Wade Training Ltd has been in business for just under 30 years firmly establishing itself as one of the foremost training and employment providers in Northern Ireland. The company has come a long way from their humble beginnings in 1985 when they were founded by Mr Annesley Renshaw.
The Youth Training Program (YTP) initiative was introduced by Government, with world famous ceramics company, Wade Ireland Ltd; Portadown, one of the first private sector businesses to participate. Annesley was appointed as their first YTP officer in September ‘85, to deliver the program locally. As business increased Annesley saw the need and potential for success in Armagh, and after identifying prospective premises the second office opened in 1991.
In 1994, following a review by Wade Ireland Ltd of their core business, Annesley was given the opportunity to buy the training side of the business and led a successful management buyout, acquiring Wade Training Ltd in September of that year growing staff numbers led to a third office opening in 1998 at Church Place, Lurgan.
A fourth office was added, with the opening of Newry in 2007 and overall staff numbers Increasing to 20 plus. Current Government programmes contracted to Wade Training include Training for Success (TFS) Youth Employment Scheme Programme (YES) and Apprenticeships funded by DEL (Department of Employment and Learning.
During 2008, Annesley and the Wade senior management team set out a company strategy and vision for the way forward, culminating in 2010 with the opening of their new Head Office & Training facilities on High Street in Lurgan, increasing staff numbers to 40 plus. The High Street building represents a major one million pound investment in the local community.
Wade Training are very much trainee/client centred, having countless successes, with many young people and adults starting out on their career path through Wade. Wade Training’s focus is personal motivation and training progression, leading to stable sustained employment. Along with strong employer and community relationships, offering top class training and the very best training facilities in the province, Wade Training are in a strong position to go forward with confidence.