January 8th 2015

3aaa officially open brand new Academy in Cambridge

On Wednesday 6th January, we officially opened a brand new Academy in the heart of Cambridge.

Within the Cambridge Academy we are currently delivering Apprenticeships in Technology and Digital Marketing into industries which are constantly demanding young, passionate people to help bring new ideas into the workplace and help transform businesses in the Cambridge area.

The official opening of the Academy proved to be a great success and was supported by local MP Julian Huppert who was most impressed with the academy, our Apprentices and Employers. Julian received positive feedback from all parties and really enjoyed the debate regarding why apprenticeships are so important and how we engage with both our Apprentices and Employers.

Local MP Julian Huppert commented “I feel that the academy is an outstanding facility that can enhance the skills and knowledge of the Apprentices and become very worthwhile as a training support resource for Employers to grasp and make full use of, boosting the local economy in a range of different ways”.

John Dutton, the Managing Director of local company, Synermetric was equally as impressed. “The personal contact I have with 3aaa is absolutely outstanding. They manage resources for me as well as screening applicants so that I am not wasting time interviewing the wrong candidates. Their continued support throughout the process is the reason why I feel this is such an excellent company to work with.”

As well as local Employers, our current Apprentices were also invited to celebrate the opening of the new Academy and to discuss their Apprenticeship experiences so far. Abigail Heaton, a Digital Marketing Apprentice at the Cambridge Academy said “I originally wanted to go to University but was concerned about the debt I may get into. I did think about Apprenticeships but I was unsure as I didn’t fully understand the benefits. After meeting with 3aaa and discussing potential opportunities, I soon realised that they could actually facilitate my dream and that I had an excellent chance to earn and learn at the same time. Within 2 weeks I had a job at a wonderful company in which I adore and know that I can also progress to the next level as an Apprentice and gain a degree level qualification”.


As a company, we are delighted to have opened an Academy in Cambridge as we look to spread our life changing opportunities across England. Andy Palmer, Managing Director of 3aaa said “The opening of 3aaa’s Cambridge Academy, in the heart of the city, really strengthens our presence in the East of England.  It means that many of the really innovative companies that have grown up around Cambridge will be able to choose to take on Apprentices supported by a Grade 1, Outstanding, Ofsted provider and the largest provider of Professional Services Apprenticeships in the country.  Cambridge is renowned for the quality of its Education provision and we’re delighted to be part of the education and training landscape in the area offering outstanding vocational opportunities to some of the brightest and most motivated young people in the area”.

Our Academy Manager, Harry Baird also spoke with Julian Clover on the Cambridge 105 Drive radio station later that evening. You can hear the podcast in full by clicking on the following link.

3aaa Cambridge, St Andrews House, 59 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, CB2 3BZ

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

We’ll soon be opening Academies in Basildon, Bradford, Gloucester, Stoke, Swindon and York.

If you’re an Employer looking to take on an Apprentice or a young person looking to take your first steps into an exciting career in IT, Digital Marketing or Accountancy, get in touch with us today : 0844 504 3174 or www.3aaa.co.uk