T his festive season we're recounting Hawk's very own Christmas Carol - our past, present and future. We kick off with a story of Hawk's past...
The birth of Hawk Training...
Back in 1989 in a farmhouse nestled in the peak district of north Staffordshire, founder, Terry Barnett, started Hawk Training. Terry himself, began his own career in the 1950s as an apprentice gas fitter at the age of 15 on the then, North Midlands Gas Board. With a number of career changes and time spent working as a firefighter, salesman and teacher before founding Hawk Training, Terry never forgot the impact an apprenticeship had had on his life and was keen to champion the importance and value of vocational skills for individuals, communities, employers and the economy at large. The first programmes Hawk Training provided were those aimed at middle management and the organisation put the very first learners in the country through their NEBSM programmes in the early 1990s.
The move to Twickenham..
In 1998, Hawk left its then headquarters in Newcastle under Lyme and relocated to Twickenham in west London following a chance encounter with a representative of Job Centre Plus at an industry trade fair who explained that their organisation was looking for a provider to deliver high-quality employability programmes. Fast forward over 20 years and Twickenham still serves as Hawk’s base from where we currently support over 1500 learners and over 500 employers with a range of apprenticeships throughout England. We relocated to Regal House in 2005 which remains our base for around 100 Hawk colleagues.
To this day Hawk Training's forward-thinking approach combines the established reputation of professional qualifications with cutting edge methods of delivery and facilities, meeting the business and economic challenges of today's world.
Hawk Training is one of the 5% of UK businesses which currently hold the 'Investors in People - Gold' award and was the first independent provider to achieve Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ under the then Common Inspection Framework in 2013.
Hawk Training remains at the forefront of the delivery of vocational learning including all levels of management training and development in association with the prestigious Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Our approach combines the established reputation of professional qualifications with cutting edge methods of delivery and facilities, meeting the business and economic challenges of today's world.
We are passionately committed to ensuring that our team possess the right blend of professional experience and qualifications to support employers and individuals in becoming more effective and efficient.
If you would like to know how Hawk Training can support your business then contact our team on email: email@example.com or call: 020 8891 0992.