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Paragon, a leading provider of Apprenticeship training across The Midlands and the South of England, has further expanded its training facility in Sale, with the opening of a 2,400 sq ft facility at 4 Brooklands Place, Brooklands Road which has been welcomed by the local community; particularly employers and young people living in Greater Manchester.

The new facility in Sale, which caters for over 250 learners, offers first-class training facilities, with interview rooms and an interactive learning zone offering an inclusive safe environment. It is also an excellent support centre for the great range of work-based courses that Paragon offers in vocations including retail, business administration, hospitality, health & social care, childcare, customer service, team leading and management.

Nick McHugh, Business Development Manager for Services said: “Following on from our success with our childcare programmes we are excited to be able to expand into other areas of learning like we have done in the south. Paragon is experienced at equipping learners with the skills they need for a new career in a specific trade or industry. There are a number of Apprenticeship programmes across many levels.”

Helen Cox, Childcare Operations Manager for Manchester continues: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain qualifications and confidently enter the job market with the necessary work experience skills and academic qualifications required by many leading employers. Employers we are currently working with have welcomed the expansion, offering them the opportunity to develop their staff further through real skills training. The new premises are tailored to meet individual needs of learners and employers and provide a flexible, innovative and inclusive training facility and learning environment in the centre of Sale.”

In addition to the new Manchester facility, the company has training facilities in Dudley, Derby, Bournemouth, Yeovil, Reading, Swindon, Weymouth and Fareham.

For further information about the range of training opportunities available, please call 0800 7832545 or visit, www.paragonskills.co.uk

Notes for Editors:
• Paragon Education and Skills Limited provides Apprenticeships to meet the needs of businesses across the south of England.
• The Group’s operations extend across the south of England, The Midlands and throughout the north of England.
• Paragon provides first class training and development opportunities for individuals, businesses and local communities. Currently it is working with approximately 5,000 young people, 50 schools, 1000 employers and over forty partners.
• The Skills Funding Agency primarily procures and manages ESF provision that helps to develop a skilled and adaptable workforce in England: to help unemployed people re-enter the labour market; to support individuals with low skills in employment; and to engage with the hardest to reach individuals.

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