In a second floor office on Croydon’s Wellesley Road, looking out on the Whitgift Centre, a sizeable group of committed people, men and women of all ages, sits quietly at banks of cutting edge computers.
This mixed bunch is dedicated to preparing itself to take its pick of the juiciest office jobs available, both locally and in London.
For these are Pitman Training students, individuals who have elected to learn the vital skills sought by employers everywhere. The world-renowned Pitman name is the differentiator, the thing that sets them apart from other people looking to “better themselves.”
While the value of the Pitman Training courses is the main attraction drawing them in, seven other aspects are also attractive to the group:
- Start any time. No waiting for term to start.
- Study at hours to suit you in-centre or enjoy distance learning.
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification.
- Be the first to learn about unadvertised jobs.
- Pay for your course in instalments.
- Get 30% off your Oyster Card.
- Enjoy savings with your NUS card.
Put together, this proposition is usually considered, the fastest, most convenient way for ambitious people to rise above their peers and catapult themselves into the best jobs.
While Pitman offers over 100 courses, the majority of students choose to take a diploma level Executive PA course, a legal secretarial course or a bookkeeping course, perhaps leading to an AAT qualification. Their new social media course is a hot topic, too and one that real go-getters with a passion for technology and marketing are lapping up.
The training centre itself, located above Office Angels in Cambridge House, is kitted out just like an office, so students learn to use the technology and behaviours of offices everywhere, the aim being to send them out into the world as fully finished professionals .
The courses are not cheap and most students rely on the organisation’s affordable payment plans to fund their studies, but their success in finding high quality, well-paid employment on the back of their qualifications indicates that the investment pays off.
While not everyone is accepted onto a course, the first step to learning more about what they do is to meet with one of their charming, friendly and attentive Course Advisors who will advise the potential student on the best ways of achieving the career goals.
And once a student has been accepted, training can begin almost immediately.
To find out whether Pitman’s “Lucky 7 Reasons” work for you, just give Pitman a call on 0208 688 0378. It costs nothing to find out.