June 3rd 2015

3aaa Peterborough Academy officially opens its doors

On Monday 1st June, we officially opened our new academy in the vibrant city of Peterborough. The academy was opened by recently elected Mayor, John Peach and Mayoress, Janet Martin.

The new 3aaa team at Peterborough were excited to celebrate their initial successes with a greatly anticipated official grand opening. After opening their doors in March of this year, the academy has brought in over a dozen Apprentices and employers from the local area, with many more young people expected to be offered life changing career opportunities.

John Peach, who was appointed Peterborough’s new mayor on Wednesday 20th May, officially marked the opening the new Academy on Monday by cutting the ribbon said, “It is a great honour to officially open this new facility for 3aaa, a very interesting and go-ahead scheme for the city. We have great links within Peterborough and great road links to major cities, making Peterborough a fantastic opportunity. The academy is situated directly within the heart of Peterborough and it is marvelous to hear already what is happening at the facility and we are more than pleased to play our part in helping this important business grow.”

Charlotte Wood, Peterborough’s Academy manager, was elated to gain support from the Mayor. She commented “We were really pleased to hear that the mayor had accepted our formal invitation, it was really important to us to gain support from a local figure who we admire who also supports the “outstanding” work we do. There are some amazing opportunities here which we hope to bring to the people of Peterborough. We were delighted to welcome a range of different people that are interested in finding out more about our Apprenticeships.”

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On the day the academy played host to a great attendance of local businesses and interested young people who may be considering a future with 3aaa. Also in attendance was BBC Young Apprentice winner and 3aaa Ambassador, Ashleigh Porter-Exley who also gave an inspirational speech and insight into her own success as a young entrepreneur.

Andy Palmer, Managing Director of 3aaa said “This academy is one of 31 academies throughout England, a number that will rise to 35 by the end of July and 41 by the start of 2016. We are about life changing opportunities and we have 300 people at 3aaa who wake up every day and who are dedicated to giving young people that opportunity. We deliver outstanding world-class teaching, learning and assessing and that is shown through the rewarding of the Grade 1 Outstanding by Ofsted last year. We are hugely appreciative as always of all the employers in the room, young people in the room who are going to come work with us and the stakeholders in the room who give us the support and get us involved in the local community”.

To find out how to employ an Apprentice or if you are interested in becoming an Apprentice contact the Peterborough Academy on 01733 892 489 or email applypeterborough@3aaa.co.uk.

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, Romford, Sheffield, Southampton, Swindon, Tamworth, Warwick, Watford and Worcester.

Academies will soon be opening in Bradford, Gloucester, Stoke and York. 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, Digital Marketing, Accountancy, Business Administration, Financial Services or Technical Sales, email: applynow@3aaa.co.uk.

Alternatively, find out more about our Apprenticeship programmes: 0844 504 3174 or www.3aaa.co.uk