Neil Degg

Neil Degg knows what the future can look like for someone from a deprived background or lacks a good education. Raised in a part of Manchester with high unemployment and low educational outcomes, he was already getting into trouble by the age of six. Coupled with a father that was emotionally absent and a mother doing her best to keep the family together, life was always going to be a challenge.

By age 15, Neil was living in a homeless unit. Alienated from the kind of network of support a person needs to make healthy choices, his life continued to spiral downward. Reflecting on those times, he says, “I wasn’t thinking about how my behaviour was impacting other people. I was just trying to survive in the only way I knew how.”

Neil launched The Training Hub in 2014.
Proudly featured in Forbes and showcased on the BBC for the outcomes achieved with children, young people and adults, The Training Hub provides training resources across multiple sectors supporting an individuals career alongside free preventative, life skill, parental and mental health resources for all age groups.

Things only began to change for Neil when, at 28, he was given the opportunity to work in social care. “I instantly resonated with the environment I found myself in. I understood the challenges faced by young people in care and adults who lacked an education or were from a marginalised background. I could see why they often failed.”
“I realised that had I received the right encouragement, education and opportunity I could possibly have contributed positively to society a lot sooner. I could see that this is exactly what everyone needs, especially from a very young age.”

Neil felt that he could make a positive contribution to the lives of others through his own lived experiences. “Engagement is pivotal for an individual to be inspired to invest time in themselves. Everyone's experience of life regardless of age determines their ability to see the value in something. Unfortunately life can sometimes make the possible seem impossible but we must never stop trying to unlock each individual's potential.'

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. – Malcolm X

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Our Passion

We are driven by a passion to help every person we engage with to become the best version of themselves.

The Training Hub prides itself on providing exceptional vocational training resources that help each individual to learn,engage and grow from birth and throughout adulthood.

The Big Initiative's sole focus is to support each person’s mental health and basic life skills,and provide practical solutions to the everyday issues that can impact a person’s life chances.


An ever growing network accessible to all.
Training material provided by passionate expert's, practitioners & exceptional sector specific individuals who have valuable lived experiences to shape learning outcomes.
Our training recognises that every individual is unique with different learning styles and accessibility needs, so it blends games, video, reading, writing and reflective practices. As standard, every course comes with supporting material and assessments. If you feel you could benefit our community with amazing content, please get in touch: experts@thetraininghub.com

The Future

The Training Hub's long-term goal is to eventually reach out to all 7.8 billion adults from across the globe, ensuring they have access to exceptional vocational training to match their career ambitions. Training that is accessible for every human being regardless of background, disability or needs.

Underpinned by free preventative,life skills, parental and mental health resources that make a real difference to every child, young person or adult. We recognise that success looks different for each person, so if you have any suggestions on other subjects, resources or tools we should provide, please get in touch: experts@thetraininghub.com

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