Day 14: Campervan Meets Queen Victoria in Manchester

A bustling Saturday in Manchester City Centre saw us pitched up at the foot of the Queen Victoria Statue in Piccadilly Gardens, with shoppers more than happy to take time out from their retail therapy to have a go on our new free Career MOT app and seek career and CV advice. We found a lot of ENTP’s in Manchester; Extroverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving character types; these are the visionaries and investors of the business world.

This was the last of our regional pit-stops, and what better way to spend it; surrounded with more enthusiastic people who are raring to drive their careers forward: Beep beep.

Day 13: Day 2 in Birmingham

We were once again greeted with an array of ‘Career MOT’ enthusiasts who were intrigued and impressed with their app results. It turns out there are a lot of INFP characters in Birmingham – Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving profile; with skills and attributes best suited to careers in journalism, consultancy and I.T , amongst many others.

Day 12: Will Birmingham Take the Bull By its Horns?

We set up our Pit-stops on Birmingham’s High Street, just next to the Bullring Shopping centre, ready for another day of Career MOT Testing.

We were very pleasantly greeted with a multitude of eager faces, happy to try our new free app ‘Career MOT’ and book some free career and CV advice.

It was really great to see so many people inspired to drive their futures forward. Looking forward to another busy day tomorrow!

Day 10: Is Cardiff a City of Executives?

We’ve enjoyed another busy day at our Cardiff Pit-stop on Queen Street… so far we’ve gathered some quite remarkable stats which would suggest that Cardiff could be a City home to many an ENTJ – Extroverted  iNtuitive Thinking Judging profile: which could lead to career paths including an MD, Politician, Marketing Manager or Entrepreneur amongst many others.

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time in Cardiff, and who knows, we may just have met the next Steve Jobs (a fellow ENTJ profile!)

 

Day 9: Passport to Career Success – A Testimonial by Jean

Yesterday we met Jean in Cardiff… Jean is 82, and studied Pitman Shorthand many years ago… she was really pleased to see we’re still Training the Nation, and commented that in her mind, Pitman Training is still the passport to career success!

See what Jean had to say about Pitman Training here: Jean Cardiff Video

Day 7: Victoria’s Avatars Shape the Face of London’s Workforce

Our team of Career Mechanics were overwhelmed by the response from commuters at London’s Victoria Rail Station – by far the biggest footfall of our tour to-date!

From results we’ve seen so far, it would appear that London is home to a healthy number of INTP  profiles – the Thinkers and Engineers… we’ll run a detailed analysis of national and regional results once we’ve finished up on the road!

Day 6: One New Change – Can You Spot The Difference?

They say life is all about change, and that couldn’t be truer for us! Having had a temporary malfunction with our campervan, we pulled up at our 3rd Pit-stop in a replacement vehicle… making sure we kept to our word to drive futures forward.

Change is often not embraced in a positive manner, taking people out of their comfort zones. Yet, the reality is most things change or evolve with time. Small changes to your career in the form of progression, or expansion into new areas can be a positive way to refresh your passion for your role.

We spent the day chatting to City workers about their roles, and running profiles through our Career MOT app – we were pleased to see so many surprised faces as the app unravelled the characteristics of their personalities.

One New Change

We’re looking forward to spending our last day in London at Victoria Station tomorrow… wonder how London will compare with the rest of the countries profile results? Will there be more thinkers and visionaries, or executives and chiefs?… we’ll have to wait and see!

Day 5: #PitmanOnTour Services Commuters at London Waterloo

Having towed our way to London Waterloo, we’ve spent an great day catching people along their commute to work. With the campervan still in our possession until its repair trip this evening, we were amazed at just how much recognition there is for the Pitman Training brand. Many stopped by to recount experiences with us and obtain some updated information on courses and training we currently offer!

We had a great day chatting to people from all sorts of careers and backgrounds – even a local police officer passed by to give our app a go!

Cop a look at our new app!

We’re looking forward to 2 more days in London – with One New change tomorrow, followed by London Victoria. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PitmanTraining #PitmanOnTour

Day 4: We all Break-down sometimes!

After a successful couple of days on the road in Edinburgh, we hit a minor speed-bump in our tour and broke-down, just outside of Morpeth!

This got us thinking… how many times a year we hit minor speed bumps in our careers, and temporarily break-down. Luckily for most of us, this is nothing more than a temporary glitch, a bad day at most. However, shocking recent statistics have shown that at least 27% in employment often or always feel depressed, with 48% of those not in education, employment or training feeling this way.

The reality is, much like the temporarily sad fate of our campervan, there is help, motivation and support out there for those that need it, through a combination of advisory sessions, training and employer reviews.

Luckily for us, we managed to tow our way to the next pit-stop, with a bit of perseverance and determination! We’ll be putting our camper in for repair and have a temporary replacement until he’s fixed, but will make sure we make it to all of our Pit-stops, one way or another!

On this occasion, it would seem ‘MOT’ is one pun too far!

Day 3: Is Edinburgh a City for Dreamers & Idealists?

We spent day 3 of #PitmanOnTour back on Castle Street, Edinburgh with a flurry of shoppers, and local workers, debating career paths and progression.

Interestingly, we are already seeing a regional trend in profile characteristics, with a majority pull towards ‘INFP’ – the result for Dreamers and Idealists. Not as fluffy as the title may suggest, this category suits those who would like to/work in roles such as: teacher, editor, writer, counsellor, report or musician, amongst many others.

Career Mechanic Yowie takes shoppers through Career MOT

We’re looking forward to seeing the outcomes in other regions over the duration of the campaign, and hope we help many make some big career steps and decisions to drive their future forward.

We’ll be back on the road again tomorrow :)