27 October 2016

Track Record

Growth and Achievement

Established in 1992, Skills Training UK has grown year on year and is now one of the leading national Apprenticeships providers, working with leading UK companies in the delivery of large scale apprenticeships training programmes to upskill employees, improve workplace productivity and co-manage their levy fund to gain maximum return. Our approach aligns with the Government Industrial Strategy and Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) priorities.

In both 2014 and 2017 we were rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted for Overall Effectiveness and all other contributory grades in our Independent Learning Provider report. Please click here to download the full Ofsted 2017 report.

In 2017 we were the only independent training provider selected as a finalist in the SEMTA Awards as ‘Training Partner of the Year’, nominated by Xaar plc who were delighted with the tangible cost savings and productivity gains they made as a result of our company-wide business improvement techniques apprenticeships training for over 300 employees.

“Partnership working with employers is very good.” Ofsted 2017

Since 2014, we have delivered our own brand of industry specific Study Programmes and Traineeships that are relevant to today’s job market, maximising the chances of 16-24-year-olds securing employment.  During 2015/16 we achieved higher than average rates of progression into positive destinations with our Traineeship learners – even though, when they enrol with us, a higher than average number of these young people do not have GCSEs at grade C or above in English and/or Maths.

Our 2017-18 delivery as a Prime Contractor for the European Social Fund and Education and Skills Funding Agency has included ‘Skills Support for the Unemployed’ and ‘Skills Support in the Workplace’ through extensive local supply chains and with local programmes designed by LEPs. Earlier ESF contracts as a Prime Contractor included the Maths and English for the Employed programme where as a result of strong over-performance (2,860 functional skills qualifications over a short contract period) our original contract value was doubled.

“Employers value this level and type of training.” Ofsted 2014

As a Prime Contractor from 2012 – 2014 we delivered two Youth Contracts across the South East with our local supply chains, helping over 5,551 young people aged 16 and 17 who were NEET (not in education, employment or training) to re-engage and be supported back into full-time education or employment with accredited training.  Our conversion rate of 69% of learners returning to education, training and employment opportunities was the highest nationally.

From 2011-2013 as a Prime Contractor we delivered the European Social Fund 2011-13 Support for Troubled Families, working with local authorities, other agencies and our extensive supply chain network to support individuals aged 16 upwards from families with multiple problems and a history of worklessness

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