Hartlepool provider hopes to create 200 apprenticeships for unemployed youngsters

Pro-active Training has pledged to create 200 apprenticeships for local students, with the guarantee of an apprenticeship within just three months if they meet the required training standards.


Providing workers for multiple industries

Working in partnership with Hartlepool-based Brickwork Services Ltd, Pro-active hopes to give unemployed youngsters the chance to forge careers within a variety of sectors, including construction and health and social care.

Pro-active this week officially opened its new apprenticeship training base on the town’s Park View Industrial Estate, with the building being converted from a disused factory into a state of the art training centre, something which Hartlepool council has been crying out for.


‘It’s important that we have people with the right skills’

‘‘I am a big believer in apprenticeships and it’s great to see Hartlepool-based firms creating exciting job opportunities for local people,’’ said Cllr Kevin Cranney, chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Regeneration Services Policy Committee. Cranney cut the ribbon during the training centres opening ceremony.

‘‘The construction industry is vital to this area and it’s important that we have people with the right skills and commitment which are key to our future prosperity,’’ continued the council leader.

Brian Hanson, director of Pro-active training, is looking forward to helping hundreds of young people find permanent employment.

‘‘The majority of people who come to us are unemployed and between the age of 16 and 18,’’ commented Hanson in an interview with the Hartlepool Mail.

‘‘Most have never worked before. Our apprentices receive high quality training to achieve their NVQ level 2 and following an intense one year programme, most of them are ready for work.’’