PET-Xi News

  • PET-Xi host Coventry & Warwickshire Champions Board Meeting

      A group of city apprentices topped off a memorable week by witnessing big business in action. Around a dozen apprentices from training and education specialists PET-Xi – which has just been awarded a £1.1 million contract to support young people across Warwickshire – rounded off Apprentice Week with an early alarm call. They hosted […]

  • PET-Xi’s Corporate Commitment to the Community recognised with Midlands Business Award Win

      Coventry-based PET-Xi, leading providers of motivational and inspirational results-based educational training programmes for young people, has won a prestigious Midlands Business Award for ‘Commitment to the Community’. The award recognises outstanding performance in delivering a sustainable programme of community initiatives that have a measured impact on both the commuity and the business.  PET-Xi won […]

  • PET-Xi Donates £1000 to help Appleton Academy pupils look their best

    Appleton Academy pupils Amelai Wood, Matthew Marsh, Jakub Sulowski and Kellice Inwood and their vice principal, secondary, Rachel Garlick (centre) with PET-Xi’s Contract Development Manager Gary Drake (far left) and Business Development Manager Steve Smith   PUPILS at a Bradford school have been kitted out with school uniforms and footwear thanks to a generous donation. […]

  • How Microsoft Office Specialist Training in schools will benefit our children’s future job prospects

    Over the coming months you may hear your child mention that they are receiving Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) training at school and be wondering what it is –  and why! The prestigious MOS qualifications are globally-recognised and improve employability for students by validating their skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint, which then helps them to […]

  • PET-Xi secure £1.1m contract to support unemployed and disengaged young people in Warwickshire

    PET-Xi is pleased to announce it has been awarded a £1.1m contract to support 780 young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) in Warwickshire during the next three years. Following our appointment as a prime deliverer for the Department for Work and Pensions and in conjunction with strategic partner Warwickshire County Council, PET-Xi […]

  • We’re going… Are you?

    PET-Xi brings apprenticeships to life at The Skills Show careers event in Birmingham   PET-Xi Training, just voted Small Business of the Year at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards, will be sharing its expertise and providing careers advice to young people visiting this year’s Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and career event, which takes […]

  • Celebrating our success

    Small Business of the Year Award 2016 PET-Xi win Small Business of the Year at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards We won! PET-Xi is celebrating having scooped the award for Small Business of the Year at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards held in Coventry on 20th October. Company founders and joint managing directors Chris and […]

  • We are finalists…

    We are delighted to have been confirmed as finalists in not one but two fantastic categories in the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards 2016. As a Coventry based company, and as champions of our fabulous home town we are so excited to be in the running for these great accolades! Watch this space to see who […]

  • Education for Everybody…

    Fleur Sexton talks about helping SEN students to gain valuable work experience – read the full article here >> Education for Everybody      

  • There’s more opportunity for young people than ever before

    We were delighted to speak with the Coventry Observer all about opportunities beyond A-Levels and GCSEs… our MD Fleur Sexton talks to Editor Shaun Reynolds on the diverse range of opportunities available – in particular why we are big advocates of modern apprenticeships. Read the full article here >>> Opportunities after school

  • Supporting & motivating ‘hard to reach’ students… Education Today June 2016

    We were delighted to spot this write up from one of our partners – Unity Academy, Blackpool. Vice Principal Stephen Cooke comments on the challenges they face and how PET-Xi helped to provide hard to reach students a “boost like we wouldn’t believe”. Read the full feature here >>> EducationMagazine_JUNE2016 If you would like any […]

  • Life’s not all about exams… article featured in Education Today

    This month, the guys at Education Today picked up on a recent blog from our joint managing director Fleur Sexton, on why it’s important to focus more on students’ social and emotional well-being Take a look here >>> Education Today_JULAUG If you’d like any further information on how PET-Xi can help you, please get in touch […]

  • PET-Xi Feature in QA Education – August 2016

    Joint managing director Fleur Sexton at PET-Xi featured in QA Education with her blog on ‘Building resilience and helping students overcome a fear of maths”… Read the full article here >>> QA Education For further information on our work, programmes and services please contact us on 0247 642 0310 or  [email protected] – we’d love to […]

  • PET-Xi invests in Coventry…

    It’s always great to see PET-Xi  feature in the news,  this time regarding our forthcoming expansion and office move! Read the full article here >> “We are passionate about Coventry and we’re delighted to be investing in the city again by buying new offices..” Fleur Sexton, joint managing director  

  • Not going to university was my best decision ever

    PET-Xi Social Media and Digital Marketing apprentice Liam Patel, aged 21, explains why he chose an apprenticeship over a university degree course Having left 6th form college with a Level 3 BTEC in business, I could have applied to university, but I chose the apprenticeship route instead – and I’m so pleased I did. My […]

  • Article: Extend work experience for all 14-19 year olds.

    An interesting and thought-provoking report about young people and the struggle they face when leaving school and trying to gain work experience. Read the full article here    

  • Article: How to help your child prepare for their exams

    With GCSE season approaching, Fleur Sexton gives some tips on re-engaging disaffected learners… Read the full article here.            

  • PET-Xi Training – An organisation built on passion, dedication and team spirit…

    Ceri Brettle, a Macmillan Library Service Co-ordinator with Coventry City Council recently completed an Aspiring Leaders placement with us at PET-Xi Head Office. Ceri joined us for a total of 12 days, split over a 3month period to work within our Marketing Department to experience a different company, culture and industry as part of the […]

  • Article: Safeguarding the mental health of teenage pupils

    A topical and interesting article, written by our Joint Managing Director Fleur Sexton, on strategies for safeguarding the mental health of teens in the run up to exam time, as featured in Education Magazine. Read the full article here >>> Education Magazine

  • PET-Xi & Coventry Blaze donate to local Children’s ward…

    PET-Xi arrange ice hockey trip for young patients at University Hospital in Coventry. Left to right: fundraising officer at UHCW Charity, Melanie Shiel; Coventry Blaze community development manager, Sam Hewitt; PET-Xi marketing manager, Gemma Puffer; Scorch the Dragon; nurse Jenny Waring and Coventry Blaze community senior sports coach Owen Painting Young patients on the children’s […]

  • PET-Xi feature in Teachwire during National Apprenticeship Week 2016

    PET-Xi Apprenticeship Scheme is featured in Teachwire write up during National Apprenticeship Week 2016.     Take a look here at the full article >>> To find out more about our free apprenticeship training for you or your business, get in touch today 024 7642 0310

  • PET-Xi Feature on FREE Radio

    During March, and in support of National Apprenticeship Week 2016,  PET-Xi joined teams with local radio station FREE Radio to hear from a couple of our own internal apprentices – Tilly and Danielle. Take a listen below to hear why they chose an apprenticeship with PET-Xi and what it means to them … Tilly  – Teaching Assistant Apprentice […]

  • PET-Xi Feature on Big Centre TV News!

    As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2016 (14th-18th March), some of our PET-Xi apprentices were interviewed and filmed for a report on Apprenticeships for Big Centre TV News. PET-Xi Apprenticeships >>> We are so proud of all our team, but enormously proud of the apprentices and colleagues featuring in this news report. #NAW2016

  • Parents don’t panic…

    We are holding a drop in session at our Coventry offices, 12pm – 5pm Friday 18th March. If your child is due to finish school this year and not quite sure what the next step if we’re here to help. Call in to see us Friday 18th March from 12pm to learn more about PET-Xi apprenticeships. […]

  • Case Study: Future Shapers

    In conjunction with Sheffield Futures, PET-Xi are delivering a Future Shapers programme, developed as an Entry 3 Employability qualification for students in Y9, Y10 and Y11. Here’s some feedback from our Contract Manager, Gary Drake on our time with 14 students from All Saints School in Sheffield. As a group, the students have successfully completed […]

  • EastLife Feature: How to help children overcome problems with Maths…

    We were delighted to see this helpful and inspiring article written by our MD Fleur Sexton, with advice on how to help children with their fear of maths. Read the full article here >>>

  • Coventry Observer: PET-Xi Launch Apprenticeship scheme

    Take a look here at a recent feature in the Coventry Observer, on the new PET-Xi apprenticeship scheme just launched! “I have a heart-felt belief in the value of traineeships and apprentices. Both are absolutely vital in helping employers develop and raise standards, while providing young people with worthwhile opportunities to gain skills, experience, and […]

  • Featured: PET-Xi ‘Xplosive’ GCSE Maths App

    “Barrier-breaking ‘Xplosive GCSE Maths’ app available for iOS and Android devices helps C/D borderline pupils make the grade” Read more here : full article

  • Combatting Radicalisation – PET-Xi Features in Academy Magazine!

    We are delighted to see our Managing Director Fleur Sexton featuring in the spring 2016 edition of Academy Magazine discussing why English language skills are key in helping combat radicalisation. Turn to page 45 here Academy Mag  

  • PET-Xi trainees bring Christmas cheer to Sheffield charities

     Students on our traineeship programme in Sheffield are supporting two local charities in the run up to Christmas. The 24 teenage trainees, who are midway through a newly established programme to help them gain the skills and experience they need to get an apprenticeship or a job, have organized two festive charity events. The first is […]