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Partnership Development Solutions (PDS) Group Announces Rebrand to GK Apprenticeships

10 October, 2017, Wiltshire (UK) – PDS Group, a Business and IT apprenticeship training provider, today announced the introduction of its new brand to align its business as a division within Global Knowledge UK.  GK Apprenticeships' new branding enables the company to launch its expansion plans as well as leverage the Global Knowledge portfolio of learning curriculum to bring best of breed delivery to apprenticeship programmes.

Jenny Harman, Director and Co-Founder of GK Apprenticeships said "We took this opportunity to rethink not just our name, but also our brand. We are proud to be associated with the Global Knowledge brand and are extremely excited about the growth plans we have for the business. We will clearly remain true to the strong culture and heritage of PDS, which has been an award winning formula and valued by our clients, whilst allowing our launch into the delivery of the new Digital Standards."

Paul Freeman, Director of Education and Talent at GK Apprenticeships said "GK Apprenticeships will be leveraging the Global Knowledge renowned core portfolio of IT technical training and business skills content to underpin the delivery of our Digital, Management and Business Administration Standards." Freeman continued "As a result, we will provide new and updated apprenticeships in a range of areas including Networking and Infrastructure, Data Analysis, Cyber Security, Software Development, Business Administration, Management and Project Management. We will also continue to support the current frameworks in Telecoms, ICT and Sales."

Harman concluded "PDS has a proud history of listening to our clients and supporting them with the design and implementation of meaningful apprenticeship programmes to develop the capabilities of their people. The GK Apprenticeships team will continue to work hard to ensure our programmes are the best in the industry with learner engagement at the heart of what we do."

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About GK Apprenticeships

GK Apprenticeships (formerly PDS Group) is a leading IT and Business Apprenticeship provider in the UK. We deliver apprenticeship programmes and talent management solutions for global organisations or small-medium enterprises.

We help businesses close skills gaps and foster an environment of continuous talent development.

GK Apprenticeships have a highly skilled team of specialist consultants who support our clients in Human Resources, Learning and Development, IT, Telecommunications, Sales and Project Management.

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. We deliver learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organisations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive.

Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers around the world with their choice of customised private programmes, convenient public training scheduling options, flexible delivery formats and continuous learning support to accelerate their success.

Our business skills solutions teach essential communications skills, leadership development, business analysis, project management, IT service management and process improvement. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialised certifications. Our core IT training is focused on technology partners such as Amazon Web Services, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, SAP and VMware.

We offer comprehensive professional development for advancements in application development, big data analytics, change management, cloud computing, cybersecurity and networking. Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,500 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.


Katie Franklin, Head of Marketing
Global Knowledge UK&I, CEE and GKA
0118 912 3456