Pitman 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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Anne Cousins - from redundancy to Office Administrator

Having taken voluntary redundancy from HM Customs and Revenue, Ann Cousins found that although she had 28 years of office skills, she had no certificates or awards to verify her experience.

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Janice Manning - from redundancy to new role with local University

Janice landed a job before even finishing her Fast Track Microsoft Skills Diploma. She was delighted to accept an administrative role with a local university.

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Emma Hutcheson - from supermarket to Medical Secretary

"I came to Pitman Training Centre in Colchester because I felt my life had hit rock bottom. I had just split up from my boyfriend of three and a half years, had a job in a supermarket, which I was not enjoying and needed to do something about."

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Kun Hee Theobald - from redundancy to Financial Administrator

Kun Hee came to Pitman Training Colchester after her last admin job was made redundant. She saw this as an opportunity to retrain herself and embark on a new career in accounts.

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Stuart - from clerical career in the Navy to PA in London

Stuart recognised that he needed certificated IT skills that would appeal to employers in London when he moved from Australia and decided on a total career change.

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Margaret Rodger - from unemployed to Data Administrator with the DWP

Margaret is 33 and has a disability that affects her mobility and dexterity. She came to Pitman Training Derby wanting a job in accounts and data processing – she’d been unemployed for almost a year.

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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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Jill Sankey - Fast-track to Finance Assistant, thanks to new skills

Jill was offered a fantastic job whilst still only part way through her Accounts Diploma.

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Catherine Pickering - new skills secure new role as PA

Catherine came to us as she wanted to learn new skills to become a Secretary or PA.

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Viv Chapman - from admin to Training Supervisor

Viv was studying a Medical Secretarial Diploma with Pitman Training Swansea as this was something she had wanted to do since leaving school.

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Anita - from Receptionist to Accounts Assistant

Anita studied for an Accounting Technician Diploma at our centre. After completing the training, we arranged a six week placement for her at a local accountancy firm.

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Hannah Bennett - from Shop Assistant to Legal Secretary

Hannah came to us as she was bored working in a shop. She opted to study for the Text Production Diploma and, after the successful completion of this, we helped her get a job with a local solicitors who we have worked with in the past.

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