Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

And Our Survey Said

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

And Our Survey Said

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PTM Group, the Newcastlebased training business, has made staff engagement, satisfaction and retention one of the cornerstones of its ambitious growth plans as it aims to become known as one of the UK's best small companies to work for.

PTM Group and its subsidiaries NCT Skills 4 Life, 180 Training and the recently acquired Winnovation Training, provide vocational training regionally over their six sites across a number of sectors and have began to take their offer on the road with new sites in Liverpool, Birmingham and London.

PTM Group has big growth aspirations over the next three years, and with 50 staff already currently employed, the management team felt the time was right to implement their employee benefits programme at their annual staff conference in April this year.

Jamie Paterson, group managing director and co founder, said: "At the end of the day, I don't teach anyone, I don't recruit students, support young people, work with employers, process the payroll or keep Ofsted happy. It's the staff who do that, they are our greatest asset, so we wanted to recognise that and say thank you for supporting us and helping us prosper."

The range of benefits offered to PTM Group staff includes a 4% matched pension contribution scheme, death in service insurance, private medical and well-being cover and increased holiday entitlement in return for long service.

From an incentive perspective, PTM Group also offers membership of Perk Box, an employee benefits scheme which provides its members with discounts in restaurants and cinemas as well as spa days and free wellness classes.

Add that to a monthly draw to win a pair of Platinum Club tickets to watch Newcastle United and a pair of tickets to watch Newcastle Falcons and PTM Group believes that they are well ahead of the competition when compared to other companies of their size and age. …

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