October 1st 2015


3aaa Northampton

The 3aaa Northampton Academy celebrated their official grand opening yesterday. The grand opening itself, which was opened by Mayor of Northampton Councillor Penelope Flavell, was attended by numerous local employers and Apprentices who were all impressed by the day’s events.

Mayor Penelope Flavell opened the day with a rousing speech welcoming the team to the area, “We could not be happier to have such a passionate team of people in our great town. The great work that these Apprentices do is of utmost importance and can truly benefit our local businesses. I would like to formally welcome 3aaa and the Northampton team, thank you.”

Further to that our very own regional manager, Ian Stigar and Lisa Byles, Northampton’s academy manager both had a speech prepared. Lisa Byles spoke about her adoration for her team, “Northampton was slow off the ground in the beginning, but now I could not be happier with the team I have. This event will serve as a platform for us to show the people of Northampton the amazing work that we can do”.

In the few days prior to their grand opening, 3aaa Northampton were delighted to welcome local MP David Mackintosh to their academy to discuss all things Apprenticeships.

After receiving a formal invitation to the celebrations, David Mackintosh happily accepted, but sadly could not attend due to prior arrangements. He did still, however, want to show his support for Apprenticeships and the work the academy is doing for the local people of Northampton and so dropped in in advance to speak to the Apprentices.

David spent a great deal of time talking to a number of Apprentices who were present for their training. He was very impressed with their skills and the variety of their Apprenticeships, all under the umbrella of IT Level 3.

He then spent some time with the 3aaa Northampton team to discuss the work we do to ensure a positive Apprenticeship journey for our Applicants. He spoke with IT trainer, Grace Bebbington, Academy IT Apprentice, Tyler Potts, and Mike Hales, Apprentice Recruitment Executive.

After finding out a bit more about our processes and the outstanding opportunities we offer to our Applicants day after day, David voiced his support for 3aaa, “I really appreciate the value of Apprenticeships as a way into work for young people. By seeing the variation in job roles that all of your IT Apprentices have, it is clear that IT is an essential part of most businesses.”

As David already takes young people on for work experience opportunities, he requested that we offer our Apprentices the same opportunity.

With the support from such influential members of the Northampton community, and a dedicated team at the helm, we shall expect great things from Northampton, Congratulations!

You’ll now find a 3aaa Academy in Bedford, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Croydon, Derby, Gloucester, Guildford, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Maidstone, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Reading, Romford, Sheffield, Southampton, Stoke, Swindon, Tamworth, Warwick, Watford, Worcester and York.

Academies will soon be opening in Exeter, Hull, Middlesbrough and Wolverhampton.

If you are an Employer looking to transform your business, email: employnow@3aaa.co.uk or a young person looking to take your first steps into an exciting career in IT, Web & Social Media, Digital Marketing, Accountancy, Business Administration or Financial Services, email: applynow@3aaa.co.uk.