Develop your workforce with our Business School

11 Sep 2017

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It’s back to school time andwho are looking for Apprenticeships with local companies. On our Fast Track to Apprenticeship courses, students gain the skills and practical experience they need to move into the workplace as a valuable Apprentice. Our students have been preparing for Apprenticeships in a variety of roles from Administration to Health and Social Care.

Taking on an Apprentice can add value to your business and 77% of businesses say that Apprenticeships make them more competitive, with 83% of businesses who hire Apprentices relying on them to provide their skilled workforce of the future.

Employed by you, and working full time in your business, Apprentices receive training from our team of qualified trainers, to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Almost all training takes place at work so you don’t lose people to ‘day release’.

Apprentice Olivia McGilvray is currently completing an Apprenticeship in Early Years Childcare at Parish CE Primary School and has impressed her employer by excelling in her role and taking on more responsibility to become a key member of the team.

Mark Thomas, Acting Head Teacher at Parish CE Primary School, said: “The training offered to apprentices is of the highest standard and there is a real sense of pride in the achievement of trainees.

“Apprentices are professional, conscientious and take pride in their work.”

As well as providing high calibre candidates to fill Apprenticeship vacancies, St Helens Chamber’s Business School can provide training to upskill your current workforce.

The training and qualifications we provide have been tailored to meet the needs of businesses as well as the students we train and our courses are respected by local employers.

Local manufacturer, Fibre Drums has a long standing relationship with the Chamber’s Business school. Stephen Cunniffe, Managing Director, said: “We are committed to educating our staff through training and development.

“We’ve put some of the long term shop floor staff through qualifications, for example English and Maths that they didn’t manage to get at school and one of our employers is in the process of completing a degree.”

St Helens Chamber is one of the leading providers of Apprenticeships in the North West. We are rated Good overall by Ofsted and Outstanding in Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.

We have an excellent track record in helping businesses and their employees to be more successful and we understand that having the right skills, knowledge and attributes is critical to achieving this.

Now is the perfect time to take on an Apprentice or train your workforce, and join the thousands of other businesses around the country that are becoming more competitive and productive  by upskilling their workforce.

The Chamber’s Workforce Development team can create a bespoke training plan for your businesses, whether you pay the Apprenticeship levy or not.

For more information contact the Workforce Development team on 01744 742333 or email