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.

Olivia - from redundancy to Administrator!

Olivia came to study with us after being made redundant by her retail employer. She wanted to start a new career in office administration so studied our Introduction to Office Skills Diploma.

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Edna Rosa - from full-time Mum to Legal Secretary

"This course was very important for my career development, not least because I learned to use Microsoft Office and to type faster."

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Joanne Clark - Medical Secretary diploma leads to dream job

Joanne first completed the Medical Secretary Introductory course before moving on to complete the diploma, passing with distinction.

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Chloe - from school leaver to Office Assistant in a top legal firm

Having always been unsure of her career path through 6th form, Chloe had to be certain that she found the right course that could offer her great career opportunities.

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Gwen - from factory worker to PA

Gwen used to work in a factory but decided she wanted to re-train and improve her career prospects. She choose Pitman Training because of their excellent reputation and their locality.

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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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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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