“We’ve found our apprentices generally want to stay with us and they have made a significant impact to the business. I have to say I’ve been very impressed.”
In the first in a continuing series, we get to meet Swatpro partners and learn about their training ethos. Channel Training was founded in 2012 by two qualified teachers, Jim Whittaker and Darren Sherwood.
Learn all about Swatpro Academy in our Spot light feature. Swatpro Academy, one of the South-West’s leading training providers in the catering and hospitality sector, is based in Exeter.
In a move welcomed by businesses and training organisations alike, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has reduced the amount non-levy paying organisations have to pay towards the cost of Apprenticeships. Learn what this can mean for businesses.
Taking the strain out of training and building on shared expertise has been key to the success of Swatpro partners and this is certainly exemplified in White Horse Training with their significant success with a new business-led Apprenticeship approach.
Swatpro meets the next generation of apprentices at the largest Apprenticeship Expo in the South West. Swatpro will be talking to employers on how its training partners’ bespoke, down-to-earth and industry focused approach to training can help them.
As the new Apprentice Standards roll out, among the first out-of-the-door to get its trainees upskilled with the new industry-approved certification has been Swatpro partner Bluescreen IT.
Things are changing in the world of apprenticeships. By 2020, the government is planning to phase out Apprenticeship Frameworks to replace them with the newer Apprenticeship Standards. This is a significant change for business and here's why.
New research has shown how effective traineeships can be – for both employers and employees. At Swatpro we’ve long known the benefits accrued from the traineeship schemes run by our experienced, accredited training partners.
All Swatpro, training providers pride themselves on the “journey” they offer clients – carefully moulding services to fit their needs and leaving them with well-trained staff.
At Swatpro we like to talk about how we can “unlock” Apprenticeships: explain how they work; help you set them up; put you in touch with the right training partner, help you manage your chosen Apprenticeship– and get the most out of it.
Why come to us when there are many other providers? We are not only experienced professionals in the training business, but we have trained many thousands of professionals: People who are now enjoying good careers and making a difference.
Many employers are concerned at requirements apprentices must spend one-fifth of their employed time on “off-the-job training”. Swatpro partner Jim Whittaker of Channel Training Ltd explains that this need not be onerous