A POOLE-based specialist training provider aims to work with over 10,000 fitness, beauty and hospitality students over the next three years, it has announced.

The Training Room operates 29 dedicated training academies across the UK from its base on Waterloo Road, offering fast-track vocational training to those looking to work in the fitness industry since 2006.

Now, the company is set to branch out into beauty and hospitality training, as the part of the business’s transition from a single to a multi-sector operator as part of a strategic five-year growth plan.

Jonathan Davies, founder and CEO, said: “The Training Room was launched to meet an immediate business need, supporting gyms struggling to recruit ‘industry-ready’ professionals with fast-track training to plug the fitness industry skills gap.

“Today, the same need exists within beauty and hospitality sectors. Our partners are crying out for skilled, customer-facing employees that are ready today, not in three years’ time.

“In a climate where traditional academic routes into work are failing young people, we’re moving into multiple sectors to meet industry needs and give thousands more people a genuine route into employment and a meaningful career, quickly.”

In June 2013, the company reported a record revenue of £8.5million for the financial year, which is a year-on-year increase of more than nine-per-cent.

At the close of 2013, the business announced a £20million investment from mid-market private equity house, LDC, which was designed to accelerate The Training Room’s growth and facilitate its expansion into new markets.