training are looking forward to the future business opportunities today has generated!

Kent Vision Live 11-05-2016

Just a reminder that the Kent Vision Live will be taking place on the 11th may 2016!

In case you haven't already please register on:

All of us here at RM Training look forward to meeting you all and seeing how we could help you with your apprentice or job search! entice or job search! 

Colchester Job Fair

After a long time planning up to the event to make sure our stand was excellent.

The RM Training team were not shocked yesterday after the Colchester job fair was success!

With many candidates approaching us for information about our apprenticeships and several companies approaching us for details of the process of finding their apprentices. The team here at RM Training were beyond happy with the outcome and are all looking forward to attending the next job fair here in Colchester on15th June, 2016.

Colchester Job Fair 02-03-216

All tAll the team from RM Training are delighted to announce we will have a stand at the Colchester job fair at Town Hall, Colchester.

We will be there from 10am- 2pm on the 2nd of March.

Come visit our stand to find out your options for an apprenticeship and what we have available in your area!ea!


We are very happy to announce we have recently began assessing the VIY projects around the country. These projects are an excellent opportunity to see just how well young people work. This experience has so far been a wonderful project to assist in for our staff. From these projects participants earn their entry level 3 qualification in employability skills/ occupational skills. With a flawless achievement rate from learners these projects are proving highly rewarding and great fun for people ages 14+, although people of any age can take part! We are very proud to be part of this fantastic project.

Shard End in Birmingham are currently working with ourselves at VIY and Wickes to deliver employability courses which include Health and safety in places of work, pipework skills, tiling skills, paint finishing skills, site carpentry skills and recognise and use hand tools and materials used in construction. 

The Shard End clubs will be running every Thursday until July in Birmingham. If this is something you would be interested in taking part in, please get in touch with us by calling 01322 217072 or email


We have recently taken on completing health checks on apprentices at NEXT. This has been one of the main tasks we have focused on recently. These health checks take between 1-2 hours and although they take a while it has proven to be very rewarding and we are really enjoying completing them.


RM Training achieves the Matrix Standard

RM Training has successfully achieved the Matrix Standard confirming that their Information Advice and Guidance service meets the required standards.

Havering College Recruitment Event

RM Training attended a recruitment event at Havering college which attracted over 250 students looking for apprenticeships. There were over  35 different companies in attendance apart from RM Training which included:- British Army, London Transport, Princes Trust, Barclays Bank, several companies offering courses from beauty, barbering and health and social care.

Matrix Accreditation

RM Training is going through Matrix Accreditation which will confirm that we are competent to deliver IAG (information, advice, and guidance) to our learners, clients and staff.


On the 25th and 26th March RM Training attended the Kent Choices 4 U Event in Detling County Show Ground. The first day was a big success with up to 2,000 young people attending from a wide range of schools and sixth forms across the Kent area as well as the second day where we had job seekers from many different areas attending. We had many activities on both days which gave people a chance to win some great prizes such as ITunes vouchers, sweets and a huge teddy.

If you did speak to us on the day please feel free to ring or email to enquire about any jobs or courses we were offering and we willl be happy to give you more information on them. To send your CV please see the email address above and tell us what position you are applying for.

Kent Choices 4 U Stand

KC4U Teddy

Another great reason you should employ an Apprentice!

As of April 2015 Employers who take on Apprentices who are under 21 will no longer have to pay Employers or Secondary National Insurance. It was first announced back in December 2013 however details have only just become available. The Apprentice must be earning less than £42,385 per year, the employer must know the apprentices date of birth then make changes to their NI category letter code.This information should be done before payroll run of 2015/2016. As it currently stands the 0% band applies to all Apprentices under the age of 21. In the Autumn 2014 statement by the chancellor he said he would extended the scheme to those Apprentices aged 25 or under as of April 2016 which means you will save even more. In addition to the £1,500 Age Grant the London Grant will now be £3,000 which will be available to employers who plan to grow their business by employing a young Apprentice


Please come and see us at our stand, we will have some great prizes to give away along with a list of our local jobs where we can try to find the best placement for you. 

Please click the link below which will direct you to the KC4U website:

ILM Approved Centre

ILM have given us centre approval which means we are able to deliver ILM qualifications from Level 2-5.

To find out about these courses please give one of our a team a call today!

Prestigious Contract with City & Guilds
24+ Loan Funding

In October we applied for Loan funding so we will be able to deliver courses to learners who are 24+ and are in the correct job role. The Loan will work similarly to a Student Loan, you will not pay anything back until you are learning at least £21,000 a year and even then you will only pay back 9% a month of any extra income you have over £21,000 until the loan is paid off. The idea of the loan is to help people over 24 pay for their tuition fees for courses that are generally Level 3 or 4, as most people over 24 are not eligiable funding for training. 

VW Festival 2014

Percy the Polo was invited to the VW festival for the weekend from 25th July to 27th July at Folkestone Racecourse. Percy has recently passed its MOT after the Haynes MechaniX and young people from Islingtons Prospex Youth club worked extremely hard on the car as part of the Haynes Pilot Project between April and May 2014.

The Festival had over 4,000 people attend which gave Percy some great publicity as the VW entuasiasts were delighted at the hard work of the team at bringing new life in to an old car. They were also impressed at the style of the car and how much knowledge the young people of Prospex youth club knew about the car and how it works.

All of the Haynes MechaniX achieved the City and Guilds accreditation which they were awarded earlier this month when they unveiled the car to J Haynes himeslf. All this hard work would not have been achieved if it had not been for London Youth, Haynes Publishing Group, Prospex and Draper Tools! 

Haynes Presentations

The unveiling of Percy the Polo took place on Wednesday with presentations by J Haynes to the ten young people who have worried over the past few months to achieve their City and Guilds Entry L3 Employability Award by completely re-building and learning about car mechanics from our great mentors, who gave up their time to help teach these young people about car mechanics. Our assessor Danny Rathke ensured that all young people achieved the standards required as well as being involved in the teaching and learning process!

The event was attended by J Haynes the lead partner who supplied all the parts and manuals required to revamp the Polo, several members of the London Youth board as well as Drapers tools who supplied all the tools. Finally Beef from Prospex was there to support the young people he works wIth on a daily basis.


We are pleased to announce that this July we officially became registered with ROTO, this is a massive achievement and means we will be able to provide many more courses in the future. 

KENT 2020 Vision Live

Had a great day at Kent 2020 Vision Live in Detling. Our whole team attended the event meeting many other great companys for an all round fantastic day! We exhibited at the event and hopefully gave people a lot more information on exactly what we have to offer.