How did your GCSE's go? EARN WHILE YOU LEARN into a fantastic career----Recruitment is now in full swing. over 40 Vacancies in most of our Apprenticeship areas (see vacancies section lower right!!)---Please submit an application NOW!!!--------Contact us for any Information, Advice and Guidance you may need-----Vacancies being discussed daily --- Small enough to care, Big enough to matter-------NEW APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES BEING DELIVERED BY US, see 'NEWS'-----










  • Initial assessment (to assess your suitability to the course with a numeracy and literacy skills assessment)
  • Interview with independant information, advice and guidance
  • Matching for interview with employer, if appropriate
  • 1 Day induction and creation of Individual Learning Plan
  • Attendance at college for vocational training, usually one day per week
  • Regular reviews in workplace, to support and monitor your progress
  • Accreditation through external test and workplace assessments
  • Accreditation of apprenticeship framework or vocational qualification

  Information Advice and Guidance (Working towards OUTSTANDING)

 Staff at the Training Trust are committed to providing Information, Advice and Guidance to prospective Apprentices. We aim to be “Outstanding” at delivering IAG whether it be to students in local schools at Career Fairs, over the phone to interested learners or direct face to face enquires.

 The overwhelming nature of the careers information affects young people’s ability to make decisions about their future careers. This is an issue that we are very keen to address. The quality of information that young people receive to inform their decision-making at important transition points will play a vital role in the success of their future.

 This means making available rich, high quality information – at the right times – that will support young people and their parents to make informed decisions on education, training and employment options. This might include information on how different pathways lead to different careers (comparing earnings and other outcomes). We also need to make available the support to help young people negotiate this information and to help guide them through the decision-making process. We need to be more ambitious in creating a careers offer which is tailored to each individual learner. A planned careers programme can help all young people – particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Too often young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds are held back by a lack of support in making important decisions. We also need to do more to reach those young people from families who are just managing and may lack access to the life-changing advice and inspiration to help them fulfil their potential. Research has shown that young adults with higher levels of school-age employer contacts were, on average, up to 20% less likely to be NEET (not in education, employment or training). Young adults with higher levels of employer contacts were earning around 18% more than comparable peers who had less exposure to employers while at school.

 The Training Trust maintains connections with nearby schools and colleges through various career events. We also have good connections with local employers, ensuring employers play a leading role in preparing young people for the world of work. It is important, that employer engagement is seen as a complement to, rather than a substitute for, impartial, independent careers advice and guidance. In addition we have partnerships with Local Enterprise Boards, this assists us in sharing good practice and continuing to work towards “Outstanding” IAG.

 The quality of this information – and the timing of it being received by young people – will be crucial to having 3 million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020.

 Finally, we need to evaluate the impact on the IAG that is given to our learners during Initial contact, initial assessment, interview processes and through Career fairs.

 We capture learners’ views on the initial process by way of a questionnaire on the second application form. The Quality and Business Improvement Manager checks interview processes through observation and auditing. We also rely on feedback from the schools regarding the impact we had on their students.

 IAG isn’t exhausted when learners start their Apprenticeship. Learners are continuously supported throughout their programme. This is achieved through 8 weekly reviews, Face to Face meetings, telephone conversations etc. with all persons involved in the learners Journey (including employer, liaison officer and Tutor/s).