The teenager signed up for PPDG
's 40-week Study Skills Programme to boost her qualifications and travelled to Newtown every day to gain maths and English qualifications.
delivers the contract - rebranded Nu-Traxx in the Northeast - and has provided employment, education and training opportunities for hundreds of people across the region.
Mr Rand, aged 19, received a series of glowing nominations from colleagues at PPDG
who all gave superb endorsements of his attitude, work ethic and approach.
Coventry City Council, in conjunction with Coventry Probation, has been providing forklift truck training at local centres enabling ex-offenders, who have been referred to PPDG
, an opportunity to change their lives and secure a job.
One of the success stories is 18-year-old Natalie Armstrong, from Hall Farm, East Sunderland, who went along to the PPDG
with a desire to pursue a role in care or retail.
According to the company, PPDG
selected EPM Live to manage its projects through an on-line deployment using a S+S model.
delivers a range of initiatives including Employment Zone, New Deal and Lone Parent mentoring, and Learndirect training programmes.
ran a design competition with the theme of "When I Grow Up" as part of the Go Superlambananas public art exhibition.
Andrea, a job search co-ordinator at PPDG
in Middlesbrough, said: "The unit is close to my heart because of Zach's association with it and it really is a fantastic place.
has steadily built links with a number of homeless organisations over the years through various payroll giving donations and arranging fundraising events.
It comes as PPDG
continues to expand its effort to help the long term unemployed and others.
's HR manager Juliet Mortiss said the company was committed to developing a talented workforce and welcomed the new apprentices to the business.