Pitman Training, for the past 185 years, has enjoyed an unrivalled reputation as an elite training provider and with centres offering over 250 courses, it is clear to see why their franchise network is growing at such an extraordinary rate.
Since Sir Isaac Pitman created Pitman Shorthand, they have become synonymous with high-quality, modern training courses and diplomas across a variety of subjects. As a business, Pitman has become an education-technology specialist focused on helping people find work or achieve greater success in their careers.
As an ed-tech company, Pitman's greatest advantage is their curriculum delivery method, in which they have invested heavily. Your Centre Manager and Learning Coaches facilitate the delivery of their multi-modal learning courses ensuring you can focus on developing your Training Centre Franchise and making vital connections in the community.
When joining the Pitman Franchise, you don’t need previous 'teaching' or 'training' experience. Pitman teach you everything you need to know to become a successful franchise partner.
Pitman’s course completion rate is five times higher than other higher education businesses in the sector, making Pitman the go-to choice for adult learners.
If you are a people person as well as business person, owning and running a Pitman Adult Education Franchise could give you a satisfying and rewarding life.
Running your own business is always challenging but over the past 25 years, they developed a winning formula comprising of the following:
Pitman constantly innovate and invest in their model to keep Pitman Franchise Partners at the forefront of the training market.
Training is at the very core of their business, so the support and training Pitman offer you plays a crucial part from the very beginning of your franchising journey and throughout your time with them.
At the start of your franchising journey, Pitman will provide one-week of dedicated training at their head office with contributions from each department in the business, plus time in one of their corporately owned centres.
You will then get on-the-job training within your premises and world-class training on their virtual learning environment - Pitman Campus. During this training, you will learn the Pitman Way - a focal point for ongoing training.
You are also given support in all areas of the business from operations through to sales. You also have unlimited access to their portfolio of hundreds of training programmes to boost your skills whether that be in bookkeeping, digital marketing or communication/sales skills.
To ensure Pitman are offering their franchise partners the very best in ongoing support, they run regional meetings around the country where new ideas and peer development are encouraged.
Pitman also bring in external specialists in areas such as sales performance for their network to enhance their skills. Pitman franchise partners benefit from regular visits and mentoring from a dedicated Franchise Development Manager as well as unlimited support from their knowledgeable customer support team. Plus, you will have access to the central marketing team including a digital specialist, graphic designer and use of pitman-marketing.com - a store of marketing materials.
The Pitman Franchise is well suited to those with middle management skills possessing good sales and marketing ability combined with a sound knowledge of computer literacy. However Pitman Partners, as will be seen, have varied skills which complement each other whilst increasing the strength of the network.
Total start-up costs vary depending on the size of the territory, and including the franchise fee starting at £40k, it will range from approximately £60,000 to £100,000+.
Pitman Franchise Partners have a territory based area, rights to the Pitman Training brand and product, business, sales and marketing support, an industry standard five year franchise agreement with no-cost renewal rights and the strength of a franchisor who believes strongly in the value of its partners.
“Joining Pitman was the perfect opportunity for me to help improve people’s career prospects, gain promotions or help them get back into work. One thing I’ve found about being a franchise partner with Pitman is that you’re in business for yourself but not by yourself. There’s a level of comfort that you get because other people are involved in the same project, it’s a real team effort.Chris Wyle, multi-unit franchise partner
I’ve been able to help far more people than I ever could’ve dreamed of when I was working freelance. Head office provides us with sophisticated business management systems and marketing support. They’re also always looking to develop the products we use to make sure there are various innovative ways for students to learn.Joy Renshaw, Pitman Training Brighton
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